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There is No Google Sweepstakes, Lottery Promotion or Award

2017-07-17T14:22:01 -  +
There is No Google Sweepstakes, Lottery Promotion or Award

There is NO Google sweepstakes or lottery, therefore, recipients of email messages like the one below, which claim they are winners in the Google lottery or sweepstakes are asked to delete them. The fake Google lottery or sweepstakes email messages are being sent by lottery scammers to trick their potential victims into sending them personal information. Once the lottery scammers receive their potential victims' personal information, they will subsequently ask them to send money in order to receive their so-called lottery prize. The lottery scammers will claim the requested money is for taxes, processing fees, delivery fee or some other fee. But, once the lottery scammers have received the money, they will take it and disappear and the victims will not receive the lottery prize that they were promised.

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Remember, Google is currently not taking part in or endorsing any lottery games, so if you have received emails claiming that you have won thousands of dollars in a lottery, sweepstakes, promotion or an award endorsed by Google, they are scams. Also, Google will never ask their users or anybody else to send their personal or financial information via email messages.

A Sample of a "Google Sweepstakes or Lottery Scam"

From: Google Sweepstakes <googlesweepstakes@yeah.net>

Sent: 16 July 2017 20:42

To: Rosemary Holt

Subject: Re

Google Security Department®

Belgrave House,

76 Buckingham Palace Road,

London SW1W 9TQ,

United Kingdom.

Dear Lucky Winner,

We wish to congratulate you on this note, for being one of our lucky winners selected this year. This promotion was set-up to encourage the active use of the Google search engine and the Google ancillary services. Hence we do believe with your winning prize, you will continue to be active and patronage this company. Google is now the world leading search engine worldwide and in an effort to make sure that it remains the most widely used search engine, an online e-mail balloting was carried out on the 6th of July, 2017, without your knowledge and was officially released recently.

We wish to formally announce to you that your email address was attached to a lump sum of £750,000.00 {Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling} only.

A winning Cheque will be issued in your name by the Google Promotion Award Team, and also a certificate of prize claims will be sent alongside your winning Cheque.

Your Award Winning Details.

Code Number: GUK/3554749405GK

Ticket No: GUK/1008272745GK

Winning Number: GUK/99334353734GK

Information required from you is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. To claim your won prize, please contact the Google Award claims Manager (Dr. Graham Hanson) neatly filling the payment release form below.

PAYMENT RELEASE FORM.

*First Name

*Last Name

*Residential Address

*Telephone/ Mobile

*Nationality/Country

*Age

*Sex

*Occupation/Position

*Amount Won

*Alternate Email

*Have you ever been an Online Winner?

**Comment.

You are advised to contact your Foreign Claims Manager with his private email details below to avoid unnecessary delay and complications:

GOOGLE AWARD CLAIMS MANAGER.

Dr. Graham Hanson

Google Security Department (United Kingdom)

E-mail: claimsdepartment.drgraham@googlemail.com

Tel: +44-70-319- 77233

Fax: +44 70 111 4700

For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims have been processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned.

Note: You can fill your payment release form by printing and manually filling or you can fill directly on mail, or provide the details on Microsoft Word.

Please do not reply if you are NOT the owner of this email address.

Congratulations from the Staff & Members of Google Board Commission

Yours Sincerely,

Dianne Harrington,

Regional Coordinator,

Google United Kingdom

©2017 Google Incorporation.

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  • Posted: Jul 23, 2018 at 5:49 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Google Corporation [mailto:sonia.alves@serra.es.gov.br]
    Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2018 6:30 AM
    Subject: AWARD NOTIFICATION
    Importance: High

    Dear Google User,

    You have been selected as a winner for using Google services. Find attached email with more details.

    Congratulations,

    Matt Brittin.
    On Behalf Of
    Google CEO
    UK."

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 23, 2018 at 5:47 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded message -----
    From: "Alex Laurie"
    Sent: Mon, 23 Jul 2018 at 10:36
    Subject: Re: AWARD NOTIFICATION
    Dear Merlina,

    We receive your email acknowledging our official notice on Ref No: GFSP/8796/7782/2018 and Batch: GFSP / 761/GPWIN/UK to you. kindly provide your Personal information on the Mandatory Foreign Payment Release Form and sent to us by email, this will enable us process your claim. Please be inform this is true ans we are looking forward to your email with the information to enable us proceed with your claim.

    Best Regards
    Mr.Alex Laurie
    Google FSP Payment Unit
    Foreign Payment Bureau Officer,
    UK.

    -- -- -- -- --
    On Sun, 22 Jul 2018 at 5:34, Google Corporation
    wrote:

    Dear Google User,

    You have been selected as a winner for using Google services. Find attached email with more details.

    Congratulations,

    Matt Brittin.
    On Behalf Of
    Google CEO
    UK."

    delete


  • Posted: May 19, 2018 at 6:09 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Kiev, Kyiv City, Ukraine

    I got an email from Sundar PichaI himself, who asked to provide the similar info to Susan D. Wojcicki's email. I did. Waiting for my £950,000 to arrive...

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 28, 2018 at 3:04 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ------- Original message --------
    From: Claims Department Agent Hanson
    Date: 2018-03-07 8:36 AM (GMT-05:00)
    Subject: Cleared. Contact DPDExpress Courier For Delivery

    WINNING NOTIFICATION FROM GOOGLE WINDOWS LIVE INCORPORATION,
    Belgrave House,
    76 Buckingham Palace Road,
    SW1W 9TQ,
    London
    United Kingdom
    Office Email: claimsdepartment.drgraham@googlemail.com

    Dear 2018 Email Lucky Winner,

    On behalf of the screening committee of the Google Lottery Promotions, I wish to formally announce to you that you have successfully passed the Email screening and Verification test and clarification from our payment Office. All necessary documents that will facilitate the clearance of your Cheque Of £750,000.00 (Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling) in your name (Donald Cho) and sealed in Your Winning parcel which contains the following documents

    1. WINNING CHEQUE VALUED £750,000.00 (Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling).
    2. WINNING CERTIFICATE FROM THE GOOGLE CORPORATION.
    3. CLEAR SOURCE OF FUNDS CERTIFICATES (C.S.F.C.)
    4. CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN OF FUNDS (C.O.F.)
    5. LETTER OF INVITATION TO UNITED KINGDOM

    These documents above are contained in a Parcel which has been securely sealed in order to make it impossible for anyone to view its contents until it has been delivered to you in your country. Your Parcel with Security Code Number: GUK/3554749405GK has been sent to our Affiliate Courier Company (DPD Express Parcel Delivery) which is the Courier Company in charge of the delivery of your parcel to your address in your country. You are required to contact the Courier Company with their information below upon receipt of this mail as they await your contact.

    Contact Person: Mr. Godson Woods (Transit Officer).
    Email: dpdexpressuk-delivery@dxqq.com
    Fax: 44 700 604 5923

    PLEASE SEND YOUR DELIVERY DETAILS TO DPD EXPRESS IMMEDIATELY
    Full Name:
    Sex:
    Country:
    Age:
    Marital Status:
    Next Of Kin:
    Residential Address:
    Phone/Fax Number:

    It is imperative that you quote your Parcel Identification Number in your mail to the Courier Company for easy Identification of your Parcel In Their Company. You are advised to keep your winning numbers/tickets confidential to avoid double claiming of your fund. You are also advised not to broadcast your winnings in Public; you are to keep your winnings personal until your parcel containing your cheque has been delivered to your address by the courier company

    NOTE: This office will not be responsible for any outstanding fees Services rendered by the Courier Company are to be paid by you and not the lottery board, The fact is that the lottery organizers didn't make any provision for any upcoming expenses, regarding delivery of parcel or any such.

    I will require a Concise Update as soon as you are in contact with the Courier Company.

    GOOGLE AWARD CLAIMS MANAGER.
    Dr. Graham Hanson
    Google Security Department (United Kingdom)
    claimsdepartment.drgraham@googlemail.com

    BE WARNED: Do not reply if you are NOT the owner of this winning email address.
    Congratulations to you once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our Promotion.

    Google Inc. is worth over US$65 Billion with over 50,000 workers worldwide making it the best and most successful online search engine around the globe.

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 21, 2018 at 10:47 PM by an anonymous user from or near: St Louis, Missouri, United States

    I was contacted threw Hangouts. She said she worked for Google and that I had won a million dollars. She asked for my FULL name, address,e-mail address. Wanted to know how I wanted to get paid. Even offered to mail me a check.

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 20, 2018 at 7:58 AM by an anonymous user from or near: York, Pennsylvania, United States

    I received a Hangouts message from Cynthia Garcia that I won a Google prize of $1 million, she wanted me to send $450 for delivery and tax - when I asked tax on what? I received no answer.
    Horrible, lazy thieves

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 9, 2018 at 3:01 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Astoria, New York, United States

    I received a text message on my phone : FROM: 20-006-81 Gmail Lottery (580)649-7177:

    "You have announced WINNER of $500,000 with Apple Laptop By Gmail Inc., Contact

    lito@gmaillotto.com with your, name and mailing address. Date: 1/05/2018"

    Please inform me if this is a scam. Emilia

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 9, 2018 at 5:55 PM by info

      It is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Aug 31, 2017 at 1:44 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "-----Original Message-----
    From: award.google@notification.co.uk [mailto:award.google@notification.co.uk]
    Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 2:05 PM
    Subject: Final Notification (Your email was selected among the 12 lucky's Google winners of 950,000.00 pounds)

    Google Incorporation@
    123 Buckingham Palace Road
    London SW1W 9SH
    United Kingdom.

    Congratulations,

    Your email was selected among the 12 lucky's Google winners of 950,000.00 pounds, Kindly fill in, the details required to process your winning funds.

    Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of Google Board Commission.

    MD Matt Britten
    Managing Director,
    Google U.K Incorporation"

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 27, 2017 at 10:13 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -----Original Message-----
    From: google@notification.co.uk
    Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2017 10:18 AM
    Subject: This email was selected among the 12 lucky's Google winners.

    Google Incorporation@
    123 Buckingham Palace Road
    London SW1W 9SH
    United Kingdom.

    Congratulations,

    Your email was selected among the 12 lucky's Google winners of 950,000.00
    pounds, Kindly fill in, the details required to process your winning funds.

    Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of Google Board Commission.

    MD Matt Britten
    Managing Director,
    Google U.K Incorporation
    @2017
    Google Corporation."

    delete