The scam will ask the recipients to send their personal information and subsequently ask them to send money in order to receive their so-called prize. But, once the scammers receive the money they will take it and disappear, leaving the victims hundreds or thousands of dollar broke. Also, the scammers will sell their victims' personal information to other scammers who will call and attempt to scam the same victims.
A Sample of the "Google Partner Awareness Team" Scam
From: Google Corporation
Subject: Attn: Google Ref. UK/231-10102AZ/GFG
Google UK Ltd
1-13 St Giles High Street
London WC2H 8AG
More Details of Google Partner Awareness Team:
Confirm Receipt of this mail with Ref. UK/231-10102AZ/GFG , Secure Code: 864/17.
Google Partner Awareness Team is celebrating 12th anniversary, and we are giving out a cash donation of 864,000.00GBP each to 6 lucky recipients only and you are one of the lucky recipients. Quickly confirm the receipt of this mail by filling the form below correctly and you will be duly informed on what next to do.
Google Partner Awareness Team
Mr. Jeremy Allison
Google's general counsel and executive vice president, Legal and Corporate Affairs
Email: Kindly repl-to email@example.com
-Full Name: -Age/Sex:
-What is your comment on Google Foundation?
-Your preferred mode of grant remittance from the options below:
(a) Courier Delivery of your Certified Grant Bank Draft in your name and other vital documents safely to your address.
Google values your right to privacy! Your information is 100% secured and will be used exclusively for the purpose of this grant only.
Note: This is a FOUNDATION GRANT not a LOTTERY. Google is not into LOTTERY.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims are processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. Please be warned.
Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of Google and Google Foundation Board.
Mr. Sundar Pichai
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer ©2017 Google Corporation Powered by Google
All right reserved. This email was sent from a notification email address. The information in this email is confidential and legally privileged. It is for the exclusive use of the intended recipient(s). Please consider the environment