"Google Annual Promotion Reward 2018" Lottery Scam

There is no "Google Annual Promotion Reward 2018." Therefore, recipients of the email message below, which claims that they are winners in the "Google Annual Promotion Reward 2018," is a lottery scam. The lottery scam was created by scammers to trick the recipients into sending their personal information and money, by claiming that they are the winners of the Google Annual Promotion Reward 2018. But, there is no such Google lottery, and Google will never ask online users to send their personal information via an email message.

Google Annual Promotion Reward 2018 Lottery Scam

This type of lottery scam will ask you to send your personal information and subsequently ask you to send money in order to receive your prize. But, please do not respond to the email message or follow the instructions in it. Google is not taking part in or endorsing any lottery games, so if you receive an email claiming that you have won some lottery prize endorsed by Google, it is a scam.

The "Google Annual Promotion Reward 2018" Email

From: Notification@google.co.uk <fes@jokerswild.jp>

Sent: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:14:12 +0330 (IRST)

Subject: Notification letter to

Google Incorporation

I - 13 St.Giles High Street,

London, WC2H8AG,

United Kingdom.

Attention: ,

Congratulations on becoming a selected winner of the Google Reward Promotion.

Attachment is for your perusal.


Sundar Pichai,

C.E.O, Google Inc.

Google Annual Promotion Reward 2018 Scam

This e-mail is Confidential and it is intended only for the addressees Any. review, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this message by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, kindly notify us immediately by telephone or e-mail and delete the message from your system. The sender does not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the contents of this message which may arise as a result of the e-mail transmission.

There is no prize, so please do not send your hard earned money to these cybercriminals. If you send your personal information, these cybercriminals will use it to further scam you.

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October 13, 2020 at 10:13 AM by
"Google Annual Promotion Reward 2018" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: India

I got a mail saying I have won 9,500000 rupeess and I have received a cheque and id proof of david brown and his passport so please tell is it a scam or its real?


October 13, 2020 at 11:57 AM by
"Google Annual Promotion Reward 2018" Lottery Scam

It is a scam.


January 11, 2020 at 11:48 AM by
"Google Annual Promotion Reward 2018" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Boone, North Carolina, United States

A girl I don't know said she won 150,000.00 from the financial yearly rewards thing and that my name was on the beneficiary list...I done sent a picture of my ID but the guy stopped answering bk when I said I couldn't afford to buy two 100 steam gift cards to take pictures of to send them just to get 150,000.00... could they still steal my identity or anything? Help


January 11, 2020 at 12:11 PM by
"Google Annual Promotion Reward 2018" Lottery Scam

Not really, but just be careful going forward.


December 14, 2019 at 1:28 AM by
"Google Annual Promotion Reward 2018" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Got message that said I won US$500,000 from Apple, is this correct?


December 14, 2019 at 3:41 AM by
"Google Annual Promotion Reward 2018" Lottery Scam

No, it is a fake and scam.


July 20, 2019 at 1:14 AM by
"Google Annual Promotion Reward 2018" Lottery Scam

googl.claimz@gmail.com is being used by the scammers.


June 2, 2019 at 6:36 PM by
"Google Annual Promotion Reward 2018" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

I was sent a message on Hangout saying I had won the lottery and they just want $400 worth of google play gift cards, talk about scum, they did make it look real thought.


January 4, 2019 at 7:28 AM by
"Google Annual Promotion Reward 2018" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Ulus, Bartin, Turkey

Here is another scam:


Gelen Kutusu



2 Ocak Çar 04:29 (2 gün önce)


Google Inc™

Belgrave House

76 Buckingham Palace Road

London SW1W 9TQ,

United Kingdom.

Winning No: GUK/877/798/2019

Ticket No: GUK/699/33/2019


We wish to congratulate you on this note, for being part of our selected winners in our just concluded internal promotion draw this year, this promotion was set-up to encourage the active users of the Google search engine and the Google ancillary services.

Hence we do believe with your winning prize, you will continue to be an active patronage to the Google search engine and services. Google is now the biggest search engine worldwide and in an effort to make sure that it remains the most widely used search engine, we ran an online e-mail beta draw which your email address won Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling (950,000.00). We wish to formally announce to you that you have successfully passed the requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report test conducted for all online winners.

A winning check will be issued in your name by Google Promotion Award, for the sum of Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling (950,000.00) and also a certificate of prize claims will be sent alongside your winning check cashable at any bank.

You are advised to contact the assigned Google Program Administrator/Coordinator with the following details to avoid unnecessary delay and complications:


(1) Your Contact Address/Private Email Address

(2) Your Tel/Fax Numbers

(3) Your Nationality/Country

(4) Your Full Name

(5) Occupation/Company

(6) Age/Gender

(7) Ever Won An Online Lottery?

(8) Comments About Google

Jeffrey Dean - Google Senior Fellow (Program Administrator/Coordinator)

Email: jeffreydean111@yandex.com

Tel: 00 44 970 165

Google values your right to privacy! Your information is 100% secured and will be used exclusively for the purpose of this award only.

The Google Promotion Award Team has discovered a huge number of double claims due to winners informing close friends relatives and third parties about their winning and also sharing their pin numbers. As a result of this, these friends try to claim the lottery on behalf of the real winners. The Google Promotion Award Team has reached a decision from its headquarters that any double claim discovered by the Lottery Board will result to the canceling of that particular winning, leading to a loss for both the double claimer and the real winner, as it is taken that the real winner was the informer to the double claimer about the lottery. So you are hereby strongly advised once more to keep your winnings strictly confidential until you claim your prize.

Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of the Google interactive Lotteries Board Commission.

Yours faithfully,

Sundar Pichai

Chief Executive Officer of Google


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they asked me for 500 pounds to be sent back to you..Jeffrey Dean program coordinator appears, but the data by Jeffry Dean by the person at e-mail address speedlinkservices@diplomats.com he's forwarding it to his e-mail address. Mr. so-called.the message sent to me by Morse Thompson senior dispact officer is below:


Gelen Kutusu


Speed Link Courier SERVICES

04:34 (10 saat önce)

Alıcı: ben


6 Norbreck Parade,


NW10 7HR,

United Kingdom.

TEL: 44 0 739 737

Name On Parcel: Mahmut Gündoğmuş

Parcel Id Number: [SPD-4843-7560]

Parcel Destination: Kazim Orbay Mahallesi.443 Sokak 31/7 Mamak-Ankara - Turkey.

4rd January, 2019.

This mail is to inform you that your winning cheque of £950,000.00 (Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling) was received from the Promotion team and arrangement has been made for immediate delivery of your cheque to your home address stated above. The said delivery of your parcel containing your winning cheque will be carried out in less than 48 hours, once you meet with the company’s requirement. For the delivery, you will have to pay £500 pound for the delivery service.

You are therefore advised to immediately make a transfer deposit of £500 pound to our account officer [MICHAEL ROUSEY] Using below account detail.




Account NUMBER: 05959964

Sort CODE: 11-64-36

IBAN: GB09HLFX11643605959964



After payment, ensure to scan and send copy of deposit slip/receipt as evidence of payment made. As soon as we confirm your payment of £500 pound, we will commence immediate delivery of your winning cheque valued £950,000.00 (Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling) to your Home address at: Kazim Orbay Mahallesi.443 Sokak 31/7 Mamak-Ankara - Turkey, within 48 hours.

Proceed with the payment and get back to us immediately you have completed the payment process.

Good luck and hope to hear from you soon.

Mr. Morse Thompson.

Senior Dispatch Officer (S.D.O)

Speed Link Delivery Express-Park Inc, United Kingdom

Copyright 2019."


November 11, 2018 at 1:50 PM by
"Google Annual Promotion Reward 2018" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands

Here is another scam:

"Larry <mercyekaonyewehe@yahoo.com>

Pt 09.11.2018, 21:59

Dear Google User,

Google UK Ltd

Belgrave House

76 Buckingham Palace Road

London SW1W 9TQ, United Kingdom.

Our Ref: UK/113-6021LQP/G


We wish to congratulate you on this note for being part of our winners selected this year. This promotion was set-up to encourage the active users of the Google search engine and the Google ancillary services and confirmed by our co-sponsors Visa®/MasterCard® International. Google earns its profit mainly from advertising using their very own Gmail, Gala, Sify e-mail services, Google Maps, Google Apps, Orkut social networking, You Tube video sharing, Google search engine and the Google ancillary services which are all offered to the public for free.


Name: Mrs. Patricia Coleman

Tel/Fax: 442070313001

Tel: 447087690191

Email: patriciaxxcoleman22@gmail.com


You are advised to contact our Google Payment Coordinator (Mrs. Patricia Coleman) via the above email with the following details to avoid unnecessary delay and complications.


(1) Your Full Name.

(2) Your Contact Address.

(3) Your Direct Tel/Fax Numbers.

(4) Your Nationality/Country.

(5) Occupation

(6) Age

(7) Marital Status

(8) Ever Won An Online Lottery?

(9) How Do You Feel As A Winner?

(10) Your Preferred Mode Of Prize Remittance From The Two Options Below:

(a) Cash Pick-Up (Coming down personally to our office in London to receive your winning prize, available to only UK citizens and residents).

(b) Payment via bank to bank transfer either by MT103 swift transfer or by online status which is via your bank account with us to your bank you wish to transfer from (bank to bank transfer.)

Google values your right to privacy! Your information is 100% secured and will be used exclusively for the purpose of this award only.


Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of Google Board Commission and we wish you continued good fortunes.


Larry P

Co-founder & CEO of Google™"


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"Google Annual Promotion Reward 2018" Lottery Scam