This type of scam will ask you to send your personal information and subsequently ask you to send money in order to receive your so-called grant. But, once the scammers receive your money, they will disappear leaving you disappointed.
The "Google Foundation Grants 2018" Scam
Google UK Ltd
1-13 St Giles High Street
London WC2H 8AG
GOOGLE FOUNDATION: GRANTS 2018
Dear Esteemed User,
Your information has been received and confirmed in our office. Due to Government Policies in the United Kingdom, all legal procedures should be observed, and this means that you have been officially cleared for payment by Google Foundation UK. All necessary documents that will facilitate the clearance of your Bank Draft in your name has been processed. Your parcel has been sent to British International Courier Service, an affiliated courier company here in the United Kingdom for onward delivery to you.
Your parcel contains the following:
1. Bank Draft valued £946,000.00
2. Certificate of Grant from Google Foundation
3. Clear Source of Funds Certificates (C.S.F.C)
HOW YOU CAN RECEIVE YOUR PARCEL:
You are hereby advised to contact the Customers Care Desk of British International Courier Service here in United Kingdom via email / phone and request for the Delivery Formalities/charges for your parcel to be delivered to you with the details below: You are to forward an APPLICATION LETTER to the British International Courier Service for immediate delivery of your parcel. Note that instructions have also been giving, that the courier company delivering the parcel endeavors that your bank draft is been deposited in your bank.
Application Letter for Immediate delivery of your Parcel:
From: Your Name, Address, and Phone Number
British International Courier Service
Dispatch Office Address:
217 Buchanan Street Glasgow,
G1 2JZ United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0) 141 280 3541
Please be informed of my intentions to claim a parcel with Identification Number (BECS-1084) deposited currently by the General Manager, Marketing & Operations, Christopher Pennington who is responsible for leading the marketing teams, promoting the company’s consumer, commercial products and services.
This decision stems from the authorization of UK Human Resources Director, Aparna Chennapragada. I do wish to claim the parcel deposited to your company, due advise me on the requirement and guidelines to enable me transfer the parcel to my country. Thank you for your anticipated co-operation.
HOW TO CASH YOUR BANK DRAFT:
When you have collected your Bank Draft, you are advised to make contact with any International Bank Branch of your choice in your country and deposit the Bank Draft. A legal document has been included in the parcel which you are to submit together with your Bank Draft to the International Bank of your kind, and you are also required to provide the Bank’s phone number to us immediately as soon as the Bank Draft has been deposited to enable us talk with the authority of the bank for immediate remittance of your prize to you.
NOTE: For security reasons, you are advised to keep your grant 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.
Managing Director Google Foundation UK
©2018 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.
A Fake "Google Foundation Grants 2018" Email
From: "Google Foundation" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 2:09
Subject: Google Esteemed Reymund Gicaraya
Google UK Ltd
1-13 St Giles High Street
London WC2H 8AG
Google Esteemed Reymund Gicaraya:
Your Grant has been approved, once again congratulation. Attached document to this mail is in PDF; kindly take note that you are required to download and read it very carefully. Do follow the guided instructions.
If this Notification Email Letter hits your Junk/Spam folder, simply move the email from your Spam/Junk folder to your inbox for better viewing and easy accessibility.
Thank you for understanding and thank you for your patronage towards Google Foundation and have a nice day.
Google Foundation UK
©2018 Google Corporation
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