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Scam - "Google Foundation Grants 2018" is a Fake

2018-02-11T05:41:35 -  +
Scam - "Google Foundation Grants 2018" is a Fake

The "Google Foundation Grants 2018" email message below is a scam. There is no such grant and the fake email message is being sent by scammers, to trick the recipients into sending them their personal information and money, by falsely claiming that they are recipients of the Google Foundation Grant Award. Remember, Google will never ask you to send your personal information via email messages or ask you to send money in order to receive a grant.

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

United Kingdom

Website: www.google.org


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)


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.

Email: dispatch@bicexecs.com

Email: dispatchunit.b.i@gmail.com

Tel: +44 (0) 141 280 3541

Dear Sir,

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.

Yours sincerely

[your name}...


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.

Yours Faithfully,




Scott Carpenter

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" <gfoundation586@gmail.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

United Kingdom

Website: www.google.org

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.

Jeremy Allison

Google Foundation UK

©2018 Google Corporation

Powered by Google

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  • Posted: Sep 14, 2018 at 4:16 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Google UK Ltd
    1-13 St Giles High Street London WC2H8AG
    United Kingdom Website:www.google.org
    Our Ref: UK/231-64802AZ/GFG
    Notification: September 2018 GOOGLE FOUNDATION GRANTS 2018

    We wish to congratulate you on this note for being selected as a major customer this year. This promotion was set-up to encourage the active users of 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 own Gmail,Gala,Sify e-mail services, Google Maps, Google Apps, Orkut social networking, You Tube video sharing, Google search engine and Google ancillary services which are all offered to the public for free.

    Hence we do believe with your grant, you will continue to be active and patronize Google search engine. 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 test which your email address won £950,000.00. We wish to formally inform you that you have successfully passed the requirements, statutory obligations, verification, validations and satisfactory report Test conducted to all on-line winners. A bank draft of £950,000.00 will be issued in your name by Google Foundation Board (UK).

    Furthermore your details (e-mail address) falls within our UK representative office as indicated in our database and your grant will be released to you from our UK regional office in London United Kingdom.

    You are required to Contact Google Foundation Board (UK) below for the documentation and processing of your grant, between the hours of 8.00am - 7.30pm on Monday to Sunday.

    Name: Mr. Bradley Bennington
    Google Foundation Board (UK)
    Email: foreignpaymentrelease@gpfundreward.co.uk

    Do e-mail the Foundation Board office at once with the Verification and Funds release form below for validation of your grant. You are also advised to contact our Google Payment Coordinator (Mr. Bradley Bennington via the above email) with the following details below to avoid unnecessary delay and complications.

    -Residential Address: -Tel (Mobile): -Nationality/Country: -Full Name: -Age/Sex:
    -E-mail Address:
    -What is your comment on Google Foundation?
    -Your preferred mode of grant remittance from the two options below:

    (a) Cash Pick-Up (You as the Beneficiary coming down to our office in UK to receive your Grant Personally, available to only British Citizens and Residents).
    (b) 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 Aware.
    Congratulations from the Staff & Members of Google and Google Foundation Board.

    Mr. Sundar Pichai,
    Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer ©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."


  • Posted: Jul 4, 2018 at 8:35 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Austin, Texas, United States

    This is the second SCAM email I have received from the same person. I do NOT respond to these but do attempt to forward them to the appropriate fraud department of the company named. I can't seem to find the GOOGLE email address to forward it to:

    "Google Grant Award!!!
    Wednesday, July 4, 2018 9:06 AM

    "Mr. Gerrod Rodgers."

    Raw Message Printable View
    The Google Foundation.

    The Google Foundation would like to notify you that you have been chosen by the board of trustees as one of the final recipients of a cash Grant for your own personal, educational, and business development. The Google Foundation, established in the year 2005, is one of the biggest Foundation, Grants for Global Development in the World. In the year 2005, they started offering collection for the sole aim of human growth, educational and Community development. In conjunction with the UN, and EU, We are giving out a yearly Grant to 10 lucky recipients each year. These specific Grant will be awarded to 20 lucky international recipients worldwide; in different categories for their personal business development.

    The objective is to make a notable change in the standard of living of people all around the Universe (From America to Europe, Asia to Africa and all around). Kindly note that you will only be chosen to receive the Grant once, which means that subsequent yearly Grant will not get to you. Take time and thought in using the Grant wisely on something that will last you a long time.

    Based on the random selection exercise of internet websites, you were selected among the lucky recipients to receive the grant award sum as charity Grants from the Google Foundation, EU and the UN in accordance with the enabling act of Parliament. (Note that all beneficiaries email addresses were selected randomly from over 500,000 Internet websites in which you might have purchased something or sign up from). You are required to contact the Google Foundation Executive Secretary below, for qualification documentation and processing of your unclaimed grant. After contacting the secretary, you will be given your unclaimed grant pin number, which you will use in collecting the unclaimed grant. Please endeavor to quote your Qualification numbers (V-9920-1007, K-9770-549) in all discussions.

    Executive Secretary: Mr. Travis Moxley
    Email: agenttravismoxley369@gmail.com

    Please note that the EU, UN, strictly administers these grant. You are by all means hereby advised to keep this whole information confidential until you have been able to collect your unclaimed grant.

    On behalf of Google Foundation, UN and the EU, accept our warmest congratulations.

    May God Bless you with this Grant.

    Mr. Gerrod Rodgers.
    The Google Foundation."


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