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Beware of "Apple 2018 10th Anniversary Charity Gift Promotions" Lottery Scam

2018-02-22T12:53:26 -  +
Beware of "Apple 2018 10th Anniversary Charity Gift Promotions" Lottery Scam

There is no "Apple 2018 10th Anniversary Charity Gift Promotions" that is giving away thousands or millions of dollars. Therefore, the email message below, which claims that the recipients are lottery winners in the same so-called lottery or promotion, is a scam. The email message was NOT sent by Apple, but by cyber-criminals/scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money or personal information in order to collect their so-called lottery prize. Remember, never send your information or send money to anyone who claims that you have won the lottery. Legitimate lottery companies will never ask their winners to send money or send their personal information via email or text message.

Please continue below.

The "Apple 2018 10th Anniversary Charity Gift Promotions" Lottery Scam

Apple 10Th Anniversary Gift Promotions

From: "© 2018 Copyright, Apple Inc." <usapp08@gmail.com>

Date: 21-Feb-2018 9:55 pm

Subject: Apple Inc. Congratulations..! Your Parcel has been dispatched for delivery to you on 23/02/2018. Kindly Download the attached PDF file and read for details

Attachment: Apple Inc. Payment delivery details.pdf

APPLE INC.®

10TH ANNIVERSARY GIFT PROMOTIONS™

APPLE INC.

Financial Empowerment Centre.

Award Authorization & Evaluation Division,

1 Infinite Loop,

Cupertino,

CA 95014,

United States of America (USA).

Congratulations.! Dear,

Apple Inc. wishes to congratulate you over the Sms you have received that your Mobile Number had won you the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00 USD) which may amount to about Three Crore Sixty Eight Lakhs Rupees (Rs. 32,200,000.00 INR) in India rupee equivalent and One (1) iPhone-8Plus in this YEAR 2018 10TH ANNIVERSARY CHARITY GIFT PROMOTIONS organized by the above Apple Inc. Financial Empowerment Centre held here in United States of America.

Your Parcel has been dispatched through our affiliate Diplomatic Courier company. We have attached in this email a PDF letter. You are directed to download and read carefully the message in the attached PDF letter from Apple Inc. Financial Empowerment Centre.

Outlined in the message is the required details regarding the award program and the release/payment of winning prize money instructions to you.

Let it be known to you that as per the current Demonetization Policy in your country, your parcel requires Excise and Customs Legal Clearance/ endorsement approval at the airport of entry before your delivery agent can be allowed to proceed with the delivery of your package.

Our delivery diplomatic agent will arrive India on (Friday 23rd February, 2018) by 9.00am India time and he will contact you and explain the registration formalities to you.

You are kindly advised to follow his instruction and cooperate with him by remitting the require registration fee to him to finalize your delivery.

Please download the attachment and read the letter.

Congratulations once again on behalf of Apple Inc. Financial Empowerment Centre and we wish you all the best as you receive this venerable award.

Please do regularly check your mail as we update you when to receive your winning prize.

Best Regards,

Dr. Steve Dowling

The Claims Director/Event Manager.

Apple Inc.

Financial Empowerment Centre

Tell: +1-518-659-7378

© 2018 Copyright, Apple Inc. All rights reserved.®

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  • Posted: 2018-05-24T20:16:23 by an anonymous user from or near: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

    They pack parcel for my address ... What I have to do ?.. they send a picture of a cheque, what I have to do

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    • Posted: 2018-05-24T20:30:48 by info

      Just ignore them.

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  • Posted: 2018-05-22T04:19:16 by an anonymous user from or near: Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

    If it is a gift to winner then why it is neccessary to pay huge amount of money before recieving gift?

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    • Posted: 2018-05-22T05:05:00 by info

      Because it is a scam.

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  • Posted: 2018-05-15T01:30:52 by an anonymous user from or near: Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu, India

    Here is another scam:

    "8489284017 YOUR MOBILE NO HAS WON 3.6 CRORE RUPEES, iPHONE 7 IN USA 2018 APPLE AWARD
    TO CLAIM PRIZE SEND YOUR
    NAME
    AGE
    MOBILE NO
    ADDRESS
    JOB
    TO: aplesmx¡outlook.com
    SMS on 02.05.208."

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  • Posted: 2018-05-05T14:09:23 by an anonymous user from or near: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

    Here is another scam:

    "APPLE CAMPUS,
    1 INFINITE LOOP,
    CUPERTINO,
    CA 95014 U.S.A.
    Tel: 1-323-215-1179


    ATTENTION LUCKY WINNER.

    We are in receipt of your mail and must say that you should count yourself and your family extremely lucky to have emerged as one of the winners in this year's online worldwide USA APPLE MOBILE draw.

    It was conducted from an exclusive list of 70,000,000 of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer selection from the web. No tickets were sold. After this automated computer ballot, Your Mobile Number emerged as one of the five winners in category "B" with the followings.

    As the claims officer of the Apple International Awareness Promotion, I personally congratulate you as the winner from India. This email is to certify that you have been officially verified and approved for the delivery of your won prize by cheque, ordered by the CLAIMS PROCESSING DEPARTMENT, of the Apple Awareness Promotion and your cheque was issued by the Bank of America Apple Payment Account, United States.

    Your winning prize has been verified and approved for payment by this Department. Your Profile (Form) has also been received and filed along with other winning documents for Record Purpose. Delivery will be made to you by a high level diplomatic agent his Name is Senior Diplomat David Mark . you are to keep your Consignment Code Number very confidential From General Public and Keep me fully informed as soon as you contact Him.

    The Diplomatic Officer (Mr MARK DAVID) will be Arriving India and you are to send to Our Diplomatic Officer a copy of your ID Proof( ID CARD/ PASSPORT / VOTERS CARD OR DRIVER LICENSE COPY to his Email ID dmark7030@gmail.com to enable him identify you when he arrives your country (India). Below is his flight information:

    TIME AND DATE OF DIPLOMAT ARRIVAL IN INDIA

    Depart/Arrive From/To Flight No/Operating Airline Class

    19:45 / Los Angeles, AA6185 - India AA6663
    07 Pm (06/05/2018) (07/05/2018) 10:15 Am American World
    (U.S.A) Airline Travel


    PLEASE RE-CONFIRM YOUR INFORMATION TO AVOID ANY MISTAKE IN DELIVERY OF YOUR WINNING CONSIGNMENT.
    1. Full Name:
    2. Contact Address:
    3. Age:
    4. Sex:
    5. Contact Number:
    6. Occupation:
    7. Country/State:
    8. Id Proof:

    YOUR WINNINGS CONTAINS ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

    WINNING PRIZE THREE CRORES SIXTY LAKH RUPEES (3.6 CRORE INR)
    APPLE LAPTOP, APPLE iPAD, 2 iPHONE7 PLUS, SMART iWATCH AND T-SHIRT
    OFFICIAL WINNING CERTIFICATE.
    AFFIDAVIT OF CLAIMS ELIGIBILITY.
    DOCUMENTS COVERING SOURCE OF WINNINGS.

    Congratulations once again from the entire staff of the APPLE ANNIVERSARY TEAM U.S.A.

    Sincerely yours,

    DR. J. Williams
    Chief Organizing Officer (COO)
    Apple Company USA Board
    E-mail: applewn@outlook.com
    Contact Number : 1 323 215 1179

    COPYRIGHT 2018 APPLE COMPANY PROMOTION ALL RIGHT RESERVED"
    ********* D I S C L A I M E R *********

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  • Posted: 2018-04-23T20:18:11 by an anonymous user from or near: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

    I also received same email to winning prizes by apple company who call me that your mobile number has been selected as one of the 700,000

    People of world you are one of this people. I don't believe, I think it is fake.

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-04-22T22:39:40 by an anonymous user from or near: Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

    I received same email

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-04-18T20:42:03 by an anonymous user from or near: Faridabad, Haryana, India

    I received the same email 3 days ago. I send all the details which they demand to applewn@outlook.com & davidmk629

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-03-21T14:56:36 by info

    Here is another scam, please do not follow the instructions in it:

    -- start of scam --

    APPLE Inc.

    Financial Empowerment Centre.
    Award Authorization & Evaluation Division,
    1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014,
    United States of America (USA).
    Tele: 1-863-821-4794 Date: 20th March, 2018
    Congratulations Dear Lucky Beneficiary..!

    You are welcome to Apple Inc. Financial Empowerment Centre®.
    Apple Inc. wishes to congratulate you over the Sms you have received that your
    Mobile Number had won you the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00
    USD) which may amount to about Three Crore Twenty-Two Lakhs Indian Rupees
    (Rs.32,200,000.00 INR) and One (1) iPhone-8 Plus mobile phone in this YEAR
    2018 10TH ANNIVERSARY CHARITY GIFT PROMOTIONS organized by the above Apple Inc.
    Financial Empowerment Centre held here in United States of America.
    We have confirmed and received your details prior to the processing of your
    Award Prize claim. We felicitate with you and your family especially for being
    a winner/citizen from Asia Continent (INDIA).
    - HOW WAS I SELECTED?-:

    You may be surprised that you did not partake in any raffle draw, hence, how
    did you win. Apple Inc. did not sell tickets for this purpose, In a bid for the
    ‘ordinary’ common man to benefit from this scheme, All participant were selected
    randomly from an online draw which were conducted through a random selection of
    Mobile numbers from an exclusive list of active Mobile numbers of individuals
    and corporate bodies picked by an Advanced Automated Random Computer Search
    Engine (A.A.R.C.S.E) from all Mobile Network Operators' data based in certain
    countries.

    This was how you emerged as one of the Lucky Winner of the YEAR 2018 ANNIVERSARY
    CHARITY BONANZA PROMOTION RAFFLE DRAW as one of the Recipient from Asia
    Continent with the following details below:
     Ref No: APP-US03/W082G/FEC
     Batch No: APP/US/268/13/APP03/Z
     Amount won: $500,000.00 USD
     Gift items: (1) iPhone-8 Plus.

    - APPROVAL/DISPATCH OF YOUR GIFT PRIZE PARCEL-:
    As the claims director, I (Dr.) Wood Anderson (Award Authorization &
    Evaluation/Payment Division) personally congratulate you once again and this
    email is to officially certify that you have been verified and approved for the
    delivery of your won prize by a Demand Draft (Cashier's Cheque) of Five Hundred
    Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00 USD) which may amount to about Three Crore

    Lakhs Rupees (Rs. 32,200,000.00 INR) in India rupees and One (1) iPhone-8
    Plus Mobile phone in the Apple 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY CHARITY PROMOTION as
    approved by the CLAIMS PROCESSING DEPARTMENT, of Apple Inc.® Award Authorization
    & Evaluation/payment Centre.

    Your winning Cheque/Demand Draft has been issued by the Royal Bank of
    Scotland Via Company's Payment Account, USA.
    Having considered all possible measures to convey your Winning Prize to you, we
    resolved to use a special delivery entity under the Diplomatic Umbrella who
    shall proceed with the delivery of your Parcel to you.

    Below is your winning Parcel Identification Number:
    ** Parcel registration number: (APP/48043/USA-030Y/IND)
    YOUR WINNING PARCEL CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
    1.) Your Winning Certified Banker’s draft of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars
    ($500,000.00 USD).
    2.) Confirmation Letter from ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND, USA.
    3.) One Apple iPhone-8 Plus.
    Delivery Diplomat Representing Apple Inc.
    - Courier Company: Air Courier Diplomatic Delivery Services.
    - Delivery Agent's Name: Mr. Alfred Bradley
    - Email: alfredbradley58@gmail.com
    ...

    You are to send a copy of your valid (ID proof) such as your Aadhar Card OR
    Pan card OR any other (ID proof) to us and also send it to our delivery
    agent’s email Mr. Alfred Bradley: alfredbradley58@gmail.com
    Once again, we congratulate you in this regard and we wish you all the best of
    luck..!

    Please feel free to call if you have any query.

    THANK YOU

    Dr. Michael J. Anderson Dr. Wood Anderson
    (Asia Zonal Coordinator) Director of Operations Apple Co.
    The Claims Director/Event Manager. Award coordinator
    Apple Inc.Financial Empowerment Centre.
    Tel: 1-863-821-4794"

    delete


    • Posted: 2018-05-05T14:02:33 by an anonymous user from or near: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

      I got the same email yesterday.

      delete


    • Posted: 2018-04-04T08:34:03 by an anonymous user from or near: Auburn, New South Wales, Australia

      I have Received Same Message Today

      delete


    • Posted: 2018-03-27T00:48:13 by an anonymous user from or near: Chandigarh, India

      I received the same email last 2 days ago. I send all the details which they demand.
      What you do now.

      delete


      • Posted: 2018-03-27T03:01:09 by info

        What information did you send exactly?

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  • Posted: 2018-03-20T11:14:34 by an anonymous user from or near: Hyderabad, Telangana, India

    Received this:

    "Y0UR MOBILE N0 HAS BEEN AWARDED 2 CR0RE 58 LAKH RUPEES BY APPLE COMPANY UK, TO CLAIM SEND UR NAME, PH0NE N0, J0B, ADDRESS, T0 0UR EMAIL: appleeuk1@gmail.com"

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  • Posted: 2018-03-13T00:06:08 by an anonymous user from or near: Chandigarh, India

    I received the same email. But what I did was called the indra GandhI international airport to confirm if it's true or not. Or have they received any package with my name on it. So I was told no its a fraud call. There is no package with my name on it.

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-03-12T11:41:37 by an anonymous user from or near: Barddhaman, West Bengal, India

    I received the same email 1 week ago. I send all the details which they demand.

    delete


    • Posted: 2018-03-12T12:42:55 by info

      What exactly did you?

      delete


  • Posted: 2018-03-11T09:27:45 by an anonymous user from or near: Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

    मेरे पास भी ऐसा ही ईमेल आया है मेरे छोटे भाई ने अपना नाम और पता उनको सेंड किया है अब मैं क्या करूँ मेरी सहायता कीजिये

    -->

    I have a similar email. My younger brother sent his name and address to him. Now what do I do to help.

    delete


    • Posted: 2018-03-11T10:36:08 by info

      Just be careful going forward because the scammers will contact your brother and attempt to scam him.

      delete


  • Posted: 2018-03-10T11:25:09 by an anonymous user from or near: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

    I have same msg email

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-03-01T02:26:50 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: "© 2018 Copyright, Apple Inc."
    Date: 21-Feb-2018 9:55 pm
    Subject: Apple Inc. Congratulations..! Your Parcel has been dispatched for delivery to you on 23/02/2018. Kindly Download the attached PDF file and read for details

    APPLE INC.®
    10TH ANNIVERSARY GIFT PROMOTIONS™

    APPLE INC.
    Financial Empowerment Centre.
    Award Authorization & Evaluation Division,
    1 Infinite Loop,
    Cupertino,
    CA 95014,
    United States of America (USA).

    Congratulations.! Dear SAMIKSHA AGARWAL,

    Apple Inc. wishes to congratulate you over the Sms you have received that your Mobile Number had won you the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00 USD) which may amount to about Three Crore Sixty Eight Lakhs Rupees (Rs. 32,200,000.00 INR) in India rupee equivalent and One (1) iPhone-8Plus in this YEAR 2018 10TH ANNIVERSARY CHARITY GIFT PROMOTIONS organized by the above Apple Inc. Financial Empowerment Centre held here in United States of America.

    Your Parcel has been dispatched through our affiliate Diplomatic Courier company. We have attached in this email a PDF letter. You are directed to download and read carefully the message in the attached PDF letter from Apple Inc. Financial Empowerment Centre.

    Outlined in the message is the required details regarding the award program and the release/payment of winning prize money instructions to you.

    Let it be known to you that as per the current Demonetization Policy in your country, your parcel requires Excise and Customs Legal Clearance/ endorsement approval at the airport of entry before your delivery agent can be allowed to proceed with the delivery of your package.

    Our delivery diplomatic agent will arrive India on (Friday 23rd February, 2018) by 9.00am India time and he will contact you and explain the registration formalities to you.

    You are kindly advised to follow his instruction and cooperate with him by remitting the require registration fee to him to finalize your delivery.

    Please download the attachment and read the letter.

    Congratulations once again on behalf of Apple Inc. Financial Empowerment Centre and we wish you all the best as you receive this venerable award.

    Please do regularly check your mail as we update you when to receive your winning prize.

    Best Regards,

    Dr. Steve Dowling
    The Claims Director/Event Manager.
    Apple Inc.
    Financial Empowerment Centre
    Tell: 1-518-659-7378

    delete


    • Posted: 2018-03-04T22:35:55 by an anonymous user from or near: Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

      I have received same messege

      delete


  • Posted: 2018-02-28T09:31:24 by an anonymous user from or near: Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

    I have same emails

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-02-25T22:28:03 by an anonymous user from or near: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

    😕I have got same email

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-02-22T13:01:34 by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- -- -- -- -- --
    APPLE Inc. Financial Empowerment Centre. Award Authorization & Evaluation Division, 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014, United States of America (USA). Tele: 1-518-659-7378 Date: 21st February, 2018

    Congratulations Dear Lucky Winner..!

    You are welcome to Apple Inc. Financial Empowerment Centre®.

    Apple Inc. wishes to congratulate you over the Sms you have received that your Mobile Number had won you the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00 USD) which may amount to about Three Crore Sixty Eight Lakhs Rupees (Rs. 32,200,000.00 INR) in India rupee equivalent and One (1) iPhone-8 Plus in this YEAR 2018 10TH ANNIVERSARY CHARITY GIFT PROMOTIONS organized by the above Apple Inc. Financial Empowerment Centre held here in United States of America.
    We have confirmed and received your details prior to the processing of your Award Prize claim. We felicitate with you and your family especially for being a winner/citizen from Asia Continent (INDIA).

    - HOW WAS I SELECTED?-:
    You may be surprised that you did not partake in any raffle draw, hence, how did you win. Apple Inc. did not sell tickets for this purpose, In a bid for the for the ‘ordinary’ common man to benefit from this scheme, All participant were selected randomly from an online draw which were conducted through a random selection of Mobile numbers from an exclusive list of active Mobile numbers of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an Advanced Automated Random Computer Search Engine (A.A.R.C.S.E) from all Mobile Network Operators' data base Worldwide.

    This was how you emerged one of the Lucky Winner of the YEAR 2018 ANNIVERSARY CHARITY BONANZA PROMOTIONAL GIFT SLASH RAFFLE DRAW as one of the Recipient from Asia Continent with the following details below: ? Ref No: APP-US03/W082G/FEC
    ? Batch No: APP/US/268/13/APP03/Z
    ? Amount won: $500,000.00 USD
    ? Gift items: (1) iPhone-8 Plus.
    - APPROVAL/DISPATCH OF YOUR CASH PRIZE-:
    As the claims officer, I (Dr.) Steve Dowling (Award Authorization & Evaluation/Payment Division) personally congratulate you once again and this email is to officially certify that you have been verified and approved for the delivery of your won prize by a Demand Draft (Cashier's Cheque) of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00 USD) which may amount to about Three Crore Twenty two Lakhs Rupees (Rs. 32,200,000.00 INR) in India rupee equivalent and One (1) iPhone-8 Plus in this YEAR 2018 10TH ANNIVERSARY CHARITY GIFT PROMOTIONS in Indian currency equivalent, One Apple iPhone-8
    plus as approved by the CLAIMS PROCESSING DEPARTMENT, of Apple Inc.® Award Authorization & Evaluation/payment Centre.
    Your winning Cheque/Demand Draft has been issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland Via Company's Payment Account, USA.
    Having considered all possible measures to convey your Winning Prize to you, we resolved to use a special delivery entity under the Diplomatic Umbrella who shall proceed with the delivery of your package to you..

    Below is your winning Parcel Identification Number:

    ** Parcel registration number: (APP/48043/USA-030Y/IND)
    YOUR WINNING PARCEL CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
    1.) Your Winning Certified Banker’s draft of Five Hundred Thousand
    Dollars ($500,000.00 USD);
    2.) Confirmation Letter from ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND UK, USA;
    3.) One Apple iPhone-8 Plus;

    Delivery Diplomat Representing Apple Inc. - Courier Company: Air Courier Diplomatic Delivery Services. - Delivery Agent's Name: Mr. Alfred Bradley
    - Email: alfredbradley247@gmail.com
    Scheduled Departure Date/Time: THURSDAY 22ND FEBRUARY, 2018. 10:15:00P.M
    [USA Standard Time]
    Scheduled Arrival Date/Time: FRIDAY 23RD FEBRUARY, 2018. 9:00:00A.M [INDIA
    Standard Time]
    - Flight Number: AMERICAN AIRLINES Boeing AA 621
    - Route: ORD Chicago (US-ORD) to Delhi (DEL-IGI)
    - Departure terminal: ORD Chicago O'Hare International- Zone A
    - Arrival terminal: Delhi - Indira Gandhi International Airport
    International Arrival; Terminal 3

    - STATE OF ARRIVAL WITH YOUR PACKAGE-:
    Be informed that the Excise and Customs in your country India, has made us to understand that upon the arrival of our Delivery Diplomatic Officer at the airport of entry, your parcel needs to be officially cleared and registered at the Cargo Terminal at India Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. This is because the winning amount/foreign currency which we are bringing to you is a very huge sum as such requires an Excise and Customs Legal Clearance/ endorsement approval. This is in accordance with the current DEMONITIZATION POLICY IN INDIA As soon as the Diplomat arrives your country, he will give you a call on your mobile and instruct you on what to do regarding your registration formalities.
    You are requested to follow all instructions regarding your registration process, after you complete your registration our Delivery agent will take a local flight to your home city to deliver your parcel to you.

    You are to send a copy of your valid (ID proof) such as your Aadhar Card OR Pan card OR any other (ID proof) to us and also send it to our delivery agent’s email Mr. Alfred Bradley below:

    - Delivery agent's Email: alfredbradley247@gmail.com

    You are to make arrangement for the registration formalities that will be paid in your country to avoid any further delay with the concerned bureau when he arrives in INDIA.
    Once again, we congratulate you in this regard and we wish you all the best of luck..!
    Please feel free to to call if you have any query.

    THANK YOU"

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