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Beware of "LinkedIn Easter Promo 2018" Lottory Scam

2018-05-17T14:03:25 -  +
Beware of "LinkedIn Easter Promo 2018" Lottory Scam

The "LinkedIn Easter Promo 2018" email message below, which claims that the recipients are lottery winners of a LinkedIn lottery, is a lottery scam. There is no such lottery. Every month, thousands of those email messages are sent out by lottery scammers to trick their potential victims into sending them their personal information and money, to collect so-called lottery prizes. Also, never respond to an email message that claims that you are a lottery winner with your personal or financial information. Legitimate lottery companies do not request personal or financial information via an email message, and will never ask winners to send money or financial information in order to collect their prizes.

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The "LinkedIn Easter Promo 2018" Lottery Scam

Your name was selected among the seventeen winners on LinkedIn Easter Promo 2018. Therefore you have been awarded the sum of $100.000.00 (Hundred Thousand Dollars). This program was organized by Microsoft, for the encouragement of subscriber that is active online on LinkedIn professional Network.

Your Cheque will be send to you as soon as we receive the below listed information's.

(1) Your Full Name

(2) Your home address

(3) Phone Number

As soon as we receive the above listed information, your cheque will be send to you via DHL, FedEx or UPS delivery service and you will receive within 3-5 working days.

We advise you to keep this award notice confidential to avoid double claim or unwarranted taking advantage of this program by unscrupulous individuals.

LinkedIn Safety Operations Support Specialist

1000 Avenue West Maude,

Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA

URL: https://www.linkedin.com

Tel: +1(209)3489533

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  • Posted: Aug 19, 2018 at 4:58 PM by info

    Received via email:

    "Hi Joey,

    LinkedIn Safety Operations Support Specialist,

    In
    01.08.2018, I got an e-mail signed by Donald Graham (LinkedIn Foreign Service Director). That e-mail informed me that I have been selected among the seventeen laureates on LinkedIn Promo 2018. According to that mail, "This program was organized by Mr. Satya Nadella, (CEO) Microsoft / LinkedIn for the encouragement of users who are active on LinkedIn's professional network. ". The attached document sent to me at that
    e-mail.

    I sent my home address, phone number, my LinkedIn Username and password to d.graham@usa.com and cs-support@pm-linkedin.com (LinkedIn Coorperation) e-mail addresses. I think that there is a relation between this situation and my LinkedIn account has been logged in from an unusual territory. In the following days, my LinkedIn account restricted and opened again with LinkedIn Company's help.

    After that situation, I researched and I found the 'Beware of "LinkedIn Easter Promo 2018" Lottory Scam' artcile at this article.

    [8] URL address. And I understood that I am in a bad situation. In the comments to this article, there is the same e-mail that sent to me with it's attachments.

    Are you aware of this situation? If you have knowledge, what has done about it? If you give information to me about this situation, I would be very happy.

    I send this e-mail to Mr. Satya
    Nadella as CC. Because his name is mentioned at the e-mail that sent to
    me.

    Also, I send this e-mail to "onlinethreatalerts". Because they asked the information about this kind of situations.

    I would like your information.

    Best regards,

    Mustafa"

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  • Posted: Aug 2, 2018 at 2:46 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: LinkedIn Corporation
    Sent: Sunday, 29 July 2018 6:41 AM
    Subject: Winner of the LinkedIn/Ref- Award: MSFT / LDN: 5728819/11

    Attn: Ref-: MSFT / LDN: 5728819/11,

    We are happy to inform you that your name has been selected among the seventeen laureates on LinkedIn Promo 2018, because of your dynamism on the linkedIn professional network,
    You will receive the sum of $ 615,810.00 (Six hundred fifteen thousand eight hundred and ten US dollars).

    This program was organized by Mr. Satya Nadella, (CEO) Microsoft / LinkedIn for the encouragement of users who are active on LinkedIn's professional network.

    All participants were selected through the LinkedIn LinkedIn database's Electronic Polling System (EBS) of more than 227 million active users per month in more than 200 countries on all continents.

    For claims, you must send us reply of the details below directly to our LinkedIn's Audit Department
    For details, contact the Foreign Service Manager,
    Mr. Donald Graham, Tel: 1 (442) 255-2335

    (1) Your full name
    (2) Your home address
    (3) Phone number

    after the confirmation of your personal data, your payment will be processed by the linkedin audit service within 24 hours, since you are not resident in the united states, we will send your check by DHL or other express delivery service available, after sending, we will give you a tracking number, this will allow you to monitor the exact location of your check during the delivery process.

    Note: Your check is valid and can be cashed in any bank of your choice without any difficulty

    For security reasons, we advise all winners to keep this information out of the public until your claim is processed and your prize is awarded. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claims and unjustified use of this program by non-participating or non-official staff.

    LinkedIn Corporation
    1000 Avenue West Maude,
    Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA
    Thank you for using LinkedIn Professional Network Login for Opportunities"

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  • Posted: Jul 6, 2018 at 6:11 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Ain Deheb, Tiaret, Algeria

    Hello,

    This email is still in use usa@1stdeliveryltd.com

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 24, 2018 at 4:16 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Algiers, Algeria

    I received a message from LinkedIn corporation that I had a check for $ 500,000 and that it sent to Algeria

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    • Posted: Jul 1, 2018 at 4:02 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Bir Mourad Raïs, Tipaza, Algeria

      got the same here

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  • Posted: Jun 22, 2018 at 7:41 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Blida, Algeria

    Here is another scam:

    "Good news, cecI to inform you that your check arrived in Algeria, please follow the instructions of the delivery service, pay your customs clearance fees to allow you to receive your check today.

    For more details, please contact moI directly by WhatsApp number 1 (929) 2757706
      
    Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 11:29 am
    From: "Ritz Fernandez"
    Subject: Your check arrived in Algeria

    Dear Customer,

    Your check arrived at the designated country in Algeria (Houari Boumediene Airport).

    According to our regional agent in the Maghreb, the customs clearance fee of your check was $ 550 equivalent to 64,100 dinars (Sixty-four thousand one hundred Algerian dinars)
     
    Pay at the post office via CCP on behalf of the Beverly Hill regional mail agent in the Maghreb
     
    DjaouI Mohamed Chakib
    0020485075 Key 10
     
    Send a scanned copy of the receipt to admin@bhlogis.com and LinkedIn Corporation for reference.
     ..."

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  • Posted: Jun 9, 2018 at 3:51 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Agadir, Souss-Massa, Morocco

    I even received a copy of the check in my name from Bank of America
    I wanted to follow the scammers to the end, when I want to know the identity of the collector who will touch the money, they dribble me.

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  • Posted: Jun 8, 2018 at 5:01 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Tunis, Gouvernorat de Tunis, Tunisia

    Here is another scam:

    "Attn: Ref-: MSFT / LDN: 5728819/28,
    We have received a complaint from Beverly Hill Logistics regarding your inability to pay customs clearance fees in your country,

    After our brief meeting this morning, management decided to pay half of the clearance fee on your behalf; you are only required to pay a small amount of $ 275 Equivalent to 705 DT

    Seven hundred and five Tunisian dinars.
    We helped you get your check delivered and also released the agent who has been in your country since yesterday.
    As soon as you receive this message, you must respond immediately by transferring $ 275 equivalent to 705 DT through any available post office via the warrant minute.

    Please use this name for payment:
    COULIBALY IBRAHIM
     
    After the payment, send the receipt directly to Beverly Hill Director Mr. Fernandez via Viber: 1 (209) 2482488, Email: admin@bhlogis.com
    Please inform me after payment.
    This is the confirmation ..."

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    • Posted: Jul 3, 2018 at 5:28 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Tunis (Centre Urbain Nord), Tunis, Tunisia

      They sent me this after sending personal informations:

      "Votre chèque est arrivé dans votre pays.
      L'autorité tunisienne demande la somme de 1 450 dinars tunisienne (mille quatre cent cinquante) pour le dédouanement et vous délivrera une lettre de déclaration de fonds pour montrer que l'autorité tunisienne a autorisé l'utilisation de votre fonds en Tunisie.

      Veuillez payer à l'agent (1st Delivery Service), il va compléter le processus et vous contacter pour la livraison à domicile de votre chèque aujourd'hui
      Payer par la poste au nom de l'agent via Mandat minute.

      COULIBALY IBRAHIM
      Envoyer une copie scanné du reçu à usa@1stdeliveryltd.com vous pouvez également m'envoyer une copie sur WhatsApp 1 (929) 275 7706 à des fins de référence

      M. Donald Graham
      LinkedIn Corporation
      1000 Avenue West Maude,
      Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA"

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  • Posted: Jun 7, 2018 at 11:29 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Tétouan, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco

    Hello
    Even though I sent personal information, I do not know the consequence of this action.

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    • Posted: Jun 7, 2018 at 2:05 PM by info

      The scammers will contact you and attempt to scam you, so just be careful going forward.

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  • Posted: Jun 7, 2018 at 7:24 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Casablanca, Casablanca-Settat, Morocco

    I have received the same email and made a phone call to the number mentionned. I have also sent the personal information as required with a false address but no financial information. I would love to know what do the risks of this action.
    thank you

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    • Posted: Jun 23, 2018 at 12:36 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Kenitra, Rabat-Sale-Kenitra, Morocco

      no risks, your name your phone your adress email is already in linkdln .I have received the same email too

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    • Posted: Jun 7, 2018 at 7:49 AM by info

      Once you didn't send financial and other sensitive information you are OK.

      delete


  • Posted: Jun 7, 2018 at 2:45 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Tunis, Gouvernorat de Tunis, Tunisia

    Received this scam:

    "Attn: Ref-: MSFT / LDN: 5728819/28
    The message below has been received from the delivery service, I am glad that your check has finally arrived in your country Tunisia.

    Congratulations,
    Quickly follow the instructions given by the delivery agent to allow you to receive your check today, pay the amount requested and send me a confirmation via whatsapp for registration purposes. (Whatsapp 1 (929) 275 7706)
    Note:
    Your check is 100% valid and can be cashed in any bank of your choice without any restriction, please present your original check to your bank to cash it.

    If you have any problems, do not hesitate to contact me instantly via WhatsApp.

    Donald Graham
    Director of Foreign Service
    LinkedIn Corporation

    Subject Your check has arrived in the designated country (TUNISIA)
    From Admin - BH Logistics
    To undisclosed-recipients:
    Date Today 9:45 PM
     
    Dear Customer,
    Your check arrived at the pay ..."

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  • Posted: Jun 6, 2018 at 9:51 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Fes, Fes-Meknes, Morocco

    Here is another scam:

    "Attn: Ref-: MSFT /LDN: 5728819/28,
    Nous sommes heureux de vous informer que votre nom a été choisI parmI les dix-sept lauréats sur LinkedIn Promo de Pâques 2018. Vous recevrez la somme de $1,231,620.00 (Un million Deux cent trente et un mille six cent vingt dollars américains).

    Ce programme a été organisé par M. Satya Nadella, (CEO) Microsoft / LinkedIn pour l'encouragement des utilisateurs quI sont actifs sur LinkedIn dans le monde entier.

    Tous les participants ont été sélectionnés par le système électronique Scrutin (EBS) de la base de données de LinkedIn de plus de 227 million d'utilisateurs actifs par mois dans plus de 200 pays de tous les continents.

    Note: Tous les paiements seront présentés par M. Satya Nadella, (CEO) Microsoft / LinkedIn le mardI 5 juin, sI vous n'êtes pas en mesure de recevoir votre chèque physiquement ce jour, en raison de l'emplacement géologique, nous pouvons vous l'envoyer par DHL ou un autre service de livraison express disponible.

    Pour les réclamations, vous devez envoyer les détails ci-dessous directement au service d'audit de LinkedIn E-mail: donald@pm-linkedin.com

    Pour plus de détails, contactez le directeur du service extérieur, M. Donald Graham, Tel: 1 (929) 275 7706

    (1) Votre nom complet
    (2) Votre adresse personnelle
    (3) Numéro de téléphone

    Pour des raisons de sécurité, nous conseillons à tous les gagnants de garder cette information hors du public jusqu'à ce que votre réclamation soit traitée et que votre prix vous soit remis. Cela fait partie de notre protocole de sécurité pour éviter les doubles réclamations et l'utilisation injustifiée de ce programme par du personnel non-participant ou non-officiel.

    LinkedIn Corporation
    1000 Avenue West Maude,
    Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA
    MercI d'utiliser LinkedIn réseau professionnel Connexion à Opportunités"

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  • Posted: Jun 5, 2018 at 11:03 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Message transféré ----------
    De : LinkedIn Corporation
    Date : 4 juin 2018 à 19:53
    Objet : Felicitations! LinkedIn Promo 2018- Ref: MSFT /LDN: 5728819/28
    À :

    Attn: Ref-: MSFT /LDN: 5728819/28,
    Nous sommes heureux de vous informer que votre nom a été choisi parmi les dix-sept lauréats sur LinkedIn Promo de Pâques 2018. Vous recevrez la somme de $1,231,620.00 (Un million Deux cent trente et un mille six cent vingt dollars américains).

    Ce programme a été organisé par M. Satya Nadella, (CEO) Microsoft / LinkedIn pour l'encouragement des utilisateurs qui sont actifs sur LinkedIn dans le monde entier.

    Tous les participants ont été sélectionnés par le système électronique Scrutin (EBS) de la base de données de LinkedIn de plus de 227 million d'utilisateurs actifs par mois dans plus de 200 pays de tous les continents.

    Note: Tous les paiements seront présentés par M. Satya Nadella, (CEO) Microsoft / LinkedIn le mardi 5 juin, si vous n'êtes pas en mesure de recevoir votre chèque physiquement ce jour, en raison de l'emplacement géologique, nous pouvons vous l'envoyer par DHL ou un autre service de livraison express disponible.

    Pour les réclamations, vous devez envoyer les détails ci-dessous directement au service d'audit de LinkedIn E-mail: donald@pm-linkedin.com

    Pour plus de détails, contactez le directeur du service extérieur, M. Donald Graham, Tel: 1 (929) 275 7706

    (1) Votre nom complet
    (2) Votre adresse personnelle
    (3) Numéro de téléphone

    Pour des raisons de sécurité, nous conseillons à tous les gagnants de garder cette information hors du public jusqu'à ce que votre réclamation soit traitée et que votre prix vous soit remis. Cela fait partie de notre protocole de sécurité pour éviter les doubles réclamations et l'utilisation injustifiée de ce programme par du personnel non-participant ou non-officiel.

    LinkedIn Corporation
    1000 Avenue West Maude,
    Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA
    Merci d'utiliser LinkedIn réseau professionnel Connexion à Opportunités"

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  • Posted: Jun 3, 2018 at 2:56 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "De : LinkedIn Corporation
    Envoyé : dimanche 27 mai 2018 16:57
    Objet : Felicitations! LinkedIn Promo 2018- Ref: MSFT /LDN: 5728819/28

    Attn: Ref-: MSFT /LDN: 5728819/28,
    Nous sommes heureux de vous informer que votre nom a été choisi parmi les dix-sept lauréats sur LinkedIn Promo de Pâques 2018. Vous recevrez la somme de $615,810.00 (Six cent quinze mille huit cent dix dollars américains). Ce programme a été organisé par Microsoft.
    Pour les réclamations, vous devez envoyer les détails ci-dessous directement au service d'audit de LinkedIn E-mail: cs22@pm-linkedin.com
    Pour plus de détails, contactez le directeur du service extérieur , M. Donald Graham, Tel: 1 (209) 3489533

    (1) Votre nom complet
    (2) Votre adresse personnelle
    (3) Numéro de téléphone

    Nous vous conseillons de garder cet avis confidentiel afin d'éviter une double réclamation ou de profiter de ce programme par des individus sans scrupules.

    LinkedIn Corporation
    1000 Avenue West Maude,
    Sunnyvale, CA 94085, États-Unis
    URL: https://www.linkedin.com"

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    • Posted: Jun 10, 2018 at 6:29 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Bir Mourad Raïs, Tipaza, Algeria

      Hello, I received the same email at the beginning, but I thought it was true after when they asked to send a sum of money to a CCP account.

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