"Apple iPhone Company 2018 Charity Promo" Lottery Scam

There is no "Apple iPhone Company 2018 Charity Promo" 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.

Apple iPhone Company 2018 Charity Promo Lottery Scam

The "Apple iPhone Company 2018 Charity Promo" Lottery Scam

From: Apple Co. Inc. <acinc26@gmail.com>

Date: Thu 21 Jun, 2018, 5:20 PM





Mr. Wood Anderson

(Director of Operations Apple Company Inc. USA.)

Phone : +1 (863)821-4794


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 JUNE, 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 has won you the sum of Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars ($500,000.00 USD) which may amount to about Three Crore Twenty-Two Lakhs Indian Rupees (Rs.32,200,000 INR), One(1) iPhone-X Plus mobile phone and One Apple

Laptop in this year APPLE CO. 2018 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).


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 2018

ANNIVERSARY CHARITY BONANZA PROMOTION RAFFLE DRAW as one of the Recipient from Asia Continent with the following details below:

 Ref No: APP/US03-G/W282/IND

 Batch No: APP/US/268/13/APP03/Z

 Amount won: $500,000.00 USD

 Gift items: One(1) iPhone-X Plus and One Apple Laptop.


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 United State Dollars ($500,000.00 USD) which may amount to about Three

Crore Twenty-Two Lakhs Rupees (Rs. 32,200,000 INR) in India rupees, One(1) iPhone-X Plus Mobile phone and One Apple Laptop. in the Apple 2018 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 in India.

Below is your winning Parcel Identification Number:

** Parcel registration number: (APP/48043/USA-030Y/IND)


1.) Your Winning Certified Banker’s draft of Five Hundred Thousand United

State Dollars ($500,000.00 USD).

2.) Confirmation Letter from ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND, USA.

3.) One Apple iPhone-X Plus mobile phone and One APPLE Laptop.

Delivery Diplomat Representing Apple Inc.

- Courier Company: Air Courier Diplomatic Delivery Services.

- Delivery Agent's Name: Mr. Alfred Bradley

- Email: alfredbradley58@gmail.com

Scheduled Departure Date/Time: 21st JUNE, 2018. 10:15:00 P.M [USA Standard


Scheduled Arrival Date/Time: 22nd JUNE, 2018. 9:00:00 A.M [INDIA Standard


- 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


* Please be informed that on arrival of our Delivery Diplomatic Officer at the airport of entry, your parcel needs to be officially cleared and registered on your name at the Airport. This is because your gift amount (Demand Draft) is in foreign currency, and it is a very huge amount in India currency as such it

requires an Excise and Customs Legal Clearance/Registration approval. This is in accordance with the current DEMONITIZATION POLICY IN INDIA.

* Your parcel will be canceled and sent back to USA if you fail to complete your registration process in your country.

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. Attached to this mail is all detailed information’s of your (DD) COPY, Parcel photo and the ID

proof of our delivery agent Alfred Bradley.

You are to send a copy of your valid (ID proof) such as your Aadhar-Card OR Pan Card OR any of your valid (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.


Dr. Michael J. Anderson Dr. Wood Anderson

(Asia Zonal Coordinator) Director of Operations Apple Co.

The Claims Director/Event Manager. Co-ordinator(Tel: +1-863-821-4794)

Apple Inc.Financial Empowerment Centre.


Copyright © 2018 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.

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March 17, 2021 at 4:08 AM by
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an anonymous user from: Ghansoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Sir, I received such a message, March 2021, what should we do?


March 17, 2021 at 8:19 AM by
"Apple iPhone Company 2018 Charity Promo" Lottery Scam

Delete it because it is a scam.


March 17, 2021 at 4:07 AM by
"Apple iPhone Company 2018 Charity Promo" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Ghansoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Sir, I received such a message, April 2020, what should we do?


March 17, 2021 at 8:19 AM by
"Apple iPhone Company 2018 Charity Promo" Lottery Scam

Just delete it.


May 22, 2020 at 1:40 AM by
"Apple iPhone Company 2018 Charity Promo" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Patna, Bihar, India

Sir, I received such a message, April 2020, what should we do?


May 22, 2020 at 1:49 AM by
"Apple iPhone Company 2018 Charity Promo" Lottery Scam

Delete it.


March 31, 2020 at 5:24 AM by
"Apple iPhone Company 2018 Charity Promo" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Guwahati, Assam, India

Yes I got the same kind of text and I mailed them my Phone number, Address, Pin code, and a lot & they send me a pdf


November 16, 2019 at 6:56 AM by
"Apple iPhone Company 2018 Charity Promo" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India

I have received the same msg. They send me some pdf file


March 31, 2020 at 5:30 AM by
"Apple iPhone Company 2018 Charity Promo" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Guwahati, Assam, India

Me too I got the same text and when I mailed them and gave my info Address phone number and all


June 20, 2019 at 7:56 AM by
"Apple iPhone Company 2018 Charity Promo" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Delhi, India

The same message sent to me!


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"Apple iPhone Company 2018 Charity Promo" Lottery Scam