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Google Online Sweepstakes Promotion (a Laughable Scam)

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Google Email Scam

I received a strange email today, claiming to be from Google, stating that I'd won a lot of money in a draw. It said I'd won "£500,000 GBP (Five Hundred Thousand British Pounds) in our online Give-away 1Oth Anniversary draws."

The email, copied and pasted in full below, is either from a moronic individual who believes that people will fall for his/her devious (lol) scam, or Google has employed a moron to run their prize draw. (I seriously doubt this.)

As far as I am aware, Google is not running a 10th anniversary prize draw, and if they were, I am sure that they would have advertised it and everyone on the Internet would have heard about it by now.

From start to finish, the email I received is a shambles, riddled with mistakes, and we could start a competition to see who could find the most of them. The winner gets that £500,000 Google prize money, when it comes. (You can tell I'm joking, right? See, you're no moron.)

Take a look below at the email. The first thing you will notice is that it is sent from a Hotmail account. Why oh why would Google email anyone from Hotmail when they have their very own Gmail hosting? I can't answer that question because I am not a moron.

Go ahead. See how many errors and stupid mistakes you can find.

The Stupid "Google" Email

from: mr_francishenson@hotmail.com

to: undisclosed-recipients

date: Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 4:42 PM

subject: Attn:

Attn: Googler,

This E-mail is to inform you that you have emerged a winner of

£500, 000.00GBP (Five Hundred Thousand British Pounds) in our

online Give-away 1Oth Anniversary draws. GoogleUK has

successfully organized for the second time a Cash Give-Away

marking 2008 10th Anniversary in the UK. Over £20,000,000.00

(Twenty Million British pounds) is to be given out for this

Anniversary Draws. No purchases of tickets were required.

Participants for the draws were randomly selected from a world

wide range of web searchers who use the Google search engine

(Googler) and other Google ancillary services.

Google is now the biggest search engine worldwide and in an

effort to make sure that it remains the most widely used

search engine, Google is running an e-mail beta test. Your

email address was linked with our Computer Generated Profile

Numbers (CGPN) and attached to the following details: Ticket

number: 00869575733664 / Serial numbers: /BTD/8070447706/06 /

Lucky numbers: 12-12-23-35-40-41(12) / (CGPN) 7-22-71-00-66-12

was picked among our lucky winners to receive ?500, 000.00

British pounds. Winners were selected randomly through a

computer ballot system from worldwide users of the Google

search engine.

YOUR WINNING DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOW:

Computer Generated Profile Numbers (CGPN):7-22-71-00-66-12

Ticket number: 00869575733664

Serial numbers: / BTD/8070447706/06

Lucky numbers: 12-12-23-35-40-41(12)

To claim your give-away prize, send the following Your full

names................. , sex...............................,

Location............................Alternate e-mail

address..................Your winning details.................

To your processing agent (Mr. Francis Henson) who have been

assigned to handle your winning file and payment processing.

Your Processing Agent contact:

Mr. Francis Henson

Email: francis.henson01@gmail.com

We wish you the best of luck as you spend your good fortune.

Thank you

for using Google.

Sincerely,

Ms. Virginia Squier(promo. Director)

The Google Sweepstakes Lottery Scam: Don't Fall for It

If you get one of these emails, tell your friends, tell your family, especially tell all the young and old people you know: don't fall for it! Everyone needs to be warning each other about these things.

Scammers, phishers, and con artists are getting really good at making the email look legitimate enough to fool you (or your kid, or your grandmother). According to a study by the Symantec Security Technology and Response Group (2012), about 156 million phishing (scam) emails are sent globally every day. According to them,

  • 16 million of these emails make it through your email spam filters,
  • 8 million are opened,
  • 800,000 people click the spammy link in the email,
  • and 80,000 people fall for a scam every day by inputting their personal information.

That's 80,000 people (including smart people) that fall for a scam every day, so warn everyone you know!

Google Does Not Run Lotteries

The text above was copied from Google's website: "Google doesn't run lotteries, and your email address hasn't been selected to win a prize. Do not reply back with your personal details."

The text above was copied from Google's website: "Google doesn't run lotteries, and your email address hasn't been selected to win a prize. Do not reply back with your personal details."

Scam Email Poll

Comments

m.nur alang on October 30, 2015:

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Thank you

m.nur alang

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mztaylor on January 19, 2015:

I got one that said

We the board of directors are happy to inform you that your Gmail ID have won you prize money of $800,000 and an Apple Laptop for this month of January 2015 lottery, sweepstakes, which is organized and presented by GMAL and MICROSOFT OUTLOOK LOTTERY INC & WINDOWS 8.MICROSOFT WINDOWS collects all the Gmail and Hotmail address of people who are active online, among the people who subscribed to Gmail and Outlook. Gmail, we only select five people every year as our winners through an electric balloting system without the winner applying. We congratulate you for being one of the people selected.

NOTE: CONTACT THE EMAIL BELWO WITH YOUR INFORMATION:

Contact Email: googledonation001@foxmail.com

1. Full Name

2. Direct Phone No.

3. Age

4. House Address

Thank you and accept my hearty congratulation one again

Illa Samarata on May 27, 2014:

This is my case...I just received an email..

Using the Chairman of Google United Kingdom's name Matt Brittin..Wallawehh..

We wish to congratulate you once again, for being among the Twelve (12) selected winners in the ongoing E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes. Hence we do believe with your prize, you will continue to be active in your patronage to Google and its Products. A Bank Draft of £950,000.00 GBP {Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds} will be issued in your name by our Foreign Payment Bureau and also a certificate of prize claim will be sent alongside your Bank Draft.

You are advised to contact our Foreign Payment Bureau with the following details below for the Processing of your Claims:

FOREIGN PAYMENT RELEASE FORM. (1) Your Contact Address:

(2) Your Contact Telephone/Mobile Number:

(3) Your Nationality/Country: (4)Your Full Names:

(5) Occupation: (6) Age/Gender: (7) Marital Status:

(8) Private Email Address:

(9) Ever Won An Online Lottery?

(10) How Do You Feel As A Winner?

Mode of Price Remittance.

(1) Bank To Bank Wire Transfer.

(2) Courier Delivery Of your Certified Winning Cheque in your Name and other

Winning Documents safely to you.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………

Contact our Foreign Payment Bureau officer below: Brain Hookson

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with the E-mail accounts as follows:

Email: gbrain.hookson@careceo.com

b.hookson@ggrouppromo.com

gbrain.hookson@representative.com

gbrain.hookson@yahoo.com.hk

Phone: +44 703 185 7756 …………………………………………………………………………………………………

NOTE!!! 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 WARNED!!!!

Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of Google Board Commission.

MD Matt Brittin,

Chairman of the Board and Managing Director, Google United Kingdom.

©2014 Google Corporation

Mercedes on March 24, 2014:

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t o y o u r C o u n t r y o f r e s i d e n c e .... Y o u a r e r e q u i r e d t o c o n t a c t M r G a r y P a u l s o n

v i a E m a i l w i t h t h e d e t a i l s b e l o w t o c l a i m y o u r W i n n i n g s ....

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2 .... C o n t a c t A d d r e s s : .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....

3 .... A g e : .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....

4 .... T e l e p h o n e N u m b e r : .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....

5 .... S e x : .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....

6 .... O c c u p a t i o n : .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....

7 .... C o u n t r y : .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....

N a m e : M r G a r y P a u l s o n

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C o n t a c t :

T h a n k y o u a n d a c c e p t m y h e a r t y c o n g r a t u l a t i o n s o n c e a g a i n !

Karen-Google search prize winner on November 05, 2013:

We wish to congratulate you on this note, for being one of our lucky winners selected this year. This promotion was set-up to encourage the active use of the Google search engine and the iPhone 5S and iPad devices as part of the new launch the Google and iphone 5S afilated Promo ancillary services. Hence we do believe with your winning prize, you will continue to be active and patronage this company. Apple ans Google is now the world leading company search engine worldwide and in an effort to make sure that it remains the most widely used use Phone and search engine, an online e-mail balloting was carried out on the 5th of November 2013, without your knowledge and was officially released recently.

We wish to formally announce to you that your email address was attached to a lump sum of $750,000.00 {Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars} only and iPhone 5S and iPad devices as part of the new launch promo.

A winning Cheque will be issued in your name by the Apple iphone 5S and Google Promotion Award Team, and also a certificate of prize claims will be sent alongside your winning Cheque.

Your Award Winning Details.

Code Number: GUK/356733345871GK

Ticket No: GUK/100827707GK

Winning Number: GUK/993367795678GK

Information required from you is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. To claim your won prize and Items, please contact the Google Award claims Courier Company (Dr. Graham Hanson) on this email only (f.courier2@gmx.com)neatly filling the payment release form below.

PAYMENT RELEASE FORM.

*First Name

*Last Name

*Residential Address

*Telephone/ Mobile

*Nationality/Country

*Age

*Occupation/Position

*Sex

*Amount Won

*Alternate Email

*Have you ever been an Online Winner?

**Comment.

You are advised to contact your Foreign Claims Delivery Director with his private email details below to avoid unnecessary delay and complications:

**************************************************

CONTACT GOOGLE /APPLE COMPANY AWARDED COURIER COMPANY FOR CLAIMS

Dr. Graham Hanson

Head Of Delivery Fedex Express Courier (Asian Zone)

E-mail: f.courier2@gmx.com

Tel: +91-9582675462

Fax: +44 70111 4700

************************************************

For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims have been processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned.

Note: You can fill your payment release form by printing and manually filling or you can fill directly on mail, or provide the details on Microsoft Word.

Please do not reply if you are NOT the owner of this email address.

Congratulations from the Staff & Members of Google Board And New Apple I Phone 5S Promo Commission

Yours SincerelyRegional Coordinator,

Professor Grace Bono

Jano T. on October 15, 2013:

I've received such an email:

"Dear Google User.

Attached to this email is your anniversary notification for being an

active user of Google.

Sincerely.

Mr. Larry Page

CEO of Google UK"

An attachment contained the following text:

"OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION LETTER.

It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find time to read it carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the

following official publication of results of the E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes Organized by Google, in conjunction with the foundation for the Promotion

of Software Products, (F.P.S.) held here in London UK. Google earns its profit mainly from advertising using their very own Google search engine, Gmail , Gala,

Sify, e-mail service Google Maps, Google Apps, Orkut social networking and You Tube video sharing, which are all offered to the public for free.

We wish to congratulate you once again, for being among the Twelve (12) selected winners in the ongoing E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes. Hence we do

believe with your prize, you will continue to be active in your patronage to Google and its Products. A Bank Draft of £950,000.00 GBP {Nine Hundred and Fifty

Thousand Great British Pounds} will be issued in your name by our Foreign Payment Bureau and also a certificate of prize claim will be sent alongside your

Bank Draft.

You are advised to contact our Foreign Payment Bureau with the following details below for the Processing of your Claims:

FOREIGN PAYMENT PROCESSING DETAILS/FORM.

(1) Your complete contact address:

(2) Your Tel/Mobile numbers:

(3) Your Nationality/Country:

(4) Your Full Name:

(5) Occupation/Company:

(6) Age/Gender:

(7) Have you ever won an online lottery?

(8) What is your comment on Google Product and services?

(9) Alternative email account if any:

Mode of Price Remittance.

Cash Pick-Up (You as the Beneficiary coming Down to UK to receive your Award Personally).

Courier Delivery Of your Certified Winning Cheque in your Name and other Winning Documents safely to you.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………

Contact our Foreign Payment Bureau officer below:

Larry Page

Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of Google Inc. with the E-mail accounts as follows:

Email 1: gp.award.larryp@googlemail.com

Email 2: larry.p.guk@outlook.com

…………………………………………………………………………………………………

NOTE!!! 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 WARNED!!!!

Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of Google Board Commission.

Larry Page,

Chairman of the Board and Managing Director,

Google United Kingdom.

©2013 Google Corporation."

chinnaa on September 16, 2013:

Google 13th Anniversary Awards Centre94 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4RY, United Kingdom

Attention R.Chinnarasu

We have prepared your winning certificate and your winning amount 500,000.00GBP is ready to be disburse to you .It will be send through the fastest means and easier means . The funds will be package and sealed in cash along with your winning documents to show the authenticity and genuineness of the funds .

The winning prize 500,000.00GBP will be package in a security safe with lock code to prevent any one from opening ,The safe will be send through Diplomatic courier service to India as a diplomatic consignment. One (HP Laptop )and a mobile phone, will be present to you as a gift at the time of delivery by our diplomatic representative assigned along with the diplomatic courier.

Our representative will be coming to India along with the consignment to assist you for the clearance of the consignment (safe) from India customs warehouse after the clearance the consignment will be delivered at your doorstep by our representative. You are to pay for Indian custom charges for the clearance of the consignment before it can be release to our representative for delivery ( Custom charge fee 15,800.00rs ONLY) Our representative will be giving you a call at arrival in India ,You are to take instructions and directives from him on how to make your payment for clearance.

Your consignment will be leaving (Google Company) vault room on this evening 11/09/2013) and get to India by 12/09/2013 by 09:15am) .Please you are to take very good care of our representative

For more details:Contact of our representativeName:Diplomat David Fletcher IMPORTANT: We cannot deduct charges fees from your winnings prize because it has been insured to its full value of amount and enclose as a diplomatic delivery in your favor and been already dispatched. Also, we do not accept Cash On Delivery (C.O.D) as it is strictly against the policy of this Courier Firm as laid down by the Management of this Courier Agency.

We congratulate once again, you are to keep your winning secret till you receive your funds this is to avoid anybody to steal your winning information's because if there is a call for double claim you may loose your chance of receiving the global amount. We wish you good luck and congratulations once again. Sincerely Yours, Dr. CiborJeronimE-Mail:googledraw1@hotmail.co.ukTel: +448719743446 +447010059817Fax: +447049563

Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:39:05 -0700

Subject: winning amount collecting purpose..............

To: googledraw1@hotmail.co.uk

1. Full Names: R.Chinnarasu

2. Age :26

3. Sex : Male

4. Contact Address :

5. Occupation :

6. Phone and fax numbers :

7. Country of Residence:

8.Email ID:

My question this mail i got this is true of falls?please anwer to me?

Chris on September 08, 2013:

Funny, it looks similar to mine. I received this scam twice.

sabrina on August 26, 2013:

Here's another e-mail I received today from Google Incorporations [nmartine@ucab.edu.ve]:

Google UK Ltd

Belgrave House

76 Buckingham Palace

Road London SW1W 9TQ

United Kingdom.

Ref No: GFSP/ 7748/782/2013

Batch: GFSP/ 955/GPWIN/UK

OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION LETTER.

It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find

time to read it carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the

following official publication of results of the E-mail Electronic Online

Sweepstakes Organized by Google, in conjunction with the foundation for the

Promotion of Software Products, (F.P.S.) held on August 17th 2013 here in

London UK.Google earns its profit mainly from advertising using their very

own Google search engine, Gmail , Gala, Sify, e-mail service Google Maps,

Google Apps, Orkut social networking and You Tube video sharing, which are

all offered to the public for free.

We wish to congratulate you once again, for being among the Twelve (12)

selected winners in the ongoing E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes. Hence

we do believe with your prize, you will continue to be active in your patronage

to Google and its Products. A Bank Draft of £950,000.00 GBP {Nine Hundred

and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds} will be issued in your name by our

Foreign Payment Bureau and also a certificate of prize claim will be sent

alongside your Bank Draft.

You are advised to contact our Foreign Payment Bureau with the following

details below for the Processing of your Claims:

FOREIGN PAYMENT RELEASE FORM.

(1) Your Contact Address:

(2) Your Contact Telephone/Mobile Number:

(3) Your Nationality/Country:

(4)Your Full Names:

(5) Occupation:

(6) Age/Gender:

(7) Marital Status:

(8) Private Email Address:

(9) Ever Won An Online Lottery?

(10) How Do You Feel As A Winner?

Mode of Price Remittance.

(1) (1) Cash Pick-Up (You as the Beneficiary coming Down to UK to receive

your Award personally only for British passport holders, UK citizens and

residents only).

(2) Courier Delivery Of your Certified Winning Cheque in your Name and other

Winning Documents safely to you.

……………………………………………………………………………………………… …

Andy Rubin

Senior Vice President, Mobile and Digital Content

Email: svp.rubin@googlemail.com

svp.rubin@careceo.com

……………………………………………………………………………………………

NOTE!!! 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 WARNED!!!!

Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of Google Board Commission.

MD Matt Brittin,

Chairman of the Board and Managing Director,

Google United Kingdom.

©2013 Google Corporation.

arcm on August 24, 2013:

I want to thank you because I love you successfully deceive and defraud people. You also managed to become an international swindler. Please send it now checks in my name.

Thank you very much.

zahisma on July 29, 2013:

Google UK Ltd

Belgrave House

76 Buckingham Palace

Road London SW1W 9TQ

United Kingdom.

Ref No: GFSP/ 7748/782/2013

Batch: GFSP/ 955/GPWIN/UK

OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION LETTER.

It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find

time to read it carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the

following official publication of results of the E-mail Electronic Online

Sweepstakes Organized by Google, in conjunction with the foundation for the

Promotion of Software Products, (F.P.S.) held on June 6th 2013 here in London

UK.Google earns its profit mainly from advertising using their very own Google

search engine, Gmail , Gala, Sify, e-mail service Google Maps, Google Apps,

Orkut social networking and You Tube video sharing, which are all offered to

the public for free.

We wish to congratulate you once again, for being among the Twelve (12)

selected winners in the ongoing E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes. Hence

we do believe with your prize, you will continue to be active in your patronage

to Google and its Products. A Bank Draft of £950,000.00 GBP {Nine Hundred

and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds} will be issued in your name by our

Foreign Payment Bureau and also a certificate of prize claim will be sent

alongside your Bank Draft.

You are advised to contact our Foreign Payment Bureau with the following

details below for the Processing of your Claims:

FOREIGN PAYMENT RELEASE FORM.

(1) Your Contact Address:

(2) Your Contact Telephone/Mobile Number:

(3) Your Nationality/Country:

(4)Your Full Names:

(5) Occupation:

(6) Age/Gender:

(7) Marital Status:

(8) Private Email Address:

(9) Ever Won An Online Lottery?

(10) How Do You Feel As A Winner?

Mode of Price Remittance.

(1) Cash Pick-Up (You as the Beneficiary coming Down to UK to receive your

Award Personally).

(2) Courier Delivery Of your Certified Winning Cheque in your Name and other

Winning Documents safely to you.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………

Contact our Foreign Payment Bureau officer below:

Patrick Pichette

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with the E-mail accounts as

follows:

Email: mr.patrick.pichtte@gmail.com

pichettepatrick1@careceo.com

…………………………………………………………………………………………………

NOTE!!! 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 WARN

Lottery Verification Center on July 01, 2013:

Attention,

You are advise to contact winnersdirectory@britishintelligence.co.uk

Information that got to our verification department confirmed that mobile numbers and email addresses of winners has been hacked and winners are now been contacted illegally.

Do not respond to such messages as they are not in position to pay you your winning PRIZE.

For proper verification, send your full names, Address, Telephone Number and Winning message you received to the united kingdom investigation bureau on winnersdirectory@britishintelligence.co.uk so as to enable them ascertain if you really won the lottery and give you information on how your prize can be claimed.

You will also be informed if the winning message you received is a fraud notification.

Verify on June 19, 2013:

Dear Sir/Maa'm,

It is True that there are Series of Lottery and Giving Out

Of Cash Reward from UNITED KINGDOM.

Unfortunately Mobile Numbers and Email Addresses of Winners

Has been Hacked, and Winners are Now been Contacted Illegally.

Do not respond to the senders of these Messages, as they

Are not in Position to pay you.

Send your Full Name, Address, Telephone Number and the Winning Message you received to the United Kingdom Cyber crime investigation Bureau on cyber.crimebureau@ymail.com so as to enable them ascertain

if you really won the Lottery and give you true information

on how your winnings can be CLAIMED.

You will also be informed if the Winning Message you Received is a Fraud Notification.

Cyber Investigation Bureau.

Admin.

Jimmy the jock (author) from Scotland on May 28, 2013:

Don't reply Chinada, this is definatley a fraudulent email they will ask for your banking details if you answer them.....jimmy

Chinada on May 28, 2013:

any one is able to confirm this is a fraud information that sneaked in my email account?

Google UK Ltd

Belgrave House

76 Buckingham Palace

Road London SW1W 9TQ

United Kingdom.

Ref No: GAAP/ 5653/657/2013

Batch: GAAP/ 563/GAPRO/UK

OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION LETTER.

It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please

find time to read it carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the

following official publication of results of the E-mail Electronic Online

Sweepstakes Organized by Google, in conjunction with the foundation for the

Promotion of Software Products, (F.P.S.) held on April 20th , 2013 here in

London UK. Google earns its profit mainly from advertising using their very

own Google search engine, Gmail, Gala, Sify, e-mail service Google Maps,

Google Apps, Orkut social networking and You Tube video sharing, which are

all offered to the public for free.

We wish to congratulate you once again, for being among the Twelve (12)

selected winners in the ongoing E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes. Hence

we do believe with your prize, you will continue to be active in your patronage

to Google and its Products. A Bank Draft of £950,000.00 GBP {Nine Hundred

and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds} will be issued in your name by our

Foreign Payment Bureau and also a certificate of prize claim will be sent

alongside your Bank Draft.

You are advised to contact our Foreign Payment Bureau with the following

details below for the Processing of your Claims:

FOREIGN PAYMENT RELEASE FORM.

(1) Your Contact Address:

(2) Your Contact Telephone/Mobile Number:

(3) Your Nationality/Country:

(4)Your Full Names:

(5) Occupation:

(6) Age/Gender:

(7) Marital Status:

(8) Private Email Address:

(9) Ever Won An Online Lottery?

(10) How Do You Feel As A Winner?

Mode of Price Remittance.

(1) Bank Transfer: (Bank Transfer of your official winning prize to your bank

account).

(2) Courier Delivery Of your Certified Winning Cheque/Bank Draft in your

Name and other Winning Documents safely to you.

……………………………………………………………………………………………… …

Dennis Woodside,

Claims Administrator

Email: denniswoodside@googleawardpromo.com

…………………………………………………………………………………………………

NOTE!!! 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 WARNED!!!!

Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of Google Board Commission.

MD Matt Brittin,

Chairman of the Board and Managing Director,

Google United Kingdom.

©2013 Google Incorporation.

s.a on March 06, 2013:

i got one claiming to be from a dieing man who wanted to give me his millions.

Andrzej - Poland on February 18, 2013:

Look what I've got today - same bull... as all of you above. On the other hand though, its a pitty, is just a spam ... 950.000,00 GBP should be enough for couple of beers tonight ... well ... maybe even for few such evenings :)

" .... We wish to congratulate you once again, for being among the Twelve (12) selected winners in the ongoing E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes. Hence we do believe with your prize, you will continue to be active in your patronage to Google and its Products. A Bank Draft of £950,000.00 GBP{Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds} will be issued in your name by our Foreign Payment Buraeu and also a certificate of prize claim will be sent alongside your Bank Draft. You are advised to contact our Foreign Payment Buraeu with the following details below for the Processing of your Claims:

FOREIGN PAYMENT RELEASE FORM.

(1) Your Contact Address:

(2) Your Contact Telephone/Mobile Number:

(3) Your Nationality/Country:

(4)Your Full Names:

(5) Occupation:

(6) Age/Gender:

(7) Marital Status:

(8) Private Email Address:

(9) Ever Won An Online Lottery?

(10) How Do You Feel As A Winner?

Mode Of Price Remittance.

(1) Cash Pick-Up (You as the Beneficiary coming Down to UK to Receive your Award Personally).

(2) Courier Delivery Of your Certified Winning Cheque in your Name and other Winning Documents safely to you. .... "

Nonsens on February 13, 2013:

I got a e-mail from Google today 13.feb. I was told that had von BGP 950.000.000 and was asked to fill Verification and a Form

Tanakorn on January 15, 2013:

I've got one e-mail using name of Google today congratulating me to win Award of BGP 950,000 Requesting me to fill Verification and Fund Release Form.They give me the long Tcket Number and Winning Number .......writen by Google Award Claims Manager : Phillip Calvert. I'm not sure that it is real or spam ?

mr.jimmy on January 04, 2013:

i recieved a message too in my mobile phone today. CONGRATULATION,YOUR MOBILE NUMBER HAS JUST WON 1,000,000,OOO POUNDS IN THE ON GOING FREEMOBILE PROMO,contact us for claims via email;frprromo@gmail.com.i know is also a scam so ididnt reply,please dont try to entertain them as a good advice....

T on December 02, 2012:

Never ever trust any phone number that starts with +44 =Nigerian scam!

a. fielding on October 10, 2012:

I received same email however it was from a gbmail address, to the orinal comment they truly must be morons if they think we'd believe google would send out emails and not utilize gmail... and my letter stated that iI won from google beta's 10th anniversary giveaway

malik Baker from Penang, Malaysia on September 26, 2012:

I also got a email from Western Union : I found this is a scam too ,

A Division of Financial Service Provider:

Sir/Madam

For 158 years, Western Union has been connecting people worldwide. At Western Union, there is so much more than your money

transfer. Every sender and receiver is important to us and also stands a chance to earn rewards. To celebrate our 158th Anniversary

this year 2012, we rolled out over USD$250, 000, 000, 00 (Two Hundred and Fifty Million United State Dollars) for our 158th

Anniversary draw promotions worldwide. Meanwhile, our selected beneficiary customers’ will receive a rewarded CASH

CHEQUE PRIZE from Western Union through our accredited payment centre in London. All participants were randomly

selected through computer ballot system from Microsoft Internet explorer from over 10,000,000 registered companies’ emails and

another 1,000,000 individual email addresses from over 750 network from Australia, New Zealand, Africa, North America, South

America, Asia and Europe as part of our International promotions.

Therewith, we officially informing you by this letter that your name and email address has been short listed for slot of a CASH

CHEQUE PRIZE sum of US1,250.000.00 (ONE MILLION TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND UNITED

STATES DOLLARS) deliverable to you hand to hand by our accredited Diplomatic Courier Company in London. In order to

facilitate your prize payment, you should complete your detail particulars as written below and submit them directly to our

accredited Diplomatic Courier Company for immediate release of your CASH CHEQUE PRIZE as authorized in your name

and/or Company with the above reference number within 72Hrs. Here below are the contact details as fellows:-

EXPRESS DIPLOMATIC COURIER SERVICES

342 Old Whitley Road. London, KY 40744

Office Tel: +44 703 174 7971

Email expressdipp@diplomats.com

YOUR DETAILS:-

* YOUR NAMES IN FULL:-

* RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS:-

* NATIONALITY:-

* OFFICE TEL / FAX NUMBER:-

* MOBILE PHONE:-

* COMPANY'S NAME:-

* OCCUPATION / PROFESSION:-

* GENDER / AGE & MARITAL STATUS:-

Our Diplomatic Courier Company will confirm your payment immediately you submit your detailed particulars to their office and

also release your payment CASH CHEQUE PRIZE for subsequent delivery to you.

SAVE TIME, SEND MONEY, EARN REWARDS! WITH WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER!!!

Thanks for your co-operation

Yours Faithfully,

MRS. MICHAELA OTIS

{Customer Service Representative}

Copyright © 2012 Western Union Corporate Headquarters London,

rALPH on September 16, 2012:

Dear, Email Owner.

This is to inform you that you have won prize money of GBP800, 000, 00 British Pounds (Eight Hundred

Thousand British Pounds) Only for the email users this 2012 Prize promotion which is organized by

Google.com, Google collects all the email addresses of the people that is active online this year 2012,

among the millions that subscribers and few from other e-mail providers, 12 e-mails ID have been selected

to benefit from this promotion and your email ID are among the Selected Winners for the year 2012.

PAYMENT OF PRIZE / CLAIMS

Winners shall be paid in accordance with their Settlement Centers; the prize award must be claimed not

less than 3Weeks from the date of Draw Notification. Any prize not claimed within this period will be

forfeited and returned to its Source as unclaimed Prize/Fund.

STATED BELOW ARE YOUR IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS:

BATCH NUMBER: MFI/012/APA-53659, REFERENCE NUMBER: 21118234523, FILE NUMBER:

GOOGLE/UK76-441/08

You are here by requested to contact the payment agent, (Mr. James Bolton) of the International

Remittance Department/ Monetary Index of Yorkshire Bank London UK, for verification and transfer

clearance of your award prize money.

CONTACT PERSON: Mr. James Bolton

TEL/FAX: (0044) 703 174 3827

E-MAIL: jamesbolton.yorkshirebk@live.co.uk

You are advised to send the below following information’s to Mr. James Bolton to enable him facilitate the

release of your fund to any account of your choice.

1. Your full name

2. Your Country:

3. Contact Address:

4. Telephone Number:

5. Occupation:

6. Sex:

7. Age:

Congratulations once again !!!

Yours Faithfully

Mrs. Veronica Anderson

(Awards Notification Officer)

Please do not reply if you are not the owner of this email address congratulations from the staffs

astro53 on August 31, 2012:

And i Got an image one Celebrating 13th google.

Helga on July 28, 2012:

I recived this mail today!

We wish to congratulate you, for being selected as a major customer in the ongoing Google 2012 Foundation. These Funds is a give away (Cash Aid) from Google.org to our esteemed customers that are using Google Products and promoting Google Online. Hence we do believe with your cash aid, you will continue to be active in your patronage towards Google and also help your community as well with the Cash Aid. A Bank Draft will be issued in your name by Google Foundation worth {$846,000.00} and a Google Foundation Certificate as a give away cash aid for been a major customer from Google.

Dedek (Czech rep.) on July 17, 2012:

Received this morning-stupid as usually, be careful:

Google UK Ltd

Belgrave House

76 Buckingham Palace Road

London SW1W 9TQ

United Kingdom.

Ref No: GFSP/006/UK-0147

Batch: GFSP/012/GPWIN/UK

OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION LETTER.

It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find time to read it carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the following official publication of results of the E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes Organized by Google,in conjunction with the foundation for the Promotion of Software Products, (F.P.S.) held on July 1st 2012 here in London UK.Google earns its profit mainly from advertising using their very own Google search engine, Gmail , Gala, Sify, e-mail service Google Maps, Google Apps, Orkut social networking and YouTube video sharing, which are all offered to the public for free.

We wish to congratulate you once again, for being among the Eight (8) selected winners in the ongoing E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes. Hence we do believe with your prize, you will continue to be active in your patronage to Google and its Products.A Bank Draft of £650,000.00 GBP{Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds} will be issued in your name by our Foreign Payment Buraeu and also a certificate of prize claim will be sent alongside your Bank Draft.

You are advised to contact our Foreign Payment Buraeu with the following details below for the Processing of your Claims:

FOREIGN PAYMENT RELEASE FORM.

(1) Your Contact Address:

(2) Your Contact Telephone Number:

(3) Your Nationality/Country:

(4)Your Full Names:

(5) Occupation:

(6) Age/Gender:

(7) Marital Satus:

Mode Of Price Remittance.

(1) Cash Pick-Up (You as the Beneficiary coming Down to UK to Receive your Award Personally).

(2) Courier Delivery Of your Certified Winning Cheque in your Name and other Winning Documents safely to you.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………

Foreign Payment Buraeu.

Mr.Eddie Knowels.

Email:eddie.knowles2012@gmail.com

…………………………………………………………………………………………………

NOTE!!! 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 WARNED!!!!

Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of Google Board Commission.

MD Matt Brittin,

Chairman of the Board and Managing Director,

Google United Kingdom.

©2012 Google Corporation.

Arvind Patel on July 04, 2012:

Winner wont get anything but he/she will loose thousands and end up with frustration. Arvind Patel 7-4-2012.

mymoonlog from Bosnia-Hercegovina on May 30, 2012:

You won USA 500,000.000.0000.0000 dolars Contact mymoonlog blog

Nine on May 24, 2012:

Thay made it shorter. :D

I Got this today:

You w o n £ 5 0 0,000 U K P o u n d s. Contact Paul Burton: paul-burton56@giveawaywin.co.uk

piere on May 22, 2012:

They keep coming

Dear Lucky Winner.

We wish to congratulate you on this note, for being one of our lucky

winners selected this year. This promotion was set-up to encourage the

active use of the Google search engine and the Google ancillary services.

Hence we do believe with your winning prize, you will continue to be

active and patronage to this companyGoogle is now the world leading

search engine worldwide and in an effort to make sure that it remains the

most widely used search engine, an online e-mail balloting was carried out

on the 21st of May 2012, without your knowledge and was officially

released recently. We wish to formally announce to you that your email

address was attached to a lump sum of £950,000.00 {Nine Hundred and Fifty

Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling} only.

A winning Cheque will be issued in your name by the Google Promotion Award

Team, and also a certificate of prize claims will be sent along side your

winning Cheque.

Your Award Winning Details.

Code Number: GUK/3554749405GK

Ticket No: GUK/1008272745GK

Winning Number: GUK/99334353734GK

Information's required from you are part of our precautionary measure to

avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. To claim your

won prize, please contact the Google Award claims Manager (Bill Robert)

neatly filling the verification and fund release form below.

VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM.

(1) Your Full Name:

(2) Your contact address:

(3) Your Nationality/Country:

(4) Sex:

(5) Age:

(6) Occupation:

(7) Your Tel/Fax numbers:

(8)State your Winning Sum:

(9) Ever won an online lottery before now?

(10) Alternate Email Address:

You are advised to contact your Foreign Claims Manager with his private

email details below to avoid unnecessary delay and complications:

**************************************************

GOOGLE AWARD CLAIMS MANAGER.

Bill Robert

Google Security Department (United Kingdom)

E-mail: googawrdunit6@gmail.com

Phone Number: (+44) 07011121303

************************************************

The Google Promotion Award Team has discovered a huge number of double

claims due to winners informing close friends relatives and third parties

about their winnings and also sharing their identification numbers. As a

result of this, these friends try to claim the lottery on behalf of the

real winners. The Google promotion award committee has reached a decision

from the headquarters at the United Kingdom that any double claim

discovered by the Lottery Board will result to the disqualification of the

winnerÂs lottery. So you are hereby strongly advised once more to keep

your winnings strictly confidential until you claim your prize.

Please do not reply if you are NOT the owner of this email address.

Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of the Google interactive

Lottery Board Commission.

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs. Elise Beeckman

Google Zonal Coordinator,

London,

United Kingdom

we can dream.....

Kajsa on May 20, 2012:

What morons to send e-mails like these thinking that people actually would give their name etc to a complete stranger. I mean, who would want to give me millions of pounds/dollars etc? Come on.....

rohan dick on May 12, 2012:

DEAR EMAIL USER.

YOU HAVE WON PRIZE MONEY OF (£1,000,000.00 POUNDS) FROM GOOGLE /YAHOO LOTTERY FOR THE YEAR 2012 ANNUAL LOTTERY PROMOTION. AND 13 LUCKY EMAILS HAS EMERGED AS OUR WINNERS FOR THIS YEAR'S SWEEPSTAKE PROGRAMME.

HOWEVER YOU WILL HAVE TO FILL AND SUBMIT THE BELOW INFORMATION TO THE EVENTS MANAGER

1. FULL NAME..........................................

2. CONTACT ADDRESS..............................

3. AGE....................................................

4. TELEPHONE NUMBER............................

5. SEX.....................................................

6. OCCUPATION........................................

7. NATIONALITY……………………………

CONGRATULATIONS ONCE MORE.

(CONTACT EVENTS MANAGER LOTTERY DEPARTMENT)

cox.11@@live.com

NAME: MR HARRY COLE

WTF.....

Dany Moustafa on May 11, 2012:

these emails wont work anymore , i just received one from Google.

zameer on May 09, 2012:

I recieved same mail congratulating me that i have won 2 hp laptops nd 4 crore indian rupees.....this is totally fake don't respond to it and don't waste ur time.

ATTENTION !!! on April 23, 2012:

Date: 20th April 2012

Good to hear from you regarding the Netlog User Award. I am Dr Brown Peterson, the officer assigned to your winning category on this years sweepstakes. The prestigious Netlog Team has set out and successfully organized a sweepstakes marking this years anniversary we rolled out over £550,000.00 (Five Hundred And Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds) for our New year Anniversary Draws.

Participants for the draws were randomly selected and drawn from a wide range of web hosts which we enjoy their patronage. The selection was made through a computer draw system attaching personalized Profile email addresses to winning (pin) numbers. Netlog are now the largest Internet companies site and in an effort to make sure that Internet Explorer remains the most widely used program, Netlog running an e-mail beta test.

Your profile was randomly selected in this years draw. This promotion was set-up to encourage the active users of Netlog services and the Internet as well. Hence, we do believe with your winning prize, you will be encouraged to patronize more of our services. The Netlog Team felicitate with you, your family and the society at large.

........................................................................................................................................

FOR CLAIMS SIMPLY FILL THE FORM BELOW FOR US TO BEGIN DOCUMENTATION FOR YOUR WINNING PRIZE.

Personal Information:

First Name:

Middle Name:

Last Name:

Country:

Occupation:

State/Province:

Zip Code:

Phone Number:

Mobile Number:

Date of Birth:

Email Address:

Winning Pin:

Netlog Profile ID:

Amount Won:

........................................................................................................................................

Note: You are to attach any form of your identification so as to avoid impersonation and double claiming.

Yours Faithfully,

Dr Brown Peterson

C/ Berkley Square Garden,

61 28035 Berkshire

Email: netlogunit@w.cn

Phone: (+44) 704-5759-826

Netlog Team United Kingdom

barbara on April 22, 2012:

I received the same email!

But I don't know what they want!

I mean after that what happen?

I put it in the black list!

Bilal Haider on April 15, 2012:

I AM ALSO RECEIVED THIS EMAIL FROM A STUPID, THAT I WIN PRIZE!............

BILAL.....

©2012 Giveaway Promo Team

Belgrave House. #76 Buckingham Palace Road.

London, SW1W 9TQ.

Tel: +44 702 4084626, +44 702 4064514,

Fax: +448704710767, +44 700 597 8372.

13th Anniversary Online Promotions

DEAR GOOGLER (WINNER),

I'm pleased to inform you that your email address has been checked and it falls among

our ten (10) lucky winning email addresses for this year promo draw. On behalf of all

team, I'm happy to inform you that you actually emerged a winner of £500,000.00

GBP (Five hundred thousand Great British Pounds) under Category (A), which

is part of our New Year promotional draws. No purchase of Tickets were required

for this draw, all Participants (email addresses) for this draws were randomly picked

from a worldwide range of Gmail users, web searchers (our Google Search Engine users)

and other Google ancillary services through a computer ballot system and this was how

your email was picked. This promo is organized by Google UK Organization and it is

aimed to say "Thank you" to our numerous customers/users of our search engine and

other ancillary services who have in one way or the other made us what we are today.

OPTIONS OF CLAIM (MODALITIES):

1 - Personal prize Pickup:

All winners are required to come down in person to personally pickup their prize at any

of our disbursement locations (cash pickup centers) here in LONDON.

Requirements for personal prize pickup are:

(a) A printed copy of your Winning Notification (the first mail you received from us)

(b) An International Passport or Drivers license

(c) A tax clearance certification.

(d) Birth Certificate or Affidavit of age Declaration

(e) Police report attesting your patriotism and crime free citizen of your Country (Note:

You are only required to present the above documents only when visiting us in person)

NOTE: Claim deadline for this option is exactly 30 working days from the receipt of

this mail.

In receipt of these requirements your cash will be made available to you after

24hrs. This option is basically for winners who can easily visit us in person with the

above stated pickup requirements. Scan copy of your Flight Ticket should be

forwarded to us one week before your flight to UK to enable us assign delegates

who would welcome you at the airport

Inability to meet up with this stipulated date either due to none availability of some

claims documents above, none availability of travel documents etc. may result to

loss of winnings as funds will be re-used for other upcoming draws. This option is

recommended by the Google lotto management to clear doubts and unnecessary

thinking as regard this Promo. This is because we have had series of complaints from

individuals that people are using our company name for various forms of indecent acts.

Thus, as part of verification/confirmation; our 10 lucky winners are advised to come and

pickup their reward in person from our disbursement centre here in UK.

2- On-line Swift Telegraphic Bank Transfer:

Your £ 500,000.00 GBP which you have won will be transfer to your bank account

via swift bank transfer. Condition: You shall be responsible for the international

GOOGLE 13TH ANNIVERSARY PROMOTION.

transfer commission what will be charged by our paying Bank since no tickets were sold

for the promotion. This option is basically design for winners who are not resident of UK

and winners who cannot visit our payment office in London.

Kindly fill the FORM below with the required data and send it back immediately either

via email or Fax. To fill in your detail in the form, just double click on the provided space

“box” and fill in your data.

WINNERS PRIZE RELEASE ORDER FORM

Prefix (Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.):

First name :

Middle name :

Last name :

Date of Birth:

Occupation :

Address :

City/State/province

Country :

Telephone number(s):

Mobile number(s):

Email Address 1&2:

Amount won / Date of notification

Payment Options (tick on any of the

payment option, the one that you find

most convenient)

Personal prize Pickup.

Online Bank Transfer.

I expect you to fill and return the Release Order Form above within 24hrs upon receipt of this message

so that appropriate arrangement can be put in place. Congratulations to you once again!!!

Sincerely,

MR. PAUL BURTON

Verification/ Payment office.

pascal on April 11, 2012:

There is no Gmail office in your country yet so you are required to

travel to Thailand to claim the prize money at our Thai office,the

address is Level 29 The Offices at Centralworld 999/9 Rama I Road

Khwaeng Pathumwan Khet Pathumwan Bangkok 10330 Thailand

Due to the fact that we need our winners to sign some winning

documents,we prefer our winners visit our office to claim their prize

money in person,but if there is no Gmail office in a winner's country

and the winner is unable to travel to Thailand to claim the prize

money at our Thai office,we can transfer the prize money to the winner

through Western Union money transfer,and post the winning documents to

the winner through DHL,but the winner will have to pay a government

attraction fee of $400 United States Dollars,The fee covers all the

necessary charges and tax a winner is required to pay before his or

her prize money can be transferred out of Thailand.

If you prefer your prize money to be transferred to you via Western

Union,you will have to pay the fee to the Thai government,so they can

permit us to transfer the prize money to you,once you pay the fee to

them,your prize money will be transferred to you through Western Union

within 72 hours and you will be able to receive it at any bank in your

city within 24 hours.

If you have a relative or friend in or near Thailand,you may tell the

person to go to the Thailand ministry of finance and view your winning

documents and pay the government attraction fee on your behalf,but

note that your prize money can not be released to anybody but you.

Congratulations once again!

The Gmail Team

hunter on April 06, 2012:

Google Corporations.

Belgrave House 76

Buckingham Palace Road

London SW1W 9TQ

United Kingdom.

GOOGLE NOTIFICATION.

We wish to congratulate you once again on this note, for being part of our lucky

winners selected this month of April 2012. This promotion was set-up to encourage

the active use of the Google search engine and the Google ancillary services. Hence

we do believe with your winning prize, you will continue to be active and patronage

to this company. Google is now the world leading search engine worldwide, and in

an effort to sure that it remains the most widely used search engine, an online e-mail

balloting was carried out without your knowledge and it was officially released

today. We wish to formally announced to you that your email address was attached

the sum of 950,000.00 GBP {Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British

Pounds Sterling}.

We also wish to inform you that you have successfully passed the requirements,

statutory obligations, verifications and our satisfactory report test conducted for all

our online winners. A winning Cheque will be issued in your name by Google

Promotion Award Team, and also a certificate of prize claims will be sent along side

your winning Cheque.

These are your award details.

Security Code Number: GOOGLE/7717/GOOGLE

Ticket No: GOOGLE/8881/7377

Winning Number: GOOGLE/9722/555/2012

Information's required from you are part of our precautionary measure to avoid

double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. To claim your won prize,

please contact our Foreign Transfer Manager MR.BEN NELSON neatly filling the

verification and fund release form below.

VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM.

(1) Your contact address.

(2) Your Tel/Fax numbers.

(3) Your Nationality/Country.

(4) Your Full Name.

(5) Sex.

(6) Occupation.

(7) Age.

(8) Ever won an online lottery?

Mode of Prize Remittance.

* Courier Delivery Of your Certified Winning Cheque Name and other Winning

Documents safely to you.

You are advised to contact your Foreign Transfer Manager MR. BEN NELSON

with his private email details below to avoid unnecessary delay and complications:

***********************************************

FOREIGN CLAIMS MANAGER

MR.BEN NELSON.

GOOGLE VALIDATION DEPARTMENT (UK).

E-mail: pay-p@gala.net

**********************************************

The Google Promotion Award Team has discovered a huge number of double claims

due to winners informing close friends relatives and third parties about their

winnings and also sharing their identification numbers. As a result of this, these

friends try to claim the lottery on behalf of the real winners. The Google promotion

award committee has reached a decision from the headquarters at the United

Kingdom that any double claim discovered by the Lottery Board will result to the

disqualification of the winners lottery. So you are hereby strongly advised once

more to keep your winnings strictly confidential until you claim your prize.

Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of the Google interactive Lottery

Board Commission.

Yours Sincerely,

DR. MARIA JEFFERY.

GOOGLE ZONAL COORDINATOR

LONDON,

UNITED KINGDOM.

Sharon Troon on April 03, 2012:

When you receive a fake money award email how exactly do you verify WITH GOOGLE that it is a lot of rubbish. It would be handy to have one clear route by which to check. Some of these look pretty good and I can imagine a fair number of people, especially younger, may be taken in.

rrgreengr on April 03, 2012:

they are still playing this stupid trick! Be careful, guys and girls.

Very concerned!!! on April 03, 2012:

Congratulations! you are among the 100 lucky people that won $100,000

US DOLLARS each in the just concluded Gmail awareness campaign

Sweepstakes.

The Sweepstakes was organized to create awareness and encourage

facebook email users to sign up for the all new free Gmail powered and

hosted in Thailand.facebook launched the facebook email in November

2010 and by March 2012 facebook users that has claimed their facebook

email address has passed 100 million,we at Gmail were amazed about

this great number of facebook email users within a short period of

time,so we are aiming to tap into the facebook email success,we are

hoping that this Sweepstakes will create awareness and encourage

facebook email users to sign up for the all new free Gmail powered and

hosted in Thailand.

Winners were picked randomly from facebook via a balloting process

supported by facebook.Your winning code is

wumt33/us.visa23/ikobo11-85/lutrija98-99/mcfcth5-6-10/cardmt

You are required to report at any Gmail office nearest to you and give

them your winning code and they will pay you the prize money and give

you the winning documents.

Reply and give us your home address,to enable us send you a Gmail

office address nearest to you.

Congratulations once again!

The Gmail Team

romero67 on April 03, 2012:

I live in Poland and I got one too...Please look.

We wish to congratulate you once again on this note, for being part of our lucky winners selected this year. This promotion was set-up to encourage the active use of the Google search engine and the Google ancillary services. Hence we do believe with your winning prize, you will continue to be active and patronage to this company. Google is now the world leading search engine worldwide, and in an effort to sure that it remains the most widely used search engine, an online e-mail balloting was carried out on the Last Day Of March 2012 without your knowledge, it was officially released Today Being The Second Day Of April 2012. We which to formally announced to you that your email address was attached to a lump sum o f ?850,000GBP {Eight Hundred And Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds}...

What a shame...I don't believe in it

man13m@yahoo.com on April 02, 2012:

man13m@yahoo.com

vinay on March 30, 2012:

The same scammer on behind me if all help we can punish them....!!!!

RAMESH MISHRA on March 19, 2012:

BEWARE OF ALL THESE LUCARATIVE MAILS.........I GOT IT FROM TWO DIFFERENT COMPANIES FROM THE SAME E MAIL ADDRESS.....WORTH RUPEES 10 CRORES.......IF U FOOLISH GUYS ARE GIVING ME THIS MUCH OF MONEY THEN WHAT'S THE PROBLEM IN GIVING 25,000 FOR THE CUSTOM CLEARANCE.........FOLLISHNESS HAS GOT NO LIMIT AND THIS IS ONE.........SO BE CAREFUL GUYS AND GIRLS

Scott on March 17, 2012:

I got this one, seems to be a better figure than most;

Dear Apple Promo Winner,

The first batch of results in the ongoing Apple Inc.  Mobile

Promotional Sweepstakes is out. Congratulations! Your mobile phone

number came out as one of the lucky winning numbers for the

promotional Award. This entitles you to instant prize money of

US$900,000.

No play coupons or promotional tickets were sold. Mobile phone numbers

were taken from databases of major telecommunication companies

worldwide and entered in for the draws. The draws for international

mobile phone users under your geographical region is grouped

under category "B”.

This promotion is being sponsored by Apple Inc. to celebrate the life

and legacies of the late Apple C.E.O- Steve Jobs. It doubles as our

yearly promotion geared towards promoting the Apple brand and

saying a big thank you to all users of the brand worldwide.

To process and remit your prize money, we request that you furnish us

with these info:

1. Full Names.

2. Contact Address

3. Your winning Mobile Number (for confirmation and final verification)

4. Occupation.

5. Date of Birth

A claim file will immediately be opened for you after the receipt of

your information. Thereafter, your claims will be processed, verified,

legalized and funds approved for payout by the Sweepstakes Corporation

Payment Service (S.C.P.S). Your winnings fall under the United Kingdom

processing centre. As an international winner, an accredited attorney

will be handling the legalisation and processing of your winnings on

your behalf. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your

winning information confidential till your claims is processed and

your money remitted to you. This is part of our efforts to curb double

claiming and impersonating.

We look forward to hearing from you and once again, Congratulations!

Sincerely,

Gary Peterson

Promotional Director

Apple Inc. Mobile Promotions.

1 Infinite Loop

Cupertino,

California 95014,

United States

bkayala on February 07, 2012:

Got it too for 950000 pounds.

Hope they don't infect my computer or something!

BIG D. on January 30, 2012:

GOT AN AWARD TODAY SAYING I HAD WON A 500.000 GBP FROM THE FACEBOOK TEAM -- WHAT A LOAD OF HORSESHIT!!!!!

mymoonlog from Bosnia-Hercegovina on January 25, 2012:

....???? I recevin 500,000,00 GBP tody bat this mail is...???

Sachin kumar on January 25, 2012:

Hey guys, i have received this kind of mail,i was confused ,but no more,now i know that they r fake.plz guys beware of these kind of mails.

Martyman Canada on January 13, 2012:

I just received the same email....I'm a bit perturbed as I only "won" 250,000 pounds

vidush gupta on January 09, 2012:

i got same email as above...

i replyed to them to pay my indian custom clearance from my prize or i wil pay the money when i wil get my prize... hahaha...

Google Gmail Incorporation

P.O.BOX 1010,LIVERPOOL L170NL,UNITED KINGDOM.

FROM THE DESK OF HARRY COLE.

==============================

Winning Number: WZ554/30

Parcel Identification Number : FWCS-8035398586

Dear Beneficiary,

This is to inform you that you have been cleared a winner of the Google Gmail Incorporation online International program. I am happy to inform you that i have forwarded your details to our Diplomat for claims SKY UNIVERSAL COURIER SERVICE you should count yourself extremely lucky to have emerged as one of the winners in this year's Google Gmail Incorporation. 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. You are to contact him immediately, via this email (mr.johndavid@w.cn) his Name is Senior Diplomat John David. On contacting him you are to send Your Parcel Identification Number : FWCS-8035398586 as the subject of mail and you are to keep your parcel ID Number very confidential for security reasons and Keep me fully updated as soon as you contact him. The Diplomatic Officer will be Arriving India and you are to send to Our Diplomatic Officer a scanned copy of your ID Proof ( ID CARD/ PASSPORT / VOTERS CARD OR DRIVER LICENSE COPY) to enable him indentify you before he arrives your country (India). Below is his personal/flight information

Diplomat John David

Email: mr.johndavid@w.cn

DISPATCH DETAILS

===============================================

Number of Packages: 1

Fairway Express Service: INTERNATIONAL AND OVERNIGHT

Departure Date/time:- (Monday ) January 9th 2012- 06:25:00 PM

Arrival Date/time:- (Tuesday) January 10th 2012- 09:30:00 AM

===============================================

Our diplomat (Mr. John David) will arrive India to deliver your won parcel to you and further proceed to Malaysia to deliver other consignment after he must have handed over your won parcel containing a valid cheque of 500,000.00 GBP worth 40,200,000 INR ( Four Crore Two Lahks India Rupees) to you.

Your won price parcel contains all of the following items below:

1.) Your Winning Prize £500,000.00 Pounds.

2.) Official Winning Certificate.

3.) Affidavit of claims eligibility.

4.) Documents covering source of winnings.

5.) Brand New HP LAPTOP

Let it be known to you that all taxes has been paid by Google Gmail Incorporation Therefore, you will only be required to pay for the Clearing charges which is 23,500 INR only for the clearing of your consignment from the Indian custom upon the arrival of the delivery officer to your country India. On Mr. John David arrival he shall contact you via your provided phone number as regards his arrival update and you are to make available your INDIAN CUSTOM CLEARANCE CHARGES (23,500 INR ) so that the diplomat can succesfully clear your parcel after payment and obtain an INDIAN CUSTOM CLEARANCE receipt that will enable the stamping in of the parcel into your country. He will then take the next available means to get to your locality and deliver your cheque to your door step and he will also assist you to any of your local Bank and help you cash your winning cheque and take a photograph with you and your family before leaving.

.You are also require to be available at the address you have provided to our office and your mobile phone should be close to you because Mr. John David will be calling you on your mobile phone to give you instruction on how to pay for the custom clearance charge which would be needed at the international airport for clearing of your parcel containing a winning cheque worth five hundred thousand great british pounds in your name.

Mr. John David is a Special trained Chief delivery agent officer highly respected here UNITED KINGDOM, please i advice you act as he instructs you so that you can successfully get your funds transferred immediately into your account on following instructions. KINDLY BE INFORMED THAT WITHOUT THE INDIAN CUSTOM CLEARANCE CHARGES (23,500 INR ) YOUR PARCEL CANNOT BE STAMPED INTO THE COUNTRY AND DELIVERY CANNOT PROGRESS,SO PLEASE YOU MAKE AVAILABLE.

Notice: Please bear in mind that we have sworn a "Letter Of Affidavit" with the British High Court Of Justice, stating that the issued cheque worth Five Hundred Thousand Great British Pound Sterlings must not be tempered with or deducted from until it gets to the winner for security reasons. you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your certified cheque is given to you. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid unwarranted impersonation or abuse of this program by some individual.

Endevour to fill and submit the verifications form below to Mr. John David of UNIVERSAL DIPLOMATIC DELIVERY SERVICES with the above details.

Full Name:

Full contact address:

Tel number:

State:

Be informed that your parcel will be arriving your country within the next 48hrs of receiving this mail

Best wishes and thanks for using Microsoft,

+447010053526 +447010053526 +447010053526

HARRY COLE

Online Supervisor/co ordinator,

INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS PROMOTIONS,

Google Gmail Incorporation, UNITED KINGDOM.

dev Sheoran on January 09, 2012:

ya dey r fake, i got the person who want to take 24,599INR i beated him at airport he ran away......

sobhan on January 02, 2012:

I got the same thing

75 Ninth Avenue 2nd and 4th Floors,

Darlaston Road, W1W 9TQ

London, United Kingdom.

We are Pleased to inform you that you have won a prize money of (£500,000.00 GBP)©2011 GOOGLE CORPORATION. In line with commemorating event marking of our 30th anniversary. Conjunction with the MICROSOFT CORPORATION. We collects online email for compensation and grant for both past lottery winners and the entire world public for purpose of Infrastructural development as an online compensation for all internet users. All the email addresses of the people that are active online, Among the millions that subscribed to Gmail, Rediffmail and various Microsoft window users, we only select thirteen people every year as our winners, we are congratulating you for being one of the people selected.

Name: Mr. Terry Webster

+447014246716

Email: nfpv@live.com

1. FULL NAMES:

2. HOUSE ADDRESS:

3. OCCUPATION:

4. Sex:

5. AGE;

6. Direct Phone Number::

7. STATE:

8. COUNTRY;

Tansen on December 30, 2011:

OMG UR RIGHT I POSTED A COMMENT ON UTUBE ON HIS VID CUZ I GOT THE MAIL AND CAN SOMEONE TELL ME HOW HE GOT OUR EMAILS? MY NAME IS TIDUSANDJECHT10 SO SEE MY COMMENT

Cyberalongdaway on December 24, 2011:

I just got this one and I think it's a scam although I do surveys from Google from time to time. It even comes with files that I am skeptiical to open.

From:

"Google Incorporations Promotion Team"

Add sender to Contacts

To:

undisclosed-recipients

Message contains attachments

1 File (62KB)

* Google Procedures Of Prize Claims.docGoogle Procedures Of Prize Claims.doc

--

Dear Google Award Winner.

We wish to congratulate you once again on this note, for being part of our

lucky winners selected this month of December 2011.Please read the Award

Notification from the attach file for your Winning details and procedures,do

contact the claims manager for claims procedures.

The management,

Google Security Department.

It just doesn't sound legit.

Manisha on December 18, 2011:

I got this Mail from GooGle Mobile Awards nfpv@live.com

Is It so......,

Plz Reply,

Harish Joshi on December 09, 2011:

i have also get this stupid male....................

renu on December 08, 2011:

i also got this mail...even they called me.... and said etc etc etc...

they demanding 24200rs to pay INDIAN Govt for delivering the money..

fake dokhebaj log...

santosh kumar on November 27, 2011:

ya man i got it today on 23.11.11

obviously its a scam because i got it 1 month ago with different address.

but last time i sent them that i m in delhi, and they called me on chennai airport,but actully i m residing in chennai,i went there but couldn,t find any one then told me to go for online transfer to the account,than i resisted myself,

truly if u will respond u may fall into trouble.

Yes it makes us mad to react but don,t believe because if they are real and they are paying for the taxes than they may also pay for custom charges,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!!SCAM!

Google Gmail Incorporation

30 Leicester Square. City,London.

Count racy, United Kingdom.

Postal/Zip Code, WC2H 7LA

===================================

Dear Winner

We wish to congratulate you once again on this note, for being part of the 13 winners selected for the Annual Lottery Promotions. Gmail Incorporation/ Rediffmail Lottery felicitate with you and your family. This promotion was set-up to encourage the active users of the Gmail and Rediffmail and other internet user's.

I wish to formally announce to you that you have successfully pass the requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report Test conducted for all online winners.

Hence all has been set for the diplomat (Mr. Terry Fox) to proceed with the delivery of your winning funds to your home address which you have provided to this office. Our diplomat (Mr. Terry Fox) will arrive India to deliver your won parcel to you and further proceed to Malaysia to deliver other consignment after he must have handed over your won parcel containing a valid cheque of 500,000.00 GBP worth 40,200,000 INR ( Four Crore Two Lahks India Rupees) to you.

Let it be known to you that all taxes has been paid by Google Gmail Incorporation Rediffmail Lottery Board Therefore, you will only be required to pay for the Clearing charges which is 24,500 INR only for the clearing of your consignment from the Indian custom upon the arrival of the delivery officer to your country India.

To avoid any delay of carrying out his duty as stipulated, you are advice to make available the required 24,500 INR when he arrives to enable him fulfill the normal Indian customs clearing obligations at the International Airport for your parcel to be released and pass custom's clearance without hesitation. We advise you keep your winnings confidential until our diplomat arrives your doorstep for a maximum security of our diplomat

DISPATCH DETAILS

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Number of Packages: 1

Fairway Express Service: INTERNATIONAL AND OVERNIGHT

Departure Date/time:- (Sunday) November 27th 2011- 06:25:00 PM

Arrival Date/time:- (Monday) November 28th 2011- 09:30:00 AM

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Kindly note that you have to make a cash deposit of Rs. 24,500 Inr to India custom at the airport before our representative diplomat (Mr. Terry Fox) can proceed to your home contact address given to him.

You are to send us a scan copy of your recent photograph for our diplomat to recognized you as soon as he arrive and also reconfirm your full name, address and mobile number

Please ensure that you co-operate with him and follow his instructions and directives to avoid any delay in handing over your winning cheque to you.The Diplomat (Mr. Terry Fox) will also assist you to any of your local Bank and help you cash your winning cheque upon delivering your cheque to you and take a photograhps with you and your family before leaving.

Once again congratulations from the Google Gmail Incorporation/Rediffmail Lottery Board your satisfaction is our priority and we look foraward to providing you the best of our quality service.

Please Call me if you have any misunderstanding

Thank you for your understanding.

Regards

Mr. Harry Cole

+447014245109

sathishkumar from India on November 22, 2011:

I am also recived as like this. Don't believe as like this mail friends. Takecare....

Google Gmail Incorporation

P.O.BOX 1010,LIVERPOOL L170NL,UNITED KINGDOM.

FROM THE DESK OF HARRY COLE.

==============================

Winning Number: WZ554/30

Parcel Identification Number : FWCS-8035398586

Dear Beneficiary,

This is to inform you that you have been cleared a winner of the Google Gmail Incorporation online International program. I am happy to inform you that i have forwarded your details to our Diplomat for claims SKY UNIVERSAL COURIER SERVICE you should count yourself extremely lucky to have emerged as one of the winners in this year's Google Gmail Incorporation. 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. You are to contact him immediately, via this email (mr.johndavid@diplomats.com) his Name is Senior Diplomat John David. On contacting him you are to send Your Parcel Identification Number : FWCS-8035398586 as the subject of mail and you are to keep your parcel ID Number very confidential for security reasons and Keep me fully updated as soon as you contact him. The Diplomatic Officer will be Arriving India and you are to send to Our Diplomatic Officer a scanned copy of your ID Proof ( ID CARD/ PASSPORT / VOTERS CARD OR DRIVER LICENSE COPY) to enable him indentify you before he arrives your country (India). Below is his personal/flight information

Diplomat John David

Email: mr.johndavid@diplomats.com

===============================================

Departure- Date /Time: 22th November 2011 -5:15:00 p.m (UK TIME)

Arrival Date /Time: 23th November 2011 - 9:30 a.m (INDIA TIME)

===============================================

Our diplomat (Mr. John David) will arrive India to deliver your won parcel to you and further proceed to Malaysia to deliver other consignment after he must have handed over your won parcel containing a valid cheque of 500,000.00 GBP worth 40,200,000 INR ( Four Crore Two Lahks India Rupees) to you.

Your won price parcel contains all of the following items below:

1.) Your Winning Prize £500,000.00 Pounds.

2.) Official Winning Certificate.

3.) Affidavit of claims eligibility.

4.) Documents covering source of winnings.

5.) Brand New HP LAPTOP

Let it be known to you that all taxes has been paid by Google Gmail Incorporation Therefore, you will only be required to pay for the Clearing charges which is 23,500 INR only for the clearing of your consignment from the Indian custom upon the arrival of the delivery officer to your country India. On Mr. John David arrival he shall contact you via your provided phone number as regards his arrival update and you are to make available your INDIAN CUSTOM CLEARANCE CHARGES (23,500 INR ) so that the diplomat can succesfully clear your parcel after payment and obtain an INDIAN CUSTOM CLEARANCE receipt that will enable the stamping in of the parcel into your country. He will then take the next available means to get to your locality and deliver your cheque to your door step and he will also assist you to any of your local Bank and help you cash your winning cheque and take a photograph with you and your family before leaving.

.You are also require to be available at the address you have provided to our office and your mobile phone should be close to you because Mr. John David will be calling you on your mobile phone to give you instruction on how to pay for the custom clearance charge which would be needed at the international airport for clearing of your parcel containing a winning cheque worth five hundred thousand great british pounds in your name.

Mr. John David is a Special trained Chief delivery agent officer highly respected here UNITED KINGDOM, please i advice you act as he instructs you so that you can successfully get your funds transferred immediately into your account on following instructions. KINDLY BE INFORMED THAT WITHOUT THE INDIAN CUSTOM CLEARANCE CHARGES (23,500 INR ) YOUR PARCEL CANNOT BE STAMPED INTO THE COUNTRY AND DELIVERY CANNOT PROGRESS,SO PLEASE YOU MAKE AVAILABLE.

Notice: Please bear in mind that we have sworn a "Letter Of Affidavit" with the British High Court Of Justice, stating that the issued cheque worth Five Hundred Thousand Great British Pound Sterlings must not be tempered with or deducted from until it gets to the winner for security reasons. you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your certified cheque is given to you. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid unwarranted impersonation or abuse of this program by some individual..

Endevour to fill and submit the verifications form below to Mr. John David of UNIVERSAL DIPLOMATIC DELIVERY SERVICES with the above details.

Full Name:

Full contact address:

Tel number:

State:

Be informed that your parcel will be arriving your country within the next 48hrs of receiving this mail

Best wishes and thanks for using Microsoft,

+447010053526

HARRY COLE

Online Supervisor/co ordinator,

INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS PROMOTIONS,

Google Gmail Incorporation, UNITED KINGDOM.

COPYRIGHT ©2011. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Ashish on November 14, 2011:

lol m also the victim

Kamal on November 10, 2011:

i have also received an email form some unknown source which is introduces himself as a career of West Capital Bank, which reffered me to West Capital Bank!

raaaaaaaaaaaaaa on November 08, 2011:

it is afake and worng mind divert messages

Smriti on November 07, 2011:

Gawd! Thank you. I was baffled receiving that message. I thought it would be a nice gift for my parents. I sent them back, Thank god! I am on the safe side now after reading this. PEOPLE! It is a scam. Wake up!

Jimmy the jock (author) from Scotland on November 01, 2011:

fake

koushi on November 01, 2011:

google give the prizes to the users is true or fake??????????

scheherazade UK on October 30, 2011:

I received same suppose to be google ticket draw price of £850,000 .

You don't need to be psychic alittle intuition you feel how stubit now and faded method these scums and so thepolice should trace them pity the one who fall for it

And gives informations which are useful for genrating false ID and they use them for more frude wether on line or banks to draw money .

as well as this i received so many of these one who has millions and need some one bank account to transfere this incredible amount , it is big joke i just send them back two words

F..... off

Basil Stag Hare. Milk Chocolate on October 24, 2011:

From: "Google.Protomotion.Announcer"

Susan Richard

Promo Announcer

Totally fake. Thanks so much!

Elke on October 20, 2011:

I got an email today from anna.james@googlepromo.org

I replied saying no (no information in the email itself). After I became weary I googled it and found this...

I replied because last week I applied for a job @ Google so I thought maybe it was relevant :( otherwise I would never reply... :(

Sunny Singh on October 14, 2011:

i got the same mail that i have won 500000 GBP alongwith scanned copy of passport of John David and google winning certficate alongwith UNODC(United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), Switzerland.

Agene Emmanuel on October 13, 2011:

I receive a mail which inscription is google, at first I started processing but have not spent any money only my passport (scanned) and other information about me I sent to them, when they now refer me to their barrister, I now know is a scam, (that I won 500,000 pounds) after filling the remittance form which they sent, they keep on sending more message so as to enable them get something from. I am convince that this is fake...

the fletch on October 06, 2011:

year i ceep on getting on getting this fingy saying congratuallations u have just one an iphone apple touch and sez u have to click here and tell all of your details.

Pouya on October 03, 2011:

Iv received one too ! now they are in south africa !

mine is 840.000 US dollars.

MFs !

Ruind my day !

Sagar on October 02, 2011:

But how can they ignore the label copyright acts of Google or any best branded company.It is one of the advantages which lets them to trap the innocent internet users.I think the companies whose brand labels these spammers are using must have a very strict reputation towards it and this way such spams can be avoided to a great extent!

grace on September 19, 2011:

I got one in my mail box two days ago offering me $400,000 US. It was on "google" letterhead and immediately I was mad/hopeful...! Yes, that niggling little voice in my head says, "but it COULD be real". Hmm, yes, really a scam!

Ok, I'm grateful for the Hub! It confirmed my suspicions. It would have been nice to pay off my house and become completely debt free but not today, Grace.

I'd like to nail these folks to the wall. How do I do this?

thanks!

dnyaneshwar u. suryawanshi on September 17, 2011:

thank you for you do my idea mobile number teak my address

NAME:-DNYANESHWAR UTTAM SURYTAWANSHI

ADD :-At.Post. Amode B.K.

Tal.Dist.Jalagaon

Maharastra India

Mo. :-9623318158

E-Mail:-dnyaneshwarsuryawanshi2011@rediffmail.com

aditi on September 13, 2011:

i received an email mnc or some thing like....... that i won a lottry of 50,000$ a laptop and a free trip for us and i have to pay 20,000 as a coutum charge how funny did those hackers really think that we are fool

winner on September 12, 2011:

but i have won it in real.. trust me!!

Jimmy the jock (author) from Scotland on September 02, 2011:

SUDHAKARA.ALVA 3 minutes ago

NOTIFICTION PROMOTED BY GOOGLE INC

if you truly believe that this lottery is real then be warned that you will lose a lot of money when you try to claim your prize.....jimmy

SUDHAKARA.ALVA on September 02, 2011:

NOTIFICTION PROMOTED BY GOOGLE INC

Usha nandhini on September 01, 2011:

I got message from gmail and rediffmail board organization.gmailid:ushaalagesan@gmail.com

syzygy on August 26, 2011:

Heh, just got this email:

"©2011 Google Inc" rveltman@fiocruz.br

show details 4:44 PM (4 hours ago)

Dear Gmail user

Your E-m a i l emerged a w i n n e r of £ 500,000.00GBP. (C G P

N):7-22-71-00-66-12, T i c k e t n u m b er: 00869575733664, L u c k y

n u m b e r s: 12-12-23-35-40-41(12). Contact Mr. B e r n a r d G r a h

a m for more details: E-mail: mr.bernardgraham0011@gmail.com

Sincerely,

Ms. Mary A. Peterson

Nicolette Steenkamp on August 11, 2011:

Google Corporation©

Belgrave House,

76 Buckingham

Palace Road

London. SW1W 9TQ,

United Kingdom.

Winning Number: GUK/877/798/0147

Batch Number: GUK/699/33/0011

Dear Winner,

It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find time to read it carefully.We wish to congratulate you once again on this note, for being the winner selected this year. This promotion was held this August 2011.Reason is to set-up and to encourage the active use of the Google search engine and the Google ancillary services.

Hence we do believe with your winning prize, you will continue to be active and patronage to the 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 450,000.00 (Four Hundred And Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling) We wish to formally announce to you that you have successfully passed the requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and

satisfactory report Test conducted for all online winners.

A winning cheque will be issued in your name by Google Corporations,

You have therefore won the entire sum of 450,000.00Gbp (Four

Hundred And Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling) and also a

certificate of prize claims will be sent alongside your winning cheque.

You are advised to contact your Foreign Transfer Manager with the

following details to avoid unnecessary delay and complications:

Google Corporation

Verification Manager.

Mr. Paul Luckas.

Email:verificationdepatment@live.com

MrPaulLuckas@hotmail.com

VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM.

1) Your contact address:.............

(2) Your Tel:..................

(3) Your Nationality:....................

(4) Your Full Name:................

(5) Occupation/Age:.......................

(6)How do you feel as a winner?...........

The Google Corporations has discovered a huge number of double

claims due to winners informing close friends relatives and third parties

about their winning and also sharing their pin numbers. As a result of

this, these friends try to claim the lottery on behalf of the real

winners. So you are hereby strongly advised once more to keep your winnings strictly

confidential until you claim your prize.

Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of the Google interactive Lotteries Board Commission.

Yours Sincerely,

Mr. Paul Luckas.

Google Corporations 2011.©

Ina's Beads Jewelry on June 21, 2011:

In the end it seams tha we are very lucky and rich :))))

Robles on May 17, 2011:

I got this email today!

THE GOOGLE UK GIVEAWAY PROMO TEAM © 2011.

Belgrave House, #76 Buckingham Palace Road London SW1W 9TQ.

TEL:+44 703 1949460,+44 703 1931229

Fax: +448704710767, +44 700 597 8372

Dear Googler (Winner),

Be informed that your correspondence has been duly acknowledged. Response has been sent to you as file attachment(Microsoft format) below, please kindly download the file attachment to read full details about our 12th Anniversary/New Year Promo and how to claim your cash prize. Endeavour to fill and return the "Prize Released Order Form" that is also attached (in Microsoft format) to enable this office process your payment as early as possible. The form should reach me as soon as possible in order to avoid delay from this office.

Congratulations to you once again!

Sincerely,

MR. BERNARD W. GRAHAM .

Processing Agent, UNIT12AGT

Verification / Processing Office.

Do not believe it! They just want as much information about you as possible to steal your identity! & your cash if you are willing to waste some in this economy!

Robles on May 17, 2011:

Dear Gmail user

Your email emerged a w i n n e r of £ 500,000.00GBP. (C G P N):7-22-71-00-66-12,

T i c k e t n u m b er: 00869575733664, S e r i a l n u m b e r

s:/BTD/8070447706/06, L u c k y n u m b e r s: 12-12-23-35-40-41(12). Contact

Mr. B e r n a r d G r a h a m for more details: E-mail: mr.bern.graham001@gmail.com

Sincerely,

Ms. Juliet Thompson.

(This is so fake!)

Ina's Beads on April 05, 2011:

I got a similar e-mail this days, and i had no one to ask about this.

now i searched and i found out that my luky number is also 12-12-23-35-40-41(12)

"Dear Gmail user

Your email emerged a winner of £ 500,000.00GBP. (CGPN):7-22-71-00-66-12, Ticket number: 00869575733664, Serial numbers:/BTD/8070447706/06, Lucky numbers:12-12-23-35-40-41(12). Contact Mr. Bernard Graham for more details: E-mail: bernard.w.graham03@gmail.com

Sincerely,

Ms. Judith Adams"

espen795 on March 10, 2011:

i had one to i won 400.000.000 dollars.

lol

greeterjim on February 27, 2011:

Holy Firggin Christ - could anybody be so dumb as to not know this was a scam.

Why would you even do anything but mark it as spam and delete it.

Manon on February 23, 2011:

I got this too:

From: promotion.winners@googlemail.com

Dear Gmail user

Your email emerged a winner of £ 500,000.00GBP. (CGPN):7-22-71-00-66-12,

Ticket number: 00869575733664, Serial numbers:/BTD/8070447706/06, Lucky

numbers:12-12-23-35-40-41(12). Contact Mr. Bernard Graham for more

details: E-mail: bernardgraham012@googlemail.com

Sincerely,

Ms. Fiona Jones

suba on February 01, 2011:

i got a mail like this ..

Google Payment Office

to subbi.89@gmail.com

date Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 11:44 AM

subject CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE BEEN VERIFIED AND APPROVED FOR CLAIMS (AIR FLIGHT DETAILS FOR PRIZE DELIVER!!!)

mailed-by live.co.uk

Images from this sender are always displayed. Don't display from now on.

hide details 11:44 AM (1 hour ago)

Google Gmail Incorporation

30 Leicester Square. City,London.

Country, United Kingdom.

Postal/Zip Code, WC2H 7LA

===================================

ATTN:WINNER

We wish to congratulate you once again on this note, for being part of the 13 winners selected for the Annual Lottery Promotions. Gmail Incorporation/ Rediffmail Lottery felicitate with you and your family. This promotion was set-up to encourage the active users of the Gmail and Rediffmail and other internet user's.

I wish to formally announce to you that you have successfully pass the requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report Test conducted for all online winners.

hence all has been set for the diplomat ( Mr. Ben Smith)to proceed with the delivery of your winning funds to your home address which you have provided to this office. Our diplomat ( Mr. Ben Smith) will arrive India to deliver your won parcel to you and further proceed to Malaysia to deliver other consignment after he must have handed over your won parcel containing a valid cheque of (500,000.00 GBP worth 40,200,000 INR ( Four Crore Two Lahks India Rupees) to you.

Let it be known to you that all taxes has been paid by (Google Gmail Incorporation/ Rediffmail Lottery Board).Therefore, you will only be required to pay for the Clearing charges which is Rs. 35,500 INR only for the clearing of your consignment from the Indian custom upon the arrival of the delivery officer to your country India.

To avoid any delay of carrying out his duty as stipulated, you are advice to make available the required Rs. 35,500 INR when he arrives to enable him fulfill the normal Indian customs clearing obligations at the International Airport for your parcel to be released and pass custom's clearance without hesitation. We advise you keep your winnings confidential until our diplomat arrives your doorstep for a maximum security of our diplomat.

Please note that your custom will demand for the list charges below:

Custom Clearance Fees : 15,500 INR

Registration Of Package : 10,000 INR

Immigration Charges : 10,000 IN

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TOTAL AMOUNT = 35,500 INR

Important message

Arriving at India from London Heathrow on Wednesday 2nd Feb

Flight number From To Scheduled Departure time Arrival Terminal Updated arrival time

BA0143 LRH DEL 3:35 2nd Feb 3 9:50 3 Feb

According to our flight information booked by this company, the flight will arrived in INDIA then our diplomat will take a local flight or any other possible means to your state where he can locate your designated address. The Diplomat (Ben Smith) will also assist you cash your winning cheque in any of your local Bank and lodge it in your account and then take photographs with you and your family before leaving.

Kindly note that you have to make a cash deposit of 35,500 INR to India custom before our representative diplomat Mr. Ben Smith can leave the airport to your home contact address given to him.Note That you have to fill this form below..

Receiver's Name:

Receiver's Address:

Telephone Number:

Country:

State:

A scan copy of your photo:

Please ensure that you co-operate with him and follow his instructions and directives to avoid any delay in handing over your winning cheque to you.The Diplomat ( Mr. Ben Smith)will also assist you to any of your local Bank and help you cash your winning cheque upon delivering your cheque to you and take a photograhps with you and your family before leaving.

Once again congratulations from the Google Gmail Incorporation/ Rediffmail Lottery Board your satisfaction is our priority and we look foraward to providing you the best of our quality service.

Please Call me if you have any misunderstanding

Thank you for your understanding.

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Mr. Cox Rooney

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ana on January 31, 2011:

I have received this email recently. I from Argentina and I think that it ts a big trap. Someone should do something to these people stop to annoy. Is embarrasing and a shame.

I am very angry about that situation.

Barbara Radisavljevic from Templeton, CA on January 27, 2011:

I have failed to read all the comments -- I see all the originals of these letters in my spam box every day and they are automatically deleted. Anyone who's been in business on the internet can probably spot spam by its headers. Only a few spammers can get me to open the email by making it iffy enough to trick me with a subject header that really could be applicable. But there are new people entering the online world everyday that haven't built up the experience yet to ID junk mail on sight. Your Hub should help them.

kizuna kenzo on January 25, 2011:

i think that the email that was sent among us is enveloped with a virus.

because when i opened my that mail,

my computer runs strange lately and when i surf the net,another page popped out of my screen, a site that i cant recall it anymore.

but in the end, that guy will receive a very bad karma.

Marlize Liebenberg on January 12, 2011:

same email... but isn't it funny that we all are have the same ticket number bha ha ha ^^, I mailed the jurk back and said: If i won something im not paying any money to get it, they can send a check! Thank you very much! hehehe ^^,

Ejaz Khan on January 10, 2011:

here is what i received, i think Google should take stern action against such people.

Ejaz Khan

Pakistan

©2010 Google Promotion

You won £ 500,000.00GBP. (CGPN):7-22-71-00-66-12, Ticket number:

00869575733664, Serial numbers:/BTD/8070447706/06, Lucky

numbers:12-12-23-35-40-41(12). Contact me, Mr. Graham Benfield for more

details: E-mail: mr.graham.benfield231@gmail.com