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SCAM WATCH: Internet & SMS Scams - Phishing - Email Fraud

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Another Scam: from Apple Mobile

Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2011 1:20 PM
Subject: REQUIRED VERIFICATION DETAILS‏ ‎‎(Read Carefully, Fill & Submit)‎

1 Hanover Street London 
W1S 1YZ, United Kingdom.

Dear Esteemed Claims Applicant,
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Mobile Promotional Draws. All Mobile Number entered for this promotional draws were randomly inputted from all mobile telecommunication network resource database using the Synchronized Random Selection System (SRSS).

The payout of your cash prize to you will be subject to the final validations and satisfactory report that you are the authentic owner of the winning Mobile Number that received the SMS/TEXT Message.

In line with the statutory procedure governing the claims of won prizes, you are required to send the particulars below via email to the verification office ( or fax: +44 (0)704 306 8111
7. MOBILE NUMBER (Mobile number that received the sms):
9. Annual Income:



1. You must be aged 18 years or over to be eligible for this prize . Underage entries will be void.

2. Send the above verification requirements along with a scan copy of your international passport, drivers license or any valid form of identification document to the verification office (

3. None of the employees, nor any family members of employees, of Apple Inc. and its affiliate companies their agents or those of their respective group companies may take part in (1) prize draw promotions or (2) competitions that involve any element of judgment by or on behalf of Apple Inc.

4. The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall not apply to these terms and no rights or benefits expressly or impliedly conferred by it shall be enforceable under that Act against the parties to it by any other person.

5. For claim, only one entry may be made per person. For promotions, they are only available once to any person. Apple Inc. may determine at its sole discretion whether it believes different entries or accounts are connected to the same person, using whatever methods it deems appropriate. Where multiple entries/accounts have been used Apple Inc. reserves the right to cancel these entries and withhold prize.

6. Fraudulent, multiple or incorrectly verification entries will not be accepted, neither will entries made in breach or non-compliance with these terms and conditions. No liability is accepted for entries that are not received for any reason by Apple Inc.

7. In line with the statutory procedure of to validate the remittance of won prizes to winners, you will be required to come over to the United Kingdom to obtain your endorsed cheque.

8. To enable us make preparation for reservation and accommodation upon your arrival, we require from you a four (4) working days notice before your arrival to the United Kingdom for your cheque collection.

9. International Winners Unable to come over to the United Kingdom to obtain their endorsed cheque will be responsible for charges incured in the process of transferring their won prize via Swift bank transfer or Courier pending on the prize won.
10. Charges are not deductible from actual won prize due to policies guiding this promotion.
11. In the event of a breach of these terms and conditions Apple Inc. reserves the right to take such action as it deems appropriate in its absolute discretion.
12. The decision of Apple Inc. in respect of any matter concerning or related to this won prize is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
13. By providing the verification requirements, you accept and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions any specific terms and conditions relating to the prize claim, and any applicable instructions.
Thank you for being part of our commemorative Annual Anniversary Draws.
Yours faithfully
Mr. Jeff Williams Tel: +44 (0)703 180 0868

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