Internet Scams Exposed

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

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12.12.11

Another Scam: from the Staffs & Members of the Google interactive Lottery Board Commission

Subject: GOOGLE AWARD NOTIFICATION MESSAGE
Dear Lucky Winner.

We wish to congratulate you on this note, for being one of our lucky winners selected this year on our Annual Promotion Award. 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 make sure that it remains the most widely used search engine, an online e-mail balloting was carried out on the 11th of December 2011, 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 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 (Dr.denis Collins) 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 Google Award Claims Manager with his private email details below to avoid unnecessary delay and complications:

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GOOGLE AWARD CLAIMS MANAGER.

Dr.Denis Collins

Google Security Department (United Kingdom)

E-mail: drdeniscollins@hotmail.com

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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 winner's 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,

Mr. Jugen Kruger,

Google Zonal Coordinator.

London,

United Kingdom

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