Internet Scams Exposed

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

These emails and text messages are real examples of current scams. Learn to identify them. Please forward any scams you receive to Mark Hutten: They will be posted on this site without your email address.

What To Do If You Have Been Scammed

Have you lost money due to a scam?

Email: with a description of how the scam worked (i.e., what happened exactly), and we will try to (a) locate the scam artist(s), (b) work with law enforcement to expedite prosecution, and (c) help you get some - or all - of your money back.


Another Scam: Research In Motion UK Limited

Research In Motion UK Limited
200 Bath Road Slough Berkshire SL1 3XE

Congratulations, your mobile and code number has been verified to be assigned to our Second Prize Category of £2,000,000.00 (Two Million Great Britain Pounds) with Validation No.: BY781-F4T41 and QLF No.: 10166H.
Your Cheque has been issued in your name and we advise that you check if your name is spelled correctly.

In line with the British Gaming Council statutory procedure to validate the final remittance of won prizes in the United Kingdom, kindly select the PAYMENT OPTION suitable and affordable by you.

1. BY HAND (This will require you to travel to the United Kingdom)
2. SWIFT BANK TRANSFER (24 hours Maximum)


As one of our star prize winner, you are required to come to our Head Office here in United Kingdom for prize collection by hand. 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.

You are to process your visa and let us know your traveling plan so that we can send you approval to gain authorization from the British Gaming Council (BGC). You are expected to be at our redemption office for cheque collection. Kindly inform us of your traveling plan to enable us pick you at the airport and you are required to come with the below compulsory requirements.
i. Sim Card & Sim Pack
ii. Sim Pack Purchase Receipt
iii. Birth Certificate.
Note: Your arrival to London should not exceed the PROMO DEADLINE (20th December 2011).


The online transfer is the fastest way of sending payment to winner's though more expensive. Winners opting for swift bank transfer will be responsible for the cost of transfer (C.O.T). The Swift Bank Transfer charges is 0.1% (£2,000.00 Pounds). After effecting this payment, your cheque will be forward to the transfer office of NatWest Bank Plc London with the below requirements for transfer registration. The maximum duration for transfer is 24hrs after the Swift Bank Transfer fee of 0.1% (£2,000.00 Pounds) is acknowledged.

Swift Bank Transfer Requirement:
1: Bank Name: 
2: Account Name:
3: Account Number: 
4: Iban No:  
5: Swift Code:
Note: Payment for Swift Bank Transfer fee of 0.1% (£2,000.00 Pounds) must be acknowledged before transfer

  1. Your Validation No.: BY781-F4T41, QLF No.: 10166H and details about your prize should be kept strictly confidential friends, family and the general public.
  2. It is mandatory that you give us four (4) working days notice before your arrival to the United Kingdom if you wish to receive your prize by hand.
  3. Prizes not claimed before PROMO DEADLINE (20th December 2011) will be canceled.
  4. With reference to number 9 and 10 of the TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF CLAIM, you will be responsible for the Bank charges which must be paid before transfer will commence.

We also intend to publicize our winner’s information for public viewing to show how connected we are to lives around the globe.
Q. Do you want your Personal and winning information kept confidential for security and other reasons?
Q. As a star prize winner of £2,000,000.00 (Two Million Great Britain Pounds) what do you intend to invest in? Write to us about your views and plans for documentation purpose.

Thank you again for being part of this great event.

Yours Faithfully,
Mr. Wesley Benjamin
Claims Officer

©Copyright 2001-2011. Blackberry. All rights reserved.

This communication is the property of Blackberry mobile corporation and is intended for the use of the recipient to which it is addressed regarding his won promotional prize, and may contain confidential, personal, and or privileged information. Please contact us immediately if you are not the intended recipient of this communication, and do not copy, distribute, or take action relying on it. Any communication received in error, or subsequent reply, should be deleted or destroyed

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