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

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25.1.12

Another Scam: Sonia Smith, BlackBerry Promotion Claims Department

We happily announce to you that your mobile number has been randomly selected a winner of a brand-new BlackBerry® BOLD9900 mobile phone alongside the sum of $375,000.00 (Three Hundred And Seventy Five Thousand Dollars only) attached to online IMEI: 457932030710933/813 with Reference number BBP/63/0212 in the 2nd category of the 2012 BlackBerry® Promotions.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of $375,000.00 (Three Hundred And Seventy Five Thousand Dollars) credited to file EMBBPROM/9311/2012. All participants for the BlackBerry® Promo online version were selected randomly from worldwide mobile IMEI through computer draw system and extracted from over 165,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online. This promotion takes place in the beginning of every year.


Please note that your winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe as shown in your lucky coupon. In view of this, your $375,000.00 (Three Hundred And Seventy Five Thousand Dollars) would be sent to you in cheque. Our Claims Department will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your cheque.


For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential until your claim is processed and your money remitted to you, this is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program.

To file your claim and issue your winning cheque, you must fill and submit the below information


* Full Names...............(To issue your Cheque)

* Winning phone Number.................

* Mailing Address...................... (To receive your Cheque / BlackBerry® BOLD9900 mobile phone)

* Country Of Birth..........................

* Email Address..........................

* Alternative Email Address..........................

* Age..................................

* Ref # BBP/63/0212



Yours faithfully,
Sonia Smith
Tel: +44-701-113-8042
BlackBerry® Promotion Claims Department

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I received a text from this person - they didnt give me any information except I won 275,000 and blkberry Bold9900. they ask for personal details - I gave them but gave all the wrong info except they have my blackberry email address. Ha ha!

Anonymous said...

I got the same email!

Anonymous said...

I didn't give them them my real info either lol!!!

Anonymous said...

I just received this exact text to my cell today... but from a Lilian Banks..
CRAZY!!!

Anonymous said...

lol I received from Lilian Banks as well. I like that the office is in Europeas. Which is spanish for European. so they are located in European yeah my favorite city (*,*)

Anonymous said...

i just received the exact same text and now they are acting like they are u.p.s. and want $300 for shipping but they said it cant be paid directly to u.p.s. it has to be payed threw westen union so i mess with them and keep leading them on