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15.2.12

Another Scam: from Apple Inc. Mobile Award

APPLE COMPUTER, INC.
APPLE - APPLE EUROPE LIMITED,
White Horse Business Complex,
33 Cavendish Square,
W1G OPW, London,
United Kingdom

Dear 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 750,000.00 GBP.

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 the European geographical region are grouped under category "B”.

This promotion is being sponsored by Apple Computers, Inc. to celebrate the life and legacies of the late Apple Founder/C.E.O - Steve Jobs. The promotion is geared towards promoting the Apple brand and saying a big thank you to all users of the brand worldwide. This promotion is approved by the British Gaming Board and also licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). This promotion is the first of its kind and we intend to sensitize the public. To begin the verification process of your won prize, you are required to fill and send the verification form below along with an attached copy of a valid identification card so we can make a proper verification and and confirm that you are one of our lucky winners.

To this effect, you are to find below the Prize declaration form, Please complete the Form for verification.

FIND BELOW THE PRIZE DECLARATION FORM.

Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF CLAIMING PRIZE

*You MUST be 18 years of age or above and you are required to send a scan copy of your passport or drivers license along with the Verification form.
*To avoid double claim, impersonation and disqualification, all wining information should be kept strictly confidential until you received your prize.
*Ensures you write your correct information in the Section A and B requested in the form below.
*All information concerning your Prize as well as your claim Process MUST be kept confidential until your prize is delivered to you in person.
*Friend and relatives cannot redeem your won prize on your behalf because your Prize is covered by an IRREVOCABLE GUARANTEE BOND (IGB).

Section A
**PERSONAL INFORMATION.

FIRST NAME:
MIDDLE NAME:
LAST NAME:
DATE OF BIRTH:
OCCUPATION:
CONTACT ADDRESS:
COUNTRY:

Section B
**MOBILE NUMBER INFORMATION.

WINNING MOBILE NUMBER:
MOBILE NETWORK:
CLAIMS CODE:
PRIZE WON:
ALTERNATIVE MOBILE NUMBER:


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 center. As an international winner, an accredited attorney will be handling the legalization 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,

Allen Richardson
Promotional Director
Apple Inc. Mobile Promotions.
Apple Computers Inc.
Direct Line: +447024036121

13 comments:

Jane said...

I've got a message from 00353862487798 saying I've won $900,000 in the ongoing Apple Inc. Mobile promotion. Is this also a scam ? It says for claim, email : mobileawards@blumail.org . Thank you

Anonymous said...

My Dad got a text from +436646600501 saying he had won 600,000 GBP and he emailed to them and they sent email saying he had to contact their official carrier, Uk Parcel Delivery and Courier services, to start the process of claiming.

i told him to STOP and NOT do that under any circumstances.

The email they gave is apple.inc@careceo.com

A scam for sure

Anonymous said...

My Dad got a text from +436646600501 saying he had won 600,000 GBP and he emailed to them and they sent email saying he had to contact their official carrier, Uk Parcel Delivery and Courier services, to start the process of claiming.

i told him to STOP and NOT do that under any circumstances.

The email they gave is apple.inc@careceo.com

A scam for sure

Anonymous said...

I live in Australia and got an email saying I had won $900,000 from Apple Inc. Thanks for these scam warnings!

Anonymous said...

Sun 22nd April 2012

I live in australia and received a text message from 00353862162463 saying I had won $750,000 pounds and then was instructed to email appclaim@blumail.com to claim my prize!!! I dont even own an apple of any discription so definitely a scam!!! Seriously some people would no doubt be taken advantage of as there are some very vulnerable people out there and the feeling of knowing you have apparently won something would take over your brain not believing in the scam!!! Its crap really!!

Anonymous said...

i got one to the other day the only thing i gave them was my home address, my name and number i hope they wont do anything. then i see here the same thing happening to others. we should get ACA involved so no one falls for it.

Anonymous said...

I got the same thing but i got the name of Steven Richardson Promotional Director
Apple Inc. Mobile Promotions.
i sent them my home address and number, i hope they wont do anything. I wanted to see if it was real and then i came across this sight and its all the same. im from Australia also and contacted ACA about this because by the looks of it, it is happening alot and would not want anyone to fall for it.

Anonymous said...

Just received a similar SMS from 00353862417318 stating that I have won 900,000 pounds in Apple Inc Mobile Promo.

They want email delivery details, age, occupation, email address/mobile # to appleawards4@blumail.org.

Fleur said...

Just received the same message on phone and email saying i have won $900,00.00USD in an Apple Promotion. Did some quick research and what did I find; Apple Inc Phone scam. Sorry not sucked into this one and notified Australian authorities. JB. Qld, Australia

Fleur said...

Just received text message and email regarding $900.000.00USD Apple Mobile win. Yeah!! Guess gut feeling about a scam was right. will notify Australian authorities about email. Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia

Anonymous said...

I received a text this morning saying I had won 971,450GBP. To claim got to appleprom23@live.com
with name, mobile number and email.

Who are these people?

Anonymous said...

I just got a text from +447968862495 saying i had one 971,450 pounds
I just want to get this number and email out there as this is sure to be a scam .
The email is appleprom26@live.com

Anonymous said...

Look at this website:
http://www.imobileinternational.com/imicapture1nonreplicated.aspx

they are promising 90 dollars an hour and exagerated amount of money weekly, i have a friend that had been in conferences on the phone with the owners, but it is tru that apple is sponsoring imobile??? I believe is scam

NEW SPECIAL FOR OUR TEAM ONLY. IF YOU GET 2 PAID MEMBERS ON YOUR LEFT SIDE AND 2 PAID MEMBERS ON YOUR RIGHT SIDE BY TOMORROW,...
OUR LEADER WILL PAY FOR YOUR $120. MEMBERSHIP IF YOU HAVEN'T PAID ALREADY. CALL ME IF YOU WANT TO WORK THIS BUSINESS THAT CAN MAKE
YOU EARNING UP TO $3000. PER DAY IN 10 DAYS IF YOU WORK THIS STRATEGY FORMAT!!! IT'S EASIER FOR ME TO EXPLAIN IT TO YOU ON THE PHONE.
SO IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT EARNING MONEY AND THE APPLE IPHONE 5 NEXT GENERATION FOR FREE, CALL ME ASAP