Internet Scams Exposed

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

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13.3.12

Another Scam: from Apple Inc. Mobile Award

From: Apple Inc. Mobile Award <appleclaim12@blumail.org>
Subject: 2012 Apple iPhone Award Declaration

APPLE COMPUTER, INC. 
APPLE - APPLE EUROPE LIMITED,
Apple Inc. Mobile Promotions.
124B High Street Kensington.
London ,
W8 65H,
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 Pounds.

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 Australian 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.

To process and remit your prize money, we request that you furnish us with the following information:

"SECTION A"
**PERSONAL INFORMATION.

  First Name:
  Middle Name:
  Last Name:
  Date of Birth (yyyy-mm-dd):
  Gender:
  Occupation/Position:
  Address:
  City/State/Province/:
  Country:

"Section B"
**MOBILE NUMBER INFORMATION.

  Winning Mobile Number:
  Mobile Network:
  Claims Code:
  Prize Won:
  Alternate Mobile Number:

Section C
**CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS.

  Contact email address(s):

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.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION, PLEASE CALL:  Tel: +44 702 406 2518, AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AS DIRECTED.

We look forward to hearing from you and once again, Congratulations!

Sincerely,

Allen Richardson
Promotional Director
Apple Inc. Mobile Promotions.
124B High Street Kensington.
London ,
W8 65H,
United Kingdom

Direct Line: +44 702 406 2518


Copyright © 2012 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.

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