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.

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Another Scam: from Gary Peterson, Promotional Director: Apple Inc. Mobile Promotions

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

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 your geographical region is grouped
under category "B”.

This promotion is being sponsored by Apple Inc. to celebrate the life
and legacies of the late Apple C.E.O- Steve Jobs. It doubles as our
yearly promotion 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 these info:

1. Full Names.
2. Contact Address
3. Your winning Mobile Number (for confirmation and final verification)
4. Occupation.
5. Date of Birth

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 States
processing centre. As an international winner, an accredited attorney
will be handling the legalisation 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!


Gary Peterson

Promotional Director
Apple Inc. Mobile Promotions.
1 Infinite Loop
California 95014,
United States

Copyright © 2012 Apple Inc. All rights reserved

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