Internet Scams Exposed

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

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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.


Report from "Identity Theft" Victim

I got scammed.
Stole my identity but no money just yet.
After they got my details, this is what they wanted me to do but I haven’t done yet.
What do I do???
They said:
In line with the policies of the Apple Inc. Promotional Sweepstakes and the remittance procedures, you have two options to complete your prize money redemption.

OPTION (A): You are officially requested to visit our office in West London, United Kingdom within 4 days for physical identification and signing of the original copies of the Prize Release Authorization forms for immediate release of your prize money to you. You are advised to come with the following requirements: -

a) Valid proof of identification, ID or driving license.
b) Copy of your recent phone billing receipt.

Upon arrival you will be required to procure an affidavit of claim from a UK High Court or a notary. This must be duly signed and thumb printed by you. This goes to legalize your winnings. Please be informed that your trip to the UK and other expenses is solely your responsibility.

OPTION (B): This is for winners who are unable to make a trip to our office. Such winners are presented with the option of contacting our accredited attorney here in the UK who will take you through the legalization process on your behalf and his retainer fee can be negotiated.

The Apple Inc. Promotional Sweepstakes put in place this procedure for all international winners because we are almost certain physical presence at our office will be an issue. The attorney - Mr. Darlington Bismarck of  Scott Humphery Solicitors / Law Firm will be contacting you shortly with the legalization process. After the legalization process, the paying financial institution will be remitting your prize money to you.

Please find the attorney's information below:

Principal Partner:    Mr. Darlington Bismarck
Attorney:                Scott Humphery Solicitors
Address:                Plot 521 Station Parade
                              HP23 3PW
Telephone (UK):     +44 702 404 6345

Please always remember to state your reference and batch numbers in all correspondence to us or our accredited Lawyers- Mr. Darlington Bismarck.

Again, your reference and batch numbers are

Reference Number:  IPQ2/11/09/34
Batch Number: 0054/B/2040.


Once again, congratulations on your winnings.


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

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