I don’t believe it!! This morning I’ve received an email sent by Google notifying me that I´ve won $950,000, so I think this will be the last post I’m going to write 😉
Well, I haven’t taken part in any promotion of this kind and I’ve never heard that Google gives prizes just like that, but I can consider it as if I won the lottery.
Here you have the content of the message:
Stamford New Road,
We wish to congratulate you once again on this note, for being part of our winners selected this year. This promotion was set-up to encourage the active users of the Google search engine and the Google ancillary services.
We wish to formally announce to you that you have successfully passed the requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report Test conducted for all online winners.
A winning cheque will be issued in your name by the Google Promotion Award Team, You have therefore won the entire sum of 950,000,00 and also a certificate of prize claims will be sent along side your winnings cheque.
Google Promotion Award Team
Sir Hans Andersen.
Email: [email protected]
You are advised to contact your Foreign Transfer Manager with the following details to avoid unnecessary delay and complications:
VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM.
(1) Your contact address.
(2) Your Tel/Fax numbers.
(3) Your Nationality/Country .
(4) Your Full Name.
Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of the Google interactive Lotteries Board Commission
Dr. Leslie Spears.
And now talking seriously, my reaction to this message shouldn’t have been this, but of skepticism, as it’s a scam.
Email scams are **designed to defraud users, **often using the lure of large windfalls or lottery wins but which require a sum of money to be paid in advance.
The message notifies you that you’ve been rewarded with a $1 million prize thanks to a Google promotion to encourage users to use their services.
In order to receive the prize, you have to provide several personal data, like full name, telephone number and nationality, among others.
If you’re victim of the cheat and contact them, the problem is not only that you’re giving them personal information but also that probably in the next email you’re required to send them a certain sum of money, around $1,000, as a commission for the transference.
In the end, you lose your money and they came out of it better off.
Those messages promising you godsend money or the perfect job are NEVER trustworthy.