Lottery scams

FROM BMW LOTTERY AWARD WINNING DEPARTMENT UNITED STATES
bmwwinning63@gmail.com


Scam Email received June 16, 2018 from johnsonclark@cheerful.com

bmwwinning63@gmail.com
bmwwinning63@gmail.com
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johnsonclark@cheerful.com

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FROM BMW LOTTERY AWARD WINNING DEPARTMENT UNITED STATES

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FROM BMW LOTTERY AWARD WINNING DEPARTMENT UNITED STATES


FROM BMW LOTTERY AWARD WINNING DEPARTMENT UNITED STATES – bmwwinning63@gmail.com


Congratulations, This is to inform you that you have been selected for a prize of a brand new 2016 Model BMW 7 Series Car and a Check of $500,000.00usd from the international programs held on the 2nd section 2017 in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection system (ESS) from a database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world which you were selected. The BMW Lottery is approved by the British Gaming Board and also Licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact our fiduciary claims department for more information as regards procedures to claim your prize. Contact Name : James Douglas Email: bmwwinning63@gmail.com Contact him by providing him with your secret pin code Number BMW:4661256703/07/13. You are also advised to provide him with the undelisted information as soon as possible: 1. Name in full. 2. Address. 3. Nationality. 4. Age. 5. Occupation. 6. Phone/Fax. 7. Present Country. 8. Email address. 9. pin code Number For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize money remitted/released to you.This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements and equally to guard against non participant or unofficial personnel taking undue advantage of this program. Note that,all winnings MUST be claimed by a STIPULATED TIME(ON OR BEFORE 30th July, 2018) otherwise all funds will be returned as Unclaimed and eventually be reabsorbed into our next lucky dip sweepstakes. Note that you have to call Mr. James Douglas ((361) 596-3551 ) before sending your listed information to him. Mrs. Angela Baker. THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS BMW LOTTERY DEPARTMENT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA bmwwinning63@gmail.com

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

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How to check if you received a scam email

  1. Google the details.

    Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.

  2. Confirm the details.

    Visit their website and look for a phone number or email address. Search for the website yourself. Do not assume the details in the email are valid.

  3. Confirm using the information you have found

    Using the details you have researched, call or email the business and ask them to verify the information within the email.

  4. Check if the email has been sent to multiple people

    Google snippets of the email text to see if the same format has been used in the past. eg “Army officer from Syria but now living with the United Nations on asylum”

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