Here is a phishing scam designed to really get your attention and is new! It’s called the Google Email Lottery International and pretends to be some type of lottery by Google, the worlds largest search engine.
It is all a scam and by all means, DO NOT respond to it. It is designed to steal your money and if you fall for this, you will never recover it.
There is no such thing as the Google Email Lottery International. I have included the email below for your viewing pleasure.
Google Email Lottery International
World Internet Lotto Centre
Eastern Ave 6528
International Promotion / Prize Award Dept.
Promoting Internet Usage Over The Globe
(We Encourage Globalization)
Dear Lucky Winner,
CONSOLATION PRIZE WINNING NOTICE!!!
Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice, the results of the First Category draws of E-MAIL LOTTERY organised by GOOGLE INTERNATIONAL. We are happy to inform you that you have emerged a winner under the First Category, which is part of our promotional draws. The draws were held on 5TH of March 2007 and results are being officially announced on 16TH of March 2007. Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania as part of our International Promotions Program. Your e-mail address, attached to ticket number 44622/23, with serial number 200-373 drew the lucky numbers 2-4-4-2-67 and consequently won in the First Category.
You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of One Million (1,000,000.00) Euro, which is the winning payout for Category A winners. This is from the total prize money from 1,500,000 Euro shared among the 2 winners in this category.
Your fund is now deposited with the paying Bank. In your best interest to avoid mix up of numbers and names of any kind, we request that you keep the entire details of your award strictly from public notice until the process of transferring your claims has been completed, and your funds remitted to your account. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants / non participants of this program.
Please contact your claims agent immediately for due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice:
To file for your claim, kindly contact your CLAIMS agent.
Trust Claims Agency
THINOS 73, 10722,
You are advised to contact the agents by email.
NOTE: For easy reference and identification, find below your reference and Batch numbers. Remember to quote these numbers in every one of your correspondence with your claims agent. Reference Nr: AMC/2331-ILHWGI0431/06. Batch Nr: EOST/25/0496/TVUFS Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program.
MRS. JENNIFER COHEN.
Remember, this is a phishing attempt and a scam designed to steal your money, do not respond to it!