Here is another Phishing Scam, this time is titled International Promotion Program and tries to get you excited by claiming it is a Google Lotto.
It’s a complete scan and designed to extract valuable information from you be having you call them and then release personal information. Notice how this Phishing scam is worded incorrectly?
Here is the email I received about the Google Lotto
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM
WESTERN AVE. 9800
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 LOTT0 organized by GOOGLE INT. 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 19TH of October 2006 and results are being officially announced today 9TH of November 2006. 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 84755391820/422, with serial number 4299-2 drew the lucky numbers 5-12-18-22-29-42 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 Google Lotto 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/399-UHF75541/06. Batch Nr: B43/56/77/8FGG Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program.
Mrs. Wendy Witkamp
If you want to make sure this is a scam, simply contact Google and NOT the address included in the email.