Another scam award: "Google"?
Thread poster: Matthijs Frankena

Matthijs Frankena  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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Aug 10

Going through recent mails (not touching the email much, as it is vacation time) I found another attempt to swindle me out of some hard-earned money: an "Award letter" from "Google". I am to believe that I've won 950.000 quid, a Google Nexus tablet and some Ambassador title. Who wouldn't fall for that, eh?

Sender: Google UK Ltd (penev@casino-technology.com)

Email text:

Dear Google User.

You have been selected as a winner for using Google services,attached to this email is Our Official Notification Letter for your perusal.

Congratulations on behalf of the Staffs & Members of Google UK.
Eileen Naughton.
CEO Google UK.


The attachment is a non-searchable PDF-document (apparently safe to open). I've attached it to this post as a jpeg.

Note the warning in the text that I should keep this information confidential until I've received the prize. …unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements, pah!

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Perhaps I should report this to Google as well, as someone is using the name of their company for nefarious purposes, but that'll probably happen next week.

Who knows where else my email address has landed, and what other irresistible offers I'll receive in the coming weeks.


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Ricki Farn
Germany
Local time: 01:23
Member (2005)
English to German
I want that Aug 11

... not the Ambassador title, but "unscrupulous element" would be cool.

Other irresistible offers will pop up from everywhere:



("You don't have an email address, Mrs. Kröger, so I thought I'd drop by in person. My name is Mr. Spam. Do you need a penis enhancement?")


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Aleksandra Muraviova  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 05:23
Member (Jan 2017)
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Thank you Aug 11

Ricki Farn wrote:

... not the Ambassador title, but "unscrupulous element" would be cool.

Other irresistible offers will pop up from everywhere:



("You don't have an email address, Mrs. Kröger, so I thought I'd drop by in person. My name is Mr. Spam. Do you need a penis enhancement?")


Thank you Ricki! Joke as old as time, but definitely made my day, along with this "award"!


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Mervyn Henderson  Identity Verified
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Great quid Aug 11

Matthijs, I think Larry's saying you've actually won more than that. He says it's 950,000 "Great" British Pounds Sterling. It's been a while since I've been in the UK, but surely not that long. Do they have two versions now, great and regular common-or-garden?

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