Apple I Phone Lottery Email Scams


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Apple I Phone Lottery Email Scams

Story: 

Apple I phone Company
1 Queen Caroline Street
Hammersmith London
W6 9HQ
Tel:+448719159346

Dear Email-User,

This is to notify you that your e-mail has been selected as a winner of  Five Hundred Thousand Pounds (500,000.00 GBP) in the on-going Apple I Phone 2014 e-mail hot pick Lottery promotion and one brand new apple I phone 6 for personnel use . Your email ID. was randomly selected by our ballot computer system from a Data Base of Internet Email Users from Asia, America Europe and Africa and your email address came out as one of the winning email addresses from your region/territory which automatically makes you the winner of the stated amount.

Note: Make sure you contact the payment officer with this email id alppleclaims[@]hotmail.com (Dr. Gideon White) immediately with the below mentioned requirements for payment/remitting of your won prize to you.

Requirements

1. Name:
2. Address:
3. Age:
4. Sex:
5. Occupation:
6. Cell phone Number/Mobile No:,
7. State:,
8. Country of Residence:
9. Your email id:

Make sure you send your information to this email id alppleclaims[@]hotmail.com
Congratulation once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.

Regards
Dr. Gideon Brown
Tel: +448719159346
{PRIZE ADMINISTRATOR}
EMAIL: alppleclaims[@]hotmail.com

Other Versions

Apple Corporate Head office.
Apple Campus, 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California, U.S.
I-5/9023118308/03
Batch: Iphone 5/124/01/Y369

Dear Winner,

This is to bring to your notice that you have been approved by I-Apple USA to receive the pay out sum of $300,000.00 (Three Hundred Thousand United State Dollars)+ 1piece of the NEW! Iphone 5 for this Year Launch of Apple Iphone5 smart Phone.

Your e-mail address was attached to draw number: 223300577345 133 with Serial number 5219/02 drew; and a bonus number of (15) which subsequently won you in the 2nd category.You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of $300,000.00 (Three Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) in cash credited to file I-5/9023118308/03.

Contact Claims co-ordinator via email(iphone5.appleclaimsdept[@]verizon.net) with Full name: Contact Address: MOBILE: Occupation: sex: and Age: along with Private contact email:

Bonnie Schnabel
Claims Co-ordinator.
Iphone5 USA Promotional Team Information desk

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Apple I Phone Lottery Email Scams

Analysis:

Emails in various versions received by many users come with a claim that the recipient has been selected as a winner of huge amount of money (of the order of 500,000.00 GBP) in an on-going Apple I Phone e-mail hot pick Lottery promotion. Along with this prize money, they also claim to offer a brand new ‘Apple Iphone 5’ or ‘apple I phone 6’ for personnel use. They say that the winner’s email has been randomly selected from a database of internet email users, and ask the recipient to contact their payment officer (or claims coordinator) through the email mentioned in the message and claim their prizes won. Are these emails really genuine? Nope.

These kind of Apple iPhone Lottery emails have been circulating in several variants and are also sent out through SMS on mobiles. Note the way the products are spelled (‘Apple Iphone 5’ or ‘apple I phone 6’) and also the false email IDs appearing official (alppleclaims[@]hotmail.com). In most cases they are spelled incorrectly, hinting they are not official/genuine emails. In fact, these emails keep resurfacing in various formats almost every year. Note that the stories come with different contact numbers and email ids. The ‘winners’ are asked to contact officials on email with their personal details and other requirements for payment/remittance of prizes won. This is where the catch is!

These email and SMS messages are simply attempts to scam you. Apple does not conduct any such promotions or lotteries selecting random emails as winners. Scammers send millions of such lottery winning text messages every day. They expect a few gullible people to reply, who are then asked to pay them the “Taxes”, “Customs Duty”, “Govt. Fees”, “Legal Cost”, “Release Certificate”, “Central Bank Charges”, or “Wiring Fees” to release their ‘prizes’ that do not exist. Such emails are simply attempts to lure unsuspecting users with large monies and then grab their personal details and money. As listed in Related Stories below, such email scammers use popular brand names and products. Beware, do not get carried away with such hoax emails.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax and Scam.

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