LAND ROVER MOTORS WORLDWIDE
LAND ROVER Programs & Events Department
LAND ROVER Motors
P.O. Box 987
Office: Abbey Road, Whitley,
Coventry CV3 4LF
Attn: Lucky Winner,
LAND ROVER MOTORS PROMOTION LONDON
We wish to congratulate you as one of our Five(5) Star Prize Winner in our 2014 Land Rover International Awareness Promotion(LRIAP) held in London. Your email account have won a cash prize of 4crore 65Lakhs with Ref No:.UK/14/20X2/68 and Batch No:.74/04/ZY369. To begin processing of your prize, fill below verification form and contact processing department.
Please note you are to send your details to the email below
To file for your claim, you are to provide your information for Final verification to enable you receive your Cash Prize and your LAND ROVER SUV/Range Rover Sport 2014 MODEL, Provide your claims information as required below:
1. NAME IN FULL:
6. OCCUPATION (POSITION HELD):
7. HOME PHONE & MOBILE NUMBER:
8. COUNTRY OF RESIDENT:
9. HAVE YOU WON BEFORE?:
10.WHERE WOULD YOU PREFER YOUR CAR TO BE SHIPPED?
HOME OR OFFICE ADDRESS?
Contact Email : roverl-uk[@]outlook.com
The Claims Director/Event Manager.
England Land Rover Anniversary
Hoax or Fact:
Hoax and a Scam.
These messages sent as Emails in various formats come with claims that the recipient's email ID has won cash prize of huge sum of money (4crore 65Lakhs) in what is portrayed as Land Rover Motors Promotion, United Kingdom. The email also says the recipient can receive a Land Rover SUV Car of latest model, and asks the recipient to send his personal, contact details for verification and processing of the prize. These emails, however, are not what they appear!
The people who believed in these emails and responded with their personal information have received a second email of the format mentioned below:
We wish to congratulate you once again on this note, for being one of the lucky winners selected on this year LAND ROVER MOTORS PROMOTION 2014. We felicitate with you and your family and especially for being a citizen of (INDIA). This promotion was set-up In United Kingdom LAND ROVER MOTORS to encourage prospective email users. Congratulations on behalf of the ''LAND ROVER GROUP UNITED KINGDOM'' Our Screening Committee and National Advisory Board has completed all verification and screening by the Screening Committee of "UK's Overseas National Advisory Remittance Claims Unit. You have been approved to received your Demand Draft and LAND ROVER SUV CAR by a special diplomatic arrival been approved by the regulation council of the LAND ROVER GROUP 2014. Your cash prize of Four Hundred and Forty Nine Thousand, Four Hundred and Sixty Eight British Pounds (449,468.00 GBP) which is equivalent to Four Crores Sixty Five Lakh India Rupees (RS 4 CRORE 65 LAKH RUPEES) will be delivered safely to your door step through our accredited delivery diplomat. We have made all necessary arrangement to convey your winning prize direct to your door step. Your name, phone number and address has been Received.
Let it be known to you that all taxes has been paid by LAND ROVER MOTORS UNITED KINGDOM, therefore, you will only be required to pay LOCAL Custom Duty Notarization Clearance Fee of 20,000.00 INR to India Custom in clearing of your parcel in your country INDIA. Our DELIVERY Officer, MR. Phillip Morris will be Arriving in India TOMORROW MORNING. And you are to provide him a copy of your ID prove ( ID CARD/ PASSPORT / VOTERS CARD PAN CARD OR ANY VALID ID PROOF) to enable him identify you before he will Handover your parcel to you. Below is his flight information.
DEPARTURE DATE: XX/XX/XXXX TIME: XX:XX (UK TIME)
ARRIVAL DATE: XX/XX/XXXX TIME: XX:XX (INDIA TIME)
Your Parcel contains all of the following items:
1) A DEMAND DRAFT OF Rs.4 CRORE 65 LAKH/INR
2) YOUR LAND ROVER SUV CAR KEY'S AND DOCUMENT
3) AFFIDAVIT OF CLAIMS ELIGIBILITY
4) OTHER COVERING DOCUMENTS.
5) FUND RELEASE ORDER FROM FINANCIAL SERVICE AUTHORITY (F.S.A) UNITED KINGDOM
In short, for the recipient to receive his said prize amount and car, the 'Land Rover Motors Promotion, United Kingdom' supposedly requires the winner to pay a good amount of local custom duty notarization clearance fee (20,000.00 INR) beforehand. The fact of the matter is, there is nothing like 'Land Rover Motors Promotion' or 'Rover International Awareness Promotion (LRIAP)' in UK or anywhere else; these are all simply scam emails intended to gain money from unsuspecting email users. Note that the original company is registered as Jaguar Land Rover Limited. To such queries posted on their Facebook page, Land Rover UK responded saying the emails are fraudulent messages, and strongly recommended people not to reply to them with any personal information.
Unfortunately, it has become very common for scammers like this to come up with such lotteries and promotions using reputed brand names, and innocent people keep falling preys to them losing money. We say it repeatedly, if you did not participate/buy a ticket in a lottery, you generally cannot win. And if it were to be any free lotteries/promotions, we caution people to verify their authenticity before giving away your personal information or money.