Scams that promise millions of monies are not new, they have been around as long as the internet – but I do find it interesting how these scams evolve and try to embrace more modern *things* to make their scam more believable.
Had this one recently;
From: Mrs. Rachael Adams. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 5 August 2015 at 14:32
Subject: YOUR BMW CAR AND CHECK OF $1,500.000.00 USD!!
Hmm… yuanlai01.com doesnt seem to translate to BMW no matter what I try?
BMW LOTTERY DEPARTMENT
5070 WILSHIRE BLVD
LOS ANGELES. CA 90036
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Well shit me. BMW have a lottery department, and its ran by Mike James who also doesn’t seem to have an official BMW email address? Maybe the lottery department is old school? 🙂
NOTE: If you received this message in your SPAM/BULK folder, that is because of the restrictions implemented by your Internet Service Provider, we (BMW) urge you to treat it genuinely.
LOL – nice try.
This is to inform you that you have been selected for a prize of a brand new 2014/2015 Model BMW 5 Series Car and a Check of $1,500,000.00 USD from the international balloting programs held on the 2nd section in the UNITED STATE OF AMERICA.
Just the one state?
Description of prize vehicle;
Model: 530iA Color (exterior): Metallic Silver Mileage: 5 Transmission: Automatic 6 Speed
Options: Cold weather package, premium package, fold down rear seats w/ski bag, am fm stereo with single in dash compact disc player.
The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection system (ESS) from a database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world which you were selected.
Oh right. Don’t seem to remember entering a prize draw but whatever – I’ll have a free BMW and some spondoolies 🙂
The BMW Lottery is approved by the British Gaming Board and also Licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact our fiduciary claims department for more information as regards procedures to the claim of your prize.
Bloody hell they’re pulling out the big guns here. I had to google fiduciary. Great word.
Name: Mr. Mike James
Owd Mike again 🙂
Contact him by providing him with your secret pin code Number
You are also advised to provide him with the under listed information as soon as possible:
1. Name In Full :
2. Residential Address :
3. Nationality :
4. Age :
6. Occupation :
7. Direct Phone :
8. Present Country :
9. Email address :
10. pin code Number BMW:255125HGDY03/23
Hmm. BMW, who are worth BILLIONS want this info sending in a badly formatted list in an email? To a hotmail address? Come on guys, really?
Please you are to provide him with the above listed details as soon as possible so he can begin with the processing of your prize winnings.
Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.
Mrs. Rachael Adams.
THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS
BMW LOTTERY DEPARTMENT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Get f’kd Rachael!
You can keep your car you scamming wench! 🙂