This spam e-mail seemed to go a bit overboard in trying to make it sound legitimate. Hey look, there is Google’s very own Larry Page’s signature on it too! This is obviously a scam, but just incase anyone even thinks of sending their personal information or money to this here is the full e-mail. Just trash it when you see it:
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Dear Google User,
You have been selected as a winner for using Google services. Find attached
email with more details.
CEO Google UK.
©2015 Google Terms & Privacy
Google UK Ltd Belgrave House 76 Buckingham Palace Road London SW1W 9TQ United Kingdom.
RE: OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION LETTER.
Ref No: GFSP/ 4877/7782/2015 Batch: GFSP/ 977/GPWIN/UK
It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find time to read it carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the following official publication of results of the E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes Organized by Google, in conjunction with the foundation for the Promotion of Software Products, (F.P.S.) held on 11th March 2015, here in London UK. Google earns its profit mainly from advertising using their very own Google search engine, Gmail, Gala, Sify, e-mail service Google Maps, Google Apps, Orkut social networking and You Tube video sharing, which are all offered to the public for free.
We wish to congratulate you once again, for being among the Twelve (12) selected winners in the ongoing E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes. Hence we do believe with your prize, you will continue to be active in your patronage to Google and its Products. A Bank Cheque has been issued in your favour, hence you have won for yourself the sum of £950.000.00 (Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling), One Google Nexus 10 Tablet and also you have been enlisted as One of the Google Ambassadors for 2015.
To claim your reward, please contact our Foreign Payment Bureau officer below by neatly filling the verification and funds release form below, as your payment will be released and arranged by our United Kingdom Office.
MANDATORY FOREIGN PAYMENT RELEASE FORM.
(1) Your Contact Address:
(2) Your Contact Telephone/Mobile Number:
(3) Your Nationality/Country:
(4) Your Full Names:
(7) Marital Status:
(8) Private Email Address:
(9) Ever Won An Online Lottery?
(10) How Do You Feel As A Winner?
(11) Your Preferred mode of prize remittance from the two options below:
(a) Cash Pick-Up (You as the Beneficiary coming Down to UK to receive your Award Personally, available to only British citizens and residents).
(b) Courier Delivery of your certified winning cheque in your name and other Winning documents safely to you.
Contact our Foreign Payment Bureau officer below:
Eric E. Schmidt
Executive Chairman Google Board with these E-mail accounts as follows,
Email: email@example.com , Schmidt.firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: You can either fill your claims verification form by printing and manually filling out the requested details or you can fill directly on e-mail, or provide the details on Microsoft Word.
NOTE! ! ! For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims are processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this Program by some unscrupulous elements. Please be WARNED! ! ! !
Congratulations from the Staff members of Google Board Commission
MI Matt Britt
Chairman of the Board and Managing Director
Google United Kingdom
©2015 Google Incorporation.
06/11/15 Larry Page Co-Founder & CEO