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i am a winner!! GOOGLE 11th anniversary awards ... 1.5million lbs

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  1. dan330

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    I got an email from Google that i have been randomly selected as the 11th Anniversary Awards winner. i have 30 days to claim the .. 1.5 million lbs.

    they are in New York.. with a contact and number.
    an american company that rewards in LBs???

    google is in cali.. :p

    they want my contact info...

    this is a new take on the south african scam :rolleyes:
    who else has gotten this?
     

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    I've never heard of this. According to Google's web site, the address/phone number of their NY office is:

    76 Ninth Avenue
    4th Floor
    New York, NY 10011
    Phone: +1 212-565-0000
    Fax: +1 212-565-0001

    If that's the address/phone number (or something similar) it's probably legit. Otherwise, it's likely a scam. You could call that number and ask though. My guess is a scam, but for 1.5 million, I'd make a phone call to Google's NY office and ask. I wouldn't call the number in the email. Call Google's number.

    Edit: Apparently Google has two offices in NYC. Second one is:

    Chelsea Market Space
    (mail cannot be received at this address)
    75 Ninth Avenue
    2nd and 4th Floors
    New York, NY 10011
    Phone: +1 212-565-0000
    Fax: +1 212-565-0001
     
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    The lbs throw me off right away, there is no way google would award in lbs overs dollars, and I've also never heard of these winners
     
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    I had to check my spam mail, just to see if I got any scams today. Looks like I didn't, although I did get 10 or so emails about erectile disfunction. :p
     
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    1.5 million lbs of what? Spam? Bologna?
     
  7. dan330

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    Who knew phishing could be so easy? :)
     
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    Congrats! I think it is wonderful whenever anyone is a winner. Although, if you gain 1.5 million lbs you'll never find pants that fit.
     
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    Sorry, Bob. I got the same email and already claimed the prize. I've even wired them the handling fee so that they can deliver my 1.5 million lbs. If you split the fee with me, I'll forward you half. ;)
     
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    Meh, you guys want lbs? Take some of mine, I don't mind. Really.
     
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    I bet we could start a pool and find 1.5 million lbs of our own to give to the OP. What he does with it is his business I say.
     
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    LOL you all suck!
     
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    Yes... yes... and yes...

    Sadly... I get these like ALL the time!

    Also on my Vodacom SIM Card get hit by these crazy bank detail scams like 24 / 7.

    The most popular one is when they claim they are from "Royalty" which of course is a huuuuuge load of doggy poo.

    These Nigerians and Conganese scam commandos are getting better and better each passing day.

    They are getting so good now, that you can HARDLY tell the difference between the real ABSA Bank (First National or whatever bank) and the real thing!!

    They are getting waaaaay too good for their own means.

    The thing that scares me the most is that if these people are soooo damn clever to make these brilliant scams... then why don't these South Africans and other shit heads put their skills to good use instead of being shit heads????

    THAT is what is wrong with our country... everyone wants everything for nothing!!!!!!

    What a sad fracked up and stuffed up mess...
     
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    Funny, just a few minutes ago some woman on TV (Come Dine With Me), did not know what ml's were. So I'm not surprised some unimformed scammer made this mix up, I've never got a scam email with perfect spelling :p

    *Google's "how many lbs in a €?"*
     
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    Hello Friends
    Here is what i also got in m gmail account with an attachment "Notification letter.jpg"
    Here is the full text from the jpg
    I am also giving the full email header at the bottom of this message , which also shows the originating IP address of this scam email.


    GOOGLE 11TH ANNIVERSARY AWARD CENTER, OFFICE 76 NINTH AVENUE 4TH FLOOR NEW YORK, NY

    Dear Award winner
    Award Reference code: xxxxxx
    File Number: xxxx

    This is to inform you that you have won yourself an Award of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Pounds(500,000 GBP) in the Google 11 Year Anniversay Awards as organized by the Anniversary Center of Google Inc. held in New York America

    The Anniversary Center of Google Inc selected your email id as one of its 20 chosen fortunate winner to receive this award.

    The Anniversary Center of Google Inc, as part of their for-profit philanthropic wing(GOOGLE.ORG) promotion. Award MUST be claimed by the email owner ONLY, not later than 30days from the day of notificatoin.

    Award Reference code : xxxxxx
    File Number: xxx

    Send your complete personal information with your Award Ref and File no to us to enable process your Prize:
    1. Full name.............
    2. Counry................
    3. Contact Address.......
    4. Sex..................
    5. Age..................
    6. Occupation............
    7. Nationality..........
    8. Telephone/Fax Number....

    Director of People Operations:
    Name: Mr. Bruce Morgan
    Tel: +1-940-604-4994
    Fax: +1-911-603-2711
    E-Mail: brucemorgan@gaal-office.org

    Please do not reply if you are NOT the owner of this email address

    Congratulations!! Sincerely Yours,
    Google Management
    -------------------------------------------------------
    After 11 years of establishment Google Inc is worth over US$23 Billion with over
    20,000 workers worldwide making it the best and most successful online search engine
    around the globe. Keep your Award information confidential







    ##########################################
    Here is the full header of the scam email
    ###########################################



    Delivered-To: xxxxx@gmail.com
    Received: by 10.182.34.168 with SMTP id a8csp96712obj;
    Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:29:44 -0800 (PST)
    Received: by 10.68.233.36 with SMTP id tt4mr42115452pbc.67.1330406983814;
    Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:29:43 -0800 (PST)
    Return-Path: <off@tt-oqq.com>
    Received: from p3plwbeout18-03.prod.phx3.secureserver.net (p3plsmtp18-03-2.prod.phx3.secureserver.net. [173.201.193.186])
    by mx.google.com with SMTP id p7si20140972pbk.104.2012.02.27.21.29.42;
    Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:29:43 -0800 (PST)
    Received-SPF: neutral (google.com: 173.201.193.186 is neither permitted nor denied by best guess record for domain of off@tt-oqq.com) client-ip=173.201.193.186;
    Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=neutral (google.com: 173.201.193.186 is neither permitted nor denied by best guess record for domain of off@tt-oqq.com) smtp.mail=off@tt-oqq.com
    Received: (qmail 4296 invoked from network); 28 Feb 2012 05:29:42 -0000
    Received: from unknown (HELO localhost) (173.201.193.246)
    by p3plwbeout18-03.prod.phx3.secureserver.net with SMTP; 28 Feb 2012 05:29:39 -0000
    Received: (qmail 11359 invoked by uid 99); 28 Feb 2012 05:29:39 -0000
    Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
    boundary="=_852053195ae7eb6d577aa249840d9fd4"
    X-Originating-IP: 41.151.123.131
    User-Agent: Workspace Webmail 5.6.13
    Message-Id: <20120227222936.6c9e34907ac2ce8d244b86f1d61520e6.539e6bca07.wbe@email18.secureserver.net>
    From: "Info" <brucemorgan@gaal-office.org>
    X-Sender: off@tt-oqq.com
    To:
    Subject: "Your Account"
    Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 22:29:36 -0700
    Mime-Version: 1.0

    --=_852053195ae7eb6d577aa249840d9fd4
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
    Content-Type: text/html; charset="utf-8"

    <html><body><span style=3D"font-family:Verdana; color:#000000; font-size:10=
    pt;"><div>.</div></span></body></html>
    --=_852053195ae7eb6d577aa249840d9fd4
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
    Content-Type: image/jpeg;
    name="Notification letter.jpg";
    Content-Disposition: attachment;
    filename="Notification letter.jpg";
     
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    Hey seems legit! I know I never proof read my emails to multi million dollar winners!
     
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    Ask for your winnings in 1 ounce fishing weights.
     
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    I work in the aircraft industry, and in business cases for design changes, lbs are worth money. If you are subtracting weight, each lbs saved is worth $500 for your case. If you are adding weight, each lb added is $1000 against your case. Since they are giving you 1.5 million pounds, you should demand 1.5 billion dollars to make up for the added weight!
     
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    you are all so funny... now stop it!
     
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    why did I win a google prize on my MSN account lol?
     
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    Why did you quote a 2 year old post and write nothing else? Spambot?
     
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    testing if you are still reading...
     
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    You are a rich man now Dan, even though i believe it's a scam....... everyone has the right to dream
     

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