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jadewhite
18-09-2008, 07:23 PM
Any of you received this mail? Should I just give a try and contact Mr Francis Henson?

Google Online Promo 2008 <online-winners@googleanniversary.org>
reply-tomrf.henson01@msn.com

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dateThu, Sep 18, 2008 at 4:17 PM
subjectThanks for using Google!!!

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Attn: Googler,

GOOGLE ANNIVERSARY GIVE-AWAY WINNING NOTIFICATION!!!
This E-mail is to inform you that your e-email have emerged
you a winner of 500,000.00 GBP (Five Hundred Thousand British
Pounds) in our online Give-away 1Oth year Anniversary draws.
GoogleUK has successfully organized for the second time a Cash
Give-Away marking 2008 10th Anniversary in the UK. Over
20,000,000.00 (Twenty Million British pounds) is to be given
out for this Anniversary Draws.
No purchases of tickets were required. Participants for the
draws were randomly selected from a world wide range of web
searchers who use the Google search engine (Googler) and other
Google ancillary services. Google is now the biggest search
engine worldwide and in an effort to make sure that it remains
the most widely used search engine, Google is running an
e-mail beta test.
Your email address was linked with our Computer Generated
Profile Numbers (CGPN) and attached to the
following details: Ticket number: / Serial
numbers: / / Lucky numbers:
/ was picked
among our lucky winners to receive 500, 000.00 British pounds.
Winners were selected randomly through a computer ballot
system from worldwide users of the Google search engine.

YOUR WINNING DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOW:
Computer Generated Profile Numbers
Ticket number:
Serial numbers: /
Lucky numbers:

To claim your give-away prize, send the following
Your full names................. ,
sex...............................,
Location............................
Alternate e-mail address..................Your winning
details.................
To your processing agent (Mr. Francis Henson) who have been
assigned to handle your winning file and payment processing.

Your Processing Agent contact:
Mr. Francis Henson,
Email: agent.f.henson@gmail.com
We wish you the best of luck as you spend your good fortune.
Thank you for using Google.
Sincerely,
Mrs Jessi Squier

ginaphan
18-09-2008, 09:08 PM
They say there's one born every second. That's what this scammer is banking on.

USJ27Resident
18-09-2008, 10:29 PM
Any of you received this mail? Should I just give a try and contact Mr Francis Henson?

Yup... go ahead... provide him with your banking account and necessary PIN numbers... :D Then let us know... if you get to collect anything???






disclaimer: It's a scam... la, so don't give out any details, don't even reply!

Active Koala
18-09-2008, 11:16 PM
Yup... go ahead... provide him with your banking account and necessary PIN numbers... :D Then let us know... if you get to collect anything???

disclaimer: It's a scam... la, so don't give out any details, don't even reply!

It's a scam. Just delete it but don't ignore it.....instead educate all those people you know so that none will fall into this kind of trap.

jadewhite
18-09-2008, 11:39 PM
It would be interesting to just have a shoot and see what the ploy of these guys. No harm to open a new bank account with RM10 right? Anyone have tried playing games with such scam?

kuma
18-09-2008, 11:44 PM
They say there's one born every second. That's what this scammer is banking on.

It beats me how people still fall for such scams.

Jade...put on your thinking cap!

Picture this:
Wouldn't such a "Giveaway" of such magnitude,if it was real, not be blasted all over the media.

And why would anyone give you so much just for using a search engine...come on, be rational.

Many receive such emails daily, most ignore them, some do get conned and that's who these conmen target.


The very fact that you removed the Ticket Nos and Serial Nos,in your post shows that you were afraid someone might impersonate you and steal your prize. :eek:

See....this type of con works! :D

kwchang
19-09-2008, 12:23 AM
Never play play with crooks.
They are professionals

ginaphan
19-09-2008, 12:29 AM
These kind of scams have been circulating the world in different forms for many years. As far back as 1993, I've seen it on my fax machines. Last year, I was offered to help transfer Marcos' money out of the Phillipines.

Some Malaysians (some are even professionals like lawyers) were conned before and they did tell their story in the papers. This was more than 10years ago.

ginaphan
19-09-2008, 12:31 AM
(cont'd)

It goes along this line:

First they ask you to pay a small processing fee - so small you won't even flinch. Then they transfer a little money to boost your confidence in them. Then they ask you to pay some taxes. You do that. They they transfer a bit more but not enough to recover what you have given. But you still trust them. Then they show you some paperwork which you need to then pay for some other fees - new tax structures, processing fee, transfer fee, stamping fee, lawyer fee, execution fee, .... Everytime they transfer a little to you, they ask for more in the next step.

By the time you lose tens of thousand (or even hundreds of thousands which you end up borrowing from friends and family), and realised you are being conned, they disappear from the face of the earth.

You should write ot Google officially to verify the authenticity of this giveaway. At best, it's a mischievous hoax and they are just wasting your time. At worst, you could lose your money.

kuma
19-09-2008, 12:41 AM
Never play play with crooks.
They are professionals

Fully agreed.

Don't even think of playing up to their game. they are masters at convincing you, and before you know it, you might end up doubting your own 'inner voice' warning you against them.

Many professionals like doctors and even lawyers (as once reported in local press) have fallen for these scams - and people have asked 'how could these educated people fall for such cons'.

Basically, they know the art of tapping mankind's biggest weakness - GREED!

simon_tan
19-09-2008, 12:54 AM
I like how the 'contact' person for this GOOGLE online promo has a MSN email account !!!

We live in an age, where we NEED to check everything twice.

birdy
19-09-2008, 05:36 AM
Yup... go ahead... provide him with your banking account and necessary PIN numbers... :D Then let us know... if you get to collect anything???






disclaimer: It's a scam... la, so don't give out any details, don't even reply!
WAIT!!!!!!!! Before you provide the crooks.. why not benefit the forumers first... give us your account number and pin. After all, you bank account going to be emptied after the information given to them. :D

Active Koala
19-09-2008, 09:34 AM
Fully agreed.

Don't even think of playing up to their game. they are masters at convincing you, and before you know it, you might end up doubting your own 'inner voice' warning you against them.

Many professionals like doctors and even lawyers (as once reported in local press) have fallen for these scams - and people have asked 'how could these educated people fall for such cons'.

Basically, they know the art of tapping mankind's biggest weakness - GREED!

These are real professionals. They are con artist. Whichever name you want to call them, their job is to daily hon their skills of conning people. They even receive training on this subject(based on the true tales I read on newpaper about those scratch & win). So, don't play with fire coz these people are C4. :p

Just to share, I receive minimum 3 spam mails like this daily offering USD 3m, USD1.5m or Euro 500k. I am sure many can testify to the same.

Weezy
19-09-2008, 09:59 AM
never mind the crooks. you may be involved with money laundering. a serious offence in malaysia, punishable with a heavy fine and/or imprisonment.

aurora97
19-09-2008, 10:29 AM
Scam & Scammers Sdn Bhd

Established Since the Beginning of Time.

Scamming in a neighbourhood near you soon.

Now widely available on the internet.

Call now the first 10 Victoms will get Free Rm 10 CASH

kuma
22-09-2008, 12:23 AM
Just got this today. I think it's so beautifully crafted.

Read and see how some choice words are used to play up on the psyche of the greedy, making them eager to respond. :D

Best part is, this claims to come from Kuching, but has a 'aol' email address!

[as copied from email with subject - "Hello Dearie"] :D

*************************************************
Demark Lout Street,
93050 Kuching,
Sarawak,Malaysia

My Dear,


I am writing this mail to you with heavy tears In my eyes and great
sorrow in my heart because my Doctor told me that I will die in three
months time. Base on this development I want to will my money which is
deposited in a security company. I am in search of a reliable person who
will use the Money to build charity organization for the saints and the
person will take 20% of the total sum. While 80% of the money will go to
charity organization and helping the orphanage. I grew up as an Orphan
and i don't have anybody/family member to take care of my wealth. The
total money in question is $3.5million dollars. I will provide you with
other information's once you indicate your willingness. I know what
you are thinking, that probably this is one of those stupid mails you
receive everyday but I promise you that every single thing I am telling
you here is the gospel truth.I will give you all the necessary details
you need if you still have doubt looking at the high rate of internet
scams on the internet especially

A times in life, it is better to trust a total stranger than to trust
someone you know...I don't want to entrust this great challenge with my
friends so that the intention of the project would be actualized as My
attorney will see to that. But If I use friends, it will be difficult
to curtail them. The devil you don't know is better than the angel you
know besides every friend today was a stranger yesterday.


Yours sincerely.
Mrs Abdul Esther.


*************************************************

Any takers can look for Esther at Demark Lout Street. :D Is there such a street in Kuching?

rocker
23-09-2008, 02:31 AM
DO YOU KNOW THEY ARE SCAMMERS PROWLING USJ WEB FORUMS!

Tell you a story but true one lah cause its documented in Singapore police case. This guy also received similar email from a scammer promising millions. It was very convincing as the scammers shows signed letters seemingly from the Nigerian Govt. He was just retrenched and his girlfriend ditched him, so he in desperation send them whatever left of his money. Then these people suddenly went missing, dissappear from the face of earth, totally uncontactable. He got mad and panic, want to go to there to find them and get back his money. But no money how to go? So he bluffed his mother and borrow money from her, saying he is going to USA to work. He of course fly to Africa to look for his money. But no one ever heard from him again. It seems the group of scammers he involved in was under investigation by american FBI for a similar incident where an American also was killed.

Now Malaysia is under financial squeeze, alot of malaysians are targetted by these schemers.

USJ27Resident
23-09-2008, 03:23 AM
DO YOU KNOW THEY ARE SCAMMERS PROWLING USJ WEB FORUMS!

Tell you a story but true one lah cause its documented in Singapore police case..... He of course fly to Africa to look for his money. But no one ever heard from him again. It seems the group of scammers he involved in was under investigation by american FBI for a similar incident where an American also was killed....

I know of another story about a bank (in malaysia la!) oso kena scammed BIG time by their subsidiary... So they send auditor to check everything... scammers was tipped off... and auditor was checked out [permanently] in a banana grove... :eek: :( but true story worrr....

a lot of questions, little answers... when one gets scammed!!

In the end its like this... THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH... ONLY STUPID, GREEDY OR GULLIBLE People that would belive in the FREE lunch. No matter what/where/why/how... you'd end up paying!

kuma
25-09-2008, 06:06 PM
Such cons are still around because they still work!

Women lose RM57,000 in Internet, phone scams

Police have warned the public to be wary of Internet scams and dubious phone offers following reports of two women cheated of RM57,000.
READ REPORT AT THE STAR (http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2008/9/25/southneast/2099415&sec=southneast)