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Toyota Car Promotions Scam
Lottery scams are one of the most common types of fraudulent email currently hitting inboxes. The Toyota Car Promotions email shown below is an example of one of these scam emails. Be wary of unsolicited email that informs you that you have won a large sum of money or other prizes in an international lottery. There is no lottery and no prizes. Those who initiate a dialogue with the scammers by replying to the lottery scam emails will eventually be asked for advanced fees to cover expenses associated with delivery of the supposed "winnings". They may also become the victims of identity theft.
The email is in no way promoted or endorsed by Toyota.
Example of Toyota Car Promotions Scam:
The Lottery Department
Toyota Car Promotions
This is to inform you. You have been selected for a Cash prize of
£600,000.00. Six Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds, and a brand
new Toyota Prius car International programs held held this MARCH 2007
in the London Uk.
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.
This Toyota car Lottery is approved by the British Gaming Board and
also Licensed by the The International Association of Gaming Regulators
(IAGR).This promotional car lottery is the tenth of its kind and we
intend to sensitize the public.
To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact your claims
officer through our accredited Prize Transfer agents as stated below:
Mr. James Cole.
1. Full names:
2. Residential address:
3. Phone number:
4. Fax number:
9. Present Country:
10.Next of kin name/address:
Accept my hearty congratulations once again!
Mr Teddy Lee