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    • sunburstsuzie
    • By sunburstsuzie 14th Mar 13, 6:36 PM
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    Is this real? Or scam?
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    • 14th Mar 13, 6:36 PM
    Is this real? Or scam? 14th Mar 13 at 6:36 PM
    I received this email today and wondered does anyone know if it's genuine? I only enter comps from MSE and can't find any record of hotelbono on site, which is the return address. I have not clicked on the 'activate my to win' link as I don't want to unleash a virus.

    Hi Suzie,


    It's confirmed!!


    Your participation in the draw we sponsor has given you the chance to win your first prize: "An Apple product, choose betweeen an iMac, an iPad or an iPhone 5"


    Please, activate your chance to win by clicking on the following link:

    Activate my chance to win


    The Bonotour sales and reservation department would like to congratulate and give you the warmest welcome to Bonotour.


    Regards,

    Head of Reservations

    Can anyone advise please
    Thank you
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    • mell
    • By mell 14th Mar 13, 6:40 PM
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    • #2
    • 14th Mar 13, 6:40 PM
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    • 14th Mar 13, 6:40 PM
    I would be cautious as I have never received a WEM that I had to click to activate. Hope I am wrong x
    • wooohooo
    • By wooohooo 14th Mar 13, 6:40 PM
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    • #3
    • 14th Mar 13, 6:40 PM
    • #3
    • 14th Mar 13, 6:40 PM
    I would say spam as Ive never heard of "clicking on a link" to activate a win x
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    • starrybee
    • By starrybee 14th Mar 13, 6:41 PM
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    • #4
    • 14th Mar 13, 6:41 PM
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    • 14th Mar 13, 6:41 PM
    Activate your chance to win seems scammy to me.

    Is Suzie the correct name though? Normally emails like this wouldn't have your name in.

    You could email Bonotour via their website (they seem to be a travel company of some sort) to see if it's genuine?

    • Comping King
    • By Comping King 14th Mar 13, 6:43 PM
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    • #5
    • 14th Mar 13, 6:43 PM
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    • 14th Mar 13, 6:43 PM
    has given you the chance to win your first prize:
    Originally posted by sunburstsuzie
    Chance - stay clear
    Latest Wins: Teabags 09/01;LEGO 16/09;Fishing Rig 16/09; Salts and Cookbook 04/09; Footie Tickets 02/09; Rioballs 10/08
    Biggest Wins: Yorkshire Break £1,500; £500 Vouchers; France Trip
    • TheMoneypit
    • By TheMoneypit 14th Mar 13, 6:44 PM
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    • #6
    • 14th Mar 13, 6:44 PM
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    • 14th Mar 13, 6:44 PM
    Any email which says "has given you the chance to win" is spam.
    If you had won it would say so. I'd give it a wide berth.

    Hope this helps
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    • sunburstsuzie
    • By sunburstsuzie 14th Mar 13, 7:17 PM
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    • #7
    • 14th Mar 13, 7:17 PM
    • #7
    • 14th Mar 13, 7:17 PM
    Thanks for your comments, they echo what I initially thought. The email heading is, 'We have a surprise for you!' which could come across as a veiled threat really if the surprise is a virus or malware attack I think I'll give this one a miss.
    • Annaeliz
    • By Annaeliz 9th Apr 13, 8:13 PM
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    • #8
    • 9th Apr 13, 8:13 PM
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    • 9th Apr 13, 8:13 PM
    I received the same today and searched on here before clicking anything, must be a scam! :-(

    Hi Anna,


    It's confirmed!!


    Your participation in the draw we sponsor has given you the chance to win your first prize: "An Apple product, choose betweeen an iMac, an iPad or an iPhone 5"


    Please, activate your chance to win by clicking on the following link:

    Activate my chance to win


    The Bonotour sales and reservation department would like to congratulate and give you the warmest welcome to Bonotour.


    Regards,

    Head of Reservations
    2012 - (£1954) 2013 - (£263) 2014 - (£155)
    March -
    • bluebubblerose
    • By bluebubblerose 9th Apr 13, 9:16 PM
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    • 9th Apr 13, 9:16 PM
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    • 9th Apr 13, 9:16 PM
    scam I get this email at least once a week
  • cazyshell
    I also got this email so its still happening there is an extra part which is this. Don't click either one my friend Mandy, got this a week before and click bottom link and got viuses and hacked.

    The information contained in this message and any attachments is confidential, the content can not be copied or used by anyone other than the addressee, nor disclosed to a third party without authorisation from Hotelbono Any revision, retransmission, dissemination or other use or action thereof by persons or entities other than the addressee is prohibited. If you receive this in error, please contact the person listed as the sender and delete the material from all computers.This message does not imply the creation of contractual relations nor other commitments to use of this message.

    We have sent you this email because you registered on the database of Viajes TUTTOCARD SL.

    If you would like to unsubscribe permanently and thereby lose the opportunity to win the prize draw, please click:

    (Website)
    • Rebbie
    • By Rebbie 4th Nov 13, 11:44 PM
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    I got one too and checked on here before clicking on the link. Looks like we were right to be suspicious. Thanks for confirming it though, guys.
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    • gw23
    • By gw23 5th Nov 13, 4:09 AM
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    .

    We have sent you this email because you registered on the database of Viajes TUTTOCARD SL.

    This lot also send mails telling you that you've been selected as a "holiday tester" (yeh, in my dreams!) and you'll get a £1000 to go to Thailand or some such exotic place - click the link.
    • angelcake
    • By angelcake 7th Nov 13, 5:02 PM
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    Just received this email! Glad I googled before clicking!! gutted! Thanks op
    Angel
  • Siuha
    Yes just got that e-mail. Glad to find this forums to confirm this is a scram. Thanks all for posting your comments.
    • sarahj1986
    • By sarahj1986 11th Nov 13, 10:14 AM
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    sarahj1986
    Spam,

    Ive had these kinds of things several times
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  • Rydepirate
    If Something Sounds Too Good To Be True It Usually Is!
    This seems like so many attempted scams - some of which have caused considerable problems with my computer picking up hijacking programmes that are hard to get rid of. I'm a bit concerned that this one turned up in my inbox. I don't know if anyone has advice but I am inundated with spam from the USA which urge me to take out car insurance at $9 a day and other similar offers?
    • createbeauty
    • By createbeauty 13th Nov 13, 10:01 AM
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    createbeauty
    Spam. I get these several times a day. If you try to unsubscribe you're really just confirming your e-mail address for more spam. Very annoying and wish something could be done about it.
    • lilpan
    • By lilpan 14th Nov 13, 4:15 PM
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    lilpan
    Thanks so much for this. Just received an email from hotolbono/bontour/Viajes TUTTOCARD SL saying I had won an ipad. Very suspicious and thankfully checked here before clicking the link. I am new to comp-ing so was hoping it was my first win :-(
    • purplevamp
    • By purplevamp 15th Nov 13, 10:50 PM
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    This is what I love about this site, you can check out anything if you're not sure and get the answer you thought. I got the email today. Shame I could've done with a new phone, but knowing my luck I'd end up winning an actual apple

    Have reported the email as spam!!
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  • Kittiez
    Hi

    This is still doing the rounds, just received exactly the same email! I looked up Bonotours and this site was the first result, so thought I'd let people know they're still at it!!
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