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Competition Scams - Please Post Them Here

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Compers Chat Corner
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  • Dr. Morris Biden
    E-mail: [EMAIL=""][email protected][/EMAIL]

    Giveaway! ;)
    They would NOT Use a gmail email
    And it follows the normal scam template,

    So yes it is a scam :)
  • snoopysox wrote: »
    Another SCAM alert!!

    Just received this in my inbox....

    LONDON W11 2EA

    Dear Prize Winner,

    You have been awarded 2,000,000 Euros in The National Lottery Satellite
    Software email lottery in which e-mail addresses were picked randomly by
    Software powered by the Internet through the worldwide website. Your email
    address was amongst those chosen this year for The National Lottery category
    "B" winners. Software corporations and other multi-national organizations to
    help individuals in places where they have operational base generate
    fortunes proudly sponsor this promotion.

    Your email address, attached to Reference Number: LOT/132/756 with Serial
    Number: 538901527-NL68 and Ticket Number: 27522465896-UKLOT drew the lucky
    numbers 05,20,26,33,50 and Bonus (07), consequently won 2,000,000 Euros in
    the "B" Category. Please note that your lucky winning numbers fall within
    our European Booklet representative office in the United Kingdom as
    indicated in your play coupon. In View of this, your 2,000,000 Euros will be
    released to you by our accredited claims agent located in London. The agent
    will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your
    winning funds as soon as you contact them.

    This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are advised
    to keep your winning details confidential till your claims is processed and
    your winning prize remitted to you through any of our paying banks. This is
    part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted
    abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.

    To file for your claim, please contact our/your accredited claims agent:

    Name: Murray McBridge
    Email: [EMAIL=""][email protected][/EMAIL]

    For payment, please do provide the following information:

    1. Full Names:
    2. Address:
    3. Age:
    4. Sex:
    5. Marital Status:
    6. Occupation:
    7. Country of Residence:
    8. Nationality:
    9. Telephone Number:
    10. Fax Number:

    These details facilitate the due process and the release of winnings; to
    avoid unnecessary delays and complications in the processing of your
    winnings, always remember to quote your reference/serial number in any
    correspondence(s) with us or our/your designated claims agent.


    Sincerely yours,

    Ms. Susan F White
    Material Copyright © 2008 The National Lottery All Rights Reserved.

    Checked the address and its the HSBC bank!?!?!

    ME TOO !!!
    Whoooo 2million euros... I'm rich:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
    :AIt matters not how long a stars shines ,what is remembered is the brightness of it's light.
    JAN Battle attacks cars, 3 VIP althletics tickets, fairtrade choccy .... yum

    Thanks to all posters xxxx
  • Scam ...again??

    KIA Motors (UK) Limited
    2 The Heights
    KT13 0NY.
    Date: 02-10-08


    This is to inform you that you have been selected as one of 10 lucky
    winners in the KIA MOTORS DREAMS PROMOTION. Your email address was
    selected from a pool of 5,000,000 Internet users in a draw that was
    held on Friday 26th September 2008. The KIA MOTORS Dreams Promotion is
    approved by the British Gaming Board and Also Licensed by the
    International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).

    Consequently, you are to contact FedEx courier services UK, our
    partner in this promo, for onward delivery of your winnings package
    which comprises of a certified cheque of $500,000 and a brand new KIA
    Cee'd car.

    Contact FedEx Courier UK with via the info below;

    Claims Officer: Mr. Benjamin Wright
    TEL: +44-703-195-9960
    EMAIL: [EMAIL=""][email protected][/EMAIL]

    Please note that you would be required to pay a subsidised rate of
    £200 which is approximately $400 being full payment of the insurance
    fee for shipment of your car and delivery of your package to your
    contact address before your package will be sent to you. This is in
    line with article 45 of the UK shipping laws in which the UK Inland
    Revenue prevents UK based companies from paying insurance for the
    export of consignments to individuals residing outside the UK. You are
    therefore ad viced to contact FedEx UK immediately so your winnings
    package will be delivered to you.

    This promo is the 1st of its kind and we intend to promote our KIA
    brand of cars to a wider population. So in receiving this prize, you
    will also serve as the KIA motors ambassador in your locality.



    N.B: Winnings not acknowledged and claimed within one week of
    notification will be void.

    Congratulations once again!

    Brenda Witmore (Mrs)
    Promo Manager.
    KIA Motors Corporation.
    "Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone, and do not be troubled about the future, for it has yet to come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering"
  • totebagtotebag Forumite
    675 posts
    :mad: not sure if this has been posted before, friend emailed it to me today ----hope no one here gets caught .:eek: :eek: :eek:
    Can you circulate this around especially as Christmas is fast approaching — it has been confirmed by Royal Mail. The Trading Standards Office are making people aware of the following scam:

    A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (premium rate number). DO NOT call this number, as this is a mail scam originating from Belize.

    If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed £15 for the phone call.

    If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 0207236655 or ICSTIS (the premium rate service regulator) at

    “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” - John Lennon

  • Dear (my name),


    Your email address (my email) has just been selected to be a possible AUDI A3 Winner - out of 325,000 newsletter recipients!!

    If selected, click here

    Your potential AUDI A3 features:
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    "Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone, and do not be troubled about the future, for it has yet to come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering"
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  • I am sure this has come up before, but I got a call from an enthusiastic young man earlier announcing that I have won a holiday for 4. ( I have been comping a lot lately, not that I have won anything, so I presume he got his details from something I filled in.) The freephone number he told me to ring was 08009889904 . A googlesearch leads me to believe that it is one of those things where to claim your "prize" you have to go to a sales pitch and are pressured into buying a timeshare of a property or something. Thankfully I was cynical enough to begin with, and never truly believed I had won anything, but it must really upset people who genuinely believe they have won a nice prize. The fellow I spoke to was very convincing, and generous with his "congratulations". I don't know how these phone operators sleep at night, really.

    P.S. the initial phone call came from 01268555095, in case anyone is doing a google search by numbers. This article makes for glum, but unsurprising reading:
  • CGGCGG Forumite
    746 posts
    Just received a letter from Survey UK - looked to good to be true, so searched for them on here and, low and behold, it is a scam :rolleyes: .

    The letter (addressed to Mr/Mrs, but no surname) contained a blue slip saying "Congratulations, This number has drawn one of the gifts donated by local businesses. Total value of gifts exceed £32,500."
    There is a number to ring - quoted as normal telephone rate - and a gift confirmation number.

    There was also a compliments slip with it from: Survey UK, Matters Consulting Ltd t/a Survey UK, Victoria House, 1 Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 8LN

    From what I have read on here, if I ring the number, I will be offered a gym membership! So i won't bother! :rotfl:

    As they seem to target one area at a time, it looks like they have moved onto the Bristol area, so be warned!

    I've received the same letter this morning.
  • sovs wrote: »
    Got a phone call at 8.20pm last night and a bloke said i had won a competition (i enter so many i cant remember) and i thought it was legit as i have a new number and dont often give it out.
    He said i had won a hair and make up treatment for me and a friend + a photo shoot and unlimited refreshments then i could take a photo home.
    i asked where they were and he said oxford street.
    i asked the name of the company but it was hard to here him, something... studios.
    All sounded great until.....
    i had to pay £30 per person refundable on the day to confirm i was going.
    1 i dont pay over the phone and 2 i shouldnt have to pay (even if refundable) for winning a competition!
    He said he was emailing me the details but didnt so when he rang me back today i told him to lump it

    Exactly the same thing has happened to me. I did enter the competition and I have a name for the company and address but I am very very sceptical about all this. What do you think?
  • wingobinswingobins Forumite
    20.6K posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Photogenic Combo Breaker
    I recieved a call yesterday saying I had won a holiday to the carribean and to press 9 on my phone. I didn't cos I instantly knew it was a scam cos I don't enter hol comps for carribean as I have young children!
    Also I got an email from weather wherever saying I could get a free photo calender but it turned out it would have cost me nearly £6 in the end. I get lots of emails from fedex which I just delete and also lots of lotto letters which are usually fake.
    Big thanks to all who contribute to the forums. Be lucky everyone and be safe! :beer:
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