Email Fraud Alert received from: maria
I recently received an email with this subject line: BMW Lottery 2016 and I am concerned that it could be an attempt at defrauding me. Let me know in the comments section what you think, please.
The full contents of the suspected fraudulent (phishing / scamming) e-mail appear below:
BMW Headquarters/BMW Lottery Dept
80809 München, Germany
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement made today, You are among the winners of the BMW Lottery Promotions Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from all part of the world as part of our electronic business Promotions Program.
As a result of your visiting various websites we are running the e-business promotions for. You/Your Company email address, attached to ticket number 71-26-13-19-34, with serial number 902-66KK drew the your secret pin code Number BMW:2551256003/88 , Your INSURANCE Number: BMW / S733/ 458K /G MSA and consequently you won in the Second Category of the BMW FORTUNE LOTTO DRAW.
You have therefore been approved for the payment of the sum of $3,000,000.00USD (Three Million United States Dollars) in cash, including a 2016 BMW 760Li Sedan Series Car which is the winning present /amount for the Second category winners. This is from the total prize money of US$13,650,000.00 shared among the international winners in the Second category.
Please be informed that your won fund of the sum of $3,000,000.00USD is now with the payee center. Contact our agent and give them your full names so that they will re-insure your winning fund under your full names. Together with the port where your winning car should be shiped to. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your prize is handover to you in your country. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program
To begin your claim, please call our claim agent or send email immediately to:-.
Certificate Agent, BMW Email Lotto
Mr. Micheal Smith
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, Please Contact him by providing him with your secret pin code Number BMW:2551256003/88. You are also advised to provide him with the under listed information as soon as possible:
1. Name in full.
7. Present Country.
8. Email address.
9. pin code Number BMW:2551256003/88.
Mrs. Maria Chang.
THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS
BMW LOTTERY DEPARTMENT
80809 München, Germany
The above email was sent by “BMW Headquarters/BMW Lottery Dept Mrs. Maria Chang.” from this email address: email@example.com
I, maria, have the following thoughts/comments on this suspected fraudulent email message from “BMW Headquarters/BMW Lottery Dept Mrs. Maria Chang.”:
won a bmw and 3 million dollars