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Galloway6 02-16-2011 09:28 AM

Is this a scam?
 
Research In Motion UK Limited
Centrum House
36 Station Road
Egham
Surrey TW20 9LF
United Kingdom
Company No. 04022422

ATTN:WINNER
Thank you for contacting the claims department of the Blackberry promotion. This promotion is the first of its kind and it is aimed at all blackberry users in Asia,United States, Europe, North America, Mexico, South Africa, New Zealand and the Middle East. The draw for this promotion was conducted in the United Kingdom by Research In Motion Limited using Blackberry pins from the Blackberry database of the above mentioned countries. At the end of the promotion, you emerged one of the lucky winners of our Grand prize of $350,000.00 courtesy of your Blackberry Pin number.

This Promo is approved by the British Gaming Board and also licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).

To begin the verification process of your prize, you are required to fill and submit the below verification worksheet.



All fields are required


Section A**Personal
*************************************
Prefix (Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr., etc.):

First name:

Middle name:

Last name:

Date of birth (yyyy-mm-dd):

Gender:

Occupation:

Address:


City/State/Province:

Country:

Section B **Winning Information
**************************************
Winner's Pin number:

Winner's Phone Number:

Amount won (in figure):

Amount won (in words):


Section C **Internet
**************************************
Contact email address(s):


Blackberry Model:





TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF CLAIM

* Any falsification of your details will affect your claims documentation rendering you disqualified because you will be assumed to be impersonating.


* You are required to send a scan copy of your passport or drivers license along with the verification requirement.

* Friends and relatives cannot redeem your won prize on your behalf because the certified cheque is covered by an IRREVOCABLE GUARANTEE BOND (IGB).


* To avoid double claim, impersonation and disqualification, all winning information should be kept strictly confidential.


Thanks for using Blackberry.

Regards,
Dr Harrold David
+44-798-386-8574

Blackberry Claims Manager


Blackberry Team.

Copyright 2011 Research In Motion Limited

Dubdub 02-16-2011 09:42 AM

Re: Is this a scam?
 
What do you think?

Galloway6 02-16-2011 09:58 AM

Re: Is this a scam?
 
I think so, but you never know.

adperdue 02-16-2011 10:00 AM

Re: Is this a scam?
 
If its not announced on RIM's website, or sent from a RIM email address, or even providing basic information to identify you, its BS. I can take one look at this email and tell you it screams "phishing".
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diffused 02-16-2011 10:46 AM

Re: Is this a scam?
 
Absolutely NOT! Never give out your personal info to ANYONE through emails or other texts. They are looking to steal your personal I'D and $$. Call RIM if you doubt me.
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Dubdub 02-16-2011 11:26 AM

Re: Is this a scam?
 
A new version of the standard Nigerian scam that has been running for years.

pshift 02-16-2011 01:05 PM

Re: Is this a scam?
 
If it looks like a duck, smells like a duck, acts like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it must be a .......

aiharkness 02-16-2011 01:25 PM

Re: Is this a scam?
 
Geeze! Is it a scam?

Your name, address, phone number, etc., and then the real prize, "* You are required to send a scan copy of your passport or drivers license along with the verification requirement."

In other words, "We want to use your identity, please give it to us."
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djm2 02-16-2011 06:53 PM

Re: Is this a scam?
 
Without a doubt it is a scam.

Max Peck 02-16-2011 11:21 PM

Re: Is this a scam?
 
Do bears s*** in the woods?

ARCANGEL63 02-17-2011 12:09 PM

Re: Is this a scam?
 
SCAM? NAH,,, THEY'LL PROBABLY SEND YOU YOUR 350K AFTER THEY CHARGE IT TO YOUR CREDIT CARD...

ARCANGEL63 02-17-2011 12:12 PM

Re: Is this a scam?
 
A new version of the standard Nigerian scam that has been running for years.
NOT NEW REALLY,,, SAW THIS IN MY INBOX A YEAR OR 2 AGO...

ARCANGEL63 02-17-2011 12:16 PM

Re: Is this a scam?
 
WHEN I GET ANYTHING LIKE THIS I POST SENDERS' EMAIL & # TO CRAIGSLIST & LET NATURE TAKE ITS' COURSE,,, SPAMMER VS SCAMMER,,, NEW REALITY SHOW???

heffman 02-18-2011 03:04 PM

Re: Is this a scam?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pshift (Post 1701695)
If it looks like a duck, smells like a duck, acts like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it must be a .......

Pigeon...?

runester 02-18-2011 05:49 PM

Re: Is this a scam?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aiharkness (Post 1701705)
Geeze! Is it a scam?

Your name, address, phone number, etc., and then the real prize, "* You are required to send a scan copy of your passport or drivers license along with the verification requirement."

In other words, "We want to use your identity, please give it to us."
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8-)(y)


If only there were some agency out there signing me up for *free* lotteries and then sending me all of the "grand prize" announcements! That would be pretty cool ... but this world ain't that one.

kkaterinabella 02-18-2011 07:43 PM

Re: Is this a scam?
 
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YES!!!! This is a scam!!! If you won something, they would NOT, I repeat, they would NOT need you to tell them who you are and what phone you are using!!!

Besides, did you enter a contest to win something like this???? If you did not enter a contest or remember entering it, then this is totally a scam!

Never, ever, give out your personal info to anyone that you do not know!!! Especially when they contact you saying you won something!!!!

aiharkness 02-18-2011 07:57 PM

Re: Is this a scam?
 
OP knows now. We all know.

But just FYI to all for the entertainment value of it, I got one today. FEDEX Nigeria has my lottery check, but there is postage is due, only $95. They'll forward the check if I just pay the postage.

runester 02-18-2011 09:56 PM

Re: Is this a scam?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aiharkness (Post 1702208)
OP knows now. We all know.

But just FYI to all for the entertainment value of it, I got one today. FEDEX Nigeria has my lottery check, but there is postage is due, only $95. They'll forward the check if I just pay the postage.

Well then, for God's sake, mail the postage!!! You could be worth millions of Nigerian Buck's!

By the way, there is a trunk full of cash, stuck in customs. So, if you claim your millions, would you loan me a little to get my trunk delivered? I'll give you 10%! ;)

tsac 02-19-2011 01:58 PM

Re: Is this a scam?
 
1 million Nigerian bucks = $.03 but if you send the $95.00 I'm sure they will send you the $350,000....really keep looking. Check the mail box every hour.:razz:

Galloway6 02-22-2011 08:54 PM

Re: Is this a scam?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aiharkness (Post 1702208)
OP knows now. We all know.

But just FYI to all for the entertainment value of it, I got one today. FEDEX Nigeria has my lottery check, but there is postage is due, only $95. They'll forward the check if I just pay the postage.

lol I knew it was a scam but thought I put it out here for everyone to see, and I also got the Fedx one today.


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