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Apple iPhone 2012 Promo - is it a scam?

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  • mrmrmero Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 9:29 AM (in response to mktpppr)

    i just received msg from number that said my mobile number won 715000 Euro from apple and i have to send my name and my won number to www.appledpt@hotmail.co.uk and i did it after that sent to my verfication requirement to fill it and sent the copy of my passport to them i did it after that they tell me to send money by western union as fees to recieve my cheque and also sent to me deep gaurantee soo all this scaaam and if yes what can i do nw i sent them copy of my passport plz i need reply quickly...

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,945 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 9:32 AM (in response to mrmrmero)

    Really? You sent that information to a hotmail address?  Call the police.

  • mrmrmero Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 11:45 AM (in response to KiltedTim)

    what will they do by this information??

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,945 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 12:03 PM (in response to mrmrmero)

    Who knows what they will do with it. You've just given someone you know nothing about everything they need to steal your identity.

  • mrmrmero Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 12:57 PM (in response to mktpppr)

    ooooops thanks for your advice

  • stedman1 Level 8 Level 8 (49,850 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 1:03 PM (in response to mrmrmero)

    Oh dear Lord! How can anybody in today's connected world even think for one second that ANY of these messages are legit. I fear for humanity.

  • Alex Zavatone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 1:17 PM (in response to mrmrmero)

    Why did you even think this was even remotely legit?

     

    NEVER, EVER do what you just did.  Is hotmail.co.uk a valid Apple domain?

     

    Why did you even think this was even remotely legit?

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,945 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 1:20 PM (in response to Alex Zavatone)

    Well, they say the scammers do it because it's cheap to send out spam messages, and if one person in 10,000 responds, they get rich.

     

    I guess we identified the 1 in 10,000...

  • francesfromwellington Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 22, 2013 5:41 PM (in response to mktpppr)

    This is an e-mail I received..is it a scam as well..I have entered I-phone giveaways..on FB...

     

    iApple Claims Department Iphone5

     

     

    From:iApple Claims Department Iphone5 (marketing@apple.com) https://blu170.mail.live.com/mail/clear.gif
    Sent:Wednesday, 23 January 2013 1:10:47 p.m.
    To:

     

     

    https://gfx5.hotmail.com/mail/w4/pr04/ltr/i_redshield.gif

     

    Apple Corporate Head office.
    Apple Campus, 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California, U.S.

    I-5/9023118308/03
    Batch: Iphone 5/124/01/Y369
    Dear Winner,

    This is to bring to your notice that you have been approved by I-Apple USA to receive the pay out sum of $300,000.00 (Three Hundred Thousand United State Dollars)+ 1piece of the NEW! Iphone 5 for this Year Launch of Apple Iphone5 smart Phone.

    Your e-mail address was attached to draw number: 223300577345 133 with Serial number 5219/02 drew; and a bonus number of (15) which subsequently won you in the 2nd category.You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of $300,000.00 (Three Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) in cash credited to file I-5/9023118308/03.

    Contact Claims co-ordinator via email(iphone5.appleclaimsdept@verizon.net) with Full name: Contact Address: MOBILE: Occupation: sex: and Age: along with Private contact email:


    Bonnie Schnabel
    Claims Co-ordinator.
    Iphone5 USA Promotional Team Information desk
  • stedman1 Level 8 Level 8 (49,850 points)

    Of course it's a Scam.

  • carl wolf Level 6 Level 6 (13,910 points)

    "Apple Corporate Head office.

    Apple Campus, 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California, U.S."

     

    The Apple Campus is not identified as such on any official literature, business card, or website.  I'm just saying.

  • pistachiobar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 9, 2013 10:49 PM (in response to mktpppr)

    I've just received a similar text on my iPhone from this number:

     

    +44 7538 639865

     

    It says:

     

    "Your Mobile has won 1 MILLION POUNDS in APPLE/LOTTO Ref No: NK672 for claim Email us

    (NAME/COUNTRY/NUMBER/EMAIL) to appleclaimuk@live.co.uk"

     

    Yeah right...

     


  • gail from maine Level 6 Level 6 (10,030 points)
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    Apr 9, 2013 10:51 PM (in response to pistachiobar)

    If it's too good to be true, then don't believe it....

     

    This is pure scam.

     

    GB

  • gail from maine Level 6 Level 6 (10,030 points)

    francesfromwellington wrote:

     

    This is an e-mail I received..is it a scam as well..I have entered I-phone giveaways..on FB...

     

    iApple Claims Department Iphone5

     

    Dear Winner,

    This is to bring to your notice that you have been approved by I-Apple USA to receive the pay out sum of $300,000.00 (Three Hundred Thousand United State Dollars)+ 1piece of the NEW! Iphone 5 for this Year Launch of Apple Iphone5 smart Phone.

    Your e-mail address was attached to draw number: 223300577345 133 with Serial number 5219/02 drew; and a bonus number of (15) which subsequently won you in the 2nd category.You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of $300,000.00 (Three Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) in cash credited to file I-5/9023118308/03.

    Contact Claims co-ordinator via email(iphone5.appleclaimsdept@verizon.net) with Full name: Contact Address: MOBILE: Occupation: sex: and Age: along with Private contact email:


    Bonnie Schnabel
    Claims Co-ordinator.
    Iphone5 USA Promotional Team Information desk

     

    Seriously? "This is to bring to your notice". What kind of English is that - not American English, I can guarantee you. And since these people are claiming to be Apple Corporate Office/USA Promotional Team Information, then they are claiming to be American English speakers.... How about co-ordinator? NOT. Coordinator is not a hyphenated word - not in any English spoken anywhere.... And then there is the "I-Apple" and "Iphone5".  Apple NEVER uses a capital "I" when referring to any i-Apple anything, and have you EVER seen an iPhone5 spelled as Iphone5? Use your eyes, use your brain, use your attention. This entire message screams scam!

     

    YOU entering iPhone giveaways is a different thing than you being solicited by someone. Never respond to a solicitation by anyone claiming to be Apple, Microsoft, the Pope, or anyone or anything else....you don't win free stuff by magic - you don't have a million dollars in unclaimed money waiting for you - you did not win a fee vacation in Florida. If you get a solicitation telling you you have won something - get rid of it immediately. No good will come of any response on your part....

     

    GB

     

    Sorry - just realized that the second post I replied to (here) was 3 months old. Just got kind of worked up about people falling for this unbelievable chicanery, and felt it was my public duty to at least point out the easy ways to spot it....

     

    So, for my lateness..... For the message....

  • PIXAPD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 10, 2013 4:37 PM (in response to mrmrmero)

    Just let me say this and I hope folks can THINK.......... if many folks get this lotto win message on their mobile even as I have........do you think Apple are going to give away 10's of millions of dollars/pounds? That there are 100's of winners ?

    Also you are asked for your email amd number etc. if is was from Apple they'd know certain details without asking. I use Vodafone and got the message when I went online and thought WHAT ******* IS TRYING TO WANK ME NOW ?  so I deleted it. Come on folks no offenece meant but think with your brain not with your bank balance for iif you do and give away info then your bank balance may become zero...thanks

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