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Apple iPhone 2012 Promo - is it a scam?

65252 Views 37 Replies Latest reply: Sep 18, 2013 4:00 PM by helenburr RSS Branched to a new discussion.
  • carl wolf Level 6 Level 6 (13,900 points)
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    Jun 11, 2013 6:43 AM (in response to mktpppr)

    "Iphone5"

    The product name is spelled incorrectly.  That may be a hint...

  • skittles16 Calculating status...
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    Jul 3, 2013 5:44 PM (in response to mktpppr)

    My mobile provider account online was hacked.. When I visited it today my account today 594 webtexts had been used. I have been receiving texts all day from people living in New Zealand asking how do they claim their prize. As I live in Ireland I really didn't understand what was happening until I realised it was hacked by this spam company. I have been receiving abuse all day. Obviously they hack peoples account and send messages from them by using innocent peoples numbers so that they don't have to be on the receiving end of the complaints and abuse. IT IS A SPAM, DO NOT REPLY TO THE MESSAGE ! I am sorry to anyone who has received messages from my number.,

  • May Mon San Calculating status...
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    Jul 15, 2013 4:09 AM (in response to mktpppr)

    I recieved this email last friday. I've already reply them my name, my ph no. & address. Please let me know how to do now.

     


    From The Office Of:
    iPhone Promotion Regional Claims Agent
    Dr. James Grant.




    Good to hear from you regarding the iphone® UK Promo. My names is Dr. JAMES WAN. I am the iPhone® UK Promo Regional claims officer assigned to winners on the Mobile sweepstakes in your region.In line with the commemorating event marking our annual promotions, we rolled out this mobile promo for our  Anniversary Draws. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 company mobile numbers, and 30,000,000 individual mobile numbers from mobile networks from Australia, Middle East, North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa as part of International Promotions Program, which is conducted annually in Britain, London.

    We officially congratulate you as the beneficiary of the cash prize of  £550,000.00GBP (FIVE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND GREAT BRITISH POUNDS), and brand new iPhone5 compiled to be delivered to you by our affiliated courier British Lite Courier.
    We have received your claims email for your iPhone® UK Promo winnings, based on this, your prize money shall be remitted to you accordingly.


    This promotion is approved by the British Gaming Board and also licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). This promo is the 1st of its kind and we intend to sensitize the public about iPhone® UK Promo.

    I must say that you should count yourself extremely lucky to have emerged as one of our (4) lucky winners in your country and we do sincerely hope you will put part of your winnings into good use for community, educational and business development and also to render selfless services to the less privileged in your community.

    The process for claiming your winnings has been made very simple so that within 4-7 business days, you are assured of receiving your cash prize and all the legal documents backing your winnings. In the light of the above mentioned, you are to Contact our Affiliate Delivery department with the contact information below for further instructions on how to send your winning cheque to your location. The documents to be sent to you by the courier, which we have already sign and sealed are; WINNING CHEQUE,WINNING CERTIFICATE AND CLEAR SOURCE OF FUNDS CERTIFICATES (C.S.F.C.).

    You should contact the Office of the courier e-mail that will handle the delivery of your winning check to you with the contact information below.

    CONTACT THE BRITISH LITE COURIER TO DELIVER YOUR PARCEL TO YOU.

     

    <Personal Information Edited by Host>

  • carl wolf Level 6 Level 6 (13,900 points)
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    Jul 15, 2013 5:14 AM (in response to May Mon San)

    "Please let me know how to do now."

    Nothing.

  • Alex Zavatone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 15, 2013 6:23 AM (in response to May Mon San)

    This is a scam.  You should know better.

     

    Never reply to these.

  • dirrtydutch68 Calculating status...
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    Aug 7, 2013 1:52 PM (in response to mktpppr)

    Wel wel i received a sms as well i replied to it and just emailed but no personal info and what do you know i got an email back

    Confrming im a winner! So i start reading the email 10times and the more i read them

    More its to good to be true! I google and here we are at this forum where i learn it is a scam! My gut feeling was right dont

    Fall for this use yur head people i did! Believe me i love money but my live even more! Scam!scam!scam!

  • DavidFightsS Calculating status...
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    Sep 9, 2013 11:36 AM (in response to mktpppr)

    The email message is an attempt to scam you. Apple do not conduct any such promotion raffles or lotteries. Scammers send millions of lottery winning text messages everyday. So a million winners? They expect a few gullible people to reply and then by dangling the FAKE offer of the large winning amount, start defrauding them by asking them to pay “Taxes”, “Govt. Fees”, “Legal Cost”, “Customs Duty”, “Release Certificate”, “Central Bank Charges”, “Wiring Fees”........ by the time the poor victim realizes he is being badly cheated, he would have lost thousands of dollars. 

     

    You may run through the current crop of Apple Lottery Scam Messages at: 
    http://www.scamcallfighters.com/Lottery-Winner-Scam-complaints-34.html (Scam Call Fighters is a community of consumers reporting emerging scams)

  • helenburr Calculating status...
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    Sep 18, 2013 4:00 PM (in response to mktpppr)

    Hi Guys

     

    I just recieved an sms from no:+254 703 535987 scam for 1,000,000.00 pounds from appeiphone004@live.com

     

     

    another scam in Aus wanting deatails email,etc  just letting you know

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