419 Scam Alert: You’ve Won a Car and Money on the BMW Lottery
Here's an email that might land in your inbox these days
BMW manufactures cars, doesn’t run a lottery. This is a very important thing to remember in case you come across an email which informs you that you’ve won a large amount of money and a BMW car as part of the “BMW Motor Awards.”Entitled “Ticket number: [random number],” the emails spotted by Hoax Slayer read something like this:
“We are pleased to inform you of the release, of the long awaited results of the BMW CAR INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM held on the 20th of Feb, 2013. You were entered as an independent clients with: Ticket number: 2752246896 and Secret pin code x7pwyz2009.
You have been approved for a payment of £450,000.00 (four hundred and fifty thousand Great British Pounds) in cash credited to file reference number:BMW:2551256003/23 And a brand new BMW 5 Series Car. You are to contact our-accredited agent for your claim now.”
Recipients are instructed to provide their name, address, nationality and present country, age, phone number and email address.
The most likely scenario is that once the information is provided, victims will be asked to give a certain amount of money that’s needed to complete the transaction.