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#905 by GomerPyle Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:55 am
I received this from a person I warned, and as the name of Toyota is frequently used in these scams I thought I'd post it to assist people to find it here. The Lotteries have names slightly different, but all using the name of a company that is trusted and respected.

Toyota do not run any Lottery and have nothing to do with the e-mail. It is a scam and the scammer wants you to pay fake 'fees' and you will never receive a cent.

From: TOYOTA ONLINE AWARD COMMISSION <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 10:05:47 -0400
Subject: TOYOTA PRIZE AWARD NOTIFICATION
The Lottery Department
Toyota Car Promotions
25 Atlantic Avenue Erlanger
United Kingdom
CVR-nr. 34574565.

TOYOTA PRIZE AWARD NOTIFICATION

This is to inform you that have been selected for a Cash prize of
£600,000.00. (Six Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds)and a brand new
toyota car (Toyota Prius) International programs held this July 2007 in
London Uk.

You can view our website to view your car (http://www.toyota.com/prius)
Description Of New Toyota Car to be Shipped to you.

New Toyota Car :......................Year 2007 Model
COLOUR OF CAR:.......................Light Blue Colour
MODEL:...............................Toyota Prius 2.0i ES
Manual
ENGINE TYPE:.........................1973cc 4-cylinder
POWER:...............................145bhp
TRANSMISSIONS:.....................Five-speed manual
FUEL:................................29.1mpg (combined)

The selection process was carried out through random selection in our
computerized email selection system(ess) from a database of over
250,000
email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world.

This Toyota car Lottery is approved by the British Gaming Board and
also
Licensed by the The International Association of Gaming Regulators
(IAGR).This promotional car lottery is the tenth of its kind and we
intend to sensitize the public.

To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact your claims
officer through our accredited Prize Transfer agents as stated below:

Mr. Parley Paulson.
25 Atlantic Avenue Erlanger
United Kingdom
Email:[email protected]

When contacting him, please provide him with your secret pin
codeTY7448500 and your reference number 799BV90.You are also advised to
provide him with the under listed

information as soon as possible:

CLAIMS REQURIEMENTS:
===============================================
Your Full Names:
Your full Contact Address:
Your Country of Residence:
Your Date and Place of Birth:
Your Occupation:
Your contact Telephone Numbers:
Your contact Fax Number:
Your secret pin code:
Your Amount Won:
Your e-mail Address:
=================================================
If you do not contact your claims agent within 7 working days of this
notification,your winnings would be revoked. Winners are advised to
keep
their winning details/information from the public to avoid fraudulent
claim (IMPORTANT) pending the transfer/claim by Winner.

Accept my hearty congratulations once again!

Regards
Mr Carson Jeff.
Lottery Manager.
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#1017 by John Nord Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:31 pm
@Gomer glad to see you are here and I wish you luck in your dealings against the lotto lads. They also frequently use the name of Microsoft, Coca-Cola, FIFA, and Yahoo as "sponsors" of their fake lotteries. These lotto lads are cunning, and I would warng the reader never to respond to any e-mail claiming to be affiliate with a "lottery".
Last edited by John Nord on Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.

#1036 by GomerPyle Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:40 am
Thanks for that John. All scammers are vermin, but there are so many it seems sensible to concentrate on one type. Lottery scammers are my chosen field for special attention.

I wish more companies that found their names and logos being abused by scammers would act like Toyota and put up a page disassociating themselves from these fake Lotteries.

http://www.toyota.co.jp/en/announcement/060822.html

If a victim won't let go of the dream, it helps a lot.

I think some companies don't like to acknowledge that there is a problem, but I believe they should all be prepared to demonstrate a similar level of corporate responsibility.

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