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Services › Anti-Spam › Email Scams - July 2013

The following email scams were reported to the Electronic Messaging Compliance Unit. Links to scam web pages have been removed and spaces have been added to email addresses to ensure they do not become hyperlinks.

Donate to the emergency appeal for Syria

From: New Zealand Red Cros [mailto:help @ redcross org nz]
Sent: Saturday, 27 July 2013 10:34 a.m.
Subject: Donate to the emergency appeal for Syria
RedCrossNewZealand (link removed)
Helping around the world
Donate to the emergency appeal for Syria,
As humanitarian needs in Syria reach unprecedented levels, your donation will help ensure vital supplies and medical aid get to those who need it most and will help protect the lives of those delivering these essential services.
DONATE NOW -It's people like you that make our work possible - DONATE NOW (link removed)
Last year we sent 37 aid workers overseas, to over 20 countries, supporting 48 missions.
We help communities affected by emergencies and conflicts all over the world. As we often say, disasters don't discriminate - neither do we.
(c) Copyright (c) 2013 New Zealand Red Cross.

FIFA 2014 World Cup Promotion


Microsoft Corporation Marketing Centre
61 – 70 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury London
United Kingdom WC1B 4AR.
Tel: + 44-745-204-1854 – Fax: +44 (872) 3259344
Congratulations! This is to inform you that your Email Address emerged as a winner of an amount of Five Hundred Thousand British pounds (£500,000.00) which is equivalent to Eight Hundred & Ten Thousand United States Dollars ($810,000.00) in the FIFA BRAZIL 2014 SOCCER WORLD CUP PROMOTION Draw held in Johannesburg, South Africa (THE PAST SUCCESSFUL HOST OF THIS FIFA EVENT) through an Open Computer Ballot JAVA System.
All participants email ID was automatically entered in the draw as Microsoft collected all valid and active email users GLOBALLY for this promotion.
Your email ID attached to Reference Number: WCD80010011 was luckily drawn to win you the prize in the Category “A”. Therefore a pin number has been issued for you to claim your prize. PIN CODE 00357721.
PIN CODE: 00357721 (Please keep them confidential)
To File Claim, Kindly send an email to the Appointed Claim Agent in South Africa; send your details in accordance as stated below and your winning numbers to Email Address: Victor @ claimsagents net
FIFA Prize Claim Processing Agent: VICTOR MANDELA\
Claims Office Address: 812 Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
E-Mail: Victor @ claimsagents net
Tel: +27 (814) 413751 – Fax: +27 86 602 1610
1. Your Full name: -
2. Address: -
3. Country of Residence: -
4. Age: -
5. Occupation: -
6. Nationality: -
7. Mobile/Fax Number: -
8. Contact Email: -
9. Winning Identification Numbers: Batch Number: BR/14/FIFAJULY43658,
10. REFERENCE NUMBER: WCD80010011, PIN CODE: 00357721
Send the above information to submit your claim.
Please note that this letter and the email it was sent from is for notification only, you should only contact the above mentioned agent (VICTOR MANDELA) whom shall direct you on how to receive your prize money. Please keep your winning confidential toa void double claim. Congratulations once again.

Westpac scam

From: "" <skatdamerak @ comcast net>
Date: Wednesday, 3 July 2013 12:20 PM
Subject: Update Your Information !
We are notifying you regarding a recent update on your account profile which was not completed. This requires your urgent attention as this will affect most of your transactions.
Click here to update your account [link removed]

Kiwibank scam

From: Kiwi Bank

Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2013 4:40 AM
Subject: Support Center
Account Ownership Verification Alert
Dear Customer,
This email was sent from our Kiwibank Secure SSL Server to verify and confirm your identity as there has been several multiple logon attempts Kiwibank Internet Banking Account from an undisclosed IP/Computer location. You are requested to verify your membership details correctly.
Verify and Update your identity MyAccount Activity Verification Procedure
Failure to confirm and verify your Kiwibank Internet Banking information might lead to your account permanently suspended.
Copyright © 2013 Kiwibank Limited.

Shirley Robtoy - Microsoft Award Team

From: "Robtoy, Shirley" <shirley robtoy @ twcable com>

Date: July 6, 2013, 1:57:55 PM AST
Subject: Your Email Ref No: MSN/699/33/2013
Attn.: Winner,
Your e-mail address was selected and confirmed by our Co-Sponsor MSN International, through their latest Internet software. You are hereby been approved by WINDOWS LIVE & MICROSOFT WINDOWS to receive the sum of $500,000.00 US Dollars. Contact Agent Lucas Lee via email below to claim your won prize.
Your Full Name:
Tel/Cell Number:
Contact Email: agent lucas lee 2 @ rogers com
Winning No: MSN/877/798/2013
Email Ref No: MSN/699/33/2013

Google award

From: infoclaims @ gmail com

Subject: [Maybe Spam] GOOGLE AWARD
Google Corporations.
Belgrave House 76
Buckingham Palace Road
London SW1W 9TQ
United Kingdom.
Ref NO: JB/893-0821DQP/D,
Batch: GH838QPV.
We wish to congratulate you once again on this note, for being part of our winners selected this year. This promotion was set-up to encourage the active users of the Google search engine and the Google ancillary services.
Hence we do believe with your winning prize, you will continue to be active and patronage to the Google search engine. Google is now the biggest search engine Worldwide and in an effort to make sure that it remains the most widely used search engine, we ran an online e-mail beta test which your email address won GBP 1,950,000.00 {One million Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling}. A winning cheque will be issued in your name by Google Promotion Award Team.
Claims Administrator
Mr. Mark Hibbert
Google Promotion Award Team.
You are advised to send your Claims Administrator email
(1) Your complete contact address:
(2) Your Tel/Mobile numbers:
(3) Your Nationality/Country:
(4) Your Full Name:
(5) Occupation/Company:
(6) Age/Gender:
(7) Have you ever won an online lottery?
So you are hereby strongly advised once more to keep your winnings strictly confidential until you claim your prize.
Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of the Google interactive
Lotteries Board Commission.
Larry Page,
Google CEO/Chairman