A variation of an earlier Google scam:
From: Google Inc. <email@example.com>
Date: 03/26/2014 01:22 PM
Dear Google User,
Congratulations for emerging as one of our winners, see attached document
User Name Redacted
This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active.
The following portion is sent as an attachment:
Dear Esteemed User.
GOOGLE PLUS 2014 PROMOTION
On behalf of Google Inc. we want to wish you a happy new year and a prosperous 2014,Google is delighted to put a smile on the faces of our numerous customers, hence the Google Plus 2014 Promotion was conducted and this is first of it’s kind and this is part of our Social Responsibility to our Customers and users of our ancillary services, we found it imperative to give back to our customers across the globe, and to plead for your continuous loyalty to the Google Brand.
In view of this we decided to organize the Google Plus 2014 Promotion and the sole reason for this is to reward our numerous users/customers/clients who in one way or the other who have contributed to our great success and achievement and had dealings with Google Services, Search Engine, Gmail, YouTube, Translator, Google Map, Google Earth, Ad Sense and also to propagate the use of Google+ and the acceptance of the Google Android Applications and Google Play.
We decided to come up with this promotion to show our appreciation and also pray your continual usage of our services. In view of this the GOOGLE PLUS 2014 PROMOTION was organized which is first of its kind to encourage our users and also introduce our latest Google Tablet (Google Nexus 10), we uphold the interest of our users and customers and are always committed to give them the best.
We are pleased to congratulate you for emerging as one of our lucky winners in the ongoing GOOGLE PLUS 2014 PROMOTION for your continual usage of our services, hence you are among one of the winners in the Batch A listing. As we believe that with your prize, you will continue to be active in your patronage and loyalty to Google as a total of 10 Winners emerged worldwide, drawn from different continents of the world. Your eligibility for this reward was due to the fact that you have used the Google services at one time or the other within the last 10 Years.
A Bank Cheque have been issued in your favor, hence you have won for yourself the sum of £550.000.00 (Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling), One Google Nexus 10 Tablet and also you have been enlisted as One of the Google Ambassadors for 2014.
We are aware of the continual rampant abuse of Google as a company and other multi-national companies and we are assuring all our users/clients and Winners that we are working on this, as Google does not run a lottery.Hence all information with regards the Promotion will be treated with utmost confidentiality.
You will be requred to contact our Reward Co-Ordinator Dr. Michael Christopher by neatly filling the verification and funds release requirement below, as your payment will be released and arranged by our United Kingdom Office;
CLAIMS VERIFICATION FORM
Date Of Birth (dd/mm/yy):
To File For Your Claim, Please Contact Our,REWARD CO-ORDINATOR
Dr. Mxxxxx Cxxxxx (Name Redacted
Telephone : +44-740-405-xxxx
Note: You can either fill your claims verification form by printing and manually filling out the requested details or you can fill directly on e-mail, or provide the details on Microsoft Word.
Congratulations from the Staff & Members of Google Incorporated.
Dr. Lxxxxx Pxxxxxx (User Name Redacted)
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer,
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View,
California, 94043, United States of America