Email Scam Alert

  crosstrainer 14:44 15 Feb 2008
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I have never seen this one before:

TOYOTA CAR PROMOTION DEPARTMENT
TOYOTA MOTOR SALES,UNITED KINGDOM, INC.
2 LANSDOWNE ROW, BERKELEY SQUARE
LONDON, W1J 6H, UNITED KINGDOM
Dear Lottery Winner,

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 Camry Hybrid car International programs held in London Uk.
You can view our website to view your car
(click here).


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 International Association of Gaming Regulators
(IAGR).


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


MR.ROBERT MOON
TOYOTA CAR PROMOTION DEPARTMENT
2 LANSDOWNE ROW, BERKELEY SQUARE
LONDON, W1J 6H, UNITED KINGDOM
Email: [email protected]
PHONE: +44 70457 38899


When contacting him, please provide him with your secret pin
code TY7448500 and your reference number 799BV90.You are also advised
to provide him with the under listed information as soon as possible:
CLAIMS REQURIEMENTS:
1. YOUR FULL NAME:
2. YOUR CONTACT ADDRESS:
3. YOUR NATIONALITY:
4. YOUR AGE:
5. YOUR SEX:
6. YOUR MATRIAL STATUS:
7. YOUR OCCUPATION:
8. YOUR CONTACT TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBER:
9. YOUR PRESENT COUNTRY:


Please you are to choose your payment option at which you want your
fund Paid to you; listed below is our payment modalities and option of
payment.PLESE INDICATE (X) IN ANY OF THE OPTION CHOOSE








1) BY COURIER DELIVERY OF YOUR PRIZE TO YOUR HOME
ADDRESS:........[.....]
2] BY BANK ONLINE WIRE TRANSFER.............




REGARDS
MR. TEDDY LEE
LOTTERY MANAGER
TOYOTA MOTOR SALES,UNITED KINGDOM,INC.© 2008 TOYOTA PRIVACY LEGAL

I have informed Toyota, who have passed this on...Not suggesting that anyone would be taken in by it, but it arrived with genuine links to the Toyota site (they were not aware of it)

Yet another variation on the same old scam.

  crosstrainer 14:44 15 Feb 2008

DONT follow the link....Should have removed it sorry FE.

  crosstrainer 15:21 15 Feb 2008

That the Police have been informed of this (by Toyota, who have no doubt had many a phone call / visitor to showrooms)

Anybody else had this email?

  pj123 15:25 15 Feb 2008

No, not yet. But I do have a Toyota car that is registered with my local Toyota Dealer.

I will watch out for it.

  crosstrainer 15:29 15 Feb 2008

Is poor, "Great British Pounds" made me laugh. I suspected at first that this originated in another country....But the mobile phone number is also genuine, so whoever has organised this has not been all that clever. Toyota were only bothered about the slur on their name (fair enough) and perhaps hoards of folk arriving at showrooms nationwide!

  Weskit 16:07 15 Feb 2008

Spelling mistake even in that ...REQURIEMENTS

  crosstrainer 16:08 15 Feb 2008

It's not very well done, they do, however have all of Toyota's details correct...Not sure about TEDDY LEE though :)

  walesrob 18:06 15 Feb 2008

As if a big company like Toyota will use Hotmail! This is always a big giveaway in any scam emails.

  mark2 18:11 15 Feb 2008

the mobile phone number is a "follow me " number and as such although appears british, the 419 scammers are prone to using them.

And lo and behold the same lottery with a different lottery manager, Scamwarners click here

  Forum Editor 18:27 15 Feb 2008

is the thought that anyone would seriously believe for one moment that a major car manufacturer would randomly pick someone and give them £600,000 plus a car, just like that. The company would get absolutely nothing from such a scheme, and commercial organisations aren't known for handing out huge chunks of their cash for no reason.

  wiz-king 20:29 15 Feb 2008

"TOYOTA MOTOR SALES,UNITED KINGDOM, INC"
"Please you are to choose your payment option "
"PLESE INDICATE (X) IN ANY OF THE OPTION CHOOSE"
I think these would alert almost any English speaking person to the fact that it is a bit suspicious, Toyota moved away from that style of English many moons ago - if they ever used it.

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