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BMW warns on mass fraudulent emails under the name "BMW Automobile Company"

There are 1158 comments on the Carscoop story from Apr 24, 2007, titled BMW warns on mass fraudulent emails under the name "BMW Automobile Company". In it, Carscoop reports that:

I'm sure most of you will have had your share of spam emails varying from 20c Viagra pills to super rich African dictators in need of help to get a million bucks into the US . via Carscoop

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anubha pundir

Bangalore, India

#218 Sep 16, 2007
what do they get out of this?its just insulting people all over the world!!
anubha pundir

Bangalore, India

#219 Sep 16, 2007
i hate all lottery promotion scams!!we need to take some strong step about it!!Now the new drama of using the name of BMW!!!
Sweet Home Alabama

Huntsville, AL

#220 Sep 17, 2007
What do they have to gain?!? Information. Information is power. Take a closer look at the form. Marketing firms pay big money for information like that. You respond and they sell your information to anyone willing to pay for it. Plus if your Occupation is something tempting, then or are targeted for identity theft. Or they string you along to get the really damaging personal info that can wreck your life. Never respond to these! The likelyhood of any company giving away anything on a generated random e-mail address collection is nil.
sudhakar chennai india

Indore, India

#221 Sep 17, 2007
hiiiiiiii this is wt i got from them
THE BMW AUTOMOBILE PROMOTION
DEPARTMENT CONGRATULATE YOU
22 Garden Close, PE9 2YP, LondonDear Winner,
This is to inform you that you have been selected for a cash prize of
450,000.00 (British Pounds) and a brand new
BMW 5 Series Car from International programs held on the 9th september,
2007
in London Uk. The selection process
was carried out through random selection in our computerized email
selection system (ess) from a database.
You are to contact our fiduciary claims department
sudhakar
chennai
india
Gordon Sumner

Sterling Heights, MI

#222 Sep 17, 2007
All I wanted was my MTV, but I got another Beamer. What will I do with 6 BMWs???
indians

Thane, India

#224 Sep 17, 2007
don't u think that 850000.00 British pound is too much, there is a height of luring people i appreciate of his brainless skills, but everybody leave some stupidity behind,, this fucker has shown the amount more than celebrities and especially the ceo of BMW hehehe. but tell u nowadays people become smarter than these idiots, even a 12 year old child will smell the fake out of it so why we people are becoming victim of this. why don't we lay down their own trap into them and realize these frauds that every fox gets a one and half fox standing next to them.
khalik kinikar

Belgaum, India

#225 Sep 18, 2007
that person jacob the diplomat is here in india
khalik kinikar

Belgaum, India

#226 Sep 18, 2007
even i got the mail and the diplomat is here in india
Dawn Hamilton

Toronto, Canada

#227 Sep 18, 2007
Yeah - it's all CRAP!!! Got the same e-mail today...
BMW AUTOMOBILE COMPANY.
2007 AWARD PROMOTION WINNER NOTICE.
Ellesfield Avenue, Bracknell, London United Kingdom.
The BMW Automobile Company, wishes to congratulate you on your success as one of our Ten (10)
Star Prize Winner in this years 2007 BMW AUTOMOBILE PROMOTIONS held September 17th, 2007, This
makes you the proud owner of £ 500,000.00 and brand new BMW 530 iM Sport Saloon Car with
Registration YK56TCU.
To claim your Winning Prize, Contact the Financial Claims Manager office via email with the
underlisted informations as soon as possible: Full Name, Address, Country, Age, Sex, Occupation,
Phone, Fax. and your Lucky Ticket number:5647600545188 and serial number: BMWP / 556543450906
MR BILL GELFMAN
Email: bmwgroup.billgelfman@gmail.com
Tel:+447045704081
Engr Kevin Bridges
Director of Promotions.
Copyright © 2007 BMW Automobile Company.
(Just once I wish I really did win a car!!!):)
Mark

Bend, OR

#228 Sep 18, 2007
Bend Oregon
What a bunch of Ass Hats!! I knew right away and just laughed, BMW would have nothing to do with this type of giveaway, they are to stingy. Just paying for parts on mine was a joke.
Omaha Don

North Platte, NE

#229 Sep 19, 2007
I got this too, but they don't ask for any money. Just a return email with my contact information. So I don't get the scam unless they sell my email address which happens to all of us anyway. So what's the catch????

BMW AUTOMOBILE COMPANY.
2007 AWARD PROMOTION WINNER NOTICE.
Ellesfield Avenue, Bracknell, London United Kingdom.

The BMW Automobile Company, wishes to congratulate you on your success as one of our Ten (10) Star Prize Winner in this years 2007 BMW AUTOMOBILE PROMOTIONS held September 18th, 2007, This makes you the proud owner of 500,000.00 and brand new BMW 530 iM Sport Saloon Car with Registration YK56TCU.

To claim your Winning Prize, Contact the Financial Claims Manager office via email with the underlisted informations as soon as possible: Full Name, Address, Country, Age, Sex, Occupation, Phone, Fax. and your Lucky Ticket number:5647600545188 and serial number: BMWP / 556543450906

MR BILL GELFMAN
Email: bmwgroup.awardclaimsdept@gmail .com
Tel:+447045704081

Engr Sarah Ferguson
Director of Promotions.
Copyright 2007 BMW Automobile Company.
Gordon

Oakland, CA

#230 Sep 19, 2007
I got scammed too and it sounded so real but I don't remember joining any kind of lottery. Thank God for this website. I would of hated to give them all my information:(
From: bmwautos@comcast.net
>Subject: Your ref: 6525/07
>Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2007 22:33:32 +0000
>
>Dear Winner,
>
>Your ref: 6525/07 drew to the lucky number: 29 Congratulations, you have just won a brand new BMW 5 Series, M Sport Saloon car and a cash prize of 500,000.00GBP in the satellite software email lottery. On lineSweepstakes International program held on 30th of August 2007/2008 conducted by BMW LOTTERY BOARD in which your e-mail addresses was pick randomly by software powered by the Internet.
>
>CONTACT OUR CLAIMS AGENT:MR. TOM GATE
>Email:tomgatebmw@hotmail.c om
>Forward the following details to enable us clear your file forimmediate payment and delivery of your winnings:
>
>1.Full Names:.........
>2.Address:.........
>3.Age:.........
>4.Sex:.........
>5.Marital Status:.........
>6.Occupation:.........
>7.Phone numbers:.........
>8.Fax number:.........
>9.Country:.........
>
>Yours faithfully,
>MR.KELVIN TAYLOR.
DUDE

Australia

#231 Sep 19, 2007
Are you people really that stupid or what????
To even consider giving them ANY INFO about yourself?

BMW Managers using hotmail and Yahoo accounts?
Ha ha ha...
Have you checked "winning ticket number"?
They just copy and paste...

Do you really think that you can win something without even participating?

They should be reported to INTERPOL.
Fathi Tenzakhti

Muscat, Oman

#232 Sep 19, 2007
I go the same e-mail tody. 1 IBM sport car and 1 million britsh pound. what a generous e-mail!!!
Joao

Lisbon, Portugal

#234 Sep 21, 2007
I got the same e-mail here in Portugal. BMW have to do something to stop this.
at alld

Mumbai, India

#236 Sep 22, 2007
what is all this stupid going on.. is BMW enjoyng it...

Since: Aug 07

Clermont, FL

#237 Sep 22, 2007
I have been inundated with a plethora of emails I know are scams mentioning lottery winnings, collecting money for people, and my address winning a sweepstakes I did not even enter. Does anyone know or have any advice on how to stop these emails from coming into my inbox? Thanks for any help. It's up to 20 to 30 a day.
Judy NV

Carson City, NV

#238 Sep 23, 2007
I received same email, just another scam. BMW should put a stop to this junk email.
Damian

Coachella, CA

#239 Sep 23, 2007
Got the same thing yesterday

+447045704081 ?

riiiiiight.

BMW automobile company? That's like saying Ford Motor Co...company.

Too bad these asshats never get caught.
STELLA

Athens, Greece

#240 Sep 23, 2007
IT ALSO ARRIVED IN GREECE
SMALL TIME CROOKS...

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