BMW warns on mass fraudulent emails u...

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

There are 1157 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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Don New Zealand

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#363 Jan 12, 2008
I got a new Twist to this one .... you guys "are out of date" I just won a Brand New " TOYOTA CAMRAY 2007" also 300,000 british pounds ... "Wait till Toyoya hears of this"

Boca Raton, FL

#364 Jan 12, 2008
I also got that email . I can't trust to these emails , so I try to search and find more information ,and I am happy to find this news . I am in Miami .

Elizabethtown, KY

#365 Jan 13, 2008
Received my beemer and cash today.....NOT.


#367 Jan 14, 2008
Received an email from Mr.Fredrick wilson advising me that i am one of the lucky winners from a lot of 1,000,000 - Winning a BMW 530iM Sport Saloon Car with a price tag of St.Pounds 500,000.00 Un beatabale!!!!
I guess the BMW Group in general must take up the matter with the concerned con men who trying to fool and waste precious time. The British authorities must also take up the matter seriously as they are spoiling the image of the Brits world wide.
M Purcell Ontario Canada

Burlington, Canada

#368 Jan 14, 2008
I to received this email,i emailed back asking questions on how this was won and from what site,but thy just keep sending more emails with more lies.
Rajiv divadkar

United States

#369 Jan 15, 2008
Latest one to get this email - fortunately checked on the net and landed on this site. take care of this one folks :
"From :[email protected]
Sub :Serial number: BMWP 556543450906 Contact claimsagent via email ( [email protected] m)
Attn: Lucky Winner,
We are pleased to inform you and congratulate you as you have been
selected as one of our Twenty (10) Star Prize Winners in this years
2008 BMW Online Promotion Award Programme. You have been approved to
claim a sum £500,000.00 GBP and a Brand new BMW 5 Series Car.
you are to Contact Mr fred williams with your
Name/Address/Age/Sex/Occupatio n/Country of Residence
Mr fred williams
Email:[email protected]
TEL:+44 70457 55911"

Karachi, Pakistan

#370 Jan 15, 2008
i got a sms to winer of a bmw car

Kampung Datok, Malaysia

#371 Jan 16, 2008
i also got 1..wah,really lucky la ho if such
situation exist in our real life..

never ever bank-in any money if they ask u 2 do so..simple way,once u received such e-mail,just highlight the compeny stated and search at web..
u will found out the truth..
Derka Derk

Somerset, NJ

#372 Jan 17, 2008
From New Delhi wrote:
They sent me the same. After going through this forum, it confirms a scam but what do they have to gain?
they gain a list of nanmes, addresses, phone numbers, etc...
Daniel from Cluj

Zalau, Romania

#373 Jan 18, 2008
I've got same email ([email protected]) as you as a BMW 550i M sport winner
Paul Hargrove


#374 Jan 18, 2008
I just received this one:

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 thisyears 2008 BMW AUTOMOBILE PROMOTIONS held January 15th, 2008, This makes you the proudowner of £750 ,000.00 and brandnew BMW 530 iM Sport Saloon Car withRegistration YK56TCU.

To claim your Winning Prize, Contact the Financial Claims Manager office via email with the underlisted informations assoon as possible: Full Name, Address, Country, Age,Sex, Occupation,Phone, Fax. and your LuckyTicketnumber:564760054518 8 and serial number:BMWP /556543450906

MR MARK BOLTONEmail: [email protected] ukTel:+447011130644 Engr Sarah FergusonDirector of Promotions.Copyright © 2008 BMW Automobile Company.
Roger Zuniga

San Antonio, TX

#375 Jan 18, 2008
I just received the same e-mail as Paul Hargrove wrote about a couple of hours ago... same exact stupid letter.
Rodrigo Braga

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

#376 Jan 20, 2008
I received the same... I don't believe how I'm so luckyman ;-)
But, it's real? I want my BMW!!!!
I have my rights since I'm winner...
These persons came to Brazil also. This is the world wide web.
What's up after this?
Claudia Santos


#378 Jan 21, 2008
That's not fair!!!
I only won £500,000.... and the same beemer!!!
I'm going to send them an e-mail telling them that I want the £250,000 extrathat Rodrigo won!!!

Belize City, Belize

#379 Jan 21, 2008
CONGRATULATIONS!!! You have won US$150,000.00 from the on-going BMW
Relief Promo, Powered by BMW
Motors Foundation. To claim your winning amount, email your names,
address, age,
occupation and your winning email address to: [email protected] or


#381 Jan 22, 2008
Look at this I've just got!
-----Ursprungligt meddelande-----
Från: Engr.Eberhard Schrempf [mailto:[email protected]]
Skickat: den 22 januari 2008 13:40
Reference Number:21/003/63/bmw/56
Dear Email Address Owner,
The Board of Directors, members of staff and the International Awareness
Promotion Department of the BMW Automobile Company, wishes to
congratulates you(your company) on your success as the STAR PRIZE WINNERin
this years(2008)\' BMW Automobile International Awareness Promotion (IAP).
You have been approved to receive a total sum of six hundred and fifty
thousand (650,000)british pounds sterling.The selection process was
carried out through random selection in our Computerized Email Selection
System (C.E.S.S.) from a database of over a million email addresses from
the World Wide Web.Each email address was attached to a ticket number and
your email address with ticket number: TK/5647600545166 and serial number:
BMWP/556543450977 was randomly selected as the star prize winner amongst
other consolation prize winners.
For you to collect your winning sum, kindly fill the verification form
below and send it to the Alliance & Leicester plc BMW prize allocation
department.Contact Mr.James Walker the unit manager through email or
stating your receipt of this notification and quoting the details below.
Alliance & Leicester plc
Contact Person :Mr.James Walker(BMW prize allocation unit manager)
Email: [email protected]
2.) AGE:
3.) SEX:
5.) PHONE(S):
Congratulations once more,and keep trusting BMW Automobile for top
quality automobiles.
Engr.Eberhard Schrempf (President and CEO, BMW-Brilliance Automotive,PRC)
khaled younes from egypt


#382 Jan 22, 2008
You are required to pay the Value Added Tax charges of £750.00 GBP =$1,564.86 USD through any Western Union Money Transfer with my Chamber Secretary Informations as given below immediately, In order for we to have the Complete Amount of Value Added Tax ( VAT ) Charges for the procurement of the Tax Clearance Certificate at the British Government Tax Clearance Office

ha ha ha ha
iam from egypt and crzy with bmw but i can't belive that tjey are thiefs and liers

Bangalore, India

#385 Jan 23, 2008
I Also get the same yesterday. And they told me to pay to the courier of their agent. By viewing the above msg.I am safe.
Vishu Kandasamy

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

#386 Jan 23, 2008
This is what i got today:::i wish those scums will die slowly roting everyday.,,.

Dear Vishu Kandasamy,
Welcome to the treasury department of BMW Motor Company Limited UK. We just received your notification and the verification form filled, submitted and transferred to our department. We have checked and believe you are the real winner of the BMW AUTOMOBILE SWEEPSTAKE. I am Mr Simon White . I want to quickly give you a download of circumstances surrounding your won car and cash. At this point, I firstly must tell you the worth of the BMW 5 Series Car; the prize of the car is 19,000.00GBP ( Nineteen Thousand Great Britain Pounds).
It has been ascertained that the cost of shipping the Car and your winning check, along with some other vital document into your destination would be quite expensive for you with the total sum of (£4,000.00 which is equivalent to $7,966.56). Now you have been granted the options of been paid an equivalent amount of the car, which will be added to your £450,000.00 GBP; making the whole amount of money to be remitted to you as £469,000.00 GBP (Four Hundred And Sixty-Nine Thousand Great British pounds).
You are provided with two options of delivery (Bank Transfer and Courier Delivery). You are expected to choose an option and send a mail to the option chosen. Find below the details of both options (Bank Transfer and Courier Delivery)
The winnings would be transferred to your designated bank account. If you choose bank transfer, then contact the bank with the details below:

South Africa

#387 Jan 24, 2008
Hi all

I got the same in South Africa, yesterday!
Wish the cash was true tho- I'll never buy a BMW now.. esp after this... LOL

Anyways, good to know about this scam..

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