BMW warns on mass fraudulent emails u...

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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laura

Tauranga, New Zealand

#576 Aug 23, 2008
I got the same thing really there are too many of these things going around to believe a single one they are all shit and its so stupid i dont see what they have to gain but people NEVER give money to some random idiot claiming that you will have millions for helping them you would have to be dilusional
ashwini india

Hyderabad, India

#577 Aug 26, 2008
i got this mail too , i am really surprized what are they tryin to do and what abt the UK and BMW officials doin they can do somethin to stop this nonsence..........
Chuck Chen

Canada

#578 Aug 26, 2008
I got message as following as well;

You have won a BMW 2008 X6 35i M and 750,000.00GBP contact Alex Jeferson,BMW Agent Phone#+4470 3195 3896
Email:redeem-alexjeferson2@hot mail.com
SAV

Kissimmee, FL

#580 Aug 31, 2008
Here's what people should do when they receive things like this. Download a virus file from a site for people who work on viruses and attach it to an e-mail addressed back to the sender. State in the e-mail that it is your personal information, but you have attached it in compressed form to the e-mail "for security purposes." (Try to use a disposable e-mail account for this.) They will open it and be out of commission for a while. I personally like to send them the "Hippi" virus. The only way to get rid of it is to reformat the hard drive. They lose all of their information that way. I have done this to about 5 or 6 of these people and I no longer get any of these scams.
d_knaus wrote:
This is what I got today:
BMW AUTOMOBILE COMPANY.
BMW Park Lane.
77 Park Lane,
Ellesfield Avenue,
Bracknell, RG12 8TA
London, United Kingdom.
Dear Winner,
This is to inform you that you have been selected for a cash prize of
500,000.00 (Five Hundred Great British pounds) and brand new BMW 530i
M Sport Saloon Car with Registration YK56TCU, in this year BMW
AUTOMOBILE
COMPANY 2007 LOTTERY PROGRAMME. Each email address was attached to a
ticket number and your email address with Ticket number:
Ice

Bucharest, Romania

#581 Sep 2, 2008
They have to gain the money you send for the delivery fee.
Pakistan

Pakistan

#582 Sep 2, 2008
i got the same email too... please stop that person who is mailing such false details about such a famous company... people migh think its comign from some authentic source!
Jose Roberto Claro

Betim, Brazil

#583 Sep 4, 2008
You can Now beguin the final step of theclaims process, which is the deliveri/shipping of your winnings to you. Your winning prize has been verified and approved for payment by this Department. Your Profile ( form) has also been received and filed along with other winning documents for Record Purpose.
S Sur

Bangalore, India

#584 Sep 6, 2008
I got the same scam here in India
Suzanne

London, UK

#585 Sep 7, 2008
I received this one too
Dear Winner,
The BMW Automobile Company, Congratulate you as one of our Ten(10)
Star Prize Winner. You won (750,000.00 GBP) Seven hundred and fifty thousand Great British Pounds and a new BMW 2008 X6 xDrive 35 Car. The BMW (IAP) held on 4Th September 2008, in London.
Contact him with:
Full name/Contact address/Sex/Tel/Occupation/Age /Country.
Mr. Steve George,
E-mail: bmwgrouplondon@hotmail.co.uk
Phone:
Mrs. M. Schuurman.
Online coordinator for BMW Automobile Company
It looks so real but total hoax!
What a waste of time, these sad people must lead terribly boring lives.
not so dumb lol

Slough, UK

#586 Sep 8, 2008
Reply wrote:
<quoted text>
Probably to ensure that the email address is valid so they can sell email lists to other 'spamers'.
LOL
i had the same thing met police are looking into it and its fedex express address in paisley but it doesnt matter anyone can pick a money transfer up or get it paid into the bank fedex are aware
Suzanne

Blackpool, UK

#587 Sep 12, 2008
I received this scam along with several others and I just delete them, I think they want to steal peoples identity possibly for forged passports ?
mike from aus

Gold Coast, Australia

#588 Sep 16, 2008
I want too win allot of money then go to a poor country and open a community center for the youth and organize games and give them lunch and teach them English
AMBOGE SAMSON

Satellite Provider

#589 Sep 21, 2008
I recieveve a mail from an individual that claims to be the september, 2008 BNW promo director telling me that i have won BMW X5 series and a sun of $750,000.00 and they demand to contact them to claim them because i have won it. please help stop such people because it is quit tempting.
AMBOGE SAMSON

Satellite Provider

#590 Sep 21, 2008
I received this one too
Dear Winner,
The BMW Automobile Company, Congratulate you as
Star Prize Winner. You won (750,000.00 GBP) Seven hundred and fifty thousand Great British Pounds and a new BMW 2008 X6 xDrive 35 Car. The BMW (IAP) held on September 2008, in London.
why not work on those tempting fellows.
Amanda

Atlanta, GA

#592 Sep 23, 2008
I wrote them back and told them I'll pass on their offer. This spam mail is a joke. Who would actually take that seriously.
rodante L A

Gardena, CA

#593 Sep 28, 2008
mangesh wrote:
don't send acc. detail anyway.
Got the same email this is outregeous... I m with guys...
Saeed Pakistan

Islamabad, Pakistan

#596 Oct 4, 2008
I received email for BMW Star wiiner. Please stop such people who are opering on the net.
Rob Jameson

UK

#597 Oct 4, 2008
It never ceases to amaze me how gullable people are even to question or have doubts about these scammers. Don't even respond with anything especially your name, address etc. You will be surprized what problems they can cause you and your reply will of course also give them your email address.
JAGDISH

El Segundo, CA

#598 Oct 4, 2008
got the same e-mail yesterday ...!!
is this marketing strategy of BMW !!??:))
Eva

Tucson, AZ

#599 Oct 4, 2008
I allegedly won a BMW and a cash prize too. Since I rented a BMW in Europe last summer I first thought it could be real. Did anybody check their address at 22 Garden Close, Stamford, United Kingdom?

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