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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peter

Umeå, Sweden

#171 Aug 25, 2007
Hi Folks, just to let you all know that this type of mail is 100% scam,it is prolly the new nigerian scam (one of many) golden rule here is to remember if you have not entered some kind of lottery then you could not have won plus the tried and tested"it's to good to be true" speaks volumes erase and forget, it's just a remake of other well known scams.......
Asutosh

Kolkata, India

#173 Aug 26, 2007
dubbel d wrote:
i want my bmw and my money :@
I get a email from bmw public relation office
Taht I win 850000 pounds now I read real story about that email and I have post my Information now what I can do?
Deborah Jones

Queenstown, MD

#174 Aug 26, 2007
I've received several emails pertaining to the Jackpot Lottery, scholarship for school, automobiles, and several others. Asking for your name,address,age,gender,countr y,phone number. What are they doing with your information that You submit? I need to know because I have given out my information.
more on

Portland, OR

#175 Aug 26, 2007
After I gave them my personal information, they never replied but my bank now wants to know why a third party wants to make withdrawls from my account. It must be someone from that church again needing money. I told them to take as much money as they need as long as I get the car. I should be getting my new BWM any day now.
Poopy

Canada

#176 Aug 26, 2007
YEAAA I won a BMW TOO - I go collect it tomorrow. I send them money for shipping to Nigeria. $10,000 US Dollars for shipping . . . YEA $500,000 Car
wendy marshall

San Diego, CA

#177 Aug 26, 2007
yikes, I knew it was too good to be true....got scam email today. I did notice that they forgot to put the "a" in automobile on the last page.....big giveaway there folks.....this is my second nigerian scam letter...lucky me, huh? At this point I am wondering if I should just play with their teeny little minds for fun.....
k martyn

Brisbane, Australia

#179 Aug 27, 2007
Yes l received the same email and yes l hope they all die of cancer also, as they have nothing to gain,
Chand

Lucknow, India

#180 Aug 27, 2007
How can we know whether it is a scam or not?
Rose

Australia

#181 Aug 27, 2007
BMW AUTOMOBILE COMPANY.
77 Park Lane, Ellesfield Avenue,
Bracknell, RG12 8TA, London, United Kingdom.

==========
All Response to the Financial Claims Manager via email:
MR BIILL GELFMAN
Email: [email protected]
Tel:+447045704081
==========

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 August 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 prize Contact the Financial Claims Manager office 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 BIILL GELFMAN
Email: [email protected]
Tel:+447045704081

Engr Kevin Bridges
Director of Promotions.
Copyright © 2007 BMW Automobile Company.

We've all won the same car with the same registration! Doh! I think we can agree its a scam.
Mwb B

Delhi, India

#182 Aug 28, 2007
Man if there must be a lucky soul on this earth then it must be me. Can you imagine how lucky I am since my girlfrind left me. I've been getting this WINNING E-Mail every week. Untill now I have an asset summing upto an amount of $ 7,723,020,323
What I want now is a hot girl to share this with. Anyone interested and below 26 yrs may contact me at [email protected]
INDIAN

Hyderabad, India

#183 Aug 28, 2007
hi,
even i got this scam mail.thanks for saving me from these ple.
Rick

Winchester, KY

#184 Aug 28, 2007
Winchester Ky---------> BMW Email-------> Winner of a BMW AND money, Call 447045704081. Thanks everyone for reporting this same scam...Rick
Darren Nottingham england

Nottingham, UK

#186 Aug 31, 2007
all these winners we are a lucky bunch of people lol do these people who send these emails think that we are all dam thick and wont check them out first i got this one today
asko

Överkalix, Sweden

#187 Aug 31, 2007
i got this leter.
BMW AUTOMOBILE COMPANY.
Award Claims Department,
BMW Park Lane, 77 Park Lane,
Ellesfield Avenue, Bracknell,
RG12 8TA, London,
United Kingdom
TEL:+447045704081
Serial Number: BMWP/556543450906
Ticket Number: 5647600545188
Email Address:

Congratulations
WINNING CLAIMS HAS BEEN APPROVED

Your email address was randomly selected along with nine others from a database of over 1,000,000 email addresses drawn from the WORLD-WIDE-WEB awareness promotion. A ticket number was attached to each email address and your email address () tagged with ticket number: 5647600545188 and serial number: BMWP/556543450906 emerged as the star ticket email. This makes you the proud winner of a brand new BMW 5 Series, M Sport Saloon car and a cash prize of £500, 000.00GBP (Five Hundred Thousand Great British pounds).

I am glad to inform you that your verification and fund Release form was received in this office, After carrying out your Winning Price verification, which was found to tally with what we have in this department, I am happy to inform you that your Price Winning claims has been approved. And below are the Informations for your Claims:

CLAIMS INFORMATIONS
You are to come to our office with a copy of your identity card or a valid international passport within two (2) weeks of this notification letter to collect your prizes. But if you can not make it to our office on/before this date of claims, You will be left with the option of we arranging and sending your winning prizes to your destination through our Promotion Courier affiliate, who will deliver your prizes to you as soon as 48 hours time difference.

If you will be unable to come to our offfice on the said date for your claims. You are advice to respond through email stating your reason why you can not come. And contact the Promotion Attorney { Barr. Chris Anderson } with the informations below for proper arrangement of your Winning Price delivery. In respect for the delivery of your Winning Price, The British Government require a good evidence for the payment of Value Added Tax ( VAT ) to enable the Courier Service transfer your Winning Price out of United Kingdom to your destination.

For more information on your Price Winnings delivery Arrangement, You are to contact the Barrister via email or telephone with the Informations below:

CHRIS ANDERSON CHAMBERS
Name: Barr. Chris Anderson
Email: [email protected] om
Alternate Email: [email protected] .uk
Phone No.:+447045721147

Provide him with the below informations for Verifications and Delivery:

Ticket Number:_________
Ticket Serial Number:_________
Full Name:_________
Contact Address:_________
Personal Phone No:_________
Your Lucky Email Address:_________

The above mentioned Attorney will be responsible to give you an accurate details about British Government Value Added Tax (VAT) of your winnings Delivery and also arrange your winning prize delivery with the Promotion Approved Courier Company { DHL EXPRESS DELIVERY } who will deliver your winning prize to your destination as soon as 48 hours time difference.

Note: All winnings must be claimed not later than two (2) weeks, after the period of 2 weeks due to Winning Prize claims and Delivery Schedule, all unclaimed funds will be included in the next Sweepstake. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your Reference number and Batch numbers in all Correspondence with this office.

Regards.

Mr. Bill Gelfman.
Financial Claims Manager,
BMW Award Claims Department,
United Kingdom.ter.
RETNA RAJ

Bahrain

#188 Sep 1, 2007
I GOT THIS MAIL TODAY
BMW AUTOMOBILE COMPANY.
77 Park Lane, Ellesfield Avenue,
Bracknell, RG12 8TA, London, United Kingdom.
==========
All Response to the Financial Claims Manager via email:
MR BIILL GELFMAN
Email: [email protected]
Tel:+447045704081
==========
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 August 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 prize Contact the Financial Claims Manager office 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 BIILL GELFMAN
Email: [email protected]
Tel:+447045704081
Engr Kevin Bridges
Director of Promotions.
Copyright © 2007 BMW Automobile Company.
Joy Giachino

Fresno, CA

#189 Sep 3, 2007
I get the email all the time - Thank goodness we are all driving brand new BMW's - my question is do we have too share the same car. Because i live in the united states in California and I refuse to drive all the way to India,finland,Etc. I also would like too know why Stephanie got more money than me?
I love scam artists and if you are wondering what they want your information for it is because what little you give them they can use to steal your identity. Sad but true they just need the basics the rest is easy too acquire.
BigJohnson

Auckland, New Zealand

#190 Sep 3, 2007
All these scams really make me spew ! if they can get OUR information... why is it that someone can't track THEM down and give them what they deserve ??? I'm no computer expert, but there must be some way of screwing these guys to the wall. I think most people will know from their horrendously bad grammar and spelling that they are fake, but I'm sure some people get sucked in too. So sad.
Kamruz zaman

Bangalore, India

#191 Sep 4, 2007
I got a message from Dr Albert that that I have won cash and car. Is Dr Albert Starr the claim manager
of BMW company? And when I contacted to him through
phone and email I was informed that my prize is
deposited in Gardellia Courier Company.And thereafter I got Emial from courier company and further I contacted through phone and he asked me to pay carrying charge of 40 to 80 thousand of indian
rupees. Is this true? Please inform me.
Kamruz zaman

Bangalore, India

#192 Sep 4, 2007
I got the same type of message . Plz inform me about
any lottery played in this month i.e. 27th of Aug, 2007 or not and if played what are the details.
Nikki

Kingston, Jamaica

#193 Sep 4, 2007
I think BMW would send something on their official letterhead. Furthermore, the poor grammer and badly spelt words in the letter gave them away.
These guys obviously have nothing to do with their time and in the process wastes our time as well.

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