ENGLAND (OCN) — The Nokia UK Promo is similar to the LG UK Promo which is an advanced-fee scam. The scam involves:
1) Contacting a victim at random using SMS or email.
2) Have the victim who is greedy send in their personal information
3) Use the personal information to create fake awards that are scanned to mail to the victim with request for processing fees.
If a victim request that the fees be taken out of the prize money, they are told that this is not possible or even legal and need to rush in a payment to get the issue of the funds. Below is one such email you can expect to receive though it will change over time to avoid email filters.
I am [redacted] your claims officer and i am in receipt of your recent email regarding the claim of the just concluded Nokia Online Promotion.Your application for claim of winning prize is under process and full settlement will be made upon certification of your details.
Do note that all winners for the online version were selected randomly by the Nokia Electronics Balloting System without the winner applying from World Wide Web sites through computer draw system. Nokia collects all the E MAIL ID of the people that subscribes to yahoomail, msn, hotmail, aol, and others. This is a promotional draw which officially launches the new system. With funds accrued exclusively from previous draws,payouts to all winners are guaranteed and will be transferred in record time.
This correspondence officially confirms that we are in receipt of instructions relating to the payment of your lottery winnings. Please complete the form below with correct information and email back to us with a return email . Looking forward to your swift response.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION SHOULD BE SUPPLIED COMPREHENSIVELY BY THE BENEFICIARY OF THE STATED FUND,FOR VERIFICATION BEFORE TRANSFER.
1.FULL NAMES OF BENEFICIARY:
3.DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
9. AMOUNT WON:
The options to receive your winnings are:
1. CASH PICK UP: You can come down in person to collect your funds here in the UK (CASH). You will be required to present a valid International Passport as proof of Identification amongst other documentation which will be required if you choose this option.
2. CASHIERS CHEQUE: This is In consonance with our policy in this regard, be advised that if you opt for the cashiers cheque, you will be referred to our affiliate financial Institution that you can make enquiries concerning modalities. That is to say if you opt for cashiers cheque you are to notify this office that we may forward your check per your request to the issuing bank.
I……………HEREBY DECLARE THAT THE ABOVE DATA ARE TRUE. IN CASE OF ANY UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCE,MY NEXT OF KIN HAS THE RIGHT TO CLAIM MY TOTAL WINNINGS.(SUPER STANDARD AGENT) SHALL ACT AS MY AGENT IN FACILITATING THE TRANSFER OF THE TOTAL FUND TO ME.
SECURITY:For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize released to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this programme by non-participant or unofficial personnel.
Yours Faithfully, [redacted](Esq)
Fiduciary Agent for Nokia Promotion Sweepstakes International Program