Nokia Inc / nokia sweepstakes
I got an sms saying " congratulations!! your mobile number has won the sum of 250, 000.00gbp on this yearnokia promo. for claims call +[protected] or email us:email@example.com
Message centre: +[protected]
And when I mailed to inquire its authenticity I got the email below.
Block 23/24 trans amadin,
Garkki, abuja, nigeria
Date 23th october, 2008.
Dear awarded prize winner,
Good to hear from you regarding the nokia sweepstakes promo. my names are dr. abdul razik. I am the nokia cash officer assigned to winners on the mobile sweepstake.
In line with the commemorating event marking our new year anniversary we rolled out over & pound;2, 000.000.00 (two million great britain pounds) for our 142nd anniversary draws. all participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn form 25, 000 company mobile numbers, and 30, 000, 000 individual mobile numbers from the 45 mobile networks from australia, new zealand, north america, south america, europe, asia and africa as part of international promotions program, which is conducted annually in britain, london and each continent is assigned to a payment centre.
This promo is approved by the british gaming board and also licensed by the international association of gaming regulators (iagr).
Your mobile number has been fully verified and you are to fill the below payment release form in order for your cheque to be couriered to you. but if you can come down to our head office here in nigeria to pick your winning cheque that will be ok then you are not required to make any mailing fee payment but for your convinience and the danger of boarding a flight you can go for any of the courier service affordable by you. attached to these email is the document for the final approve from the ecowas head office.
Note: your mobile number tagged to your winning verification number is: verification no. : cn-[protected]
Every section on the form. to the best of your knowledge be correct so as to avoid any form of falsification which could render the form useless and might lead to disqualification.
Note: that your funds have been insured and no deductions of any kind can be made on your funds due to the following reasons as follows below
(1) funds has been insured to an high insurance policy that make it difficult to deduct from.
(2) beneficiary is the one to pay for any imposed charges against his/her funds.
(3) the british government stated in the bhc law book 45-1 stanza 12, that winning funds should be remitted in exact value of amount won to winner.
Your won prize is consisting of a nokia n95 series mobile phone and a sealed world bank cheque of ₤250, 000.00 gbp issued out in your name [which can be cashed at any standard bank in the world] and all nokia original certificates regarding this promotion.
Due to the amount of money coming in a cheque to you, it cannot be sent to your local delivery so thats is why we are going to use a diplomatic service delivery for the option you have chosen, and this diplomatic service will deliver your parcel to your doorstep and to whose signatory is on the nokia payment release form.
payment release form
form no. cn503/09
surname middle name first name
Winning mobile number_________________________
please indicate the service you can afford conveniently. (pleas tick the empty box to indicate your choice)
24 hours delivery
Mail fee ₤210gbp 
84 hours delivery
Mail fee ₤150gbp 
122 hours delivery
Mail fee ₤115gbp 
Note the following…
The insurance fee will be paid by nokia inc.
You are responsible for the mailing fee 0f the courier service you have selected and this must be paid before delivery is made.
I __________________________________________ hereby confirm that all the information given above and attached copies of identification is to the best of my knowledge and is true and correct. any tempering or falsification of the above data render this claim invalid and void.
Been aware of all this, you are hereby advised to send a scanned copy of your identification to us via email.
Congratulations once again.
Dr abdul razik
Copyright @2008 nokia.com. ng. all rights reserved
This email and its attachments are confidential and intended for the exclusive use of the addressee (s). this email and its attachments may also be privileged or protected by legal rules. if you have received this by mistake please let us know by reply immediately and destroy the email and its attachments without reading, copyinor forwarding the contents.
Please can anyone verify its authenticity and let me know? thankyou!
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