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Nokia Mobile Promo / scam

1 London, England, Greater London, United Kingdom Review updated:

I originally received two sms on my mobile congratulating on winning the sum of 170, 000.00 euro!! for claim I was given a number in spain and an email nokia14a (at) yahoo. es

Then I received the following email:

From:

Nokia verification office

Date: 3rd july, 2008.

Good to hear from you regarding the nokia mobile sweepstakes. my names are mr. desmond brown. I am the nokia promo officer assigned to winners on the nokia mobile sweepstake.

In line with the commemorating event marking our 14th nokia mobile anniversary we rolled out over & euro;16, 000.000.00 (sixteen million euros) for our 14th nokia mobile anniversary draws. all participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25, 000 company mobile numbers, and 30, 000, 000 individual mobile numbers from the 145 mobile networks from australia, new zealand, north america, south america, europe, asia and africa as part of our international promotions program, which is conducted annually in central europe.

On behalf of all members and staffs of nokia we congratulate you on your wins and wish you the best of luck as you spend your good fortune.
...
Fill the information below and send it to us on time by mail: nokia14a@yahoo. es or fax: +[protected].
...
Beneficiary’s name:
Address:
City:
State:
Nationality:
Date of birth:
Winning tel. nº:
Fax nº:
Occupation:
Email:

Note:

Immediately your informations is verified as our true promo winner, we are subjected to issue a cheque of #170, 000euro on your name and it must be claim within a period of two weeks (14 days). if you cannot come down to our office here in spain you will be responsible for your courier delivery charge.

Yours faithfully,
Mr. desmond brown

Copyright 2008 nokia. all rights reserved.

I filled in the form and send it by email.in reply I received the following email:

From the desk of the promotion officer,
Nokia mobile sweep-stakes promo.

Calle claudio coello 41, 28001 madrid, spain.

United kingdom (uk) / spanish alliance nokia subscribers promotion.

To,

Anastasia (my surname)
Winning cell no: my cell
Verification no: cn[protected]
Country: my country

Date: 4th july, 2008.

Congratulations!!! on behalf of united kingdom (uk) / spanish nokia’s

Staffs we hereby congratulates you on your mobile phone number has won you the sum of & euro;170, 000.00 (one hundred and seventy thousand euro) on the ongoing united kingdom (uk) / spanish nokia promotion program. a cheque has been issued on your name (my name).

Picture of your cheque parcel consignment that will be deliver to you: a picture of a parcel

All the necessary documents that are require to receive your winning cash prize are file along with your cheque parcel consignment. you are kindly advice to select any of the courier delivery service that will be suitable for you to recieve your cheque in your door step if you cannot come down to our office here in spain.

Courier delivery options
Dhl courier
Courier charges: & euro;360.00
Insurance: & euro;1, 300.00 (paid)
Administrative: & euro; 579.00 (paid)
Time of delivery: 72hours
Total: & euro; 360.00 euro.

Fedex express
Courier charges: & euro; 395.00
Insurance: & euro;1, 500.00 (paid)
Administrative: & euro;160.00 (paid)
Time of delivery: 84hours
Total: & euro; 395.00 euro.

Ups courier
Courier charges: & euro; 460.00
Insurance & euro;1, 300.00 (paid)
Administrative: & euro;290.00 (paid)
Time of delivery: 96hours
Total: & euro; 460.00 euro.

United state postal service
Courier charges: & euro;600.00
Insurance & euro;1, 300.00 (paid)
Administrative: & euro;220.00 (paid)
Time of delivery: 48hours
Total: & euro; 600.00 euro.

World-wide inter-bank money transfar (s. w. i. f. t. )
Bank name...
Bank address...
Bank telephone nº...
Country...
Account number...
Swift code...
Transaction fee : 0.55% of 170, 000.00 which is & euro;935.00 euro.

Beneficiaries that prefare their winning cheque to be deposited into their personal bank account should fill the bank informations above and send it back to us by email,

Note:
All beneficiaries are responsible for their diplomatic cheque delivery charges so as to gain authorization from the spanish high court commission. the insurance fee and administrative charges had been paid. you are advice to contact this office if you are having any difficulties with the following proceedings. payment for the delivery courier service charge has to be pay to our account officer.
name: mr garry sanchez,
address: nokia house
calle claudio cuello, nº 41.
post code: 28001,
state: madrid.
country: spain.
tel: +[protected].
fax: +[protected].

I forgot to mention that the person mentioned above called me on my cell and I told him I didn't have any money to send for the release of the package. he said that this was a great opportunity!! etc. etc. anyway I borrowed the 360euro and I transmitted it to them through western union. on that day I received several calls from various people telling me that I should harry with the transaction because the above mentioned - agent - was already at the airport with my cheque!!! apparently he was going to deliver it in person, after making a stop at their headquarters in london. he called me from london and gave me a number in case I wanted to contact him!! he also asked if I could pick them up from the airport the next day!!

The next day I received the following email:

From the desk of the promotion officer,
Nokia mobile sweep-stakes promo.
Calle claudio coello 41, 28001 madrid,
Spain.

Date: 9th july, 2008.

mrs. anastasia xxxxx,

We regrete to inform you that the united kingdom (uk) authority did not allow the dhl to live from london (gatwich airport) to your country amman with your diplomatic cheque parcel, that a tax clearance certificate has to be obtain to certify that the cheque we are taking along is genuine, for that they ask us to make a declaration of your winning cheque which will cost the sum of 395, 00 british pounds (three hundred and ninety five british pounds) which is 595, 00 euro, to obtain your tax clearance certificate and your name must be in the receipt of payment.

Please act fact to this situation so that the dhl and mr. garry sanchez can come to you on time.

Make the payment with the informations below:
felix lucky
Nokia house
Madrid - spain

Congratulations once again!!

Regards,

Anabel kate.

I replied with the following email:

My country is xxxxxx, a member of the european union since 2004. what does amman have to do with this?

I got a call from my "agent" the next day telling that he was very unhappy about this and that I should immediately send 495euro to him so he will be permitted by the uk authorities to leave with my cheque!!

I send the following email:

Dear sir/madame,

I have send the following email to dr. peter simon but have got no reply.

Dear dr. simon,

My name is anastasia xxxx and we spoke on the phone about 1 hour ago.

Supposedly mr. sanchez left spain since yesterday with the mission to deliver the cheque your company claims I have won. someone from your office called me on monday saying that I had to send money & ndash; 360 euro - for the delivery which I did. yesterday evening mr. sanchez called me from london saying that he would be arriving to xxxxx sometime early this morning (wed. 9.7.2008). instead he called me saying that he was not permitted to leave the uk with my cheque and that I have to pay even more money & ndash; 495 euro & ndash; this time in order for the authorities to let him leave the country. as I told you, and mr. sanchez on the phone I do not have this kind of money and I have nobody that can lend it to me.

Mr. sanchez has been trying to call me again but the line drops!!! I tried to call him back but the line drops, somebody answers and then I get a busy signal.

Can you please tell me what is going on? also please I want you to be aware that I searched the internet and have found several complaints regarding the nokia mobile promo some with exactly the same sms/emails I have received only the names are different!!

I am anxiously waiting for your reply.

I have contacted your office in spain and spoke to one of your staff who suggested that I should get in touch with you and see what to do about this.

Please consider that if this money is deducted from my winnings it will be returned to you (tomorrow) when supposedly I will have the money deposited to my account.

Thank you in advance and I am looking forward to your reply and help.

P. s. I have tried a few minutes ago to contact mr. sanchez again with no success.

I called again and somebody suggested that I should email the nokia board of directors which I did. I have never heard from them.

Then I send the following email:

This message is to be forwarded to a mr. garry sanchez

Sir,

I would like you to return the 370euro I have transferred through western union bank on 8 july 2008.

P. s. I have already contacted my lawyer in london and is already making enquiries about this ###.

Anastasia

I send a reminder today (16/7/2008) and needless to say that I have not heard from anyone from the nokia mobile promo.

Please take my advice and do not reply to these kind of messages (sms, email). nobody gives money away believe me.

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  • Ib
      30th of Jul, 2008
    0 Votes

    I received the following sms from nokia.promo
    (congratulations"your mobile number has won 170, 000.00 euro in the on -going nokia mobile promofor claim call
    +34-961-901-905 or e-mail : NOkia14a(at)yahoo.es

  • Ib
      30th of Jul, 2008
    0 Votes

    MY NAME MOHAMMAD KHAIR AHMAD OKOUR
    I LIVE IN JORDAN - IRBID - AL SARIH


    I received the following sms from nokia.promo
    (congratulations"your mobile number has won 170, 000.00 euro in the on -going nokia mobile promofor claim call
    +34-961-901-905 or e-mail : NOkia14a(at)yahoo.es

  • Om
      30th of Jul, 2008
    0 Votes

    Beneficiary’s Name: omar rahahla
    Address: jordan-salt-salalem-pharah
    City: salt
    State: married
    Nationality: jordanen
    Date Of Birth: 14/4/1979
    Winning Tel. Nº: 0777131051
    Fax Nº: empty
    Occupation: private
    Email: empty

    NOTE:

  • Om
      30th of Jul, 2008
    0 Votes

    MY NAME rana deeb mahmod
    I LIVE IN JORDAN - salt - AL salalem

    I received the following sms from nokia.promo
    (congratulations"your mobile number has won 170, 000.00 euro in the on -going nokia mobile promofor claim call
    +34-961-901-905 or e-mail : NOkia14a(at)yahoo.es

  • Al
      1st of Aug, 2008
    0 Votes

    it is scam

    look to the stupied email nokia14a(AT)yahoo.es if it was company it would be email like this

    name@company name.com

    not personal email

    scam

  • Ju
      18th of Aug, 2008
    0 Votes

    This is what I received yesterday and today, It is weird, their e-mail doesn t contain the company' s name :
    Plus the swepps promotion is no longer NOKIA bu MICROSOFT in the same address : Calle Claudio Coelle 41, 28001 but in the Netherlands.
    BE CAREFUL !!!


    Microsoft Corporations:
    Customer Service
    Your Reference No: VUT-L/82-478031
    Your Batch No:08-2008/MCP-3390190

    OFFICIAL WINNING NOTIFICATION.

    We are pleased to inform you of the release of the long awaited results of Sweepstakes
    promotion organized by Microsoft, in conjunction with the foundation for the
    promotion of software
    products, (F.P.S..) held this August 2008, in The Netherlands. Where in your email
    address
    emerged as one of the online Winning emails in the 2nd category and therefore
    attracted a cash
    award of 300, 000.00 (Three Hundred Thousand Euros) and a Dell laptop.

    To begin your claim, do file for the release of your winning by contacting our
    Foreign Transfer
    Manager:

    Mr. WESLEY RONALD
    Tel: 31-681-808-638
    Fax: 31-847-169-607
    Email: promotionclaimsdepartment@gmail.com

    The Microsoft Internet E-mail lottery Awards is sponsored by our CEO/Chairman, Bill Gates and a consortium of software promotion companies. The Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell Computers
    and other International Companies. The Microsoft internet E-mail draw is held periodically and is organized to encourage the use of the Internet and promote computer literacy worldwide.

    Congratulations!!
    Sincerely,
    Mrs.Sarah Limberg.
    Promotions Manager.









    FOREIGN OPERATION DEPARTMENT,
    MICROSOFT CORPORATIONS SWEEPSTAKES PROMO.
    CALLE CLAUDIO COELLO 41, 08001,
    AMSTERDAM THE NETHERLANDS.
    Date:16th August 2008.


    Dear Winner,

    We the entire staffs of Microsoft Corporations wishes to congratulate you for being one of the lucky winners in this season's lottery promotion. This is an independent promotion and it's unconnected to any publication, no purchase necessary.

    Microsoft Corporations rolled out over €16, 000.000.00 (Sixteen Million Euros) to encourage the use of the Internet and promote computer literacy worldwide.All participants were selected through our Microsoft computer ballot system drawn from 42, 000 Names, 6, 000 names from each continent, as part of International "E-MAIL "Promotions Program, for our prominent MS WORD user all over the world, and for the Continues use of E-mail.


    INFORMATION NEEDED FROM YOU FOR US TO ISSUE YOUR CHEQUE AND WITH YOUR CONSOLATION PRIZE OF A DELL LAPTOP IS YOUR FULL NAME AND CONTACT ADDRESS!!

    YOUR FULL NAME:
    OCCUPATION:
    AGE:
    SEX:
    ADDRESS:
    POST CODE:
    CITY:
    STATE:
    COUNTRY:
    MOBILE-TELEPHONE:
    FAX NUMBER:
    WINNER EMAIL ADDRESS:
    REFERENCE NUMBER:

    As soon as you send the information to us by Email, these will enable us start your Verification Procedure from our Office here in Europe Amsterdam the Netherlands .However once the verification is done all the necessary documents that are required for you to receive your laptop and Cash Cheque in your country will be file along with your winning CHEQUE PARCEL CONSIGNMENT via COURIER to your contact address you will provide.


    Congratulations in advance.

    Yours faithfully,
    Mr. Wesley Ronald
    Tel: +31-681-808-638
    Fax: 31-847-169-607


    This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager.

    ©2008 Microsoft Corporation.

  • Ha
      19th of Aug, 2008
    0 Votes

    This satuation some one make a this deal with me now . And he's name Mr. Frank and this all detalies
    NAME: MR ROLAND BEKKY,
    ADDRESS: NOKIA HOUSE
    CALLE CLAUDIO CUELLO, Nº 41.
    POST CODE: 28001,
    STATE: MADRID .
    COUNTRY: SPAIN.
    Tel: +34-634-095-780.
    Fax: +34-917-905-011.

    He told me you won 170.000 euro and he needed 360 euro by DHL .

    Pls advise to me urgently asap what I can do now ????????/

    My mobiel +2 010 161 55 36

    Best Regards
    Hany Lashen

  • Ha
      19th of Aug, 2008
    0 Votes

    I'm Still waitng kindly reply to me from any body Pls plssssssssssssss

  • Ha
      20th of Aug, 2008
    0 Votes

    Dear all

    Pls advise about this msg receive by mobil its wrong or no of won 170.000 euro its realy or no

    pls reply to me

    Thanks
    Hany LAshen

  • Am
      26th of Aug, 2008
    0 Votes

    AMJAD ODAIH KALEIL ABU SNENIH
    JORDAN ZARKA ST-ALFAROK
    00962777990090

  • Ri
      10th of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes

    u was sending one message 10/11/2008

  • Ra
      3rd of Dec, 2008
    0 Votes

    Hi i received a mail on my mobile saying that i have won euro $170, 0000 and to received my winning money by cheque i supposed to send them the euro$200.00 for delivery of my cheque is this information is correct pliz do replay on my email as soon as possible so that i can send money to them as soon as possible. My e: mail address is rajinesh.prasad@yahoo.com i do wait fort a replay from your above administrators soon thank you.Bi

  • Da
      28th of Feb, 2009
    +1 Votes

    i am dr.Dalia Ahmed Afifi
    my e-mail is tito_tito_1972@yahoo.com
    from egypt-cairo
    date of birth 5/5/1976
    my nationality is egyptian
    winnig tel.no is +20115600344

  • Da
      28th of Feb, 2009
    +1 Votes

    i sent my information to you

  • Ad
      3rd of Mar, 2009
    +1 Votes

    these are a group of thieves that they operate in different countries.they use fake sms from the internet and they use yahoo mobile phones and other internet phones that can never be caught.

    i received the same sms from them, but i know them very well, so i played the game with them but this time with the police in spain and in london and interpol and all their emails and there names were sent to them and they were acting on that issue and they have a lot of information about them and they are targeting them .

    but i kept asking them to send me names to whom i should send the money and the gave me the following names :
    1- mr garry sanchez : a spanish citizen
    2-anthony david hawes : a south african citizen
    3- terry sutton : a british citizen

    also yahoo is targeting their emails and following them, just count few month to catch them and put them behind bars.

    Guys use your mind and stop dreaming, they are using this point that humans want to be rich quickly and that will believe that even you know its fake but you will still dont want to accept that its fake till you fall on your head.

    wake up guys... wake up guys

    no company will send you email by yahoo and not by the company name : the email should be customers@nokia.com and not customers@yahoo.com
    no company will need delivery charge, they simple will deduct the delivery charge if it exsist already from the cheque amount.
    finally why to worry go to www.nokia.com and take their telephone numbers and check if that is right and they will tell you directly that it is a fake and dont answer them.

    hope all of you get aware and please let everyone tell his friend about taht and send email with what he had to all his friends and family so that they dont fall victims to these thieves.

  • Sa
      10th of Aug, 2009
    0 Votes

    SAID AZIM KHAM S/O HALEEM KHAM
    Congratulations!!! your Mobile serial no is been won 35, 0000.00Euroe.for calim please contact us

    Tel =0034671888794
    Fax =0034649600733
    Email=spworldmobilepromo@yahoo.com
    officer name.DR RICHMOND PEPITO
    STATE=MADREID
    postcode 28001
    COUNTRY=SPAIN
    On the date 13th MAY 2009
    Verification no NK-345-663-

  • Ra
      14th of Aug, 2009
    0 Votes

    My cousin also received that sms frm nokia mobile promo...
    then he was dreaming for 1, 70, 000 uro... but i know that it is fake so i stop his dream... friends, we are Bangladeshi... so its very dificult to chitting with us...:-)
    Be careful...

  • La
      12th of Aug, 2010
    0 Votes

    hello i received a messenger saying your mobile number has won 170.000 euro and then another one saying 370.000.00 euro for claim call +34-672-889-353

  • Ah
      9th of Jan, 2011
    0 Votes

    nokia mobile promo

  • Ah
      9th of Jan, 2011
    0 Votes

    i recieve an msg from nokia uk end year promo..you have won 415, 000.00 pounds, .is this true

    ahmed abdalla kuwaite

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