Its almost 4 years now since I posted on my very first blog (the Buddy Blogs) an email spam that landed in my wife’s inbox. But until now, I still get comments from people who received the same message/email. Some have actually replied to the email spam/scam and they are waiting for a response from Nokia.
This was my post which has already received 2,348 comments:
My wife-to-be received this email.
She sent this to me and asked me if this was true. The moment i read it, i immediately felt that it was a scam. I googled around and found out that it really was one.
So dear readers, BEWARE!
CONGRATULATION YOU ARE A WINNER OF THE NOKIA PROMO!!!
From: NOKIA DEPARTMENT UK [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 6:06 PM
Subject: !!!CONGRATULATION YOU ARE A WINNER OF THE NOKIA PROMO!!!
!!!CONGRATULATION YOU ARE A WINNER!!!.
The Board of Directors, members of staff and the International Awareness
Promotion Department of the NOKIA, wishes to congratulate you on your
success as the STAR PRIZE WINNER in the 2008 Year Promotion sterling on
NOKIA held on the 23th of February, 2008 in London,England.
This makes you the proud owner of a brand new NOKIA N80 and a cash prize of
91,000.00GBP(Ninety One Thousand Great British pounds).
For you to collect your prizes kindly send a mail or call the Nokia agent
He has been mandated to offer you assistance on how to get your prize
Congratulations once more, and keep trusting Nokia
Engr. Kiksoon K Cheng
DIRECTOR OF PROMOTIONS
Always check/ask around/search the internet first before believing or replying to these kinds of emails.
More comments and emails came in during the holidays when another Nokia Email Scam went on the loose…
YoUR EMAIL ID WON YOU $1,850.000 USD (One Million Eight Hundred And Fifty
Thousand United State Dollars) ON THE ON-GOING NOKIA XMAS PROMO. FOR
CLAIMS SEND YOUR INFORMATION TOnokiaxmaspromodirect@yahoo.com.cn AND CALL
FULL NAME :
CURRENT ADDRESS :
HOME/OFFICE TEL :
ZIP CODE :
A reminder to all readers… this is an email SCAM. Do not reply to these types of messages.. When your spam box failed to filter this and it lands on your inbox, delete it right away.