So, what’s the dumbest scam or spam on the Internet this week?
Two emails supposedly from Google UK Ltd and Google Corporation Thailiand.
First one says we have won £950,000,000 in the email online electronic sweepstakes organised by Google held in August 2016. To get the money we just need to send them, name, address, telephone numbers, nationality, occupation, gender, marital status, email addresses, bank details and how we would like to be paid. This information should be sent to googleverifydept @mail.com
This first email claims to be from Google but the actual sender is marketing @ipo.ir
Then the second email claims to be Google Corporation in Thailand but is from redblufflodge @ wildblue.net and this time promises we have won $1,000,000 in their internal sweepstakes.
Again, we just have to send in lots of personal information to claim our prize.
Gee, how fortuitous that we won two huge prizes from different parts of Google.
We’ll make sure to send in all required confidential information plus scanned passport and driver’s licence etc.