Hi ! everyone I won a skype award
I want to make sure is it true?
Please help me because my friend also got the same award with same winning code with the same person name Dr.david jakes then tell me
Please look at this mesage below:
Berkley Square London, W1J 6BD London,
Verification No.: S1284-027
Dear Esteemed winner, My name is Dr. David Jakes, I am the promotion claims officer and will be handling your prize remittance which is expected to be completed within three (3) working days. I will require your 100% attention to enable us facilitate the remittance of your won prize.
Dr. David Jakes
( skype financial officer)
This communication the property of Skype Ltd and is intended for the use of the recipient to which it is addressed regarding his won promotional prize, and may contain confidential, personal, and or privileged information. Please contact us immediately if you are not the intended recipient of this communication, and do not copy, distribute, or take action relying on it. Any communication received in error, or subsequent reply, should be deleted or destroyed.
This is a well known scamming.
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19-08-2013 20:51 - last edited on 20-08-2013 09:39 by LiamB
Re: Skype Award Program:
Here is my Skype message regarding My winning an Award too. Very suspicious to me. Anyone at Skype can verify this?
" [12:51:20 PM] skype award: Congratulations!!!
Your skype account was selected as one of the four lucky winner of £1.000.000.00 Great British Pounds Sterling in the ongoing Free Online SKYPE promotions in this year's 2013 and which was recently held in the United Kingdom,And you Happened to be One. Here is your claims code: "SK214YPE" . For claims: Simply Send claims code To Free Online Board Service Headquarters Below.
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You shouldn't need verification from anyone at Skype. You can web search any part of this message to disprove it's illegitimacy. Apparently everyone is a winner. Just another scam with a lottery theme. This seems to be a very popular Nigerian/419 scam.
Key points that stand out like a sore thumb:
1. No legitimate contest of this nature exists.
2. The whole message is random, unprofessional, and composed of very bad English
3. The email address is a bogus name you can make up yourself by simply signing up for a new account at live.com .(i.e. IamTheSkypeCEO@live.com)
4. The UK number is using a +44-70 prefix denoting the use of international call forwarding services, So while you may dial a UK number it forwards you to a number in a different part of the world (i.e. Nigeria) where the scammers are located for the time being.
So block and report the user for abuse. Do not email that address or call that phone number.
- Redeem Prize.
|De:||Skype Corporate Message (email@example.com) Tu filtro de correo no deseado está definido como exclusivo.|
|Enviado:||lunes, 21 de octubre de 2013 05:33:30 p.m.|
Este mensaje parece sospechoso según nuestros filtros de SmartScreen y lo eliminaremos transcurridos diez días.
lucky numbers: 6, 15, 24, 33, 42, 51
You have been awarded USD 216,000 in the skype reward program 2013.
Reply to claim reward.
Skype Reward Program
Deadline: 23st October 2013
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Skype "Reward" program? lucky numbers? Don't worry next year it will say 2014.
Nothing legitamate about that. The Smartscreen mail filter was correct about it being suspicous.
How many ways can you say "Identity Theft?"
Maybe you have missed the memo: ANY time ANYONE asks for your personal information over the phone, iternet, or email... you need to put up your "RED FLAG".
Most companies will NOT initiate a request for personally identifying information. In other words... in order to JOIN, PURCHASE, or APPLY for something, YOU are usually the one initiating the process. You go to their website. If someone comes to YOU - BE SUSPICIOUS.
I received a similar email - which is how I found you.. looking for a "report phishing" email address for Skype's security division.
You can report/forward a copy of the phising e-mail to email@example.com. I would also highly suggest you report it to your e-mail provider since most of these e-mails have less to do with Skype and more to do with running a scam regardless of the "fill in the blank" company name they use. Your e-mail provider can filter those types of e-mails out of your inbox.