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Registered: ‎01-25-2011
My Device: 8900
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Is this promo real ? (500,000GBP win)

Blackberry Promo. Your Mobile Number has won 500,000GBP in the Blackberry Awards. To claim your prize send email to; blackberryclaimdesk@hotmail.com
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Registered: ‎01-25-2011
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Re: Is this promo real ? (500,000GBP win)

Hi All, This is the SMS message I received today on my mobile phone (Nokia). I have also BB8900 and I have registered to few of different sites, but anyway. Do you think this promo is real ?
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Registered: ‎07-29-2008
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Re: Is this promo real ? (500,000GBP win)

hello,

 

the email is blackberryclaimdesk@hotmail.com : this is cleary an email address that would not be used by RIM.

-> it is probably a phishing email. Do not send any email to that address.




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Re: Is this promo real ? (500,000GBP win)

I would not trust anything from hotmail

 

What are the odds of winning that twice?

 




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Registered: ‎04-10-2011
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Re: alert Black berry promo text a scam

I received a text tonight stating; CONGRATS: YOUR MOBILE NUMBER HAS WON YOU THE SUM OF $2,000,000 USD ON THE ONGOING Black Berry PROMO. FOR CLAIMS EMAIL FULL NAMES & MOBILE NUMBER TO: claim2011pro@live.com. Obviously this is a scam. Hopefully nobody emails them cus their probably trying to get ur info. Would appreciate if blackberry can look into this for me.
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Registered: ‎04-23-2011
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Re: alert Black berry promo text a scam

Hi, I have received the same text saying that i have won $2000,000.00 and i have emailed back my address and my full name , Iam very worried if its a scam.... and i rang the number his name is Dr Harry wealth and he said to me that yes i have won and he is sending a cheque within seven days....oh my god can somebody reply to me and explain further please
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Registered: ‎04-26-2011
My Device: Blackberry 8700
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Re: alert Black berry promo text a scam

Hi

I also got the same message sent to my mobile today. It appears to be a scam - have you had any contact within the 7 days as the scammer had indicated? Seems so odd that we are all receiving such emails to Blackberry phones - what ever happened to personal security.

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Registered: ‎05-14-2011
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Re: alert Black berry promo text a scam

Hi

Im sorry if I have breached any forum regulation, I dont actually own a blackberry, but thought it was more than relevant to join to reply to this thread.

Im from Aus, dont own a blackberry, but likewise I have received an sms claiming to have won 2,000,000 USD through a blackberry promo, which I never recall entering.

Definitely not legitimate, what action is blackberry going to take?

Warn friends and relative folks.

Guru I
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Registered: ‎07-29-2008
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Re: alert Black berry promo text a scam

 


donkelly wrote:

Seems so odd that we are all receiving such emails to Blackberry phones - what ever happened to personal security.


 

RIM is not an email provider. Its job is to get the emails (all of them!) from the email provider to your device.

Spam cannot be perceived as personal security.

 

On the other hand, if you wish to not see those messages, I suggest you look for an email provider that has good performance in detecting and getting rid of spam messages. It is the case of AOL email (don't laugh!) and of Google Mail. It is absolutely not the case of live.com or msn.com or hotmail.com emails.

 

In my opinion, RIM will not take any specific measures regarding the emails people can receive.




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Registered: ‎09-02-2011
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Re: Is this promo real ? (500,000GBP win)

ya it z 100 percent real,hw I wish I could be that lucky to win a blackberry