Google Promotion Draw Advance Fee Scam
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“Google Promotion Draw” Advance Fee Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline:
Email claims that you have been picked as one of 12 winners in this month’s “Google Promotion Draw” and have won $3.5 million.



Analysis:
The message is an advance fee scam. The promotion described in the message is not real and you have not won any money. This scam is designed to trick you into sending your money and personal information to criminals. Scams like this one are very common and there are many variations of them.

Read more about advance fee lottery scams.

Example:
Good News,You have successfully been picked as one of our 12 Lucky Winners in this months Google Promotion Draw, Kindly send us your full contact address and telephone number to redeem your winning Prize of $3.5 millions.We advised that you send your full contact details to your payment officer Mario Haller at (payofficer1@aol.co.uk) within 48 hours of this notificationBest regards,
[Name Removed]
Promotion Chief Executive Officer
Google United Kingdom.
Tel: [removed]




Google Promotion Draw Advance Fee Scam

Last updated: November 30, 2016
First published: November 30, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
About Hoax-Slayer

References
Advance Fee Lottery Scams – International Lottery Scam Information
List of Advance Fee Scams

Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer