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HONDA CAR INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM SCAM

by Brett M. Christensen

The HONDA CAR INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM scam email shown below claims that the recipient has won money and a new Honda car in an international lottery. The email is an attempt to initiate a dialogue with potential victims and subsequently trick them into sending money to the scammers responsible. There is no “HONDA CAR INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM” and no prize money.

This scam uses the name of a high profile company in an attempt to add weight to its spurious claims. The email is not associated with the Honda Company in any way. Other scams, such as the Microsoft Lottery scam, also use such tactics.

For more information about Lottery Scams see:
Email Lottery Scams – International Lottery Scam Information


Example:
FROM:HONDA COMPANY UK. ATTENTION:

TICKET NUMBER: 2752246896 SERIAL NUMBER:
652-662 BATCH NUMBER :
AT-040SB06-03 AWARD FINAL NOTIFICATION:

We are pleased to inform you of the release, of the long awaited results of the HONDA CAR INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM held on June 6th, 2005.You were entered as dependent clients with: Reference SERIAL NUMBER: 652-662 and Batch number AT-040SB06-03. Your email address attached to the ticket number: 2752246896 that drew the lucky winning number, which consequently won the sweepstake in the first category, in four parts.

You have been approved for a payment of 500,000.00euros(FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EUROS.)in cash credited to file reference number:IPL/4249859609/WP1.This is from a total cash prize of five million euros shared among the ten international winners in first categories.Along with a New Blue 2005 Honda Car.

Congratulations!!!!! All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 50,000 (Fifty thousand) names of email users around the world, as part of our international promotion program. Due to mixed up of some names and addresses, we ask that you keep this award personal, till your claims has been processed and your funds remitted to you. This is part of our security measures to avoid double Claiming or unwarranted taking advantage of the situation By other participants or impersonators.

You?re contacting Your/our-accredited agent for your claims:
MRS MONET BRONZE. HONDA CLAIMING SECURITY AGENCY.
Email:hondaagent1@sify.com

She is your agent, and responsible for the processing and transfer of your winnings to you. YOUR SECURITY FILE NUMBER IS W-91237-H°67/B4 (keep personal) Remember, your winning must be claimed not later than June 14th. Failure to claim your winning/ fund will be added to next 10,000.000 euros AND CAR international lottery program. Furthermore, should there be any change in your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible. Once again Congratulations.

Yours Sincerely,
Mr Hardy Grey.
HONDA CAR/LOTTERY CO-ORDINATOR HONDA LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL


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