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Toyota Car Promotions Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

Lottery scams are one of the most common types of fraudulent email currently hitting inboxes. The Toyota Car Promotions email shown below is an example of one of these scam emails. Be wary of unsolicited email that informs you that you have won a large sum of money or other prizes in an international lottery. There is no lottery and no prizes. Those who initiate a dialogue with the scammers by replying to the lottery scam emails will eventually be asked for advanced fees to cover expenses associated with delivery of the supposed “winnings”. They may also become the victims of identity theft.

The email is in no way promoted or endorsed by Toyota.

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


Example:
The Lottery Department
Toyota Car Promotions
This is to inform you. You have been selected for a Cash prize of £600,000.00. Six Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds, and a brand new Toyota Prius car International programs held held this MARCH 2007 in the London Uk.

The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection system (ess) from a database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world. This Toyota car Lottery is approved by the British Gaming Board and also Licensed by the The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).This promotional car lottery is the tenth of its kind and we intend to sensitize the public.

To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact your claims officer through our accredited Prize Transfer agents as stated below: Mr. James Cole.

Email:officerjamescole2007@yahoo.de
Phone Number:

CLAIMS REQURIEMENTS:
1. Full names:
2. Residential address:
3. Phone number:
4. Fax number:
5. Occupation:
6. Sex:
7. Age:
8. Nationality:
9. Present Country:
10.Next of kin name/address:

Accept my hearty congratulations once again!
Regards
Mr Teddy Lee


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