Google Anniversary Lottery! Fake?

Posted In Google - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Friday, November 20th, 2009 With 0 Comments

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Did Google launch some lottery on its anniversary? Oh Mamamia … I didn’t know that.

Just received an email on my Gmail account informing about the Google Anniversary lottery and that too in the inbox. Google generally filters out all spams but it had some connection with Google so may be that’s why it didn’t spam it.

Anyways, here is the mail content:

Sub: Congratulations!! You are one of our Winners

Dear Sir/Madam,
Congratulations to you!! You have just been picked as one of our lucky winners of £850,000 British Pounds. For more details,contact Mr. Grahams Benfield  with the email addresses below by sending your full names, sex , location and Ticket Number:00869575733664.
Mr. Grahams Benfield,

This Lottery Promotion is totally free of charge!!
Wishing you good luck!!
Mr. Helnon Richard
Promo Coordinator.
This message was sent using IMP, the Internet Messaging Program.

I have always received these kind of emails but they generally belong to Yahoo! Google is also trying its hand in the Lottery business now.

Jokes apart, please don’t reply to this mail or even open any mail with the subject lottery in it. They all are simply spams.