1. Kingspat1's Avatar
    Did anybody else just get this? How common are these scam emails? I copied and pasted the email below.



    Claims Agent/Lottery Attorney,
    Barr. Mike Brown,
    BlackBerry Prize Claims Unit,
    Regent Mayfair Building,
    4th Floor, 153-155 Street,
    London W1B 4JE, UK
    Email:www-BlackBerry11@live.com
    phone: +44-70-4573-9682

    Congratulations Dear Winner from the BLACKBERRY Management and Staff.

    Your email address was randomly selected by the BlackBerry Smart Device (RASK)
    from an
    Exclusive List of 21,000,000 Million internet users' e-mail addresses of
    individuals and corporate entities cutting accross the globe, on 2nd July, 2011.

    Your email address has been awarded the star-prize of
    1,650,000.00 Million GBP(1 Million-6-Hundred-And-Fifty-Great Britain Pounds
    Sterlings)
    among the other consolation prize-winners.

    Note:No tickets were sold! Your Winning No is: UK-094517-BB; Bonus NO is:
    BB-0446-MP, Ticket No is :BB5050

    File for your Claims today by forwarding the below details to:
    www-BlackBerry11@live.com to process your winning funds:::

    Full Name.....................
    Sex...........................
    Winning Number................UK-094517-BB
    Age.......................
    Occupation....................
    Mobile No.....................
    Email Address.......
    Residential Contact...........
    Marital Status................
    State and Nationality.........

    ..Congratulations from the BLACKBERRY LOTTERY PRIZE PAYMENT UNIT,UK...
    ..Terms and Conditions apply...
    CopyRight 2011 BLACKBERRY CORPORATION

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-02-11 05:44 PM
  2. jeffh's Avatar
    That form isn't all that common. More common are BBM messages that say you must reply to all your BBM contacts immediately or your BBM account will be deactivated.

    Ignore them all is always the best approach, and never ever forward them. Posting it here is a good option if you have a question about its legitimacy.
    07-02-11 05:59 PM
  3. BergerKing's Avatar
    Wow, that definitely looks like a lot of the phishing scams I've seen of late. All that personal data just there for the unwary....

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-02-11 07:57 PM
  4. albee 1's Avatar
    I got an almost identical one from a uk addy also on my pc a few years back. It just the same BS, only now they recruited some one who took a writing class. Hahaha, Same sh*t, different day!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-02-11 10:37 PM
  5. SmakBerry's Avatar
    Sad thing is some people aren't weary enough and actually fall for this kind of garbage.

    Email:www-BlackBerry11@live.com.... A live email address????
    From the Blackberry Corporation.... Really? Blackberry Corporation???

    Just sad
    07-02-11 10:42 PM
  6. jh84's Avatar
    I received one claiming to be from the UK National Lottery. The wordings, sentence construction were all pretty convincing. I'd say slowpokes and nave people might possibly fall for it. That is until they see that it was sent from a Hotmail account LOL

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9780 using Tapatalk
    07-02-11 11:59 PM
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