Toyota Japan Lottery (Scam Alert)

This is a simple and standard lottery scam message, tricked out with the usual code numbers and drawing references. I hadn’t come across one claiming to be from Toyota before, but over time I’m sure the names of many major corporations will end up appearing in scam messages. Scammers use them to lend credibility to their frauds — a backhanded compliment, I suppose, to the corporations themselves.

from: Toyota Japan Lottery
date: Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 9:48 AM
subject: Contact our judiciary agent

Toyota Japan Lottery
Customer Service Department
Affiliate of Toyota Branch China.
28 Tanfield Road Tiaxiu lio Beijing China

Dear Lucky Winner,

We happily announce to you the draw of  TOYOTA CAR INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM online Sweepstakes program held this year 2009.

You have won USD 1,000,000.00 (One Million United States Dollars Only) from Toyota lottery draw 2009.Your Email ID was one of the selected email all over the world in the lottery draw and it comes out one of the lucky winning number 05,12,30,11,17,43 and Bonus number 10 , Your INSURANCE Number: FLS433/453L /GMSA.

For us to process your winning for transfer you are advice to contact our judiciary agent with the details below in China for your payment.

Dr.John Lee
Foreign Services Manager,
Toyota Motors Cooperation China Branch.
Tel- +8613480076925

Please forward to him the following details below

1. Name (in Full):
2. Country:
3. Address:
4. Direct Telephone No Mobile:
5. Age:
6. Occupation/position:

Congratulations!! Once again.

Yours in service,
Mrs. Suzane Lang,
Online Coordinator.

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