BMW Lottery Winning Notification

BMW Lottery Winning Scam: How It Works

Thousands of people around the world have been receiving these days an email apparently coming from the BMW headquarters. It informs the potential victims about a BMW lottery winning and congratulates the recipients about the award: a brand new car and cash on the side. The sender uses the name Marta Wegrzynek, but don’t get fooled – it could be any, so beware.

The scam is based on the same formula that any Lottery Winning scam or Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes scam works. How is that?

Watch the video below to see how the Lottery Car Winning scam works:

Lottery Call Scam Video

In order to receive the BMW money, the ‘winners’ have to pay a state or provincial tax, which typically is 5% of the winnings. Excited to get half-million dollars, victims send the 5% fee to a PO Box. They are also asked to send the money via reloadable cards such as Green Dot, Vanilla Reload, Ukash, or MoneyPak. Why? These payment methods are requested because they are both entirely legitimate and completely untraceable.

The fact that transfers can be completed without the recipient having to provide any identifying information is ideal for fraudsters. Once the criminals gain your trust, they can then accept the payment in such a way that it is all but impossible for law enforcement to trace the fraud back to them.

How The Fake BMW Email Looks Like

You can report the scammers below in this article, but before you get there here is a how a bogus message from the BMW headquarters looks like (grammar mistakes included):

“Dear BMW Enthusiast,

This is to inform you that you have been selected for a prize of a brand new 2021 Model BMW and a Check of $500,000.00 from international programs was held Jan 2nd of this first section of 2021 in the New Iberia Louisiana, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Model: BMW 2021

Mileage: 5

Transmission: Automatic 8 Speed

BMW email lottery winning notification

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The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection ballot system from a database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world which yours and nine others were selected as the winners. The BMW Lottery is approved & Licensed by The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).

To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact our fiduciary claims department for more information as regards procedures to claim your prize.

BMW LOTTERY DEPARTMENT USA

Verification Agent:Thomas Grey

Contact To: bmwclaimsdepartment001@yahoo.com

Contact him by please providing him with your secret pin code X7PWYZ2005 and your Reference Number BMW: 2551256003/23. You are also advised to provide him with the under listed information as soon as possible: 1.Name in full. 2.Address. 3.Nationality. 4.Nearest Airport. 5 Phone/Fax 6.Present Country. 7.Email.

Please you are to provide him with the above listed details as soon as possible so he can begin with the processing of your prize winnings. Note: Do not disregard any email as this is a PROMO BMW LOTTERY DEPARTMENT that was held Jan 2nd 2021. Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.

Marta Wegrzynek, The Director Promotions BMW Lottery Department”

BMW Lottery Email Scam: How To Avoid

There are few red flags that require common sense. You can’t win if you didn’t play, so just hang up the phone if you don’t remember entering. When it comes to emails, check the content for grammar mistakes. If you take a good look at the text above, you’ll see many.

Since we are talking about financial gain scams, be also aware of a couple of other scams that are going around this week, the Google Foundation, Securities Fraud and the Government Grants.

BMW Lottery Email Scam: How To Report

Make your family and friends aware of the BMW Lottery Scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

Report To The FTC Here

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Akash chamikara

WE SINCERELY APOLOGIZE FOR THE SLIGHT DELAY IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, THIS WAS DUE TO THE OUTCOME OF THE PROCESS OF YOUR WINNING DOCUMENTS AS WE HAVE DONE. NOW FOR THE FINAL RESULT OF YOUR WINNING CLAIMS FUND OF (800,000.00pounds GPS) from Zenith bank of England. And your final claims being now through the central bank of sri Lanka (C.B.S) as they have officially agreed with our conversation through Email and Telephone. To transfer your winning fund into your personal bank account thereafter they have to convert your bank draft to sri Lanka rupees before the transfer will commence to your bank account. This transfer process will… Read more »

priya

Is that true or false?
I got the same email

Sanjaya pradeep

It is true or fake

Isitha sampath

Matath me msg eka awa.. mama details eyalata dunna… prasnyak weida? Pleae kiyanna

Akash chamikara

මාත් දුන්න දන්න කෙනෙක් උදව් කරන්න

Kumaralingam Janaavinth

Is true or fake,

Kumaralingam Janaavinth

My name is kumaralingam Janaavinth,my number is 0775395883
Some one send like this,can you check for me thank you(CONGRATS!THIS PHONE NUM IS SELECTED AS WINNER OF 1,000,000 POUNDS IN D BMW PROMO.2 GET UR PRIZE,EMAIL YOUR NAME,ADRES,PHONE,AGE TO EMAIL: bmwd47@hotmail.com) is write ,how to get my money,or shall you send western union transfer like that,can you reply thank you

Samitha harshani

Matath massg ekak awith tibuna Bmw ekak win karala kiyala meka atthakda plz tel

Last edited 1 month ago by Samitha harshani
Senu

Hii…are u from Sri Lanka ??? omg Even I recieved the same msg 😆😆👊 Hodama de thama They have mentioned that they selected only one winner from Sri lanka 🤣🤣🤣 But here,Two Sri lankans have been selected 😂😂😂😂👊LOL

AmyShah

Is this true or false

Jean

Here is what i received: THE BMW AUTOMOBILE COMPANY. 22 Garden Close, Stamford,  Lincs, PE9 2YP, London. United Kingdom. Attn: Lucky Winner, This is to inform you that you have won prize money of One Million Great British Pounds, (1,000,000 GBP==220,000,000 LKR) Two Hundred And Twenty Million Rupees and BMW X6 SUV (2020 Model) for the YEAR 2020 BMW AUTOMOBILE CAR EMAIL PROMOTION UNITED KINGDOM. This was a Mobile draw promo which was held in London, United Kingdom. The BMW MOTORS PROMOTION is sponsored by United Kingdom Promo and other International Companies. The BMW Motors Mobile draw is held to encourage you and others… Read more »

Cyril

Is that true or false?
I got the same email

Senu

Yeah…dr 🤣🤣🤣🤣✋Even I recieved the same thing 4 days ago

Udesh

Is this true I got the same email

Mohinder

Now the BMW India scam happens. Here is what I received: BEST MACHINE WORLD THE BMW AUTOMOBILE COMPANY. Bmw The Relief Of Covid-19 22 Garden Close, Stamford, Lincs, PE9 2YP, London. United Kingdom. Tel:.+448712458956 Dear Beneficiary We wish to congratulate you and your family on this note, for being one of the five lucky winners selected in this New Year BMW Automobile 31st M5 Annual Anniversary Award Program 2020. As We Have Commence In This Year 2020, We felicitate with you and your family and especially for being a Citizen of (INDIA). This promotion was set up by the BMW… Read more »

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