LG Scam Letter?

Last February 10, I received an email coming from theis email address: 

LG - lslguk5@peoplepc.com

I strongly suspect that this letter is another Scam letter so beware. Here's the complete email:

Fantastic Prize

Congratulations! Your e-mail ID attached to a ticket CN6327932 was among the selected lucky winners of 700,000 POUNDS in LG PROMOTION 2009. This is to PROMOTE and ENCOURAGE the use of Lg Products as a global village around the World. 

All winners for the online version were selected randomly by the Lg Electronics Balloting System without the winner applying from World Wide Web sites through computer draw system. LG collects all the E MAIL ID of the people that subscribes to yahoomail,msn,freenet,hotmail,t-online,web.de and others. 

Contact our claims Agent below for claims

E-mail: mrkeeganesq@gmail.com
Phone: +44-704- 571-1167

Once again, congratulaions

Yours Faithfully

PeoplePC Online
A better way to Internet

Notice these things which are very common to scammers. I also gave some simple tips and synopsis to avoid being scammed.

1. The email addressed used. Whenever you receive an email like this, look first the email address used. For example if it say that it comes from LG, then its email address should be like: name@lg.com. It is most likely that famous companies like LG, Paypal, Samsung etc, will use their website email addresses rather than use other email address like yahoo, gmail, msn, and even peoplepc etc. 

2. Analyze the content. See if the content says that you won a big amount of money from automated lottery and draws. Always remeber, a ligitimate lottery is most of the time a form of business. Meaning you have to bet first, or at least buy something from a certain company whether online or offline before you can join their lottery. Without any investment, even just a time investment, most likely it is a scam even if it explain that your email has been automatically added. 

I never bought an LG product in my entire life yet. 

Furthermore, internet companies like Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL etc, can be sued legally if they will give away your email without your consent. And most likely, you are the one who is suppose to distribute your own email address and not these internet companies. 

3. Notice the email of the person to be contacted. Like the number 1 tip, ligitimate business use a reliable email address, bearing the name of the company as its signature email. 

4. If it will ask you further information like name, address, contact number, other email addresses, etc, this is most likely a scam who wants to gather personal information to hack. Sometimes, they use your information for illegal activities. 

5. Don't ever send money as payment for extra fees so that they can send your big sum of money through bank. Ligitimate draws are most likely free of charge when they send you money, or at least, all fees should be deducted from the amount you won. 

I hope that Peoplepc.com will try to investigate and trace who uses their company's name as sender of this email. 

We need to be very vigilant concerning emails like this. I just checked the Scam email database and I found out that there are some users who uses peoplepc.com but there is "NO" report yet of this email. So this might be new. BEWARE. 

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