• BlackBerry Messenger Scam Making The Rounds Again

    How many of us would love to win $150,000? Yes, me too. Well, there is another chance to win money just by being a BlackBerry Messenger user. Ok, there isn't really a chance to win anything from a BlackBerry Messenger message coming from the "BlackBerry Mobile Company" from Malaysia.

    “BlackBerry Mobile Company
    No.2779 Jalan Permata 6,
    Taman Pertama
    Kuala Lumpur,
    Ref: BBMY/Z10X9790/13
    Batch: BLD/1899/13/192
    Dear Beneficiary, This is to bring to your notice that you have been approved
    by Blackberry Mobile Company to receive the pay out sum of $150,000.00 (One
    Hundred And Fifty Thousand United State Dollars) for this year 2013
    Anniversary Awards as organized by the Anniversary Centre of Blackberry Inc
    Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
    BlackBerry is a line of mobile e-mail and Smart-phone devices developed and
    designed by company Research In Motion (RIM). The Anniversary Center of
    Blackberry Inc selected your email address(ID) as one of the 110 chosen
    fortunate winners to receive this award.
    In this anniversary award program no ticket was sold as all participants for
    the online version were selected randomly from World Wide Email Web sites
    through computer draw system and extracted from over 300,000 unions,
    associations, and corporate email that are listed online. You are to contact
    our AFFILIATE CLAIM AGENT OFFICER with the following information, for
    delivery of your winning amount sum of $150,000.00 (One Hundred And Fifty
    Thousand United State Dollars).
    Kindly provide the following Information for claims;
    1. Full Name:
    2. Contact Address:
    3. Phone Number:
    4. Age
    5. Country:
    Mr. Richie
    Contact Email: blackberry20131@gmx.com

    Your Winning Ticket No: MYBB101Z10Q10
    Your Winning Batch No: 8X97901ABC631
    Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program.
    Yours Truly,
    Mrs. Zaleha Romeo.
    Online Co-Ordinator. “
    A couple of tip offs that the above BlackBerry Messenger message is a scam:

    1. The message contains the words "Research In Motion and RIM".
    2. Asks for personal information (Age, name, address).
    3. Poor English sentence structure.
    4. The fact that it uses "BlackBerry Mobile Company".
    5. Address is in Malaysia, giving away US currency for a Canadian company.
    6. Return email address isn't anything BlackBerry affiliated.

    Please exercise some common sense here folks. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. And there have been scams making the rounds on BlackBerry Messenger for years and years so please, use your common sense and don't fall for scams such as this.

    Source: BBugMy

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