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    Gmail cash prize

    Here`s a new one, and am I to assume Gmail is not giving out random cash prizes to it`s members?

    [b]FONT color=#dd6600 size=5CONGRATULATIONS!

    /FONTSPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 21px; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"FONT color=#ff0000YOU WON $500!/FONT[/color]/[b]SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 21px; FONT-FAMILY: Arial" [/color]

    FONT face="Arial Cyr" color=#124282 size=2PSPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 13px; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"Gmail gives members random cash prizes. Today, your account is randomly selected as the one of 12 top winners accounts who will get cash prizes from us. Please click the link below and follow instructions on our web site. Your money will be paid directly to your e-gold, PayPal, StormPay or MoneyBookers account.[/color]PSPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 13px; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"Click here to get your prize:[/color]/FONT
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    TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="90%"TBODYTRTD style="FONT-SIZE: 80%; TEXT-INDENT: 4px" noWrapFrom: B id=_user_admin@gmail.comGmail.com <admin@gmail.com>/B TD style="FONT-SIZE: 65%" noWrap align=rightMailed-By: Bserver15.go-mama-hosting.com/B/TD/TR/TBODY/TABLE class=mhlTo: BSPAN class=nw id=_user_gmail-winners@gmail.comGmail Winners <gmail-winners@gmail.com>[/color]/B
    class=mhlDate: BJul 1, 2006 1:16 PM/B
    class=mhlSubject: BYOU WON $500! Gmail congratulates you!/B

    and there`s a gmail.com link that takes you to an area where you add your payment options.

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    I'm pretty sure Gmail doesn't use "go-mama-hosting.com].

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    Never seen this before but it's clearly fake, what was the link url anyway, don't post it here though, pm it to me, thanks.
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    I'm sure that if it was real, the From: field would have been something like gmail-noreply instead of admin. Plus, Google would write something like "reciepents undisclosed" in the To: field. And I don't suppose sending an e-mail to [email]gmail-winners@gmail.com[/url] forwards the same message to twelve random Gmail accounts.

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    Just for fun, I decided to click on the link which led me to a framed page pertaining to be gmail, but it was inside a member.tripod page.

    Anyways, after entering an old paypal address I don`t use. You then have to sign up for this, sign up for that bla bla. After outlaying close to 30 bucks, they then release your 500 dollars I bet someone would be stupid enough!!

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    I got the same email. I click on it and it said you had to sign up for something called "Gmail Games" That was a total of $8.60 and it said when you sign up for it then you would recievce your payment. So hopefully it is real because I could use the money but I won't put my information on it just yet until gmail says that it is real.

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    A fake. If GMail wanted to give free money, then why they just make a competition on Google AdSense or AdWords

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    You should send it to Google with a note on it explaining that it's a fake &amp; that someone is pretending to be Gmail admin!

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    spam, using php mailer

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    spam, using php mailer
    Why does it have to be PHP mailer?

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    I also got something like that a couple of weeeks ago!

    Its obviously fake because if it was real google would have publicised it more.

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    if it was real google would have publicised it more.
    Not necessarily.
    Google are infamous for keeping things secret.

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    It's definitely scam. Look at that design, and compare it to google's usual designs. That disgusting red heading and everything. Google has other ways of telling that you won something.. but I don't think they're giving away randomly thousands of dollars for nothing.

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    It's definitely scam. Look at that design, and compare it to google's usual designs. That disgusting red heading and everything. Google has other ways of telling that you won something.. but I don't think they're giving away randomly thousands of dollars for nothing.
    Yes, but I still think the biggest giveaway is the go-mama-hosting.com. :P

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    Re: Gmail cash prize

    Quote Originally Posted by maritimer
    divHere`s a new one, and am I to assume Gmail is not giving out random cash prizes to it`s members?/divdiv/divdiv
    divstrongfont color="#dd6600" size="5"CONGRATULATIONS!brbr/fontspan style="font-size: 21px; font-family: Arial;"font color="#ff0000"YOU WON $500!/font/span/strongspan style="font-size: 21px; font-family: Arial;" /spanbrbrfont color="#124282" face="Arial Cyr" size="2"pspan style="font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial;"Gmail gives members random cash prizes. Today, your account is randomly selected as the one of 12 top winners accounts who will get cash prizes from us. Please click the link below and follow instructions on our web site. Your money will be paid directly to your e-gold, PayPal, StormPay or MoneyBookers account./span/ppspan style="font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial;"Click here to get your prize:/span/p/font/div
    /divdiv/divdivHeader info/divdiv
    divtable cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="90%"td style="font-size: 80%; text-indent: 4px;" nowrap="nowrap"From: b id="_user_admin@gmail.com]Gmail.com <admin@gmail.com>/b td style="font-size: 65%;" align="right" nowrap="nowrap"Mailed-By: bserver15.go-mama-hosting.com/b/tbody/tablediv class="mhl"To: bspan class="nw" id="_user_gmail-winners@gmail.com]Gmail Winners <gmail-winners@gmail.com>/span/b/divdiv class="mhl"Date: bJul 1, 2006 1:16 PM/b/divdiv class="mhl"Subject: bYOU WON $500! Gmail congratulates you!/b/div/div
    /divdiv/divdiv/divdivand there`s a gmail.com link that takes you to an area where you add your payment options./div
    brbrLooks like a scam spam. br

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    Wooh, I found another thing which seems to be scam. Google doesn't support any of those money payment systems. They send cheques.

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