Toyota Lotto and Recruitment Scams

Hi, we realise that as a major international company Toyota’s name is sometimes used by internet scammers to give credibility to their activities. At the moment we are aware of two scams which are in no way associated with Toyota either in the UK or globally:

Toyota Lotto scam/The Toyota Lottery. You might get an email (which at first glance can look pretty convincing), supposedly from ‘Toyota International Lottery (Headquarters)’, stating that you have won a share of Toyota’s International Lottery Fund. This is a scam, and no such fund exists. We advise all recipients of this email to ignore it, not to reply to this or any similar emails and to definitely not send any money or bank details to the senders. Major ISPs have been informed of the situation and we hope that this will be resolved in the near future.

Scam recruitment emails It has also been brought to our attention that various individuals and organisations are contacting people and/or operating internet sites that purport to provide employment opportunities within Toyota companies. Some such individuals and organisations advise job seekers that they must submit a processing or work permit fee in order to secure an offer of employment. Again, these are not legitimate Toyota offers. Please note that Toyota companies do not seek fees for securing a position as an employee. Therefore you should assume that such individuals and organisations are not providing bona fide offers.

Thanks

Simon

Comments (17)

  1. I just received this one, guessing its a scam too.

    External AffairsToyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) LtdBurnaston DerbyshireEast Midlands DE1 9TA Due to the massive law suit we are currently facing, Toyota is recalling1.53 million vehicles worldwide which include: Lexus, Avalon and other models,mostly in the U.S. and Japan Toyota has voluntarily decide to Recall approximately740,000 ? 2005 through 2006 Avalon, 2004 through 2006 Highlander (non Hybrid)and Lexus RX330, and 2006 Lexus GS300, IS250, and IS350 vehicles sold inthe United States, Europe and Asia to address the possibility that a smallamount of compensation should be given to the public. News line http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39773169/ Toyota rarely contacts Customers via email, but we are making an exceptionto let you know that you have been selected for a cash prize of 10,000.00GBP, (One Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds), Because of the inconveniencethat Toyota customer have undergo due to Brake fluid and fuel pump problemswhich affect over 740,000 cars in the United States, Europe and Asia, thecompany has decide to compensate the public by giving out the sum of 10,000.00GBP, (One Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds).The selection process was carried out through random selection in a computerizedemail selection system (ESS) from a Microsoft database of over 250,000 emailaddresses drawn from all the continents of the world. To begin the processingof your prize you are to contact your claims officer through our accreditedPrize Transfer Agents as stated below:==============================Contact Processing Officer.Mr. GREG WILLIAMS,22 Garden Close, Stamford, Lincs, PE9 2YP, London, United KingdomE-mail: toyotarecovering@gmail.comTELL: +44 702 403 3365=====================================Contact him; please provide him with your winning information Listed below:Secret Pin Code x7pwyz2006Reference Number VM: 12052006/21. =====================================Contact your claims agent within 7 working days of this notification or yourwinnings would be revoked. Winners are advised to keep their winning details/informationfrom the public to avoid fraudulent claim (IMPORTANT) pending the transfer/claimby Winner. *Winner under the age of 18 are automatically disqualified.*Staff of the Toyota Company are not to partake in this claims. Accept our hearty congratulations once again!With Best RegardsMr. Henry James Marketing / Financial Manager Company Registration No. 2352348. Registered Office: Burnaston, DerbyshireDE1 9TA. VAT Reg. No. 558 3392 13

  2. Just received by me – these people including
    “Hon.Co-ordinator Sarah Von Dorcas” (!) must think some of us are stupid and gullible enough to fall for this.

    TOYOTA INTERNATIONAL LOTTO (HEADQUATER)
    Customer Service Department Affiliate of Toyota Japan .
    3 – 4 Kojimachi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083 Japan JP.

    We are pleased to inform you of the announcement made today, You are among the winners of the TOYOTA CAR INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from all part of the world as part of our electronic business Promotions Program.
    As a result of your visiting various websites we are running the e-business promotions for. You/Your Company email address, attached to ticket number 343-221-8756, with serial number 454-17 drew the lucky numbers 3, 8, 13, 22, 27, 41 and Bonus number 12 , Your INSURANCE Number: FLS433/ 453L /GMSA and consequently you won in the Second Category of the TOYOTA FORTUNE LOTTO DRAW.
    You have therefore been approved for the payment of the sum of US$500, 000, 00 in cash, including a Toyota car which is the winning present /amount for the Second category winners. This is from the total prize money of US$2,650,000.00 shared among the international winners in the Second category.
    CONGRATULATIONS!!
    Please be informed that your won fund of the sum of US$500,000.00 is now with the payee center. Contact our agent and give them your full names so that they will re-insure your winning fund under your full names. Together with the port where your winning car should be shiped to.
    To begin your claim, please call our claim agent or send email immediately to:-.
    Certificate Agent, Toyota Email Lotto.
    Huang lin,
    E-mail: – [removed by moderator]
    E-mail: – [removed by moderator]
    Phone: +86 13430549241 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +86 13430549241 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
    Fax: – +86 010 950507 / 12769906 or 010 80115555 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 010 80115555 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

    NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, Please quote your
    1. Full name
    2. Address/contact number
    3. Country of origin
    4. Age
    5. Occupation
    6. Tel/fax.

    Sincerely,
    Mrs. Sarah Van Dorcas
    Hon Cordinator.

  3. Here is the latest scam as I’ve just received this e-mail.

    TOYOTA ONLINE CAR /CASH AWARD PRIZE NOTIFICATION
    Toyota Auto-mobiles headquaters,
    19 Ul,Essex ,PE9 2YP,
    LONDON, UK.

    We are pleased to inform you of the release, of the long awaited
    results of the TOYOTA CAR INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM held on the
    25th May 2010. You were entered as dependent clients with:
    Ticket number:2752246876 .Your email address drew the lucky winning
    number, which consequently won the sweepstake in the first category,in
    four parts.You have been approved for a payment of £600,000.00
    (seven hundred and fifty thousand Great Britain pounds
    sterling.) in cash credited to file reference number:AT-040SA06-03.
    This is from a total cash prize of Ten million Pounds shared among all
    our international winners in all categories.

    Mr. Aidan Whitestone
    TOYOTA CLAIMING SECURITY AGENCY.
    Email: [removed by moderator]
    Tel: [removed by moderator]
    Fax:[removed by moderator]
    1.Name in ful
    2.Address
    3.Nationality
    4.Age
    5.Occupation
    6.Fax/Phone
    7.Present Country
    8.Male/female

    Yours Sincerely,

    Email: [removed by moderator]
    Mrs Adrianna Brooks

    Have Fun,
    TOYOTA MOTOR AUTO-MOBILE

  4. This is the latest scam to wing its way onto the net with ref to Toyota….Do these people think we’re IDIOTS! Well I’m guessing they do…pass this on to one-and-all and lets get this sent to whatever police department, that isn’t currently working with speed cameras for a quick revinue, to track these morons down and take their access to the net away.

    Cheers!

    Your Email ID has been awarded £750,000_00 in the toyota New Year Big Dash send your‏‏
    Thursday, 11 March, 2010 0:32
    From: “Mohd Nazlin Silamat”
    To: undisclosed-recipients

    £750,000.00 has been awarded to you in the TOYOTA ONLINE PROMO,send us your:-
    Names______
    Address_____
    Tel_________
    Country_____

  5. Thanks for informimg us that this Toyota Lotto International (Headquarters) is a scam. I received an email from them saying that I won.

  6. I received the following e-mail, which is obviously a scam.

    From: LOTTO UK
    Sent: Tue, 1 December, 2009 10:21:19
    Subject: YOU HAVE WON THE TOYOTA EMAIL LOTTERY

    LOTTO UK

    ORGANISERS / TOYOTA CORPORATION

    Dear Beneficiary,

    ( CONTACT MR BARRY PETERSON)

    This is to inform you that have been selected for a Cash prize

    of 600,000.00.GB POUNDS and a brand new toyota car in this months Toyota
    LUCKY DIP.To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact Mr
    Barry Peterson

    with the folowing informations:

    Name: Mr.Barry Peterson

    Email: agentpetersonbarry@yahoo.com.hk

    Phone: +4470359 67074

    +4470457 05709

    CLAIMS VERIFICATION FORM.

    FULLNAME: ………………

    AGE/SEX:………………..

    ADDRESS:………………..

    COUNTRY:………………..

    PHONE NUMBER:……………

    E-MAIL ADDaRESS:………….

    Regards

    Mr Micheal Greening

    1. Below is an e-mail scam letter that I got 11/23/2013

      TOYOTA AUTOMOBILES COMPANY
      BURNASTON A38/A50, DERYSHIRE
      EAST MIDLANDS DE1 9TA UNITED KINGDOM

      TEL:- +447014211308 (Customers Care Line)

      Email: toyota-ukmotor@live.com

      STAR PRIZE WINNER

      This is to inform you that you have won a BRAND NEW TOYOTA CAMMRY 2013 CAR and a cash prize of (£750,000 00 GBP). The car comes with a special TOYOTA INSURANCE Cover for one whole year that is till the next promotion in 2014. It also comes with a one year warranty and FREE repairs at any TOYOTA AUTOMOBILES depot or service station worldwide. Your Batch No: 515944052/166 and Winning No: 1544 make you as one of the lucky winner in our bonanza and you are advice to keep the information of your winning confidential. Congratulation once again.

      Please Fill the Information below: TEL NO +447014211308

      1. Full Names:

      2. Your Full Address:

      3. Your Age:

      4. Your country :-

      5. Your Country of resident :-

      6. Your City :-

      7. Your Occupation :-

      8. Sex :-

      9. Statue:

      10.Winning Email Address:

      11. Your Mobile Number :-

      12. REPLY TO THIS MAIL ID: toyota-ukmotor@live.com

      1. Hi Gene
        Thank you for your post.
        You are quite correct that this is a scam email and it is not affiliated to us in any way. We have referred this matter to our legal team. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
        Best wishes

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