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.