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      09-07-2006, 11:03 PM   #1
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BMW promotions?

Today, I received an email from UK saying that I have won M5 sedan and 500K pounds in BMW promotions, a lottery by random email search. They want me to contact a Barrister with some personal data.


I am confused, is this a scam? Should I reply to the email or ignore it? Have anybody of you heard about such promotions? I need your input.
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      09-08-2006, 12:54 AM   #2
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Sorry, but If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is (too good to be true, that is!).

Sounds like a scam to me - either phishing or a variation on the "419" scam. Do NOT reply.

Why would a major company do such a random lottery and let the prize go overseas? - makes no marketing sense.
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      09-08-2006, 03:05 AM   #3
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Scam!

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Today, I received an email from UK saying that I have won M5 sedan and 500K pounds in BMW promotions, a lottery by random email search. They want me to contact a Barrister with some personal data.


I am confused, is this a scam? Should I reply to the email or ignore it? Have anybody of you heard about such promotions? I need your input.
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This is definitely a scam - do not reply or give any personal data
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if it was genuine they would be providing you with VERY detailed info and no way would they ask you to contact a Barrister with the same e-mail.

Be nice if it was genuine ... but NO WAY :mad:

Usual scam artists like so many that are out there trying to catch us out and get our details
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      09-08-2006, 06:10 AM   #6
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Today, I received an email from UK saying that I have won M5 sedan and 500K pounds in BMW promotions, a lottery by random email search. They want me to contact a Barrister with some personal data.


I am confused, is this a scam? Should I reply to the email or ignore it? Have anybody of you heard about such promotions? I need your input.
If you win a competition you didn't enter - it's a scam.

I've never heard of any competition where you need to provide personal information to a solicitor.

If they are asking you to contact a barrister then even the terminology is wrong.

In the UK solicitors deal with legal matters in terms of contracts and other documentation. They also represent people in magistrates courts (minor offenses). Barristers are the guys in the wigs who represent people (or prosecute them) in criminal courts (the high court).

There is no reason at all why a barrister would be involved in a competition.
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Barristers are the guys in the wigs who represent people (or prosecute them) in criminal courts (the high court).

There is no reason at all why a barrister would be involved in a competition.
I thought they were the guys who serve me coffee down at Starbucks

Don't touch it - it's definitely a scam
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No - they are 'barista' or more properly 'students'
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A great way to impress the girls though by telling them you're a barista (barrister).
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      09-08-2006, 08:13 AM   #10
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A great way to impress the girls though by telling them you're a barista (barrister).
I'd quite fancy a lady barista.
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Thanks fo the replies, I contacted the bmw uk and theyconfirmed this is a scam
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BMW never does this.
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BMW never does this.
I saw and alpina d3 at my dealer on Thursday.

I am beginning to think that this is the pick of the e90 line up
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