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Scam E-mails Pledge Mercedes-Benz Vehicle to Recipients, Cautions Security Blogger

Dynamoo Blog's Conrad Longmore, Security Blogger is warning of spam mails that promise recipients about getting one Mercedes-Benz motorcar, as per reports published in blog.dynamoo.com dated October 27, 2013.

The spam mails, which are titled "You are a Mercedes-Benz winner !!!" tell the recipient that he has got one loyalty reward that the car company Mercedes-Benz has decided for him. To get the reward, he should correctly reply to some questions given below the message body, and it will give him an opportunity for winning the company's USD 4,000,000 worth Promotional Award Grand prize along with one wholly new SUV car of 2013 model namely Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic.

The e-mails continue that if the recipient hasn't ever owned any product from Mercedes-Benz then presently he has the opportunity for benefiting by getting one whereas if he already has a Mercedes-Benz product then he can now gain some more benefits from the company besides the efficacy and comfort of its items. That requires simply replying to the questions included while he can become a winner, the message ends.

As for the questions, these are: Name the year of the discovery of Mercedes-Benz; options are 1926, 1936, 1946.

Name the person discovering Benz; Karl Benz, Tom Benz, or Terry Benz.

Name the Benz headquartered country; USA, UK, or Germany.

The answers are supposed to be sent to one given e-mail id, the fake e-mails indicate.

Actually, there is no contest whatsoever while nobody is going to be a winner of anything.

Longmore, who carefully examined the scam electronic mail, discovered its country-of-origin as Nigeria and apparently dispatched through a US-located server.

Users answering the questions correctly as Terry Benz founded Mercedes-Benz in 1946
as also that the company's HQ is in United Kingdom, receive instructions to pay different monetary charges towards fees for obtaining the prize. Certainly, victims won't still ever get to have any of the things promised, while lose substantial money to the scammers.

Therefore, such e-mails should just be overlooked. They shouldn't even be answered else the respondents' e-mail ids may get used for launching more spam campaigns in future.

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