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

23 comments

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

    From: Toyota 2020 Lottery
    To: Recipients
    Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 09:59:59 PM GMT+8
    Subject: Congratulations!!! You Won!!!

    Dear Winner,

    This is to inform you that you have been selected for a prize of a 2020 Toyota Cash Winning. You are entitle to a Check of $3,500,000.00 USD from the Toyota Automobile international annual computer balloting programs held on the 1st section of the 2020 award promo in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    The selection process was carried out through a random computerized email selection system (ESS) from a database of over 250,000 email addresses
    drawn from all the continents of the world, which your email address was selected.

    The Toyota Lottery is approved by the American Gaming Board and also Licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). To
    begin the processing of your prize claim, You are to contact our fiduciary claim department for more information as regards to the procedures on the claim of your prize.

    Name: Taft Moreland
    Email: Claimprize@usako.net

    Please Contact him by providing him with your secret pin code Number TY:0041556044/20. You are also advised to provide him with the under listed
    information as soon as possible:

    1. Name In Full :
    2. Residential Address :
    3. Direct Phone :
    4. Any means of Identification(Drivers License or Residential Permit with
    your above name)

    We advise you keep your winning confidential as we may not be held responsible for any loss

    Best Regard.

    Mrs. Nancy Dillon*
    DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS TOYOTA LOTTERY DEPARTMENT, USA

      1. Hi Carolyn,
        Thanks for your comment. This is indeed a scam email.
        We recommend that you report this to Toyota Australia, who will be able to take any necessary action, as well as the Australian Cyber Security Centre.
        As always, we advise caution when using the Internet due to its possible hidden dangers such as scams like these.
        Thanks.

  3. I received a message from your email please tell me about this I received a message that my number won a prize of 170000 pound of prize so how can I get my prize money help me

    1. Hi Kamran,
      Thanks for your comment.
      This is not a communication that would be sent by Toyota UK, so it is likely that this is a scam.
      We would recommend reporting this to a Cyber Crime team in your region for them to take a look at.
      The Internet can be a dangerous place, and we would encourage you to maintain constant vigilance in such an environment.
      Thanks.

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