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Question DetailsAsked on 11/14/2014

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so called won a 2015 bmw 335i driver sedan or $37,724.00 from the netherlands transport by international vehicle transport

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Not exactly clear what your question is - but it sounds like you won a car in the Netherlands ?


My first question would be did you enter a contest in the Netherlands, and is it one that is legal for US residents to even enter or win ? My guess is no on both counts.


I would give about 1,000,000:1 odds that this is a scam trying to get you to send them money for the "transportation" - and guess how long it will take for the care to arrive - try forever.


This is a current "Nigerian" type scam, trying to look more respectible by claiming it is from BMW in the Netherlands (which is not where they are headquartered, BTW). Google this search phrase for LOTS of articles and warnings, including from BMW, about this scam. In some of these letters evidently the car is only your "bonus" prize, on top of 1 million Euros - or in some cases $1 million, which might make you wonder why a european car company is giving away the prize in US dollars ?


First hint with this scam - evidently the notice letters are from BMW headquarters in Romania (a country definitely NOT known for honest business dealings) - but BMW is headquartered in Munich, Bavaria andis NOT running any kind of sweepstakes or lottery.


Depending on whether they are asking for a money order or cashiers check (in which case that is all the money that are counting on getting out of you), or a personalcheck sent to them (in which cleaning out your bank account is their goal), either way it undoubtedly ends up with you being the LOSER. Just like the IRish Sweepstakes winning notifications that go around every few years, and thousands and thousands of US people send money to claim their prize - for a "processing fee" or "Ireland tax" or whatever - and of course even if there was an Irish Sweepstakes they certainly did not hold tickets for it so could NOT have won at any rate.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD




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