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419 Scam – "British Web Lottery "

"British Web Lottery" is a labels used by a fake lottery and fake "claims agent" in Nigeria.

Please send us replies by "claims agents", especially money demands and payment instructions, we will publish them here.

Please forward copies of fraud emails to the abuse departments of free webmail address listed as the contact email for the "claims agent". Ask for the addresses to be suspended because they are used in a 419 fraud (see 419 FAQ).

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Example email:

BRITISH WEB LOTTERY 
CUSTOMER SERVICE
28 TANFIELD ROAD,
CROYDON. LONDON UK. 
 
Ref: BWLW/67451/01
Batch: 01/14/31711-3 
 
19/04/2005.    
 
ATTN.  FIRSTNAME LASTNAME!!
 
 
PAYMENT OPTIONS!!
 
Congratulations, you have reached the final stage
of collecting your winnings; your winning sum is
ready to be transferred to you if you meet the
pre-requisite of funds transfer. Below are two
options with associated conditions, which you are
expected to choose from through which you can
collect your money; 
 
NOTE: Attached to this mail is a copy of your
cheque written in your name, to our corresponding
Bank, where your winnings will be released to
you. 
 
OPTION 1: COURIER OF YOUR WINNING CHEQUE TO YOU
VIE THESES CHANNELS LISTED BELOW;
 
FEDEX

Mailing: - ...........425.00
Insurance: - ..........200.00
Admin charge: -..........020.00
Vat (5%): - ..................002.50 
TOTAL: -............647.50 
 
UPS

Mailing: - ..........430.00
Insurance: - ..........200.00
Admin charge: -..........020.00
Vat (5%): - ..................002.50
TOTAL: -............652.50 
 
For any of the above options, you are to furnish
us with a complete mailing address (if different
from the one stated in verification form), which
you would want your Cheque to be sent to.
 
Due to professional policy, the insurance company
has declined reversed payment for courier towards
ensuring a safe delivery to you. If a reverse
payment is made and something goes wrong, we/you
cannot sue the courier company or the insurance
company to recover the full value of the as
stipulated sum in the Cheque since payment for
insurance was not made at the point of mailing.
With the above reasons, reversed payment is ruled
out and you are to forward the cost of mailing
your Cheque with any of the courier channel cost
you choose. 
 
Payment for the above options should made through
Western Union ensure a speedy delivery of your
winning cheque to you. Below are the particulars
of the Accounts officer in London where you are
to make payment to. Evidence of payment and the
western union payment slip should be forwarded to
me as soon as this is done, to ensure urgent
respond to your file.
 
NAME: Mr. Charles Richardson
ACCOUNTING OFFICER
LOCATION : CROYDON. LONDON UK.
 
OPTION 2: DIRECT BANK TRANSFER:
Your winning sum of two million, six hundred and
thirteen thousand, one hundred and fifty-one
pounds only; will be wired to your bank via swift
transfer. You are advised to view attached draft
to this mail. 

CONDITIONS:

The cost of COT (commission on transfer) 0.002%
being charged by our transferring bank, WILL BE
PAID BY YOU TO THE PAYING BANK TO ACTIVATE AN
ACCOUNT THERE IN LONDON, SO THAT YOUR FUNDS CAN
BE TRANSFERRED TO YOUR LOCAL ACCOUNT IN YOUR
COUNTRY WHICH YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE.  
 
FOR ENQUIRY,
You can however visit the Bank's Web site
www.alphapb.org the paying bank for deposit
confirmations. 

Accounts Director: Mr. Wilson Duncan
Phone: +44-207-060-0383
Fax: +44-870-130-5528 
 
NOTE: That for this option, you will have to
furnish us with the followings; 

FULL NAME OF BANK
FULL ACCOUNT NAME
ACCOUNT NUMBER
BANK BRANCH 

 

Please note that your winning sum is protected by
a hard cover insurance policy thereby making it
very impossible to deduct any sum or charges from
it until it is remitted to you. It further means
that the above charges must be paid by you before
your winning sum can be transferred to your local
account in your country.  You are also advised to
send a scanned copy of either your driver's
license, international passport (photo page) or
any legally identifying document. Also be
reminded that the deadline for the claiming of
winnings is exactly one week from the day of
receipt of this mail. After this period your cash
will be deemed forfeited by you and will be used
for the next edition of the lottery. You are
therefore advised to make a choice from the
options stated above and reply within the next
48hrs of receipt of this mail.

Thanks for your co-operation.

Yours sincerely,

FREDRICK WALTER (MR)

FIDUCIARY AGENY,

BRITISH WEB LOTTERY.

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