419 Scam – "CAMELOT PROMOS / CAMELOT LOTTERY,UK / MEGA JACKPOT LOTTO / Edward Pinto"
Camelot UK runs the UK National Lottery. The UK National Lottery does not award prizes to people who did not purchase tickets. Furthermore, it does not notify lottery winners by email. If you haven't bought a ticket but received an email that claimed you've won, it's a scam. If you contact the "claims agent" you will be asked for private information which can be abused by these criminals and later you will be asked to send them hundreds or thousands of dollars in charges. The UK National Lottery does not charge winners to collect prizes.
Scammers have registered the following domain which is unrelated to Camelot, the UK company:
Example of spam email:
Received: from [18.104.22.168] (helo=flake.adminz.net) by ################### with esmtp (Exim 4.43) id 1CZG3Z-00067J-R3 for ############; Tue, 30 Nov 2004 23:01:10 +0100 Received: from nobody by flake.adminz.net with local (Exim 4.43) id 1CZFyD-0007ed-Ad; Tue, 30 Nov 2004 16:55:37 -0500 To: Subject: NOTIFICATION OF YOUR WINNINGS ! From: CAMELOT_LOTTERY <email@example.com> X-Priority: 3 (Normal) CC: Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit X-Mailer: RLSP Mailer Message-Id: <E1CZFyD-0007ed-Ad@flake.adminz.net> Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 16:55:37 -0500 X-MailScanner-SpamCheck: spam, SpamAssassin (score=6.703, required 5, BAYES_60 0.37, NIGERIAN_BODY1 3.40, NIGERIAN_BODY2 0.60, RCVD_IN_BL_SPAMCOP_NET 1.22, SUBJ_ALL_CAPS 0.67, TO_EMPTY 0.10, US_DOLLARS_3 0.35)
FROM: THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,The domain "camelotpromos.net" was only registered six weeks before the above spam was received. WHOIS lists an address in the USA for the domain, a bit unusual for a UK lottery, wouldn't you think?
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Domain Name.......... camelotpromos.net Creation Date........ 2004-10-15 Registration Date.... 2004-10-15 Expiry Date.......... 2005-10-15 Organisation Name.... Admin Camelot Promos Organisation Address. 7050 vassar ave. #14 canoga park Organisation Address. Organisation Address. canoga park Organisation Address. 91303 Organisation Address. CA Organisation Address. UNITED STATES Admin Name........... Admin Camelot Promos Admin Address........ 7050 vassar ave. #14 canoga park Admin Address........ Admin Address........ canoga park Admin Address........ 91303 Admin Address........ CA Admin Address........ UNITED STATES Admin Email.......... firstname.lastname@example.org Admin Phone.......... +1.81861739367 Admin Fax............ Tech Name............ MSN NOC Tech Address......... One Microsoft Way Tech Address......... Tech Address......... Redmond Tech Address......... 98052 Tech Address......... WA Tech Address......... UNITED STATES Tech Email........... MSN-PA-TECH@msn.com Tech Phone........... +1.4258828080 Tech Fax............. Name Server.......... pdomns1.msn.com Name Server.......... pdomns2.msn.com
CAMELOT NATIONAL LOTTERY UK FROM: THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT REF: CL/5567890/05 BATCH: 08/0048/Y05 AWARD NOTIFICATION/ FINAL NOTICE We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today, of winners of the CAMELOT LOTTERY UK INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS held on 16th March, 2005. You are attached to ticket number 09-11-21-39-40-46; with bonus number 35 drew the lucky numbers 923, and consequently won the lottery in the 4th category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay of £526,422 in cash credited to file REF NO.CL/5567890/05. This is from total prize money of £3,684,954 shared among the seven international winners in this category. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 names from Australia, New Zealand, America, Europe, North America, Africa and Asia as part of International Promotions Program, which is conducted annually. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your fund is now deposited with the payment board in your name. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and your funds ready for collection. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this program. We hope with a part of your prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes £1.3billion International Lottery. To begin your claim, please contact your claim agent on email: email@example.com. Attention: Mr. Peter Ramsey, for due processing and remittance of your prize money. Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than the two weeks from the contact of this office. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed. NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in every one of your message correspondence. Congratulations again from all our staff. Sincerely, Mrs. Rebecca Williams THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER, CAMELOT LOTTERY
Received: from 22.214.171.124 by by1fd.bay1.hotmail.msn.com with HTTP; Wed, 23 Mar 2005 17:25:57 GMT X-Originating-IP: [126.96.36.199] X-Originating-Email: [firstname.lastname@example.org] X-Sender: email@example.com From: "Camelot National Lottery"