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419 Scam – "EQUITORIAL TRUST AND FINANCE COMPANY BV (Mr.Richard Hoffman)"

"EQUITORIAL TRUST AND FINANCE COMPANY BV (Mr.Richard Hoffman)" is the fake identity used by a gang of advance fee fraud ("419") scammers operating in Nigeria and in the Netherlands. It's a fraud. (see one example scam email here).

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Money demand from the scammers:

FROM:DESK OF THE FINANCIAL DIRECTOR,EQUITORIAL TRUST AND FINANCE COMPANY BV

ATTN: Recipient,

This is to inform you that we have been intimated by National Promo BV that 
you are one of the lucky silver stakes category winner of their periodical 
promotional lotto program and we are to effect the immediate transfer of 
your cash prize.

Your prize has been insured to its principal value in your email address 
and will be transferred upon meeting our requirements which is meant to 
satisfy all official laws and protocols as mandated by the International 
Gaming Board regulations and the Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF).

To immediately initiate the processing of your prize claim,you are to 
carefully fill our on-line form on the link: 

http://equitrustfinancecobv.itgo.com/verification_dataform.html

and you shall also be required to pay the sum of 6,785.00 (Six Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Eighty-five).

This amount covers account opening,handling,transfer,insurance, mailing 
costs and charges.

Please note that there can be no deductions from the prize money as it 
has been insured to its fullest value.Your prize money shall be sent to 
you completely as it is against the regulations of the GREF to deduct 
from the prize of winners.

To initiate the collection of your funds,you are to fill in the account 
detail which you want your prize money remitted into,in our on-line data 
verification form , after we receive your duly filled form, we shall 
forward to you an email instructing you on how to make the processing 
fees payment and this payment MUST be made before the transfer of your 
prize money as our professional services have not been paid by National 
Promo BV.

Note that you will be required to put in your National Promo BV reference 
and ticket numbers.Please find these numbers below.

Reference Number:NP/04/652659966/BV
National Promo Lotto BV ticket Number:NP87866BV

Be assured that in line with our principles of efficiency,transparency 
and customer satisfaction, we will handle all transfer operations with 
the highest level of professionalism and discretion to ensure you receive 
your prize within the shortest possible time.

You will only help us by fulfilling all requirements as stated above 
and accordingly as all procedures are meant to protect clients and to 
avoid cases of misappropriation and mishandling of prize monies. 

You are required to respond and act promptly to all instructions 
provided above.

Contact me immediately if you encounter any problems processing your 
claims or wish to ask questions on issues not understood.

Mr.Richard Hoffman
Financial Director
EQUITORIAL TRUST AND FINANCE COMPANY BV
Haar lemmerweg 520 1014 BL
Amsterdam 
Holland.
Phone:+31-624-408-530
Fax:+31-647-454-464
email: richard01hoffman@yahoo.co.uk
   cc: richardhoffman@equitorialtrust.org

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Received: from [66.178.83.130] by web26603.mail.ukl.yahoo.com
 via HTTP; Thu, 17 Mar 2005 11:11:02 GMT
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 11:11:02 +0000 (GMT)
From: hoffman richard 
Subject: On-line Verification Data Form

WHOIS details for sending network (IP 66.178.83.130):

     OrgName:    Prest Cable Satellite 
     OrgID:      PCS-187
     Address:    57 Airport Rd
     City:       Benin
     StateProv:  Edo
     PostalCode: 
     Country:    NG
     
     NetRange:   66.178.83.128 - 66.178.83.135 
     CIDR:       66.178.83.128/29 
     NetName:    PREST-CABLE-SATELLITE
     NetHandle:  NET-66-178-83-128-1
     Parent:     NET-66-178-0-0-1
     NetType:    Reassigned
     Comment:    
     RegDate:    2005-01-12
     Updated:    2005-01-12
     
     OrgTechHandle: GBI5-ARIN
     OrgTechName:   Bisht, Gopal 
     OrgTechPhone:  234 52 450 007
     OrgTechEmail:  gopal_rf@hotmail.com

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