419 Scam Example: "KIA FORTUNE LOTTO DRAW / KIA CLAIMING SECURITY AGENCY"
"KIA FORTUNE LOTTO DRAW / KIA CLAIMING SECURITY AGENCY" is a fake lottery scam run by Nigerian gang abusing the name of the car company. It's probably run by the same China-based gang that runs the fake Toyota Lottery. Similar scams exists under the names "HONDA CAR LOTTERY" and "BMW Land Car Lottery". KIA does not run any lottery that randomly selects email addresses and awards cars and cash to the owners.
Prizes for any legitimate lottery would have to be claimed in the country the lottery operates from. No lottery run by any non-Chinese company uses an agent or bank in mainland China (country code: +86). Any non-Chinese lottery that involves a phone number starting with +86 (China) or +852 (Hong Hong) is by definition fake. See also Japan Email Lottery, a similar and possibly related scam.
Please forward us copies of any replies or money demands by the ""claims agents" (Yahoo Mail: Forward / as Attachment, Outlook Express: Message / Forward as attachment, see "How to report 419 spam to us"). We will publish such replies here.
Please forward copies of fraud emails to the abuse department of the 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).
Example of initial "winning notification":
KIA INTERNATIONAL LOTTO (HEADQUATER)
Customer Service Department Affiliate of Kia slovakia .
# Grosslingova 24 814 46 Bratislava kia SL
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement made today, You are among the winners of the KIA CAR INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM Participants were selected through a computer ballot systemdrawn from 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from all part of the world as part of our electronic business Promotions Program.
As a result of your visiting various websites we are running the e-business promotions for. You/Your Company email address, attached to ticket number 343-221-8756, with serial number 454-17 drew the lucky numbers 3, 8, 13, 22, 27, 41 and Bonus number 12 , Your INSURANCE Number: FLS433/ 453L /GMSA and consequently you won in the Second Category of the KIA FORTUNE LOTTO DRAW.
You have therefore been approved for the payment of the sum of US$500, 000, 00 in cash, including a Toyota car which is the winning present /amount for the Second category winners. This is from the total prize money of US$2,650,000.00 shared among the international winners in the Second category. CONGRATULATIONS!
Please be informed that your CHEQUE of the sum of US$500,000.00 is now with the payee center. Contact your agent and give them your full names so that they will re-insure your winning under your full names. Together with the port where your winning car should be ship to.
To begin your claim, please call your claim agent or send email immediately.
KEN WOO Email: email@example.com
KIA CLAIMING SECURITY AGENCY
TEL + 86 13416228504) NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, Please quote your
1. Full name
2. Address / contact number
3. Country of origin
Send above information in your correspondences with your claims agent.
MR. KEN WOO