419 Scam Example: "LUCKY DAY LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL"
While there is a real "Lucky Day" lottery portal site in the Netherlands, which is part of the legitimate Dutch lottery company "De Lotto", neither Lucky Day nor De Lotto send out any winning notifications by email to people who never bought a lottery ticket from them. So if you received an email claiming you won in Lucky Day or De Lotto and you'd never heard of them before, you have received an example of the 419 scam, which is a type of fraud.
All phone numbers are Dutch mobile phones, all email addresses use free webmailers.
Below are some examples of such fake lottery winning notifications.
LOTTERY WINNING NOTIFICATION
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2005 13:55:31 +0100 (CET) To: Subject: LOTTERY WINNING NOTIFICATION From: <email@example.com> X-Priority: 3 (Normal) Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="--f57b92e3bbadff498c29922b1ae2b2a2" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Message-Id: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Here's where this was sent from:
inetnum: 22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199 netname: VERSATEL-CUST-270486595 descr: Versatel Internet customer Free Internet Cafe's Nederland- Amsterdam country: NL admin-c: VT1029-RIPE tech-c: VT1029-RIPE status: ASSIGNED PA notify: email@example.com mnt-by: Versanis-MNT changed: firstname.lastname@example.org 20040329 source: RIPE route: 188.8.131.52/15 descr: European Customer and internal transit prefix origin: AS13127 mnt-by: AS13127-MNT changed: email@example.com 20021129 changed: firstname.lastname@example.org 20041215 source: RIPE role: VT HOSTMASTER address: Hullenbergweg 101 address: 1101 CL Amsterdam ZuidOost address: The Netherlands e-mail: email@example.com trouble: For ZON related abuse issues please contact firstname.lastname@example.org trouble: For all abuse issues please contact email@example.com admin-c: RVDK1-RIPE tech-c: RVDK1-RIPE tech-c: ROBH1-RIPE tech-c: RW487-RIPE nic-hdl: VT1029-RIPE remarks: This is the Versatel hostmaster role remarks: Please direct all queries to this role and *not* to person objects notify: firstname.lastname@example.org mnt-by: AS13127-MNT changed: email@example.com 20001127 changed: firstname.lastname@example.org 20010302 changed: email@example.com 20010823 changed: firstname.lastname@example.org 20011204 changed: email@example.com 20020228 changed: firstname.lastname@example.org 20020517 changed: email@example.com 20020523 source: RIPE
From: Mrs. Susan Boer <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: emailaddress Subject: LUCKYDAY LOTTERY, NETHERLANDS. EMAIL LOTTERY WINNING NOTIFICATION LUCKYDAY LOTTERY, NETHERLANDS, W.GERTENBACHSTAAT 1106WC, AMSTERDAM THE NETHERLANDS. Tel: +31 624 161 762 Fax: +31 645 864 444 Your REF: LDL/2551256003/011 BATCH: 011/A-J00245/IPD Our Ref: LDL-NL/008627/05 14TH March 2005 Dear our treasured luckyday winner, RE: LUCKYDAY LOTTERY EMAIL PRIZE AWARDS WINNING NOTIFICATION We are pleased to notify you of the release today as dated 14th March,2005 of the Luckyday International Lottery Promotions programme held on the 1st February,2005, Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 250,000 names/Email Addresses from Europe, America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand,Middle-East, Africa, and North & South America as part of our international Email promotions programme conducted annually to encourage prospective overseas entries. We hope with part of your prize awards, you will take part in our subsequent lottery jackpots. The result of our computer draw 844 of this day selected your names and email address attached to Ticket Number 034-22478556 with serial number 129 drew the lucky number 16-25-27-32-35-43-42 which consequently won the lottery grand prize awards in the 2nd category. Therefore, you have been approved a lottory jackpot lump sum prize awards winning of ?2,500,.000 (Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand Euro Only) in cash prize credited to file Ref. No:LDL/2551256003/011 This is from the total prize of ?18,486,220. 00 (Eighteen Million, Two Hundred and Eighty Six Thousand, Two Hundred and Twenty Euro) shared among the Seveteen overseas lucky winners in this category as part of our promotional programme for this year 2005. It is your opportunity! Your prize awards has been deposited with our paying bank insured in your names and ready for claim. To begin your claims therefore, you are advised on final notice and as a matter of urgency, to contact our licensed and accredited claim agent for Overseas Lottery Winners for the processing of your prize awards winning and payment to your designated bank account after all statutory obligations have been concluded satisfactorily. Due to mixed up in some numbers and names and for the purpose of confidentiality, be advised to keep this award notification as secret from public notice until your claim has been processed and your prize money remitted to your designated bank account as this is part of precautionary measures to avoid double claim or misuse of this program by some other persons. Hence, your prize awards winning is confidential as our winners are at liberty to remain completely anonymous until payment is effected to the benefit of the beneficiary. Our staffs are sworn to secrecy, so you will be the only one to know what you've won hence, this notification via this medium (EMAIL) to avoid interception of official letters. On a final note, you are advised to begin your claim immediately hence, all prizes awards must be claimed and disbursed within 10days of this notification as elapse of the scheduled "End of Claim" date will authorized funds withholding for redirection as abandoned/ unclaimed without notice. Note: To enhance the processing of your claim by our accredited claim agent, you are advised to officially introduce yourself to the claim with the Following 1. Your Full Name (s) 2. Current Contact Address 3. Telephone/ Fax Numbers Also provide them with your valid means of your personal identification with a copy of this awards notification for references. CONGRATULATIONS !!! please contact your claims agent immediately to begin your claims process; ************************************************* Mr. Albert Van Wagna Foreign Service Manager, Fortis Securities & Finance B;V Stadionweg 46 1105TG, Amsterdam Tel: 0031 629124394 Fax: 0031 847502789 E-mail: email@example.com **************************************************** At your disposal, we remain. Very Truly Yours, Mrs. SUSAN BOER.