419 Scam – "NORTHATLANTIC LOTTERY / NORTHATLANTIC CONSULTANCY AGENCY"
"NORTHATLANTIC LOTTERY / NORTHATLANTIC CONSULTANCY AGENCY" is the fake identity used by a gang of advance fee fraud ("419") scammers operating in the Netherlands. It's a fraud. (see one example scam email here).
Sample "winning notification":
From: "smith hanks" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Thursday, 31 March, 2005 23:03 Subject: CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! CLAIM YOUR PRIZE!!! FROM: THE DESK OF THE AREA CO-ORDINATOR NORTHATLANTIC LOTTERY PROMOTIONS PRIZE AWARD DEPT RIJKWIJK,NETHERLANDS. REFERENCE: KNL5216305/002 BATCH: 253/3195/KNL SECURITY-CODE 6988/PCA/020/NL Dear Winner, We are delighted to inform you of the result of QUEEN BEATRIX 25TH YEAR ON TRHONE BONANZA Email Lottery held on the 29th MARCH 2005, and that you were one of the FOUR LUCKY WINNERS and your e-mail address attached to serial number 25665-2456 drew lucky numbers 05-09-21-30 which consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay of $500,000(FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) CONGRATULATIONS!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 company and 40,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world.Please to file in for your claim, contact our Claim Agent: MR SAM MORGAN of REMITTANCE DEPT. NORTHATLANTIC CONSULTANCY AGENCY Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: +31-616142211. Please do remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 7th APRIL,2005.After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,If you wish to file in for your claims,you are therefore requested to quote the following claims requirements. 1. Reference,Batch ,Serial and Lucky Numbers. 2. Your Full Names and Adress 3. Tel and Fax Numbers. Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program. Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified. Sincerely yours, MR SMITH HANKS. Lottery Coordinator ___________________________________________________ Check-out GO.com GO get your free GO E-Mail account with expanded storage of 6 MB! http://mail.go.com