419 Scam – "PRIME MERIDIAN LOTTERY (John Shuman)"
"PRIME MERIDIAN LOTTERY (John Shuman)" are labels used by a fake lottery and fake "claims agent" in the UK and probably Nigeria.
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From: "Prime Meridian Lottery UK" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reply-To: email@example.com To: emailaddress Subject: Claim Notification Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 09:56:59 +0100 PRIME MERIDIAN LOTTERY PROMO,ENGLAND. FROM:THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONAL MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT, REF:PRIME/O528033/750520/2005 BATCH: PMPB/UK/01803350/50238/PRIME/2005 ATTENTION:WINNER AWARD NOTIFICATION/ FINAL NOTICE Dear Winner, Sequel to the annual lottery draw of the above named establishment in the United Kingdom (UK),conducted on the 1st April, 2005. I am glad to notify you that your e-mail address attached to ticket number 017-1821-6743-039, with serial numbers 5379-13 drew the lucky numbers 01-57-10-77-78-16, won in the third category a lump-sum US$2,000,000.00 in cash credited to file REF NO: PRIME/O528033/750520/2005. This is from total prize money of US$20,400,000.00 shared among the seventeen international winners in this category. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system using your email address drawn from 25,000 names from Australia, New Zealand, AmericaEurope, North America,Africa and Asia as part of International Promotions Program, which is conducted annually. And be advised to keep all these information confidential till your prize is processed to avoid multiple applications/filings. This promotion is sponsored by a group of corporate establishments and accredited charitable organisations and Individuals worldwide. To file for your claim, please contact your Claim agent: John Shuman QC at: firstname.lastname@example.org For due processing and remittance of your prize. please send down your Full Names, Address, Telephone and Fax Numbers. Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than 30th April 2005. As after this date, all funds/Prize will be returned as "UNCLAIMED". Congratulations once more. NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to Quote your reference and batch numbers in every one of your correspondence with your Claim agent. Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do inform your claim agent as soon as possible. Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program. Yours Faithfully, Mrs Kathy Marshall MBE. For:Prime meridian Lottery Promo UK The Promotions Manager, Prime meridian Lottery Promo UK N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification. This e-mail transmission is intended only for the use of the person to whom it is addressed and may be privileged, confidential, and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, please delete this message and notify us via the above email address.
Reply from the claims agent:
From: email@example.com To: emailaddress Subject: Introdcution Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2005 04:59:58 -0700 ATTN: Firstname Lastname REF: PRIME/O528033/750520/2005 BATCH: PMPB/UK/01803350/50238/PRIME/2004 Ticket NO 017-1821-6743-039 Address1 Address2 Address3 Dear Firstname Lastname, I will like to introduce myself to you first of all. I am John Shuman your claim Agent/Payment Manager in the course of processing your claim/Prize and also collecting your winnings/Prize in this promotion. Attached herein is my Official Identification (ID) for your perusal. Consequently, I am pleased to inform you that you are the Bona-fide winner of our VICTUAL WIN PROMO LOTTERY worth $2,000,000.00 US Dollars (NON-DEDUCTIBLE) which was held on the 1st April 2005 As part of our New Year package to encourage the use of the internet services with the Assistance and support from FedEx, Compaq, Dell computers INC and host of other sponsors. Your Email address was among the few selected ones from a pool of addresses with email Account in a database via a Balloting system. Therefore you are also advice to identify yourself as "John Andrew " with any identification document such as International Passport (DATA PAGE), Driver's Licence or a National Identification card, which you MUST scan, and return to me also as an ATTACHMENT before we can begin with your Claim Processing and Claim Collection process. Once again, Congratulations from Management and the Entire staff Prime Meridian Lottery (UK) Ltd to you for being part of our promotions program. Hope to hear from you soon. Yours Faithfully, For: Prime Meridian Payment Board UK John Shuman QC Claim Agent/Payment Manager Prime Meridian Payment Board UK Tel: + 44 7960 673 205 fax: + 44 8712 180 094 ---------------------------------------------------------------- This message was sent using IMP, the Internet Messaging Program.