419 Scam Example: "STARPEAK LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL / STARPEAK TRUST AGENCY (Edward Baker, Ruth E.Banks)"
"STARPEAK LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL / STARPEAK TRUST AGENCY (Edward Baker, Ruth E.Banks)" are labels used by a gang of fake lottery scammers in the UK and probably Nigeria for an Advance Fee Fraud (419 scam).
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Example of fake lottery winning notification:
STARPEAK LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL. INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM (NL) 12 CHEETHAM HILL ROAD, MANCHESTER NG2 7LA, UK FROM: THE PROMOTION DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS DEPT. REF: 7487/4360/4629 BATCH: 830923183-DX68 ATTN;WINNER, AWARD FINAL NOTIFICATION:, We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held on the 28th of February, 2005. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 986047296748-8562 with serial Number 4681-546 drew lucky numbers 5-24-78-62-11-08 which consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of £500,000.00.00Pounds (Five Hundred Thousand Pounds).CONGRATULATIONS!!! Due to mix up in some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until you file for your claim. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 25,000 companies and 50,000,000 individual e-mail addresses and names from all over the World. This promotional program takes place every year. This lottery was promoted and sponsored by some eminent personalities who do not wish to declare their identity for security reasons. To file for your claim, please contact our fiducial Agent: STARPEAK TRUST AGENCY.Foreign transfer manager. Mr.Edward Baker FAX +44 700 593 8064 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org They are your agent, and responsible for the processing and transfer of your winnings fund to you.Remember, all winnings must be filed not later than 24th of March,2005 or when authentic proof is given for the delay of filing. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being a Winner in our promotional program. Note: Anybody under the age of 18 years is automatically disqualified. Sincerely yours, Mrs. Ruth E.Banks, Lottery Coordinator. Confidentiality Notice: The information contained in this e-mail and any attachments may be legally privileged and confidential. If you are not an intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination,distribution or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender and permanently delete the e-mail and any attachments immediately. You should not retain, copy or use this e-mail or any attachment for any purpose, nor disclose all or any part of the contents to any other person.