419 Scam Example: "UNIVERSAIN LOTTO INTERNATIONAL / UNITRUST TRUST AGENCY / MR.KELVIN COMA"
"UNIVERSAIN LOTTO INTERNATIONAL / UNITRUST TRUST AGENCY / MR.KELVIN COMA" are labels used by a gang for a fake lottery fraud (advance fee fraud, "419") based in the Netherlands.
The object of the scam is to get the "prize winner" to pay US$595 in upfront charges to supposedly enable the payout of the non-existent prize. Any money sent to the criminals is lost. All the phone numbers used are Dutch mobile phones (+31 6xx), all email addresses are free webmail accounts.
Please forward us any replies from the criminals, especially money demands and payment instructions that you may have received from this gang.
Example of "UNIVERSAIN LOTTO INTERNATIONAL / UNITRUST TRUST AGENCY / MR.KELVIN COMA" scam email:
FROM:UNIVERSAIN LOTTO INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT. REF: MLI/709-ILGI0100/32 BATCH: IPD/99/086/PTNL RE: WINNING FINAL NOTIFICATION Sir/Madam We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held on the 17th of Feb, 2004Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 007-099-66-33-0162-00 with serial number 822-009-111 drew lucky numbers 1-76-927-658-00-40 which consequently wonin the 2nd category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sumpay out of US$800,000.00 (Eight Hundred Thousand United StatesDollars) CONGRATULATIONS!!! Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information very confidential till your claims has been processed and your prize/money Remitted to you. 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 200,000,000 company and 600,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place annually. We hope with part of your winning you will take part in our next year USD400 million international lottery. To file for your claim, please contact our/your fiducial agent MR.KELVIN COMA of the, UNITRUST TRUST AGENCY TEL: +31-623-923-916, Email:email@example.com Note that all winning must be claimed not later than 28th Feb, 2004. After this date all unclaimed, funds will be included in the next stake. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please 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 part of our promotional program. Note: Anybody under the age of 21 is automatically disqualified. Sincerely yours, Mrs.SONIA MORIS. Lottery Coordinator. ___________________________________________________ Check-out GO.com GO get your free GO E-Mail account with expanded storage of 6 MB! http://mail.go.com
Reponse from the claims agent:
Attn:Firstname Lastname ,
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 11:17:50 -0500 From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: emailaddress Subject: ATTACHED CLAIM FORM. MIME-Version: 1.0 X-Mailer: Atlas Mailer 2.0 X-AOL-IP: 188.8.131.52
inetnum: 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11 netname: WB-NET descr: WestBrabant Net descr: An internet access and content provider country: NL admin-c: KG325-RIPE tech-c: KG325-RIPE status: ASSIGNED PA mnt-by: RIPE-NCC-LOCKED-MNT remarks: Maintainer RIPE-NCC-NONE-MNT removed and object remarks: LOCKED by the RIPE NCC due to remarks: deprecation of the NONE authentication scheme. remarks: Please visit the following URL to unlock this object remarks: http://www.ripe.net/db/none-deprecation-042004.html changed: email@example.com 19991202 changed: firstname.lastname@example.org 20040429 source: RIPE route: 18.104.22.168/18 descr: Concepts ICT BV origin: AS12871 mnt-by: WBNET-MNT changed: email@example.com 20021011 source: RIPE person: Kees Guequierre address: Concepts ICT address: St. Ignatiusstraat 265 address: 4817 kk Breda address: The Netherlands phone: +31 76 5221555 fax-no: +31 76 5310531 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org nic-hdl: KG325-RIPE mnt-by: WBNET-MNT changed: email@example.com 20030210 source: RIPE