419 Scam Example: "Amstel Consultants (Mr.Andrew Young, John Van Gelderen)"
"Amstel Consultants (Mr.Andrew Young, John Van Gelderen)" is a fake lottery scam run by a gang in the Netherlands. All phone numbers used in the scam are Dutch cellphones.
If you have received email responses from the criminals, especially money demands and payment instructions then please forward us a copy! Please also forward copies to the abuse department of the webmail service for the email address of the scammer (see FAQ).
Example of initial "winning notification":
Dear Sir/Madam We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Nederlands national software promotion Lottery programs held on the 12/03/2005. Your e-mail address attached with serial number 3920-41-22, drew lucky numbers 7600-74-9067 which consequently won in the 2nd CATEGORY, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of EURO 1.000.000.00 (0NE MILLION EURO) CONGRATULATIONS!!! Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your 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 40,000 company and 20,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place every year. This lottery was promoted and sponsored by Association of software producers. we hope with part of your winning,you will take part in our next year 20 million EURO international lottery. To file for your claim, please contact our fiducial agent: Mr.Andrew Young Amstel Consultants . Utrecht Netherland. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +31-625-256-600 Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 22TH of MARCH,2005. 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 18 is automatically disqualified. Yours Sincerely, John Van Gelderen Lottery Coordinator ------------------------------------------ Use o melhor sistema de busca da Internet Radar UOL - http://www.radaruol.com.br
Money demand from the "claims agent":
From: Amstel Rove [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: 15 MAR 2005 12:44 To: Firstname Lastname Subject: LOTTERY NOTARISATION FEE Dear Title, Sequel to our tel conversation earlier today please be inform that we need to have your award certificate notarised immedaitely and also the certificate of foreign status of beneficial owner issued by the Tax office on your behalf. We are to forward all the documents to the bank immediately for an immediate payment by the bank. The bank will contact you for details on how you want to have your winnings paid and this would be concluded within 24 to 48 banking hours. In view of the deadline given to us by the Nederlands Lottery board to complete the notarisation of all the winning documents, we advise that our notarisation/processing charges be made through western union money transfer in order to speed up the process. please make the payment to us via the western union money transfer using the name of our accounting officer with the informations below. NAME OF RECIPIENT: MR.STEPHEN KELLMAN. AMOUNT: (445 Euro) Four Hundred and Fourty Five Euro Only. ADDRESS: ARTHUR VAN SCHENDELSTRAAT 2-4 LOCATION:UTRECHT NETHERLAND PURPOSE:NOTARISATION OF AWARD CERTIFICATE Please make payment at the nearest western union office to you and remember to call us to give us the details on the receipt you receive from western union as proof of payment such as the MTCN code (contol number) immediately after payment is done to enable our officer to pick up the payment. An officail appointment will be made for you to proceed to Utrecht Netherlands to sign your award certificate prior the release of your funds by the bank. Best Regards, Leslie Smit Payment Co-ordinator +31-619-098-904 -- ___________________________________________________________ Sign-up for Ads Free at Mail.com http://www.mail.com/?sr=signup