419 Scam – "COLLIERS SWEEPSTAKES (JENNIFER COETZEE)"
"COLLIERS SWEEPSTAKES (JENNIFER COETZEE)" is a fake lottery and involving various fake "claims agents" in South Africa. All phone numbers used in this scam are South African mobile phone numbers. If you send us copies of such spam and any replies by "claims agents" you have have received, we will be happy to forward them to the South African police to investigate.
From: <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Saturday, 26 February, 2005 13:33 Subject: Winning Notification FROM: THE LOTTERY COORDINATOR, INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT ATTENTION: (REFERENCE NUMBER: CHAM-789IN4-05 BATCH NUMBER: 564-QL45) THIRD CATEGORY WINNER After a successful completion of the third category draws of the COLLIERS SWEEPSTAKES SPECIAL, held on 21ST FEBRUARY 2005, we are pleased to inform you of the official announcement today that you have emerged one of the winners of the LOTTERY CHAMPION SWEEPSTAKES SPECIAL PROGRAMS, which is part of our promotional draws. Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 names/email addresses of individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and New Zealand as part of our International Promotions Program. You/Your company, attached to ticket number 777-78-1105, with serial number 234-90 drew the lucky numbers 10, 22, 31, 90, 38, 40, (18), and consequently won in the Third Category. You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of US$2.8,000,000.00 in cash, which is the winning payout for third category winners. This is from the total prize money of US$112,010,000.00 from which eight international winners in the Third category will be shared. CONGRATULATIONS! Your fund is now deposited with FRESENIUM FINANCIAL SERVICES, insured in your name. To avoid mix up of numbers and names of any kind, we request that you keep this award strictly from public notice until the entire process of transferring your claims has been completed, and your certified banker's Cheque sent to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this program. We also wish to bring to your notice our end of year (2005) high stakes where you stand a chance of winning up to US$1.1 billion; we hope that with a part of your prize you will participate. Please contact your claims agent immediately, to begin your claims process; MR. LOUIS MOROBE. SENIOR CLAIMS EXECUTIVE, FRESENIUM FINANCE & INSURANCE LTD. PHONE: +27 73 5688862 FAX: +27 73 5688863 EMAIL: email@example.com for due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice. Remember, you must contact your claims agent within a week of receiving this mail. NOTE: To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers provided below in every one of your correspondence with your claims agent. REFERENCE NUMBER: CHAM-789IN4-05 BATCH NUMBER: 564-QL45 Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program. Sincerely, JENNIFER COETZEE THE LOTTERY COORDINATOR, LOTTERY CHAMPION SWEEPSTAKES SPECIAL. 3RD FLOOR SANLAM BUILDING, MELROSE ARCH, JOHANNESBURG. SOUTH AFRICA. www.lotterychampion.com N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification. Please do not reply to this mail. Rather, contact your claims agent whose credentials are listed above. All staff of Colliers finance and Insurance and members of their family as well as South Africans are barred from this lottery.
When contacted, "Mr. Louis Morobe" replied from South Africa:
Dear Winner Congratulations on your winnings. Be advised that you will be required to furnish this office with the following information 1. FULL NAMES 2. CONTACT ADDRESS INCLUDING CITY, STATE AND ZIP CODE 3. TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS AS WELL AS YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS 4. AGE/SEX for immediate verification and Validation of your claim at the South Africa Gaming Commission. After the verification, payment approval will be granted on your behalf for your prize claim of $2.8m (Two million, Eight Hundred thousand United States Dollars) NOTE: After the payment approval, you will be contacted with options on how your funds will be transfered to you. Ensure you call me after sending in your information to our office and also to enable me brief you further about the processing of your lotto funds. Congratulations once again. Mr Louis Morobe +27-73-5688862
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 11:45:39 -0500 From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: emailaddress (Firstname Lastname) Subject: Claims Process MIME-Version: 1.0 X-Mailer: Atlas Mailer 2.0 X-AOL-IP: 126.96.36.199
inetnum: 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206 netname: ISDIAL-01 descr: IS Dial (Internet Solutions) descr: The Campus, 57 Sloane Street descr: Bryanston descr: Johannesburg descr: Gauteng descr: 2021 country: ZA admin-c: AC264-AFRINIC tech-c: ZT12-AFRINIC status: ASSIGNED PA mnt-by: TF-196-36-0-0-196-39-127-255-MNT mnt-lower: TF-196-36-0-0-196-39-127-255-MNT changed: email@example.com 20030715 changed: firstname.lastname@example.org 20040720 changed: email@example.com 20050221 source: AFRINIC person: Tony Wade address: P.O. Box 2501 address: Parklands address: Johannesburg address: Gauteng address: 2121 address: ZA phone: +28 83 326 9866 phone: +27 11 343 25 9846 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org nic-hdl: AC264-AFRINIC changed: email@example.com 19920615 changed: firstname.lastname@example.org 20040225 changed: email@example.com 20050221 source: AFRINIC person: The Internet Solution address: The Campus, 57 Sloane Street address: Bryanston address: Johannesburg address: Gauteng address: 2021 address: ZA phone: +27 11 575 1000 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org nic-hdl: ZT12-AFRINIC changed: email@example.com 20000112 changed: firstname.lastname@example.org 20030609 changed: email@example.com 20050221 source: AFRINIC
This scam also uses the following fake law office:
MR ADRIAN KOOPMAN KOOPMAN & KOOPMAN ASSOCIATES 212 JAN SMUTS ROAD, RANDBURG JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA. TEL: 27-83-9913468. FAX: 27-11-5076029. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
The fake law office charges US$1,982:
From: "Adrian Koopman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: emailaddress Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 21:06:54 -0500 Dear Winner, Please find attached details of what is required of you to claim your winnings. Do give me a call on telephone number 27-83-9913468 as an acknowledgement to this mail. Be so good as to furnish me with your full contact address including zip code so that i could look up moneygram outlets in your area and instruct you on where to go and make the payment of the required gaming commission service taxes for US$1,982.00 in the name of my law firm accountant as stated in my bill of costs. My own legal charges will be paid after you have recieved your funds. Regards, Barrister Adrian Koopman