419 Scam Example: "EURO TRUST AGENCY S.L"
"EURO TRUST AGENCY S.L" is a fake lottery agent usually used in fake "EURO MILLIONS LOTTO" winning notifications. These names are used by a gang for a fake lottery fraud (advance fee fraud, "419").
Remember, you can not win a lottery that you didn't enter. None of the European or other state-licensed lotteries award prizes to owners of randomly picked email addresses. If you did not buy a lottery ticket you can not be a winner. Any lottery email that tells you to contact some person using a free email addresses (Yahoo, Hotmail, Netscape, etc.) and/or a mobile phone number (+34 6xx, +44 70, +31 6xx, etc) is a scam!
Example of "EURO MILLIONS LOTTERY" scam email:
We are please to announce you as one of the 10 lucky winners in the email lottery programme draw of the EURO MILLIONS held on the 30th of december,2005. The late release of this result was due to difficulties encountered in sorting out mixed up numbers and email addresses.All 10 winning addresses was randomly selected from a batch of 5,000,000 international emails Your email address emerged alongside with 10 others as a category "D " winner in this year's euro millions award Draw.
Most recently the foundation set up the NEW HOPE LOTTERY to give out prizes based on the computer ballot system(THEREFORE YOU DO NOT NEED TO BUY A TICKET TO ENTER FOR IT.YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WAS RANDOMLY SELECTED AS A WINNER).
Consequently,you have therefore been approved a MEGA JACK POT of 466.812,79 euro (Four hundred and sixty-six thousand, eight hundred and twelve euro,seventy-nine cent)only .The following particulars are attached to your lotto payment order:
(i)the file Ref number: EF/04679/SA
(ii)Result winning numbers:8-16-19-43-45-1-4
(iii)email ticket number:754/22/76
To immediately claim your prize,contact the claim/paying agent on the telephone number below.
EURO TRUST AGENCY S.L
calle nazarat 99.5678,Valencia,spain.
The above claim agent will assist you in the processing and remittance of your prize funds to you,note that not later than one week After this date if you do not contact and process your winning prize, all funds will be returned as unclaimed.
N.B:Terms and conditions to claim your prize:
1.Please quote your Reference number,your full name and address,Country, Telephone,mobile,fax number and occupation to your calim agent.
2.Your winning prize is not deductable until your winnings has been processed,approved and transfered to you by your claim agent above.The beneficiary is responsible for the VETT/APPROVAL CHARGES of his fund to his/her country.
For verification on your lucky winning prize,you are to visit our online site( http://www.loteria.com/euro.php) and indicate the date this email lottery programme draw of the EURO MILLIONS was held (30th of december 2005)and there you will find your result winning number.
Once again on behalf of all our staff,CONGRATULATIONS!!!.This promotion programm is sponsored by euro millions to encourage the use of internet.All informations have to be kept out of public until you have received your winning prize,this is to avoid double claim and unwarranted abuse of the programme by some participants.
This e-mail transmission contains information that is confidential and may be privileged.It is intended only for the addressee(s) named above.