419 Scam – "FLASH FORTUNE LOTTO SOUTH AFRICA"
"FLASH FORTUNE LOTTO SOUTH AFRICA" is a "419" scam operated by criminals in South Africa. It is fake. No lottery by that name exists in South Africa. Fake winning notifications are mailed to thousands of recipients indiscriminately, in order to defraud them of bogus "processing fees".
Do not reply to this scam. If you have already replied, break off contact now. Do not give them any ID or send any money to them. These are criminals. See our "419" fraud FAQ for more information on such scams.
Fake winning notification:
From: "international lottery" <email@example.com>
Subject: WINNING NOTIFICATION
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 13:46:09 +0000
FROM: THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
FINAL NOTICE OF WINNING NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today
of winners of the FLASH FORTUNE LOTTO SOUTH-AFRICA INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS, held on 3rd,Febuary,2006 as part of our promotional draws. Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and New Zealand as part of our electronic business Promotions Program. You qualified for the draw as a result of you
visiting Various websites we are running the e-business promotions for.
You/Your Company, attached to ticket number 100-309-7482, with serial number 513-10! Drew the lucky numbers 5, 9, 12, 29, 40, 59, 76, and consequently won in the Second Category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$1,950,000.00 in cash, which is the winning payout for Second category winners. This is from the total prize money of US$13,650,000.00shared among the Seven international winners in the Second category.
Your fund is now deposited with the Solid Rock Finance and Security Company insured in your name. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to your account. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by
participants of this program.
We hope with a part of your prize, you will participate in our mid year (2006) high
stakes US$1.3 billion International Lottery. To begin your claim, please contact your claim agent immediately:
MR STEVE WILLIAMS
FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER,
SOLID ROCK FINANCE & SECURITY LTD,
For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice. Remember, after one month of this notification all funds will be returned as unclaimed. NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers provided below in every one of your correspondences with your claims agent. REFERENCE NUMBER:
FLS-ZR39-825P-4 BATCH NUMBER: 74-263-BBN
Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program.
THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
FLASH FORTUNE LOTTO SOUTH AFRICA.
115 NORDIX AVE. BRYANSTON, 1762
N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification. Please do not reply to this mail box. Contact your claims agent through his email contact .