419 Scam – Freemason scam (David P. Owen, Paul Landy)
The following spam email is a variation of the Advance Fee fraud. The mysterious prize award arrived from an IP address in Nigeria that's been the source of several other 419 scams before.
If you have responded to this scam and received money demands, please forward us copies of the emails from the scammers. Thank you!
From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Thursday, 28 April, 2005 9:44 Subject: MASON 2005 GRANT(URGENT RESPONSE REQUIRED). The Freemason society of Bournemouth under the jurisdiction of the all Seeing Eye,Master Nicholas Brenner has after series of secret deliberations selected you to be a beneficiary of our 2005 foundation laying grants and also an optional opening at the round table of the Freemason society. These grants are issued every year around the world in accordance with the objective of the Freemasons as stated by Thomas Paine in 1810 which is to ensure the continuous freedom of man and to enhance mans living conditions. We will also advice that these funds which amount to GB£950,000.00 be used to better the lot of man through your own initiative and also we will go further to inform that the open slot to become a Freemason is optional, you can decline the offer. In order to claim your grant, contact the Grand Lodge Office secretary David P. Owen. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Landy, PRO Freemason Society of Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth.
Received: from [188.8.131.52] by emailcluster.terra.com.mx with HTTP; Wed, 27 Apr 2005 19:44:41 -0500 Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 02:44:41 +0200 Message-ID: <4255D9CD000467F0@occmta06a.terra.com.mx> From: email@example.com Subject: MASON 2005 GRANT(URGENT RESPONSE REQUIRED). To: firstname.lastname@example.org
So where was this sent from?
OrgName: Easynet Concepts Inc OrgID: EASYNE-1 Address: 101 Ogunlana Drive Surulere Address: Largos, City: StateProv: PostalCode: Country: NG NetRange: 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11 CIDR: 18.104.22.168/24 NetName: EASYNET NetHandle: NET-216-250-221-0-1 Parent: NET-216-250-192-0-1 NetType: Reassigned Comment: RegDate: 2001-06-20 Updated: 2001-06-20 TechHandle: SM1438-ARIN TechName: Mgbendi, Sylvanus TechPhone: 234-1-8044918 TechEmail: email@example.com OrgTechHandle: SM1438-ARIN OrgTechName: Mgbendi, Sylvanus OrgTechPhone: 234-1-8044918 OrgTechEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org