419 Scam Example: "GLOBAL DIPLOMATIC SECURITY COMPANY EUROPE"
"GLOBAL DIPLOMATIC SECURITY COMPANY EUROPE" is the name for a fake security company used in various 419 scams. All phone numbers used such scam tend to be UK Special Service numbers (+4470xxx) or Dutch (+31-6xxx) or Spanish (+34-6xx) mobile phones.
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Example of fraud email:
From: "Mr. David Blanco" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reply-To: email@example.com Subject: RE: AWARD NOTIFICATION, FINAL NOTICE. Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 11:29:06 +0100 22 CURTAIN ROAD LONDON EC2A 3NH. TEL: +447040112502 INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT REF NO: EGS/2551256003/004 BATCH NO: 14/0017/UK RE: AWARD NOTIFICATION, FINAL NOTICE. We are pleased to inform you, that as a result of our RECENT LOTTERY DRAWS HELD on the 14th of February. 2005.Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:11 23 34 38 48 49 46 750 with serial number:211-305 drew lucky numbers:13 15 22 37 39 which consequently won in the 2nd category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay of US$9,150,000.00(NINE MILLION,ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND,U.S. DOLLARS ONLY) Note that All participants in this lottery program have been selected randomly through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 companies and 30,000,000 individual email addresses from all search engines and web sites. This promotional program takes place every year, and it is promoted and sponsored by eminent personalities like Microsoft inc and other corporate organizations. Please be advised to call our office on +447040112502 for more details and advise on how to receive your winning prize as soon as you receive this notice. This is to encourage the use of the internet and computers worldwide. For security purpose and clarity, we advice that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims have been processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. We look forward to your active participation in our next 15 million euros slot. You are required to contact your claim agent DR. O.J. CALLISTUS,Foreign Operations Manager, GLOBAL DIPLOMATIC SECURITY COMPANY EUROPE ON Email:-(firstname.lastname@example.org),Tel: +447040103163 for processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice. All winnings must be claimed not later than one month after the date of this notice. Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our claim agent as soon as possible. Congratulations!! Once more and thank you for being part of our promotional program. NOTE: YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED IF YOU ARE BELOW 18 YEARS OF AGE. Yours Sincerely, MR. DAVID BLANCO. INTL LOTERIA PRIMITIVA