419 Scam – "RoyalGlobe Sweepstakes (Mr. Jim Don, Mrs. Hilary Berkamp)"
"RoyalGlobe Sweepstakes (Mr. Jim Don, Mrs. Hilary Berkamp)" is a fake lottery in the Netherlands. It is a "419" scam (advance fee fraud).
The objective of the scam is to get victims to wire € 850 to a criminal in Amsterdam, Netherlands via Western Union money transfer. All the scam emails we have seen come from IP address 188.8.131.52, an ADSL account at Euronet / Wanadoo Nederland.
Send us any replies by "claims agents", especially money demands and payment instructions, we will publish them here.
Please forward copies of fraud emails to the abuse department of the webmail address listed as the contact email for the "claims agent" and ask for the address to be suspended because it is used in a 419 fraud (see 419 FAQ).
Dear Sir/Madam, We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Winners in our International Lottery Program held on the 27th of February, 2005. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 00 9800 100 410-5677 with serial number AO765902-87543 drew lucky numbers 9-11-22-12-50 which consequently won in the 2ND category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of Euro 1,000,000.00 dollars (one million Euros). Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims have been fully processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid multiple claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 company and 30,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place every five years. This lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies in Europe as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they have operational base. To file for your claim, please contact our accredited fiduciary agent BELOW: Mr. Jim Don Email; firstname.lastname@example.org All winnings must be claimed or file for not later than 21st March 2005. After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. Please quote your reference number and batch number in all correspondence with the above fiduciary agent. Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program. Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified. Yours Sincerely, Mrs. Hilary Berkamp International Lottery (co-coordinator) N.B: Please quote this reference details in your correspondence with the agent to file for your claim:- Ref. Number: EU402/0088/49871 Batch Number: 2981525-FD6770 Ticket Number: 00 9800 100 410-5677 Serial number: AO765902-87543 Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winner will result to disqualification. Please contact your fiduciary agent only to file for your claim. SPONSOR: © 2005 RoyalGlobe Sweepstakes.RoyalGlobe Sweepstakes, Antwoordnummer 20965, Arnhem, the Netherlands.
inetnum: 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11 netname: EURONET-ADSL descr: Euronet Internet BV descr: Muiderstraat 1 descr: 1011 PZ Amsterdam country: NL admin-c: EIAR1-RIPE tech-c: EIAR1-RIPE status: ASSIGNED PA notify: email@example.com mnt-by: EURONET-MNT changed: firstname.lastname@example.org 20021122 source: RIPE route: 18.104.22.168/14 descr: EuroNet Internet origin: AS5390 mnt-by: EURONET-MNT changed: email@example.com 20020111 source: RIPE role: EuroNet Internet Administrative Role Account address: Wanadoo Nederland BV (formerly EuroNet Internet BV) address: COD / IKC / Network address: Muiderstraat 1 address: 1011 PZ Amsterdam address: The Netherlands phone: +31 20 535 5555 fax-no: +31 20 535 5400 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org admin-c: AW2096-RIPE tech-c: BL78 tech-c: PC2773-RIPE tech-c: FB1141-RIPE tech-c: EI89-RIPE nic-hdl: EIAR1-RIPE remarks: In case of abuse issues, please contact email@example.com mnt-by: EURONET-MNT changed: firstname.lastname@example.org 20011101 changed: email@example.com 20030109 changed: firstname.lastname@example.org 20030902 changed: email@example.com 20040116 changed: firstname.lastname@example.org 20050217 source: RIPE
To be that "lucky" will cost you € 850:
Here are payment details for the money demand from the "claims agent":Dear Sir, This is to acknowledge receipt of your filled form and I have submitted same for processing of your payment. With regards to the release of your winning prize of 1,000,000.00 EUR, please see attached document. It is also possible to have your winning prize in cash and you may be required to come to Netherland to sign for cash payment. But you have send the fee of 850.00 euro as soon as possible to enable the processing of your winning prize before you are invited to sign for cash payment of your prize. I await your reply to enable me proceed. Jim Don
Dear Sir, With regards to our telephone conversation a moment ago, be inform that your total winning prize will be processed and release immediately as soon as you pay the administrative fee. Please send the fee by western union to the transfer manager with the following details; Name; FREDRICK ALWORD Address; Chaplinstr. 45 Amsterdam, Netherland Please keep me inform as soon as you send the fee with details to enable me proceed. I await your immediate response. Jim Don
Received: from [22.214.171.124] by web42106.mail.yahoo.com via HTTP; Tue, 29 Mar 2005 04:22:29 PST Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 04:22:29 -0800 (PST) From: Jim Don <email@example.com> Subject: Re: file for my claim