419 Scam – "VICTUAL WIN PROMO LOTTERY, ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS / Mr. John Anderson/ Mrs. Carol Waters" (Nigeria)
"VICTUAL WIN PROMO LOTTERY" is the fake identity used by a Nigerian gang of advance fee fraud ("419") scammers operating in Nigeria and probably also in the United Kingdom. All email addresses used in this scam are free webmail accounts.
FROM: THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT REF: OYL/25041238013/04 BATCH: 24/00319/IPD Dear Winner, AWARD NOTIFICATION/ FINAL NOTICE We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today, of winners of the VICTUAL WIN PROMO LOTTERY, ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS held on the 25th of January,2005. You are attached to ticket number 023-0148-790-459, with serial number 5073-11 drew the lucky numbers 43-11-44-37-10-43, and consequently won the lottery in the 3rd category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay of US$2,000,000.00 in cash credited to file REF NO.OYL/25041238013/04. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 names from Australia, New Zealand, America,Europe, North America,Africa and Asia as part of International Promotions Program, which will be conducted annually. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your fund is now deposited with the payment board 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. To begin your claim, please contact your claim agent: Mr. John Anderson e-mail: email@example.com Please also send the following for due processing and remittance of your prize money: 1. Full names. 2. Phone number. 3. Mobile number(if available) 4. Fax number. 5. Full residential address (area code where applicable) 6. Occupation and position. 7. Sex. 8. Age. 9. Nationality. NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in every one of your correspondence with your agent. Congratulations again from all our staff. Sincerely, Mrs. Carol Waters Promotions Manager N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification __________________________________________________________________ Switch to Netscape Internet Service. As low as $9.95 a month -- Sign up today at http://isp.netscape.com/register
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 11:52:42 -0500 From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO REACH YOU MIME-Version: 1.0 Message-ID: <19987997.5A24D935.48373BFD@netscape.net> X-Mailer: Atlas Mailer 2.0 X-AOL-IP: 126.96.36.199
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