]]>Hot Scam Specifications:
Scam Type: Lottery Scam (419 Scam variant)
Fake Names: Ms Robin Epler, Rodney Milford
Lottery Name: Nelson Madela Fund Organization
Lottery Winnings: US$723,000.00
Scammer Location: Likely to be Africa
Scammer Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
This is quite a straightforward lottery scam mail, with little background and lots of numbers to make it look real.
The problem is that there isn’t any “real” lottery winnings by email, so there is no standard to compare with.
Scammers will use any organisation or names in the scam mail, just like any identity theft cases.
From: Robin Epler ( Ms.) <email@example.com>
Subject: notice for e-mail user
Date: Saturday, December 6, 2008, 9:31 PM
This is a notification to congratulate you over your e-mail success in our
computer balloting held on 4th December 2008.
This is a Organized Internet Game in which e-mail addresses were used. It is a
promotional program aimed at encouraging Internet subscribers; therefore you do
not need to purchase a ticket to enter for it. You have been approved for the
prize of US$723,000.00 (Seven Hundred and Twenty three Thousand United States
To claim your winning prize you are to contact the appointed agent as soon as
possible for the immediate release of your winnings:
Nelson Madela Fund Organization
Ref No: BAKO/22/88/B
Batch No: TD/0765/45/CPT
Serial No: JHB/CM6/RSA
Lucky No: 91/29/48/JHB
Ticket No: PTA/134/43/ZA
I advice that you forward the above Listed information including your Full
Names, Address, and Contact Telephone Numbers via email to process the immediate
payment of your prize.
The validity period of the winnings is for 30 working days hence you are
expected to make your claims immediately.
Once again congratulations!!!
Robin Epler ( Ms.)