]]>Hot Scam Specifications:
Scam Type: 419 Scam (Lottery Scam)
Likely Fake Names: Dr. Eduardo Luciano Duque
Winning Amount: $3.4million Euro
Storyline: Micro-Soft (erm…) Sweepstakes! Stakes Lottery Promotions! Thanks to the Mix-Up of numbers (wTF??), YOU are a lucky winner in a mixed-up draw!!
Scammer Location: You can claim your prize in any of the countries… wow… what a wide network of scammers.
Scammer Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Scammer Phone: +44 702 408 4754 (phone is in UK)
Submitter’s comment: Don’t they know about “spell-check”?!!
Probably not, I heard that the only dictionary they use is the “Dictionary for 419 Scammers, 18th Edition, 2008” (RRP $13.95 from local bookstore).
That explains why most scam mails contain bad spellings. Some of those who managed to scam the old folks and enjoying their holidays abroad at their victim’s expense, probably get to know about the existence of an English Dictionary at a latter age. These scam mails are generally well written and polished.
Anyway, this scam mail is a joke.
- This lottery is held in… Brunei? He gotta be kidding!?
- There was a mix-up of addresses and numbers… haha
- You can collect your “prize” in 7 different countries… wow
- “YOU ARE TO KEEP ALL LOTTERY INFORMATIONS FROM PUBLIC”… hey everybody, look at what we found! We have thousands of lottery winnings. Jay is already a billionaire, just count the total wins in this website! We don’t have to wait a year to win this stupid fake lottery, we are so darn lucky that we are winning almost EVERYDAY!
From: STAKES LOTTERY ORGANISATION <email@example.com>
Subject: CONGRATULATION!!!YOU HAVE BEEN AWARD A LUMP SUM!!!
Date: Friday, October 17, 2008, 11:00 AM
FROM: Stakes Lottery Promotions
Bandar Seri Begawan 1150,
Brunei Darussalam (BRN).
Ref Number: 040/055/337
Batch Number: 561702-PCD004
This is to inform you of the release of the STAKES LOTTERY PROMO. held on the
10th of October 2008, but due to the mix up of numbers and addresses, the
results were released on the 17th of October, 2008.Your name was attached to
ticket number 27522465897-6454 with serial number 3773-555 that drew the lucky
numbers of 7-14-18-23-31-45, which consequently won the lottery in the 3rd
category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay of euros ?
3,400.000:00 (THREE MILLION FOUR HUNDRED EUROS ONLY, WINNER 2005 AWARD
SESSION) in cash credited to file with REF: Ns.KSL/040/055/337.This is from a
total cash prize of euros60,015.225.00., shared among the twenty five
international winners in this category.
Note that all participants in this lottery program have been selected randomly
through a computer ballot system drawn from over 30,000 companies and
300,000 individual email addresses from all search engines and web sites. This
promotional program takes place every ending of the year and we hope
your lucky name will draw a bigger cash prize in the subsequent programs.
****The program takes place every year. This lottery was promoted and
sponsored by eminent personalities like His Royal Highness, the Sultan of Brunei, Sultan
Hassanal Bolkiah. We look forward to your active participation in our
next year $20 million slot.****
We are aware that a few individuals such as members of staffs, social groups
e.t.c might try to cheat you off your winning fund hence you are advised to
maintain str ictness when calling because we usually prefer to call you
attention when needed also please note that for security our referred email
address are very safe,thank you.Your fund is now deposited with our Security
Company and insured under your address.Due to mix up of some numbers
and names, we ask that you keep this award from public notice until your claims has been
processed and the money remitted to your account as this is part of
our security protocol to avoid double claiming of unwarranted taking advantage of this
program by participants as it has happened in the past. You can travel down to
any of our seven paying stations for this award session, which might be any of
the following countries where we have our lottery accounts deposited with
different finance institution including: U.K, SWITZERLAND, BELGIUM,
BRUNIE…e.t.cTo begin your lottery claims , please contact solicitor to this
great promotions organisation today,
Barrister roger wilford E-mail Address:
+44 702 408 4754
Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than this award
session. Any claim not made before this date will be returned as unclaimed. And also be
informed that 10% of your lottery winning belongs to (PERRAS PROMOTION
COMPANY & KING ASSOCIATES LTD.) Because they are the company that bought your ticket
and played the lottery on your name, NOTE:- this 10% will be remitted
after you have received your winnings prize because the money is already insured in your
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember
to quote your reference and batch numbers in every correspondence with your
claims agent, You are to provide the below details,to enable the speedy
evaluation and processing of your winnings. we advice that you adhere strictly
to their procedures to avoid any disqualifications and subsequent
1. your full names
2. your full home / office address
3. dir ect telephone/fax numbers and email
the above detailed information will be absolutely necessary to file in
PLEASE NOTE: YOU ARE TO KEEP ALL LOTTERY INFORMATIONS FROM PUBLIC AS
WE WILL NOT ENTERTAIN CASES OF MULTIPLE CLAIMS PROCESSING OR COMPROMISE THE
PRIVACY AND SECURITY OF ALL OUR WINNER.THIS IS IN LINE WITH THE DATA PROTECTION
ACT OF THE STAKES LOTTERY PROMOTIONS.
Furthermore, shall there be any change of address, please do inform
your claims agent as soon as possible. All documents and Certificates related to your
winning prize will be sent to you by the auditor general STAKES LOTTERY
PROMOTIONS via courier to your postal address upon the transfer of your fund
into your desired a/c information.
CONGRATULATIONS!! Once again from all members of our staff and thank you for
being a part of our International promotions program.
We wish you continue good fortunes.
Dr. Eduardo Luciano Duque