Hot Scam Specifications:
Scam Type: 419 Scam (Lottery Scam)
Fake Names: John Lugard, Thomas Jeff
Offer Type: Lottery Winnings
Transfer Amount: 867,454 GBP
Storyline: You won a lottery which you did not join
Scammer Location: “Appears” to be UK
Scammer Email: mail.pcmagic.net, Yahoo UK
This scam mail was dated early Aug 07, but we did not publish it earlier as we thought it was similar to another UK National Lottery mail published earlier. The recent lottery scam mail seems to come from UK, but could have been sent from another location. We could not verify this due to the missing IP address information in forwarded mails.
This is a scam and do not call or reply to the email, esp. with those personal information below. These guys do not have the lottery winnings and they are simply looking forward to earning “transfer fees” from you before disappearing. If you sent the personal information but decided not to proceed with the fees transfer, they can still use your “personal information” for other purposes including certain identity theft scams. Also note that scammers may also re-use your names and personal details in future scams against others.
> From: UK.NATIONAL.LOTTERY.BOARD@mail.pcmagic.net
> Subject: CONGRATULATIONS………….. OUR ESTEEM WINNER/KIA/724357/CP
> Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 07:57:45 -0700
> The NATIONAL LOTTERY
> P O BOX 1010 LIVERPOOL
> L70 1NL UNITED KINGDOM
> FROM: THE PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR
> INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS DEPT.
> RE: AWARD FINAL NOTIFICATION:
> We are pleased to inform you again about our LOTTERY BONAZA price won
> by you a week ago.You were
> entered as dependent clients randomly through a computer ballot system
> drawn from 13,000(thirteen
> thousand) names of email users around the world as part of our
> international promotion program.You
> were approved for a price of £867,454 (Eight Hundred and Sixty-Seven
> Hundred and Fifty-Four Pounds
> Sterlings).which is deposited in your favour as beneficiary with
> security file number
> File for the release of your winning by contacting our claim officer
> with the details below:
> MR. THOMAS JEFF.(Foreign Transfer Manager)
> Email: email@example.com
> Tel: + (44) 7011137050
> Fax + (44)07075024420
> PLEASE FILL OUT THE VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM.
> 1).FULL NAMES:______________________________
> 2).SECURITY FILE NUMBER____________________
> 4).AGE & SEX:________________________________
> 5).MARITAL STATUS:___________________
> 7). COUNTRY________________________________
> 8).TELEPHONE NUMBER:_____________________
> 9).ATTACH YOU PASSPORT OR DRIVING LICENSE
> 10).INDICATE PREFERRED MODE OF PRIZE COLLECTION:
> (A).Bank transfer Services?
> (B).come to office in uk ?
> (c) Use Courier Service?
> 11). I__ __________________________ hereby declare that the above
> information is true and binding
> on me. If at any time it is discovered that I have given false
> information, I will forfeit my
> rights to my winnings.
> Make Sure this Verification and Funds Release Form is sent to the
> Fiduciary agent for quick
> verification and funds release purpose.
> Our winners are assured of the utmost standards of confidentiality, and
> press anonymity until the
> end of proceedings, and beyond where they so desire. Be further advised
> to maintain the strictest
> level of confidentiality until the end of proceedings to circumvent
> problems associated with
> fraudulent claims. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid
> double claiming and
> unwarranted abuse of this program.
> Goodluck from me and members of staff of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY
> You have been advised to contact your claims officer with the above
> contact details.
> Congratulations from me and members of staff of the UK NATIONAL
> Yours faithfully,
> MR JOHN LUGARD
> Online coordinator for UK NATIONAL LOTTERY
> Sweepstakes International Program
> Open 7 days 8am-8pm