Hot Scam Specifications:
Scam Type: 419 Scam (Lottery Scam)
Fake Names: Mr. Anthony Moore, Mrs Mary Jones
Offer Type: Lottery Winnings
Winning Amount: US$1million
Storyline: You won a lottery which you did not join
Scammer Location: Nigeria
Scammer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
The ECOWAS (Economic Community Of West African States) does not offer any form of online lottery.
Any online lottery that claims that you have won a prize is a scam, when:
1) You did not sign-up for the lottery.
2) They claimed to have picked your email address from a list.
As of this date, there are absolutely NO such online lottery system from any country.
—–Original Message (updated Sep 08)—–
This is to inform you that your payment file has been
dispatched to the Automated/International Clearing agent
office of the Economic Community of West AFRICAN States
Ecowas Head Office.
This agent, your payment file is expected to be verified,
reviewed and recessed for immediate release and transfer of
your fund to your nominated account by this office.
Hence your payment file has been dispatched to this office
whose Contact information is stated below.
Name: Mr. Ben Ethan.
Controller/International Clearing Agents auditor head of
computing department of Ecowas Head Office.
Tel: +234 708 4496 221
This office will process your cheque. They will also secure
the release and Transfer of your fund to your nominated Bank
account. Contact this office for further instructions and
From: Ecowas Financial Grants Unit [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2007
Subject: ATTENTION:WINNER(2007 ECOWAS FINANCIAL GRANTS)
Ecowas donations 2007
101 Yakubu Gowon Cresent
Asokoro District P.M.B. 401
This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of One Million United States Dollars, ($1,000,000.00) for this year 2007 Financial Grants Programmes which is organized by ECOWAS FINANCIAL GRANTS UNIT 2007.
ECOWAS DONATIONS 2007, collects all the email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to the Internet.we only select five people every Year as our winners through electronic balloting System without the winner applying,we congratulate you for being one of the people selected.
These are your identification numbers:
Batch number…………………ECW 09102XN
These numbers fall within your Location file, you are requested to
contact the events manager/Claims Department, send your winning
identification numbers to him,to enable him verify your claims.
(CONTACT FINANCE DEPARTMENT)
THIS FORM SHOULD BE FILED BY THE LOTTERTY WINNER OF THE STATED FUND FOR VERIFICATION BEFORE PROCESSING THE LOTTERY WINNING:
FULL NAME:_________RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS:________OCCUPATION:_________
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:___________COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE:_______
Thank you and Accept my hearty congratulations once again!