Hot Scam Specifications:
Scam Type: 419 Scam (Lottery Scam)
Fake Names: Dr. David Moore
Offer Type: Lottery Winnings
Winning Amount: $250,000 GBP
Storyline: You won a lottery which you did not join
Scammer Location: Claimed to be Ireland
Scammer Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Since when it became a “tradition” for Western Union to award “customers” with prize money?
And just look at the emails used in the scam, i.e. free yahoo mail and fake microsoft.com mail. Without checking with Western Union, we can tell that this is a scam email. What’s more, most of you receiving these mails might not even be customers of Western Union.
You will be asked to pay some fees (again and again) but you will never see the prize money.
From: Microsoft Promo [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2007
Subject: Attention: WINNER
WESTERN UNION PUBLIC RELATIONS
P.O. Box 502
Killorglin, Co Kerry
This is to inform you that you have been awarded a cash prize
of?250,000.00 (Two hundred and fifty thousand Great British Pounds)
It is our tradition in WESTERN UNION to reward by giving awards to
deserving customers who have shown by continous patronage their
trust in our services.
To begin the process of awarding your prize, you are to contact our
WESTERN UNION CUSTOMERS RELATION DEPARTMENT through our agent contact
address below. You are also advised to provide him with the under
listed information’s as soon as possible for the speedy transfer of
your award prize .
This is your winning pin numberXZB120964MW.Note that you are to keep
this confidential from anybody and your winning pin number for
1.Names in full………..2.Address……………..
Number…… 7.Short comment on our services. [optional]….. 8.Fax
10.Do You Have Any Question About Our Service?
Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for your continous
trust in our services and please do tell us how to treat you better.