]]>Hot Scam Specifications:
Scam Type: 419 Scam (Lottery Scam)
Fake Names: Marry Jones, Pierce Van Barsel
Offer Type: Lottery Winnings
Winning Amount: USD2.5 Million!
Storyline: You won a lottery which you did not join
Scammer Location: Unknown !?
Scammer Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you ever won a lottery just by using the internet?
Does it make sense that you can win a lottery just by using the internet?
It is time that we exercise our basic common sense that only idiots will pay someone free lottery money by using the internet that has been around even before 1995.
Who knows, one fine day another scammer will walk up to you on the public bus or train and tell you “You have won US$2.5million dollars for taking a ride on this bus/train!”
What a joke!
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Marry Jones
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 00:21:25
Subject: AWARD NOTICE!!!!!
FROM THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR
INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE INTERNET USER LOTTERY PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
YOUR WINNING NOTIFICATION FOR USING THE INTERNET.
am pleased to inform you that one of the best things that can happen to any
Internet user is to be rewarded for spending money and time on the Internet. You
may not have known that over one hundred billion people daily surf the Internet
on regular basis for one reason or other. These Internet users including
yourself, pay access fees to various Internet Service Providers (ISP) all over
the word who in turn remit surplus funds to the numerous World Wide Internet
Technology Companies (WWITC) for the development and advancement of Global
So much money is generated from people like you
all over the World for using the Information Superhighway (the Internet) without
your being aware the enormous sum that go to the stake holders (WWWITC). Without
your patronage, this would not have been possible. After we conducted a research
on the issue, we concluded that Internet users should be compensated. As a
result, we embarked on a worldwide lottery promotion with a sophisticated
automated database to randomly select E-mail accounts that frequently surf the
Internet. Consequent upon this, your E-mail address was picked for Category A
After the automated computer ballot, your E-mail address emerged
as a winner in the category “A” with the following numbers attached
Number: PW EH 9590 OG 0612,
Batch Number: PA
You and other category A winners are therefore to
receive a cash prize of Two million Five hundred thousand United States Dollars
($2,500,000.00) respectively from the total payout of One Billion US Dollars
earmarked in the lottery for category A winners. Your prize award has been
insured with your E-mail address, which qualified you for the lottery and will
be transferred to you upon meeting our requirements, statutory obligations,
verifications, validations and satisfactory proof of E-mail address
To file in for the processing of your money, you are advised
to contact our certified
and accredited claims agent for category “A” winners
with the information below:
Name: Pierce Van
will provide him with the following information:
NOTE: All winnings must be
claimed not later than 14 days, thereafter unclaimed funds would be forfeited
after a trio repeated forwarding of this message to you without your response.
Remember to quote your reference information in all correspondence. (Ref No: PW
EH 9590 OG 0612, Batch No: PA 563881545-NL/2007),
You are to keep
all lotto information confidential, especially your reference numbers and the
password of your E-mail address. Since we do not know you, if an impostor hacks
your E-mail account ID and claims your money without our knowledge, we shall not
be liable. Double claims will not be entertained so be careful. Furthermore,
should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as
Congratulations! Thank you for being a user of the World Wide
Thank you and