This is just one type of the thousands
of scam e-mail variants
sent out each day by 419 scammers. If you've received an e-mail even
remotely similar to the scam published here or if you have
arrived at this page via an internet search resulting from an e-mail
that you received, YOU
HAVE RECEIVED A SCAM E-MAIL!
Overseas Subscribers Agents - Fake Lottery Scam
This is an internet
scam! Do NOT
send these scammers money for any reason.
[ BEGIN SCAM E-MAIL ]
From: OSA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Contact Your Claiming agent Manager!
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 08:11:34 +0100 (02:11 EST)
FROM THE DESK OF MRS JOSEPHINE MARTINS
101 Wigmore Street,
London W1U 1QU
the Overseas Subscribers Agents(OSA), in assistance with the
International Lottery Board of Commissions, We happily announce to you
that you have won award of $370,000 at the London Payment Center!!!
TICKET NUMBER: 23-04-31-77-GH
SERIAL NUMBERS: 266-194-19
e-mail address above attached to ticket number: 23-04-31-77-GH drew
the lucky numbers: 65 32 09 12 00 36 43, which subsequently won
you the lottery in Category 2D. Therefore you must contact the
Claiming Agent Manager,
will need to confirm everything we have on file to ensure that,
there will be no set backs upon the release of these funds to
you. I want you to know that verification and confirmation of all of
your payment documents have been sent to our affiliate company,
(The International Lottery Board of Commissions) from our processing
office. Also note that your winnings information will be
verify by our processing-coordinators who has been evaluated by our
legal department. This will leave you the true beneficiary of the
won award under the Overseas Subscribers Agents(OSA), and zoned
under the London Tax Revenue office.
Due to a mix up of some
email addresses, we ask that you keep this award from public
notice until your claim has been fully processed , as this is a
part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unwarranted
abuse of this program by participants.
Congratulations once more
from all members and staff of this program and thank you for
being part of our promotional lottery program!!! Note: Do not reply to
this email! Contact your claiming agent above.
MRS JOSEPHINE MARTINS
Overseas Subscribers Agents(OSA).
NOTE: PLEASE KEEP THIS NOTICE IN YOUR PERSONAL FILES, FOR FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE.
[ END SCAM E-MAIL ]
It's important to note that
any real people and / or legitimate
organizations whose actual names or other details appear in
these scam e-mails have absolutely no
with this scam!
Scammers never use their real
They frequently take on the identity of real people to help make themselves and their scam appear legitimate.
This is just a small sampling of the
many hundreds of advance fee fraud e-mails received each day here at
headquarters. It is 100% pure B.S. Purity Guaranteed!
There are many different types of 419 scam (examples)
but they all promise you something (fortune, job with salary /
low-interest loan, lottery prize,
bargain gold dust / diamonds,
work visa, etc.) in return
for a small 'fee' or some kind of remittance. Of course, there is no
fortune, no job, no loan, no prize to be had. It's just a ploy to get
willingly send them money.
If you receive one of these scam mails, simply delete it as you would any other spam mails.
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