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419 Scam Example: "ADS INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION / Birigit Mathon / Frank Bruce"

"ADS INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION / Birigit Mathon / Frank Bruce" is a fake lottery scam run by a gang in the Netherlands and in West Africa. "Winners" are asked to open an account with a fake bank. The minimum deposit of € 1,500 is to be sent by Western Union or MoneyGram, a payment method that is untraceable. All phone numbers used in the scam are Dutch cellphones.

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Example of initial "winning notification":

From: "BIRIGIT MATHON" <b_mathon001@yahoo.com>
To: <emailaddress>
Sent: Saturday, 05 February, 2005 22:53
Subject: NEW YEAR WINNING NOTIFICATION

FROM: THE DIRECTOR
EUROPEAN PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
REF:EL3/9318/04
BATCH:8/163/EL.

Attn:Dear Winner

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held on the 31/1/2005. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number :EL-23133 with serial number: EL-123542,batch number: EL-35,lottery ref number: EL-9318 and drew lucky numbers 7-1-8-36-4-22 which consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$1,500,000.00 (One Million,Five Hundred Thousand United States dollars)

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money Remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 40,000 company and 20,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world.
This promotional program takes place every year. This lottery was promoted and sponsored by a group of successful electronic dealers.we hope with part of your winning,you will take part in our next year US$20 million international lottery. To file for your claim, please contact our paying officer:

Contact Person: Frank Bruce(Lottery Director)
Tel:+31-616-064-746
Fax:+31-847-454-548
Email: frankbruce111@myway.com

Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 17th of february 2005.After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake.Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence.
Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.

yours Sincerely,
Mrs Birigit Mathon
For Management




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	for <emailaddress>; Sat,  5 Feb 2005 08:53:40 -0500 (EST)
From: "BIRIGIT MATHON" <b_mathon001@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: frankbruce111@myway.com
To: emailaddress
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2005 05:53:37 -0800
Subject: NEW YEAR WINNING NOTIFICATION
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.00.2919.6900 DM

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Here is a reply from "Frank Bruce":

Subject: Ref: EL3/9318/04 Batch: 8/163/EL
Date: Tuesday 11 January 2005 21:26
From: <frank_bruce@euromail.net>
To: emailaddress


Dear Winner,

We wish to congratulate you and formally inform you that you have won the sum of $1,500,000.00 (One Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) in the last email-lottery draw, organized by ADS INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION. We have confirmed the above winning.

You should note that your email address in addition to millions of company and individual email were extracted with a software and the addresses were scrutinized with a ballot system and after the processes, 30 email addresses were selected and they were shared into 3 categories respectively and which you are a winner in the 1st category of $1.5m.

The said sum is now deposited in our suspense account in your favour waiting for the immediate remittance into your nominated bank account. Be informed that your winning prize has a hardcover insurance policy that makes it impossible to make any deduction of any kind, until the sum is finally credited into your designated account. This firm on behalf of ADS INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION will issue an Irrevocable Guarantee of Payment Bond (IGPB) in your favour, thereby securing the above prize money. A copy of the IGPB will be forwarded to our paying bank for immediate action.

Following the above, you are expected to fill the attached form and return back to this office along with a copy of your identification for vetting process which is a standard practice just to ensure that we are dealing with the right individual and account.

This process is vital and urgent following the instruction from our Payment center that all prize money should be claimed as soon as possible.

Once again accept our congratulations and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Regards,

Mr. Frank Bruce
Tel:+31-616-064-746
Fax:+31-847-454-548


Subject: ATTENTION DEAR WINNER
Date: Tuesday 18 January 2005 03:56
From: Frank Bruce <frank_bruce@euromail.net>
To: emailaddress

Dear Winner,

This is to notify you that we are in receipt of your filled form and immediate action has been taken.
Your winnings of 1.5 million US dollars has been processed.
Please contact our paying bank for Release of payment into your nominated bank account.

Bank Details:

Banking Fortis

fortisbanque@bizconsulting.com

I advise you send them a mail immediately as a copy of the IGPB has been forwarded to our paying bank for immediate payment action.
this is the instruction from our Payment center that all prize money should be claimed as soon as possible.


Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.


Once again accept our congratulations.

Cheers
Mr. Frank Bruce
Tel:+31-616-064-746
Fax:+31-847-454-548


Subject: Bank deposit in your favour
Date: Friday 21 January 2005 12:07
From: "paul smith" <info_fortbank@consultant.com>
To: emailaddress

Dear Customer.

This is to inform you that we have received a credit advice for the sum of One Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ($1,500,000.00) from ADS PROMOTION to be credited to your account.



Since you do not have an operational account with this bank, your funds have been lodged in a suspense account pending the activation of an account.

We want you to know that the funds $1,500,000.00USD is in our suspense Account and has a hardcover insurance policy which make this impossible To make any deduction till the funds is transferred to an existing Account. With this you are advised to set up an online account with our Bank so that the funds can be deposited in your account before transfer can be effected.

We have different online accounts and this has different minimum deposit depending on which of the account you will like us to set up for you.

ACCOUNTS & THEIR MINIMUM DEPOSIT

1) REGULAR ACCOUNT: This has a minimum deposit of 1,500 euro
2) NUMBERED ACCOUNT: This has a minimum deposit of 2,500 euro
3) VAULTING ACCOUNT: This has a minimum deposit of 3,500 euro
4) PREMIUM ACCOUNT: This has a minimum deposit of 4,500 euro

The Premium account has a full option banking amenities which involves Having a Master Card, credit/debit balance print out and overdraft.

NOTE that the minimum deposit Belongs to you as this will be in your account before crediting the $1,500,000.00USD. Thank you for banking with us and have a wonderful day.

Please fill out the attached offshore account opening forms and send by fax (31-84-748-4542) a copy of your valid identification.

Yours sincerely

Breda Moore

For: Mr.Armstrong Becker



Head of Fortis Bank

Amsterdam Netherlands.

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Subject: Payment instructions
Date: Tuesday 25 January 2005 15:23
From: "paul smith" <info_fortbank@consultant.com>
To: emailaddress

Dear customer

We acknowledge the receipt of your account opening documents.

For your account to be activated immediately, you are required to make an initial deposit of 1,500 (one Thousand, Five Hundred Euros to activate your account.

You are expected to locate the nearest WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER AGENT/MONEY GRAM AGENT to make payment of the sum of 1,500 Euros representing initial deposit for account activation to our account officer whose details are stated below:

Name: Jerry uwangue
Address: Gronoveen 60,110lv, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

You are expected to send a copy of the payment receipt to us via fax and email attachment for reference purpose and also give us a call to inform us that you have made the payment.

Once your account is activated you will be provided with your accounts co-ordinates and you will also give us the the informations of your designated bank account were you want the funds to be transfered into.

We look forward for your prompt response; should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for banking with us

Yours Sincerely

Breda Moore
For: Mr. Armstrong Becker
Head of Fortis Bank
Amsterdam Netherlands.


Received: from [62.194.10.181]
	by ws1-5.us4.outblaze.com with http 
	for info_globaltrust@consultant.com; Mon, 14 Feb 2005 08:30:30 -0500
From: "global trust bank global trust bank" <info_globaltrust@consultant.com>
To: emailaddress
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 08:30:30 -0500
Subject: Bank deposit in your favour
X-Originating-Ip: 62.194.10.181

Dear Customer.
 
This is to inform you that we have received a credit advice for the sum of One Million Five Hundred
Thousand (1,500,000.00) from Lottery Company to be credited to your account.

Since you do not have an operational account with this bank, your funds have been lodged in a
suspense account pending the activation of an account.


We want you to know that the funds 1,500,000.00Euros is in our suspense
Account and has a hardcover insurance policy which make this impossible to make any deduction till the funds is transferred to an existing
account. With this you are advised to set up an online account with our bank so that the funds can be deposited in your account before transfer
Can be effected.

We have different online accounts and this has different minimum  deposit Depending on which of the account you will like us to set up for you.
ACCOUNTS & THEIR MINIMUM DEPOSIT

1) REGULAR ACCOUNT: This has a minimum deposit of 600 euro
2) NUMBERED ACCOUNT: This has a minimum deposit of 1,500 euro
3)  VAULTING ACCOUNT: This has a minimum deposit of 2,500 euro
4)  PREMIUM ACCOUNT: This has a minimum deposit of 3,500 euro

The Premium account has a full option banking amenities which involves
Having a Master Card, credit/debit balance print out and over draft.

NOTE that the minimum deposit Belongs to you as this will be in your account before crediting the
1,500,000.00Euros. Thank you for banking with us and have a wounderfull
day.

Please fill out the attached offshore account opening forms and send by fax a copy of your valid
identification.

Yours sincerely


Breda Moore
For:Mr.Armstrong Becker

Head of Global Trust Bank
Amsterdam Netherlands.
 


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