419 Scam Example: "EL LOTONAZO / DKV SEGUROS S.A."
"EL LOTONAZO / DKV SEGUROS S.A." are labels abused by a gang in Spain for a fake lottery fraud (advance fee fraud, "419"). Both companies actually exist but have no connection to the scammers. The real DKV SEGUROS is a health insurance company.
If you are receiving a winning notification for a Spanish lottery that tells you to call a Spanish mobile phone number (0034-6xx-yyy-yyy or +34 6xx-yyy-yyy) then it's a scam. Basically any lottery winning notification by email or from a company you never heard of before is a scam, but you know for sure when it tells you to call a mobile phone number or to contact a webmail address.
Example of "EL LOTONAZO / DKV SEGUROS S.A." scam email:
FROM: THE OFFICE OF THE LOTTERY COORDINATOR, EL LOTONAZO LOTTO PROGRAMM/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT 11th March,2005 DEAR WINNER, WINNER OF FIRST CATEGORY DRAWS Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice, the results of the 1st Category draws of EL LOTONAZO LOTTO PROGRAMM. We are happy to inform you that you have emerged as a winner under the first Category, which is part of our promotional draws. The draws were held on wednesday 9th February, 2005 and results are being officially announced today. Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 300,000 names/email addresses of individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania as part of our International Promotions Program. You, attached to ticket number 3541-5-486, with serial number 59-22 drew the winning numbers 5 20 21 23 45 48-38 which consequently won in the first Category. You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of ¬1,000 000.00 (One Million Euros), which is the winning payout for 1st Category winners. This is from the total prize money of 4,228 250.00 (Four Million Two Hundred and Twenty-Eight Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Euros)shared among twenty-seven winners of different categories. CONGRATULATIONS! Your fund is now deposited with our International Funds Transfer agents DKV SEGUROS S.A. and has been insured in your name. In your best interest and also to avoid mix up of numbers and names of any kind, we request that you keep the entire details of your award strictly from public notice until the process of transferring your claims has been completed, and your funds remitted to your account. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants/nonparticipants of this program. We also wish to bring to your notice our end of year premium stakes draw where you stand a chance of winning up to US$25,000 000.00 million that will be shared amongst 10 winners worldwide; we hope that with a part of your prize you will participate. Please contact your claims agent immediately for due processing and remittance of your prize money to a bank account of your choice: MR. CRISTOBAL DIAZ FINANCE MANAGER, DKV SEGUROS S.A. Avenida Espinosa Raul 32, 28007 Madrid,Spain TEL : +34 63 5862335, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org You are advised to contact your agent by email or Telephone within one month of receiving this notice. Failure to do so may warrant immediate disqualification. NOTE: For easy reference and identification, find below your reference and Batch numbers. Remember to quote these numbers in every one of your correspondence with your claims agent. REFERENCE NUMBER: REF: ES/77-301/PFS BATCH NUMBER: R2/A198-5 Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program. Sincerely, Mrs.Rosario Augustine LOTTERY CORDINATOR N.B: Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification. Please do not reply to this mail. Contact your transfer agent immediately.