419 Scam – "EQUITORIAL TRUST AND FINANCE COMPANY BV (Mr.Richard Hoffman)"
"EQUITORIAL TRUST AND FINANCE COMPANY BV (Mr.Richard Hoffman)" is the fake identity used by a gang of advance fee fraud ("419") scammers operating in Nigeria and in the Netherlands. It's a fraud. (see one example scam email here).
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FROM:DESK OF THE FINANCIAL DIRECTOR,EQUITORIAL TRUST AND FINANCE COMPANY BV ATTN: Recipient, This is to inform you that we have been intimated by National Promo BV that you are one of the lucky silver stakes category winner of their periodical promotional lotto program and we are to effect the immediate transfer of your cash prize. Your prize has been insured to its principal value in your email address and will be transferred upon meeting our requirements which is meant to satisfy all official laws and protocols as mandated by the International Gaming Board regulations and the Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF). To immediately initiate the processing of your prize claim,you are to carefully fill our on-line form on the link: http://equitrustfinancecobv.itgo.com/verification_dataform.html and you shall also be required to pay the sum of €6,785.00 (Six Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-five). This amount covers account opening,handling,transfer,insurance, mailing costs and charges. Please note that there can be no deductions from the prize money as it has been insured to its fullest value.Your prize money shall be sent to you completely as it is against the regulations of the GREF to deduct from the prize of winners. To initiate the collection of your funds,you are to fill in the account detail which you want your prize money remitted into,in our on-line data verification form , after we receive your duly filled form, we shall forward to you an email instructing you on how to make the processing fees payment and this payment MUST be made before the transfer of your prize money as our professional services have not been paid by National Promo BV. Note that you will be required to put in your National Promo BV reference and ticket numbers.Please find these numbers below. Reference Number:NP/04/652659966/BV National Promo Lotto BV ticket Number:NP87866BV Be assured that in line with our principles of efficiency,transparency and customer satisfaction, we will handle all transfer operations with the highest level of professionalism and discretion to ensure you receive your prize within the shortest possible time. You will only help us by fulfilling all requirements as stated above and accordingly as all procedures are meant to protect clients and to avoid cases of misappropriation and mishandling of prize monies. You are required to respond and act promptly to all instructions provided above. Contact me immediately if you encounter any problems processing your claims or wish to ask questions on issues not understood. Mr.Richard Hoffman Financial Director EQUITORIAL TRUST AND FINANCE COMPANY BV Haar lemmerweg 520 1014 BL Amsterdam Holland. Phone:+31-624-408-530 Fax:+31-647-454-464 email: firstname.lastname@example.org cc: email@example.com Send instant messages to your online friends http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com
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OrgName: Prest Cable Satellite OrgID: PCS-187 Address: 57 Airport Rd City: Benin StateProv: Edo PostalCode: Country: NG NetRange: 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11 CIDR: 18.104.22.168/29 NetName: PREST-CABLE-SATELLITE NetHandle: NET-66-178-83-128-1 Parent: NET-66-178-0-0-1 NetType: Reassigned Comment: RegDate: 2005-01-12 Updated: 2005-01-12 OrgTechHandle: GBI5-ARIN OrgTechName: Bisht, Gopal OrgTechPhone: 234 52 450 007 OrgTechEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org