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419 Scam Example: "GREYHOUND SWEEPSTAKES SPECIAL / GREYHOUND FINANCIAL SERVICES / DAVID MANSONDO"

"GREYHOUND SWEEPSTAKES SPECIAL / GREYHOUND FINANCIAL SERVICES / DAVID MANSONDO" are labels used by a gang in South Africa for a fake lottery fraud (advance fee fraud, "419").

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Example of "GREYHOUND SWEEPSTAKES" scam email:

From: <greyhoundlottswp@netscape.net>
To: <greyhoundlottswp@netscape.net>
Sent: Wednesday, 09 February, 2005 11:35
Subject: ++Congratulation You Have Won++

FROM: THE LOTTERY COORDINATOR, INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD
DEPARTMENT
ATTENTION: (REFERENCE NUMBER: LXE-504K23-06 BATCH NUMBER: 987-XP36)

THIRD CATEGORY WINNER

After a successful completion of the third category draws of the GREYHOUND
SWEEPSTAKES SPECIAL, held on 5TH JANUARY 2005, we are pleased to inform
you of the official announcement today that you have emerged one of the 
winners of the GREYHOUND SWEEPSTAKES SPECIAL
PROGRAMS, which is part of our promotional draws. Participants were selected
through a computer ballot system drawn from 36,000 names/email addresses of
individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia,
Canada, Europe, Middle East, and New Zealand as part of our International
Promotions Program.

You/Your company, attached to ticket number 234-69-2167, with serial number
425-70 drew the lucky numbers 10, 60, 71, 66, 12, 32, (20), and consequently
won in the Third Category. You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay
out of US$2.600,000.00 in cash, which is the winning payout for third
category winners. This is from the total prize money of US$109,010,000.00
from which eight international winners in the Third category will be shared.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Your fund is now deposited with GREYHOUND FINANCIAL SERVICES, insured in your
name. To avoid mix up of numbers and names of any kind, we request that you
keep this award strictly from public notice until the entire process of
transferring your claims has been completed, and your certified banker's
Cheque sent to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double
claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this program. We also wish
to bring to your notice our end of year (2005 high stakes where you stand a
chance of winning up to US$1.1 billion; we hope that with a part of your
prize you will participate.
Please contact your claims agent immediately, to begin your claims process;

MR. DAVID MANSONDO.
SENIOR CLAIMS EXECUTIVE,
GREYHOUND FINANCE & INSURANCE LTD.
PHONE:+27-73-7009720
FAX : +27-73-7006921
EMAIL: davidmansondo@netscape.net

for due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated
account of your choice. Remember, you must contact your claims agent within
a week of receiving this mail.

NOTE: To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to
quote your reference and batch numbers provided below in every one of your
correspondence with your claims agent.

REFERENCE NUMBER: LXE-504K23-06
BATCH NUMBER: 987-XP36


Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being part
of our promotions program.

Sincerely,
THE LOTTERY COORDINATOR,
GREYHOUND SWEEPSTAKES SPECIAL.
GREYHOUND BUILDING,
SANDTON, JOHANNESBURG.
SOUTH AFRICA.

N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to
disqualification. Please do not reply to this mail. Rather, contact your
claims agent whose credentials are listed above

Message haders:

Received: from  mydomain.com (c2-47-1.rdg.dial.mweb.co.za [196.23.226.47])
 by rly-xj02.mx.aol.com (v104.17)
 with ESMTP id MAILRELAYINXJ27-507420976fc3b; Tue, 08 Feb 2005 21:35:53 -0500
several fake Received: headers deleted
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2005 04:35:53 +0200
From: greyhoundlottswp@netscape.net
To: greyhoundlottswp@netscape.net
Subject: ++Congratulation You Have Won++
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7BIT
X-AOL-IP: 196.23.226.47

WHOIS details of sending network (IP 196.23.226.47):

     OrgName:    The Internet Solution 
     OrgID:      IS
     Address:    The Campus, 57 Sloane Street
     Address:    Bryanston
     City:       Johannesburg
     StateProv:  Gauteng
     PostalCode: 2021
     Country:    ZA
     
     NetRange:   196.23.0.0 - 196.23.255.255 
     CIDR:       196.23.0.0/16 
     NetName:    NET-ISNET-02
     NetHandle:  NET-196-23-0-0-1
     Parent:     NET-196-0-0-0-0
     NetType:    Direct Allocation
     NameServer: JUPITER.IS.CO.ZA
     NameServer: TITAN.IS.CO.ZA
     NameServer: DEMETER.IS.CO.ZA
     Comment:    
     RegDate:    1995-03-22
     Updated:    2004-07-20
     
     TechHandle: ZT12-ARIN
     TechName:   The Internet Solution 
     TechPhone:  +27 11 575 1000
     TechEmail:  netadmin@is.co.za 
     
     OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE239-ARIN
     OrgAbuseName:   Abuse 
     OrgAbusePhone:  +27 11 575 0055
     OrgAbuseEmail:  abuse@is.co.za
     
     OrgTechHandle: ZT12-ARIN
     OrgTechName:   The Internet Solution 
     OrgTechPhone:  +27 11 575 1000
     OrgTechEmail:  netadmin@is.co.za

Reply from "DAVID MANSONDO":

Dear Winner

Find attached to this mail a verification/Prize claim Form, which you have to fill and return by email attachment as well to this mail box for immediate verification and Validation of your claim. After the verifcation, payment approval will be granted on your behalf for your prize claim of $2.6m (Two million, Six Hundred thousand United States Dollars)

NOTE: You are not required to fill in the "account coordinate" column in the verification/Prize claim form if you desire any other means of payment.
After the payment approval, our paying bank will get in contact with you on how your funds will be transferred to you. Accompany the filled form with a valid identification, driver's license or international passport. Ensure you call me after filling this form for the acknowledgement of the receipt of your form in our office and to give you further brief about the status of your lotto funds.
Please write attention DAVID MANSONDO on the filled form when you are returning it, and use this address for all further correspondence.

Congratulations once again.
Please Call me the moment you received this form .

Mr. DAVID MANSONDO
TEL:+27-73-7009720
FAX:+27-73-7006921

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Message headers for reply:

Return-Path: <davidmansondo@netscape.net>
Received: from  rly-xm03.mx.aol.com (rly-xm03.mail.aol.com [172.20.83.104])
 by air-xm03.mail.aol.com (v104.17) with ESMTP id MAILINXM31-5fc4209aeb74f;
 Wed, 09 Feb 2005 01:33:39 -0500
Received: from  imo-d01.mx.aol.com (imo-d01.mx.aol.com [205.188.157.33])
 by rly-xm03.mx.aol.com (v104.17) with ESMTP id MAILRELAYINXM32-5fc4209aeb74f;
 Wed, 09 Feb 2005 01:33:27 -0500
Received: from davidmansondo@netscape.net
	by imo-d01.mx.aol.com (mail_out_v37_r3.8.) id p.13b.ed841b1 (22681)
	 for <emailaddress>; Wed, 9 Feb 2005 01:33:06 -0500 (EST)
Received: from  netscape.net (mow-d22.webmail.aol.com [205.188.139.163])
 by air-in04.mx.aol.com (v104.17)
 with ESMTP id MAILININ42-58994209aea12cd; Wed, 09 Feb 2005 01:33:06 -0500
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2005 01:33:05 -0500
From: davidmansondo@netscape.net
To: emailaddress
Subject: Verification Form
MIME-Version: 1.0
Message-ID: <4B95B1B4.73923EC5.1D5BFDE7@netscape.net>
X-Mailer: Atlas Mailer 2.0
X-AOL-IP: 205.188.157.33
Since both the sender and recipient use an AOL-related mail service, only the IP address of the sending AOL mailer is preserved, so we don't really know the source for this one.

A little later we received another one, this with full headers:

Dear Winner

Find attached to this mail a verification/Prize claim Form, which you have to fill and return by email attachment as well to this mail box for immediate verification and Validation of your claim. After the verifcation, payment approval will be granted on your behalf for your prize claim of $2.6m (Two million, Six Hundred thousand United States Dollars)

NOTE: You are not required to fill in the "account coordinate" column in the verification/Prize claim form if you desire any other means of payment.
After the payment approval, our paying bank will get in contact with you on how your funds will be transferred to you. Accompany the filled form with a valid identification, driver's license or international passport. Ensure you call me after filling this form for the acknowledgement of the receipt of your form in our office and to give you further brief about the status of your lotto funds.
Please write attention DAVID MANSONDO on the filled form when you are returning it, and use this address for all further correspondence.

Congratulations once again.

It is very important that you Call me the moment you received this form for more information ok.


MR. DAVID MANSONDO:
TEL:011-27-73-7009720
FAX:+27-73-7006921

Message headers:

Received: from davidmansondo@netscape.net
	by imo-d02.mx.aol.com (mail_out_v37_r3.8.) id f.1af.d5fed11 (16237)
	 for <emailaddress>; Thu, 17 Feb 2005 05:39:43 -0500 (EST)
Received: from  netscape.net (mow-m05.webmail.aol.com [64.12.184.133])
 by air-in03.mx.aol.com (v104.18) with ESMTP id MAILININ31-3f6d4214746e1db;
 Thu, 17 Feb 2005 05:39:43 -0500
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 05:39:42 -0500
From: davidmansondo@netscape.net
To: emailaddress ("firstname lastname")
Subject: Verification Form
MIME-Version: 1.0
Message-ID: <3439E4D9.5414D04F.1D5BFDE7@netscape.net>
X-Mailer: Atlas Mailer 2.0
X-AOL-IP: 196.25.255.226
X-AOL-Language: english

WHOIS details for sending IP (196.25.255.226):

     OrgName:    Telkom SA Ltd. 
     OrgID:      SAIX
     Address:    Soekor Building
     Address:    151 Frans Conradie Ave
     City:       Parow
     StateProv:  Western Cape
     PostalCode: 7500
     Country:    ZA
     
     NetRange:   196.25.0.0 - 196.25.255.255 
     CIDR:       196.25.0.0/16 
     NetName:    SAIX
     NetHandle:  NET-196-25-0-0-1
     Parent:     NET-196-0-0-0-0
     NetType:    Direct Allocation
     NameServer: IGUBU.SAIX.NET
     NameServer: SANGOMA.SAIX.NET
     Comment:    Please contact abuse@saix.net for abuse queries
     RegDate:    1995-10-24
     Updated:    2003-08-27
     
     AbuseHandle: TIA-ARIN
     AbuseName:   Telkom IPNet Abuse 
     AbusePhone:  +27 12 6807561
     AbuseEmail:  abuse@saix.net 
     
     NOCHandle: TIN2-ARIN
     NOCName:   Telkom IPNet NNOC 
     NOCPhone:  +27 12 6800224
     NOCEmail:  nnoc@saix.net 
     
     TechHandle: JDU24-ARIN
     TechName:   Du Preez, Johan 
     TechPhone:  012 6800067
     TechEmail:  johan@saix.net 
     
     OrgAbuseHandle: TIA-ARIN
     OrgAbuseName:   Telkom IPNet Abuse 
     OrgAbusePhone:  +27 12 6807561
     OrgAbuseEmail:  abuse@saix.net
     
     OrgTechHandle: TIN2-ARIN
     OrgTechName:   Telkom IPNet NNOC 
     OrgTechPhone:  +27 12 6800224
     OrgTechEmail:  nnoc@saix.net

Once the forms are filled, "David Mansondo" passes the victim to the next stage, the fake lawyer who will ask for cash:

Dear Winner

I want you to know that We are in receipt of your particulars and have submitted it to the South Africa gaming commission. Please be informed that you have two options Like I stated to redeem your winnings and pick up your certified bankerís cheque.

1. Your will be required to come down to the offices of the south Africa gaming commission here in Johannesburg to personally endorse the funds release documents,of which you are unable to so we are left with the second option below.

2.since you are not able to fly down,we will mandate an in-house attorney who is a gaming commission accredited attorney to carry out endorsement formalities on your behalf since it is by law mandatory that a registered and accredited attorney concludes all formalities regarding the winnings at the offices of the gaming commission and the south Africa revenue service.

Be informed that you will be required also to pay the south Africa gaming commission non resident/non citizen service charges, as there are charges that you will be required to pay as a non resident/non citizen.if you decide on option two, find below, the contact details of the attorney, to enable you make contact with him towards this end.

MR SIMON CARABO
CARABO & CARABO ASSOCIATES
109 JAN SMUTS ROAD, RANDBURG
JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA.
TEL: 27-73-7523444.
FAX: 27-11-5075465.
Email: caraboassociates@lawyer.com

You are advised to take urgent steps to process your winnings by taking into account timeframe stipulated for the redemption if winnings .
Its very important you call me for further details regarding this.


MR. DAVID MANSONDO
Tel: +27-73-7009720
Fax: +27-73-7006921

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Here is an email from the fake lawyer, "MR CARABO":

Dear Winner,
Please find attached details of what is required of you to claim your prize winning as stipulated.
Call me as soon as you receive this message to acknowledge receipt,and for further clarifications.

Regards,

Barrister Simon Carabo.


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The attached JPG files showed documents requesting payment of $999 for "Registration and Notarisation of your Power of Attorney at the Federal High Court and the Legal and Verification Department of the South African Gaming Commission". Payment was requested by Moneygram to the following recipient:

ILITONGO REEB
212 JAN SMUTS ROAD RANDBURG
JOHANNESBURG 2001
SOUTH AFRICA.

Message headers:

Received: from [165.165.134.198] by ws1-1.us4.outblaze.com with http for
    caraboassociates@lawyer.com; Fri, 18 Feb 2005 09:04:47 -0500
From: "carabo carabo" <caraboassociates@lawyer.com>

WHOIS details for sending network (IP 165.165.134.198):

     OrgName:    Telkom 
     OrgID:      TELKOM
     Address:    Soekor Building
     Address:    151 Frans Conradie Ave
     City:       Parow
     StateProv:  Western Cape
     PostalCode: 7500
     Country:    ZA
     
     NetRange:   165.165.0.0 - 165.165.255.255 
     CIDR:       165.165.0.0/16 
     NetName:    IPNET-ADSL
     NetHandle:  NET-165-165-0-0-1
     Parent:     NET-165-0-0-0-0
     NetType:    Direct Assignment
     NameServer: IGUBU.SAIX.NET
     NameServer: SANGOMA.SAIX.NET
     NameServer: NS1.TELKOM.CO.ZA
     Comment:    Please contact abuse@saix.net for abuse queries
     RegDate:    1993-06-30
     Updated:    2003-08-27
     
     AbuseHandle: TIA-ARIN
     AbuseName:   Telkom IPNet Abuse 
     AbusePhone:  +27 12 6807561
     AbuseEmail:  abuse@saix.net 
     
     NOCHandle: TIN2-ARIN
     NOCName:   Telkom IPNet NNOC 
     NOCPhone:  +27 12 6800224
     NOCEmail:  nnoc@saix.net 
     
     TechHandle: JDU24-ARIN
     TechName:   Du Preez, Johan 
     TechPhone:  012 6800067
     TechEmail:  johan@saix.net 
     
     OrgAbuseHandle: TIA-ARIN
     OrgAbuseName:   Telkom IPNet Abuse 
     OrgAbusePhone:  +27 12 6807561
     OrgAbuseEmail:  abuse@saix.net
     
     OrgTechHandle: TIN2-ARIN
     OrgTechName:   Telkom IPNet NNOC 
     OrgTechPhone:  +27 12 6800224
     OrgTechEmail:  nnoc@saix.net

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