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419 Scam – "ITALIA INTERNATIONALE SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERY / Union Bank Plc / Pitman Johnson"

"ITALIA INTERNATIONALE SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERY / Union Bank Plc / Pitman Johnson" is a fake lottery scam run by a gang in Nigeria.

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Example of spam email:

Ref:UNB/Fund/T/05 Date: 9th Feb.2005

From: Pitman Johnson

Hon. Director, Foreign Exchange Allocation.

Attn: Lastname,

Re: Payment of your ITALIA INTERNATIONALE SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERY.
In receipt of your mail in view of your fund, which is to be remitted to your nominated bank account from our bank. After all proper verification we hereby confirmed with the information you sent to us that you are one of the winner of 850,000.00 and also approve your fund for immediate payment.

However,Your payment is ready We have Three (3) options for you.

1.Either you come and sign the documents
2.We look for an Attorney that will sign on your behalf
3.Or these documents will be sent to you to sign

Note; that you are expected to sign these documents the same day on arrival and return it back by DHL for the onward/immediate remittance of your fund within 24 hours by swift telegraphic transfer (simultaneous wire system) using our computer security machine. Copy of the DHL airway bill number the same day while arrival is expected to reach you within 3 working days from the date of despatch.

Yours urgent action is a waited Time being of essence.

Best regards,
Pitman Johnson

Message headers:

Received: (sifymail 3193 invoked from 193.220.64.111
 by host apus77.maa.sify.net by uid 99); 9 Feb 2005 14:40:03 +0530
To: emailaddress
Subject: waiting for your reply
Message-ID: <1107940203.4209d36bc1e1c@mail.sify.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2005 14:40:03 +0500 (IST)
From: Union Bank Plc <ubplc@sify.com>

WHOIS lookup of network for IP 193.220.64.111:

     inetnum:      193.220.64.0 - 193.220.64.255
     netname:      RAINBOW-LTD-ABA-NG
     descr:        Rainbow Limited
     country:      NG
     admin-c:      PCA4-RIPE
     tech-c:       PCA4-RIPE
     status:       ASSIGNED PA
     remarks:      --------------
     remarks:      T-IP-20040318
     remarks:      --------------
     mnt-by:       TAIDE-NOC
     notify:       admin@rbow.net
     changed:      registry@taide.net 20040318
     changed:      registry@taide.net 20040823
     source:       RIPE
     
     route:        193.220.0.0/16
     descr:        TAIDE-NET
     origin:       AS5377
     holes:        193.220.62.0/23, 193.220.85.0/24, 193.220.128.0/22
     holes:        193.220.134.0/24, 193.220.136.0/24, 193.220.138.0/22
     mnt-by:       TAIDE-NOC
     changed:      registry@taide.net 20040719
     changed:      registry@taide.net 20041112
     changed:      registry@taide.net 20041223
     source:       RIPE
     
     person:       Prince Chidi Ajuzie
     address:      Rainbownet Limited, Plot 3 Ebeano Estate
     address:      Enugu, Nigeria
     phone:        +234 42 300304
     phone:        +234 42 300305
     fax-no:       +234 42 300303
     e-mail:       admin@rbow.net
     nic-hdl:      PCA4-RIPE
     notify:       admin@rbow.net
     changed:      registry@taide.net 20040318
     changed:      registry@taide.net 20041102
     source:       RIPE

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