419 Scam Example: "PRIME LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL (BECKY HAROLDS)"
"PRIME LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL (BECKY HAROLDS)" is a fake lottery scam run by a gang in the UK and probably West Africa. This is a "419" fraud.
If you have replied to a winning notification such as the one below, please forward us copies of the emails!
Example of initial "winning notification":
From: "primelotteryinternational" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, 07 March, 2005 10:16
Subject: WINNING NOTIFICATION
PRIME LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
UNDER UK NATIONAL LOTTERY
We happily announce to you the draw of the UK-LOTTO Sweepstake
Lottery International programs held on the 7th FEBUARY, 2005.
Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:5368/02 with Serial number:564
75600545 188 drew the lucky numbers: 19-6-26-17-35-7, which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category.You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$2,500,000.00 (Two million,Five Hundred Thousand United States
Dollars) in cash credited to file ktu/9023118308/03.This is from a total cash prize of US $ 25 Million dollars, shared amongst the first Ten (10) lucky winners in this category.
All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 companies. This promotion takes place annually.
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon.In view of this, your US$2,500,000.00 (Two million,Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) would be released to you by our payment office .
Our agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.for security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize.
This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. Please be warned.
To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:
BARRISTER BECKY HAROLDS
TELL:+44 7040 110 470
To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with us or our designated agent.
Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program. Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.
The name "Becky Harolds" and the same phone number were also used in a different version with these contact details:
BARRISTER OSWALD COOKS
TELL:+44 7040 110 470