419 Scam Example: "SHAWSTAKERS LOTTERY, SOUTH AFRICA"
"SHAWSTAKERS LOTTERY, SOUTH AFRICA" is a label used in a fake lottery scam run by a gang in South Africa. This is a "419" fraud. Victims are tricked into sending money to the criminals.
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Fake winning notification:
FROM THE DESK OF THE PROMOTION MANAGER
SHAWSTAKERS LOTTERY, SOUTH AFRICA.
We are pleased to inform you of our announcement today ,of winners in
SHAWSTAKERS LOTTERY Promotional draw held on the 10th Augaust 2005.
Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from
2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from Africa,
Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and New Zealand as part
electronic business Promotions Program.You qualified for the draw as a
result of you visiting various e-business website we are running on the
A ticket number 100-309-7482,with serial number 111 410-887 was
your entry which drew the lucky numbers 1 10 29 37 45 49 and
won in the second category.You are therefore awarded a cash prize of
US$900,000.00, which is the winning payout for Second category
is from the total prize money of US$13,650,000.00 shared among several
international/local winners in the Second category.
NOTE:- You are to file in your claim to the director of claims
with the information below to arrange for your payout please take note
contact him urget it is.For your information call him urgent with your
NAME : Mr.MIKE SHABALALA
CONTACT Email Address:- email@example.com
CONTACT Telephone number :-27-73 667-3456
Ensure that you contact the claim department not later than 21 days
day you receive this notification message.