419 Scam Example: "JAGUAR LANDROVER AWARD PROMOTIONS"
"JAGUAR LANDROVER AWARD PROMOTIONS" is a fake lottery scam run by Nigerian gang abusing the name of the car company. This follows a similar pattern as the "Microsoft lottery" scam, which has been going on for years. Similar scam exists under the names "BMW Land Car Lottery" and "TOYOYA CAR PROMOTIONS".
Please forward us copies of any replies or money demands by the ""claims agents" (Yahoo Mail: Forward / as Attachment, Outlook Express: Message / Forward as attachment, see "How to report 419 spam to us"). We will publish such replies here.
Please forward copies of fraud emails to the abuse department of the webmail address listed as the contact email for the "claims agent". Ask for the addresses to be suspended because they are used in a 419 fraud (see 419 FAQ).
Example of initial "winning notification":
From: "THE JAGUAR LANDROVER AWARD PROMOTIONS" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2010 09:40
Subject: PLEASE REPLY THIS EMAIL AWARD
THE JAGUAR LANDROVER COMPANY
Registered Office: Banbury Road,Gaydon,Warwick CV35 ORR,United Kingdom
Registered in England and Wales Number 4019301.
CONGRATULATIONS LUCKY WINNER!!!
You have been awarded the sum of GB: 980,000.00 and a brand new 2010 Jaguar XJ in our 2010 Jaguar Landrover Promotions which was held on the 8th of April by selecting through email ballot from about 10 million email addresses Extracted all over the world.
This award was done to support Individuals,Charity,Educational Growth and Infrastructural Development in your Communities were we have,and wish to extend operational base worldwide, and it is the first since the possession of the Jaguar Landrover by TATA Motor in India. We are giving this as our Corporate Social Responsibility inline with the United Nations Global Impact on environmental development, We hope you enjoy your car and utilise the funds properly.
Contact TATA CORPORATE OFFICE, with the below information:
Christabelle Noronha,Senior Vice President (Group corporate affairs and media)
Bombay House, 24, Homi Mody Street, Mumbai 400 001, India.
Tel: 00- 91-986-743-0823
Reply to the above office via email and endeavour to call,also with the above mentioned numbers as you make sure you provide these details below immediately.
1. Full Names:
3. Complete Address:
4. Zip code
5. Cell phone Number:
6. Age and Marital Status
7. Occupation and Years of Experience
With these information your claims agent shall process your funds and your cash prize shall be transferred within 5 days to you in your country.
Global Public Relations Manager