419ers score football lottery winner
World Cup 2010 - gooooooal!
As demoralised England fans look towards the 2006 World Cup in consolation after their exit from Euro 2004 last week 419ers are looking even further ahead. The Boys from Lagos have cooked up a footballing variant of the familiar lottery ruse in preparation for World Cup 2010, in South Africa. Not even the beautiful game is safe from exploitation by these shameless scammers:
From: Gracious Holdings Inc. [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 22 June 2004 12:59
Subject: SOUTH AFRICA (2010) WORLD CUP
GRACIOUS HOLDINGS INC. A.A.S.L. LOTTERY HEADQUARTERS, JOHANNESBURG-SOUTH AFRICA. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
REF NO:AASL/35544823/04 BATCH NO:15/1420/OA04
WINNING NOTIFICATION. We are please to inform you that the result of GRACIOUS HOLDINGS INC,SWEEP-STAKE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM held on the 15th of June 2004 in conjunction with (SOUTH AFRICA BIDDING COMMITTEE) http://www.southafrica.info/2010/. For the Successful Bid to host the Fifa 2010 Soccer World Cup have been released.Your name with email address attached to ticket number 022-55777-311 with serial number 2266/04 drew the lucky numbers 9-11-18-33-36, which consequently won the lottery in the 2rd category.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payment of USD$750,000.00(SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY)in cash credited to file REF NO: AASL/35544823/04.This is from a total cash prize of US$10,500,000.00 (TEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY)shared among the (14)FOURTEEN International surprise winners in this category.
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your fund is now deposited with our partners insured to your name,Due to mixed up of some numbers and names we ask that you keep this award from the public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to your account as this is a part of our security protocol to avoid claiming or unwarranted taking advantage of this program by participants.All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 250,000 names as part of our international promotions program.
To begin your claim please contact: MRS. KATIE WHITESON A.A.S.L. LOTTERY HEADQUARTERS E-mail:email@example.com
Kindly send your telephone/fax number so that you will be sent the processing form,All winning money must be claim not later than 7th JULY 2004.
Note:In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your referenceand batch numbers in every correspondence with us. Furthermore, should there be any change of your address do inform us as soon as possible.
Congratulations for being a part of our promotions program.
Sincerely, MRS.KATIE WHITESON. (PRESIDENT)