Friday, February 19, 2010

Another '419' letter!

Again… You heard of it. Maybe you’re involved in it. Nigerians are infamous for it. And a lot who see it happen have a laugh about it. Worldwide the business of internet fraud is know as ‘419 Scams’.

Named after the article in the Nigerian law. These days internet users in North-America (USA and Canada) and Europe are less targeted as many internet users are getting used to the scam mails. Criminals focus now more on Asia and the Middle East where more and more people get on the internet for the first time.

Their inexperience makes them an easier target. The lion share of internet scam is done by Nigerians, not in Nigeria, but from The Netherlands. To be specific: from Amsterdam Southeast. At the Vanguard we received a fresh new e-mail. We print it here so all of you who never saw any, now are warned: "Don't be stupid, don't be greedy".

Read also our article:

By our International Desk, Auke VanderHoek

Example of a '419' scam letter:

70 Foster Drive, Suite 800, Sault Ste.
Marie, Ontario, P6A 6V2, Canada.
Winning No: 03 07 25 30 41 43
Bonus No: 28
Ref No: IMP/73253CA/2010
Batch No: 642376/CA/2010.


The Canadian Government in collaboration with the British Government and the World Gaming Board are the sponsors of this on-line email lottery for compensation and grant for both past lottery winners and the entire world public for purpose of Infrastructural development as an on-line compensation for all Internet users.

We happily announce to you the draw of the Special Global 2010 New Year Promotional Draw held on the Sat. February 13, 2010 in Manchester in the United Kingdom and Ontario Canada. Your e-mail address attached to REF No; IMP/73253CA/2009, with Batch No: 642376/CA/2009 drew the Winning No: 03 07 25 30 41 43 Bonus No:40 for BC-49 Lotto under the choice of the lottery in the 1st category of bi-
weekly six.

All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draws system and extracted from over 10,000,000 companies and personal e-mails. So your email is your on-line automatic ticket that qualified you for this draw.You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 1,263,584.00 GBP (One Million Two Hundred and Sixty three Thousand,Five Hundred and Eighty four Pounds Sterling) In view of this, your 1,263,584.00 GBP (One Million Two Hundred and Sixty three Thousand,Five Hundred and Eighty four Pounds Sterling) would be released to you by following the directives of the Royal Bank Of Scotland. Our London-UK Bank will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact their office.

So you are required to forward the following details to our trusted Bank to help facilitate the processing of your claims:

You are to contact the Royal Bank Of Scotland for payment with details below:
Contact Person: Mr.Frank Ban
Bank Name: Royal Bank Of Scotland
Tel: (+44)701113-6968
1.FULL NAMES:________
8.TELEPHONE NUMBER:_____________________
10.AMOUNT WON:________
11. COUNTRY___________

Remember, you must contact the (Royal Bank Of Scotland), to claim your prize, send your reference and batch number and payment processing form to their email address and call him to let him know that you have contacted him through email.

*Winners are advised to keep their winning details/information from the public to avoid fraudulent claim (IMPORTANT) pending the prize claim by Winner.

NOTE: Do not reply to this email, reply only to (Royal Bank Of Scotland) immediately for the processing of your winning prize.


Elisabeth Mayer (Mrs.).
Lottery Controller General
BC-49 Lottery.

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Anonymous said...

i just receved a mail like this :)) its identical :)) lucky me i dont have banck acount :P

Anonymous said...

I just received this kind of a letter from