Euro Millones Award ES Winner!

Lottery scams don’t seem to be coming into my mail box quite as frequently as they used to, but these things go in cycles and they’ll probably pick up again. This is a standard example. You’ve won the jackpot! (Or maybe you haven’t.) But if you reply to the scammer, one thing is certain: he’ll do his very best to win his own “lottery” by picking your pocket!

from Euro Millones Award ES
date Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 7:03 AM
subject Make Your Claim Now!!!..

hide details 7:03 AM (18 hours ago)

Euro Millones Award Espana.
Winning Ref Number: VA/296/ESP,
Ticket Number: FRE/2O1-70.

Attention Email Owner,

Your e-mail address have just won you (963,856.40 EUROS) by EuroMillions International computer balloting system drawn, Contact our appointed claim agent (Mr. Nicolas Carlos Pena) TEL: 0034-964-770-913, with the Winning Reference Number: VA/296/ESP, Ticket Number: FRE/2O1-70.

CONTACT E-MAIL: and With Your Full Name; & Telephone Number; Country/State; Occupation; and Reference Number; and Ticket Number; for your payment.

Best of luck as you spend your good fortune and congratulations in advance.

Mrs. Maria Antonio Perez.
Online co-ordinator.

VISA On-Line Promo!

This is a standard lottery scam message, but a rather impersonal one as it doesn’t name a specific contact for you to call to collect your winnings. Lotto scams work just like other advance fee frauds: you are promised a fortune, but then if you contact the scammer you find that you have to pay up-front “taxes” or “fees” or “bribes” to clear the money. Once you lay out the cash, the scammer vanishes, never to be heard from again.

date Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 9:43 AM

We happily announce the draw of our 2010 on-line promo of which your e-mail address attached to WINNING CODE V2010-G358FA came out as one of the winners of the VISA ON-LINE PROMO which automatically confirm you the beneficiary of the amount of FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FIVE THOUSAND POUNDS (485,000.00 GBP)

You have been approved of the payment of FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FIVE THOUSAND POUNDS (485,000.00 GBP). Contact the promo payment office UNITED KINGDOM e-mail for your payment.


Provide these information’s to enable the payment dept. file your payment.


Name: __________________________
Date of Birth: _________________
Sex: ___________________________
Address: _______________________
Country of Residence: __________
Nationality: ___________________
Occupation: ____________________
Tel: ___________________________

Congratulation once more


Farida N. Waziri, Abuja, Nigeria

Most traditional African advance fee fraud messages try to approximate standard English, but this example is notably illiterate. “Mrs. Waziri” tries to spin an elaborate tale of multiple accounts in a variety of banks in London and Nigeria, with transfers going here and there, but even for a dedicated scamologist this one falls into the category of “too long, didn’t read.” But of course Mrs. Waziri only has to get one sucker to take the bait and she’ll be able to clean up; if most of the thousands of people who get her messages ignore her it doesn’t much matter.

from Mrs. Farida n. Waziri
date Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 2:08 PM
subject Office of the economic and financial crime commission’s chairperson

Mrs. Farida n. Waziri
Office of the economic and financial crime commission’s chairperson
Wuse zone 11 (fct), abuja nigeria,
Motto: security watch
Our ref: ng-gw-efcc-as-005-31

This is to notify you again that your another relative (Philips Morgan) Claims to be from Park Avenue London U k, with a bank account # 12222765 from HSBC BANK London,He just informed that the central bank of Nigeria should transfer half of your $8.3M overdue payment to his personal account number as he stated above.

Remember that last time ago, your part payment of $5,000,000.00 which was transferred by the Citibank last year 2009 to one Mr. Fred Evans of United State of America to a bank account number in Bank of America.You know that this delay was due to the investigation that needs to be done concerning the huge amount involved. But we promise that this next transfer will not take more than three days to reflect in his bank account since it will be transferred directly from Nigeria into his own bank account or any other account provided by him.We’re please to inform you that this half payment of U S.$4,150,000,00 will be ready for transfer before the end of October, 2010 to Mr. Philips provided bank account after our intelligent investigation team having making the necessary investigation for this transfer.

Note:That after transferring this fund to Mr. Phillips account your balance with central bank of Nigeria account will be only U S.$4,150,000 00. You’re advice to inform us if the half payment of U S $4,150 000.00 should be paid into Mr.Philips bank account given to us as your relative or should be paid into your own personal bank account at this friday. Please note that Mr. Philips has agreed to pay us the activation fee and Processing fee of $475.00 to the CBN by tomorrow . And we promised that as soon as he pays the fee the CBN shall credit his bank account within 4hours. If you know that you don’t want us to do so kindly let us know from now till tomorrow,provide us with your new:

1)Band Name/Details……………
2)Account Name:……………..
3)Account Number:………………..
4)Swift Code/Routing Number………….
5)Bank Address………………
6)Your identity and………………………….
7)Your direct telephone number and fax………………………….

Kindly get your handling and processing fee ready so that we shall do as your directed because you are the authentic beneficiary of this fund.

Note that we, the EFCC shall be the part to receive any backhander or taking money from you,[pin term of covering you or protecting your interest.You are advised to follow our instructions so that you will receive your fund. Please kindly inform me by email as soon as you received this letter for my final order.

Finally, i have tried reaching you by telephone:but unsuccessful, I will advise you to call me or send me email in regards to this, so that i will intimate you more in regards to your contract/inheritance payment.

Await your reply and note that I shall not reply any negative talk from you because,been so busy and can not answer any negative word.

Your communication code: EFCC/NG/74-a0807777hj/UN/NG.

I expect your prompt response


Mrs. Farida waziri.
+234 7061249851
Office of the economic and finance

O2Telecommunications Jackpot

I’m such a lucky person I won this O2 Telecom Lottery three times! At least that’s what the three copies of this message I got would suggest. Alas, if only it were true. This is a variant of the standard lottery scam message, inventing an imaginary prize drawing sponsored by a big corporation. If you take the bait, your money will be on its way! (Right after you pay some up-front transfer fees, or taxes, or bank charges, or, well, you know….)

from MRS Elizabeth kamma
date Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 11:18 AM


Ticket number: {GA44 Y66HB-5655 B4}

We happily announce you the draw of O2TELECOMMUNICATION program held in London United Kingdom on 1st January 2010, which your e-mail address attached to our ticket number: {GA44 Y66HB-5635 B4} subsequently won you the lottery in 3rd category winners and you have been approved to receive certified cashier’s prize cheque valued – One million Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds (1,500,000.00 GBP) only.

All participants were selected randomly from world wide web-sites, through computer draw system, extracted from over (120,000.00) individuals and companies as promotion takes place only for this season before play coupon begins.

Amount won, is from total cash prize of Seven million Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds (7,500,000.00 GBP) only, organized by O2TELECOMMUNICATION COMPANY, shared among five lucky winners in this year coupon draw; and your lucky winning number falls within our United Kingdom booklet representative office in Berkshire as indicated in your winning coupon for claim.

Note; 3rd category winners are obliged to pay nine hundred fifty six Great Britain Pounds (956.00 GBP) only, to receiving account officer: HENDERSON ELIZABETH, via western union money transfer or money gram money transfers for insurance coverage of the cheque and immediate delivery to your address within (48) hours.

You are further advised to contact Dr. Richard Johnson fax:+447023083590 or e-mail: with your name and current residence address together with money transferred control numbers for confirmation of the fee and immediate delivery of prize cheque to your address within (48) hours as scheduled.

Best regards,

MRS Elizabeth kamma

{Claims Department Manager}

Rev. Father Ibori Cole

This advance fee fraud message seeks to reassure you by saying it doesn’t follow any of the customary practices of an advance fee fraud — very clever! And of course anything that comes from a Reverend Father and a Dr. Mrs. must be trustworthy, no? Alas, the pattern is clear, and the result is familiar: your pocket will be picked if you take the bait and contact the scammers for further information.

from Rev. Father Ibori cole
date Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 6:20 AM
subject True beneficiary

ATT Beneficiary

Dear sir

This is to inform you that your contract / next of keen fund with Nigeria Government has revisited & reinstated to be paid to you this time without upfront fee or charges in line with international payment regulatory commission.

This fund $15.2m part payment will only pay to you once YOU indicated how want the money to reach your hands.

We sincerely sorry for the delay so far & inconvenience it has cause you. Thanks while look of hearing from you.

Rev. Father Ibori cole


Mrs. Margriet Bernhard (Another Dying Widow)

There seem to be an awful lot of wealthy widows dying of cancer these days, and they all want to give their fortunes to you! “Mrs. Bernhard” is just the latest example of the type, and her message contains all the familiar features: a wish for confidentiality, a play on your humanitarian impulses (and your desire for money), and a request that you contact her private attorney to seal the deal. And if they want an advance fee? Well, what’s a thousand or two when millions will soon be in your hands!

from Mrs. Margriet Bernhard
date Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 11:00 AM
subject Carefully Read This Mail

Hello Dear,

My warm greetings to you. Do take this email as real and contribution to humanity development. This is not an easy task due to my health condition and that is the main reason why I contacted you after viewing your profile from the international directory. Not actually that you are the best with my intellectual grading but I was driven to contact you from the innermost being. And that was my main reason for getting to you. Please do not be offended and I will understand completely if you cannot be of assistance to me.

My name is Mrs.Margriet Bernhard; I am a dying woman who has decided to donate what I have to you for humanity services. I am 58 years old (Netherlands Citizen) and I was diagnosed for cancer for about 1 years ago immediately after the death of my husband who has left me everything he worked for and because the doctors told me I will not live longer than some weeks because of my health.

I decided to WILL/donate the sum of $5,500 000 (Five million, five hundred thousand dollars) to you for the good work of humanity and also to help the motherless and less privilege and also for the assistance of the widows.I wish you all the best and may the good Lord bless you abundantly and please use the funds well and always extend the good work to others.

Here is the Contact information of my Attorney below:

Asesoria Cortijo
Notario & Tribunal
Mr.Martinez Pedro

and tell him that I have WILLED $5,500 000 (Five million, five hundred thousand dollars) to you and I have also notified him. I know I don’t know you but I have been directed to do this.

NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished as i don’t want anything that will jeopardize my wishes.

From Mrs. Margriet Bernhard

Sgt. Cook Chad in Iraq

This is a good example of the overseas soldier scam. “Sgt. Chad” is stationed in Iraq, and he needs your help in getting some war profits out of the country. It’s all legal, he assures you. And employing a familiar kind of reverse psychology, he asks if you can be trusted. If I were you, I wouldn’t worry about your own trustworthiness; I’d worry about the scammer calling himself “Sgt. Chad.”

date Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 11:43 PM
subject The most important thing is; “Can We Trust you”

hide details 11:43 PM (1 hour ago)

Hello Friend,

I hope my e-mail meets you well. I am in need of your assistance. My names is SGT.COOK CHAD of the Engineering Unit of US Military here in Ba’qubah in Iraq; we have about $10 Million that we want to move out of the country. This money was found in boxes some time ago during our routine raid around the base.

My partners and I need a good partner out there, someone we can trust to receive the funds on our behalf. It is oil money and legal.

The most important thing is; “Can We Trust you”?

Once the funds get to you, simply take out 20% as your share and keep the remaining 80% for us. Your own part of this deal is to find a safe place where the funds can be sent to, ours is sending it to you safely. Also you can view this Link for proper verification

If you are interested I will furnish you with more details upon receipt of your response and contact details. But I can assure you the whole process is simple and we must keep a low profile at all times. I look forward to your reply and co-operation. We have kept this money for so long but right now the US President, Barack Obama said he is pulling us out from Iraq so I must have this cash out immediately. Reply me at


Access Bank of Nigeria Scam

You’d think the old familiar advance-fee bank scam from Nigeria would have run its course by now, but if these messages didn’t still work, the scammers would stop sending them. This example uses a bit of familiar advertising psychology: there’s money here waiting for you and if you don’t hurry up, you’ll lose it! Unfortunately, there’s really no money to lose — in this African bank, that is. The only money to lose is the money that’s in your pocket, the pocket that “Mr. Cole Steven” is trying to pick.

from Access Bank Plc
date Mon, Oct 7, 2010 at 11:54 PM
subject    Access Bank Plc (Important Note)

Access Bank Of Nigeria Plc


Attention :

I am Mr. Cole Steven , the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR and Head of Swift Transfer Unit of Access Bank of Nigeria Plc, Lagos-Nigeria.

Sometime ago, in our bank your contract amount of Us$6.500,000,00,was brought to our bank from Nigerian Apex Bank, CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (C.B.N) and after some period, this money was taken back to the Federal Government treasury. For the period of time this money was in our bank, it generated an interest of US$ 1.5 which we are about to be pay to you.

For your information and advice, you need to hasten up to pick this Fund because from time to time the C.B.N auditors do come to our bank to cross-check our files and our financial update, the earlier you comply with the demands of the delivery of the fund, the faster the action, because the C.B.N officials wants the accrued interest to be paid to them but we refused, so when they find out that this interest fund is still in our bank they will want to call back the money to the Federal Government treasury.

What we need from you now is any form of your identification for example; your international passport or you’re drivers license, then your telephone and fax number for easy communication.

For your information you have to stop any further dealing with any body until you receive this fund in your account. And I will also advice you to stop chasing your contract fund for now because none of this people can get your contract fund to you. As soon as you receive your interest fund I will personally direct you on how you can receive your contract fund with out much protocol.

As a matter of fact we don’t have enough time to waste since we have wasted time in contacting our respective customers, so try and comply with the entire necessary requirement for remittance.

Yours Sincerely,

Mr. Cole Steven
Access Bank Of Nigeria Plc

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United Nations Lotto

You’ve won the UN Lotto! Or perhaps not, since there is no UN Lotto. But if Dr. Ms. Anna Luis of HSBC Bank says it’s true, then it must be, yes? She has the box of money already to send to you (it’s cleverly registered as a box of African cloth). All you have to do is pay the Security Keeping fee of $115. But what’s $115 when you have millions on the way, right? (Sucker!)

from Dr Ms Anna Luis
date Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 7:20 AM
subject Your Consignment Package $5.950M


Good Day.

Good News, I’m writing to inform you that I have Paid the fee for your United Nations Lotto Compensation Draft Cheque. Mr. Allen Thomas the Director of HSBC BANK told me that before the cheque will get to your hand that it will expire. So I told him to cash the $5.950,000.00, to cash payment to avoid losing this funds under expiration as I will be out of the country for a 3 Months Course and I will not come back till end of 2010. What you have to do now is to contact the TNT Express Courier ( as soon as possible to know when they will deliver your Consignment package to you immediatey. For your information, I have paid for the yellow tag fee and delivery Charge.

The only money you will send to the TNT Courier to deliver your Consignment Package direct to your postal Address in your country is US$115 only being Security Keeping Fee for the TNT Courier Service so far. I would have paid that but they said no because they don’t know when you will contact them and in case of dumourrage on your Package with them.

Please write a letter of application to the given address below:

Manager. kessier Febian
Contact Tel: +229-99 85 73 20

Finally, make sure that you reconfirm your Postal address….,nearest local and international airport…, Direct telephone number….. contact address…. and Your Passport or Driver’s licence…. to avoid wrong delivery, they will issue you a delivery code#, to enable you track your consignment box and know when it will get to your address.

Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail to avoid any further delay and remember to pay them their Security Keeping fee of $115.00 for their immediate action to deliver urgently. Note this. The TNT Courier don’t know the contents of the Box Package. I registered it as a BOX of Africa cloths. They did not know the contents was money. this is to avoid them delaying with the BOX. Don’t let them know that box contains money ok.

We are sorry for the past inconvieneces

Dr Ms Anna Luis