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Fake CAF-SAFA Lottery Winning Notification

Subject: You Have Won
From email address:
infocasafaadmin@volcanicdept.com

- email content -

56 MELVILLE DRIVE
MELVILLE, JOHANNESBURG, 2040
SOUTH AFRICA.

Ref: ZA/144132/1211
Batch: 22/523009/LHINT

ONLINE-CAF/SAFA LOTTERY WINNING NOTIFICATION"

ATTENTION: WINNER,

RE/ AWARD NOTIFICATION

We wish to inform you of the lottery draws held on the 2nd of Febuary 2008 to declare the winners of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and South Africa Football Association (SAFA). This lottery scheme was created to bring awareness to the world, being that South Africa is hosting the next world cup in 2010. You, attached to Ticket number 356-00098-3211-222, with Serial number 818-09 drew the lucky numbers 67-99-777963, and consequently won the lottery through a computer ballot system and your email address was gotten through South Africa Information Network Online (S A I N O) which is affiliated with the Internet.

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out Of US$1,400,000.00 in cash credited to file REF NO: ZA/144132/1211.This is from total prize money of US$14,000,000.00 shared among the ten international winners in this category. All participants were selected through a computer ballot System drawn from 17,000 names from Australia, New Zealand, North America, South America, Europe and Middle East and Asia as part of our International Promotions Program, which is conducted monthly. To begin your claim process, please contact your claims manager with details below and also provide him with the requested information so that he can expedite the processing of your claims.

NAME: ____________________________________
AGE: _________________________________________
COMPANY:____________________________________
OCUPATION___________________________________
COUNTRY: ____________________________________
ADDRESS: ____________________________________
CITY:_________________________________________
STATE:________________________________________
ZIP/POSTAL CODE: ____________________________
PHONE: _______________________________________
MOBILE: ______________________________________
FAX: _________________________________________
EMAIL: _______________________________________
REFERENCE NUMBER:_________________________
BATCH NUMBER: ______________________________

DR. KELLA MACBETH
CLAIMS MANAGER
FOREIGN CLAIMS DEPARTMENT,
FORTIS FINANCE LTD
PLOT 119 B, JAN SMUTS AVENUE
JOHANESSBURG
SOUTH AFRICA.
EMAIL: fortisfinance.southafrica@yahoo.com
TELEPHONE: + 27-78-384-1814

To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your reference/batch numbers to any correspondences with us or our designated agent.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
(a) Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than One Week After notice. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed Funds.

(b) Being one of the lucky winners, you constitute entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of our terms and conditions of claims to avoid any Discrepancy in the cause of payment of your prize awards winning.

(c) To avoid double claims, you are advised to keep your winning details very confidential, as any discrepancies resulting from a breach of this confidentiality on the Parts of the winners will be covered solely by such winner as our staffs are bound by the oath of secrecy taken on employment.

Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program.

Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.

Sincerely,
Amanda Hughes.
Please note that you are to donate 10% of your Winnings to the less Privileged
children and Aids victims of Africa.

 

1 comments:

  1. EVANecense said,

    I was getting also exactly the same type of e-mail scam for about a year. It is good that someone made it available for public viewing as a warning.

    It is heavy crime behind it.

    Newspapers in Canada warned people also about it. They were more precise in uncovering what is actually behind this and how those scammers making money from people who believe them.

    That is what is missing in this post and I'll explain it.

    Scheme is the following:

    Most of those scammers are from Nigeria and UK. When someone naively accept the fake offer, they send a check to that person asking to change it for cash through their personal bank account. They do not look to steal bank account number or something. Point is that the check is fake!

    Bank usually accept the check and give the person the ammount writen on check, in cash.

    Person who did the transaction then send this cash to the scammer, keeping 10% (or more) for "himself".

    After some time (couple of days, or week) check is returned to the bank because is fake, and there's no money on that fake account.

    Bank then is calling customer who did the transaction. He/she have to paid-back cash which is received from the bank.

    Since cash is already sent to the scammer, customer have to pay the money from their pocket, including "provision" (if they did not spend it in the meantime).

    It is very simple and very spoiled system!

    on February 21, 2008 at 2:52 AM