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419 Scam Example: "CapTrust Finance and Securities Amsterdam"

"CapTrust Finance and Securities Amsterdam" is a fake lottery scam run by a gang in the Netherlands. They demand payment of € 850 for processing a lottery prize which is never paid out because it doesn't exist.

There is no lottery company called "European Lottery International" or "European Lotto International" as listed on the fake certificates used in this scam. In fact the presence of the word "International" in the name of any lottery company is a sure sign of a scam: All legitimate lotteries are organized strictly for residents of one particular country or state. There are no "international" lotteries.

In some cases the victims of this scam were contacted once more several months later and were told the employee they dealt with before had been fired and they could once more claim their prize. This is of course just an extension of the scam, as the criminals try to extract as much money as possible from the victims.

All phone numbers used in the scam are Dutch mobile phones. It appears to be the same scam as FEIRENS FINANCE BV / Jason Van Aken.

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Example of "winning notification":

From: "Euro Lottery International" <eurolottery2005@zwallet.com>
To: <emailaddress>
Sent: Wednesday, 20 April, 2005 9:57
Subject: Category C

EUROPEAN UNION INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY
INTERNATIONAL WINNERS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
Ref. Number:DH/4167/05
Batch Number:13/5260/HL
ATTENTION.
Sir/Ma/Miss,

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the
winners of the EURO STAKES (eul)LOTTERY
euro lottery programs held on the 28th of
March,2005.
Your e-mail address attached to ticket number
0767--45363763--254 with serial
number 2015--05 drew lucky numbers 44-5647-567 which
consequently won in the
3rd category.
This promotional program takes place every three years
in
different developed countries,the lottery was promoted
and sponsored by the
President of the World Largest software,Bill Gates to
increase the awareness of
microsoft software packages.
All participants were selected through a computer
ballot system drawn from over 20,000
company and 30,000,000 individual email addresses and
names from all over the world.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay
of
500,000,00 euros(Five hundred thousand euros)
in cash,credited to your file
with the Ref. Number:DH/4167/05 and Batch
Number:13/5260/HL.
This is from a total cash prize of US
$6.000.000.00(Six million Euros)shared among the
Twelve international winners in this
category.
Due to mix up of some numbers and names we ask that
you keep your
winning information confidential until your claims
have been processed and your
money remitted to you.This is part of our security
protocol in order to
avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this
program by some
participants.
We hope with part of your winning you will take part
in our next year
24 million euro international lottery.
To file for your claims please contact our financial
agent:

Jason Lasisi,
Foreign Operations Manager,
of the (CapTrust Finance and Securities),
Amaterdam,Netherlands.
TEL:+31-649-206-007
email:(captrustfinance@netscape.net)
(captrustsecurities@walla.com)

Remember all winning must be claimed not later than
28th of April,2005 thereafter all unclaimed funds will be included
in the next stake.
please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and
complications
endevour
to quote your reference and batch numbers in all first
correspondence.
furthermore,should there be any change of address do
inform our agent
as
soon as possible.
congratulations!!
once more from our members of staff and thank you for
being part of our
promotional program.
note:anybody under the age of 18 is automatically
disqualified.

sincerely yours,
Mrs.Yolanda Gordon,
lottery cordinator.


Money demand from "CAPTRUST FINANCE AND SECURITIES":

CAPTRUST FINANCE AND SECURITIES
Sole Representative and Security Services.
Address:Bijlimerplein 886, 5639112.
Email: captrustfinance@netscape.net,
captrustfinance@walla.com
Tel: +31-649-206-007
FAX: +31-847-410-034

CLAIMS/PAYMENT PROCESSING

27-04-05

Attention: Surname

Following our payment recommendation to the European Lotto International, be informed that approval has been granted by the Board of Governing Council of the European Lotto International for the release of your prize fund.

Find attached a Power of Attorney.This is necessary for an attorney to sign your release order documents and your Certificate of Award.A copy of the Certificate of Award represents the bonafide requirement for the release/transfer of your funds from the paying bank to your designated account.

A copy of the Certificate of Award will be sent to you as well as your bank as source of the funds.

You are to provide proof of payment for 850Euros representing your legalisation and notorisation charges

CHARGES:
1) Notarization/Stamp duties (government mandatory)....450 euros
2) Administrative/Legal Charges....400 euros
TOTAL = 850 euros

You are further directed to make the above charges of eight hundred and
fifty euros (850 euros) available via MONEY GRAM MONEY OR WESTERN UNION
MONEY TRANSFER to the account clerk name and address below,

Name: DUKE BENSON
ADDRES: Bijlimerplein 886,
1104 HW
AMSTERDAM NETHERLANDS

On receipt of the above sum,we are oblige to endorse your Award Certifcate for the release of your winning funds in two working
days (48hrs).

Do send to us the completed power of attorney as well as the receipt of payment via scanned email attachment.You are advised to act swiftly due to time limitation on all prize funds.

Kindly call the office for further clarification.

Congratulation!!!

Faithfully,
Jason Lasisi
foreign operations manager

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Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 06:27:13 -0400
From: captrustfinance@netscape.net
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     country:      NL
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After the initial € 850 have been paid, the criminals then demand another € 5000 in "tax" plus € 220 in "attorney fees":

Dear Lastname Firstname,

Be informed that your prize fund destined to be transfered today has been delayed due to the unavailablity of the tax proof as requested by the Dutch Treasury Agency under the Dutch Treasury Gift/inheritance act 1974.

This is a change in policy from previous lotto programs whereby such tax requirements are deductable from prize winnings.We were reliably informed that such policy change is mainly due to the globalisation of the lottery program and a need to protect the santity of the funds falling into unscrupulous hands.

Find attached a copy of your issued Certificate of Award and a notification to that effect pending evidence of tax payment on the funds.
You are by this advise to proceed IMMEDIATELY with the payment of the tax charges via western union or money gram speed post represented as 1%(5,000.00Euros) of your winning fund in the name of the accounts clerk below:

Name: DUKE BENSON
ADDRES: Bijlimerplein 886,
1104 HW
AMSTERDAM NETHERLANDS

Kindly forward us a copy of your receipt of payment.Be informed that on consultation with senior officials at the European Lotto House,i was personally assured that this tax payment was the only hindrance on your funds transfer today as all necessary requirements has been attained.

You are advised to act swiftly so this transfer can be effected within the week.

Faithfully,
James Olleh
for:Management

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Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 15:56:55 +0300
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X-Sender: captrustsecurities@walla.com
X-Originating-Email: [captrustsecurities@walla.com]
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