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419 Scam Example: "CHAMPION SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTIONS / MARY HILDER"

"CHAMPION SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTIONS / MARY HILDER" are labels used by a gang in South Africa for a fake lottery fraud ("419" scam).

Send us replies by "claims agents", especially money demands and payment instructions, we will publish them here.

Please forward copies of fraud emails to the abuse department of the webmail address listed as the contact email for the "claims agent" and ask for the address to be suspended because it is used in a 419 fraud (see 419 FAQ).

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Example of "CHAMPION SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTIONS" scam email:

CHAMPION SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTIONS
161 CNR HIL & RIVONIA ROADS, MORNINGSIDE - GAUTENG,
SOUTH AFRICA.

CONGRATULATIONS!....

FROM: PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,

REF: ZAR/878-192/2005
BATCH: 9171/46510/ZA

ATTENTION: DEAR WINNER,

RE/ AWARD NOTIFICATION; FINAL NOTICE

We wish to inform you of the lottery draws held recently to declare the winners
of the CHAMPION SWEEPSTAKES  PROMOTIONS.

Your email address, attached to ticket number 900-4675-04854-197, with serial
number 412-01 drew the lucky numbers 2 9 32 65 72 19 10, and consequently won
the lottery.

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of ZAR16,000,000.00 in
cash credited to file REF NO: ZAR/878-192/2005. This is from total prize money
of ZAR120,000,000.00 shared among the Seventeen International Winners in this
category. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn
from 17,000 email addresses from Australia, New Zealand, America, Europe and
Middle East and Asia as part our International Promotions Program, which is
conducted monthly.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Your fund is now available for claim. Due to the mix up of some numbers and
email address, we ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice
until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to your account.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous
acts by participants of this promotion.

We hope with a part of you prize, you will participate in our end of year high
stakes ZAR100,000,000 Million International Lottery.

To begin your claim, please contact our claim manager;

CLAIMS MANAGER,
MR. THOMAS WILLIAMS
CHAMPION SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTIONS
JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA
EMAIL: claimsmanager@lightwines.org

For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of
your choice. Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than One Week
after notice. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed.

NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to
quote your reference and batch numbers in every one of your correspondences
with our manager. Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do
inform your claims manager as soon as possible.

Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our
promotions program.

Sincerely,

MRS. MARY HILDER
THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
EMAIL: lotterychampion@lightwines.org
CHAMPION SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTIONS
Website: www.lotterychampion.com

Message haders in reply from "THOMAS WILLIAMS":

From: claimsmanager@lightwines.org
To: Firstname Lastname <emailaddress>
References: <referenceid>
In-Reply-To: <referenceid>
MIME-Version: 1.0
User-Agent: Internet Messaging Program (IMP) 3.2.3
X-Originating-IP: 198.54.202.114
X-SA-Exim-Mail-From: claimsmanager@lightwines.org

WHOIS details of sending network (IP 198.54.202.114):

Request: 198.54.202.114
connected to whois.arin.net [69.25.34.144:43] ... 
connected to whois.afrinic.net. [196.216.2.1:43] ... 
% This is the AfriNIC Whois server.

inetnum:      198.54.202.0 - 198.54.202.255
netname:      SAIX-CACHE
descr:        Telkom SA Ltd.
descr:        Soekor Building
descr:        151 Frans Conradie Ave
descr:        Parow
descr:        Western Cape
descr:        7500
country:      ZA
admin-c:      PB455-AFRINIC
tech-c:       PB455-AFRINIC
status:       ASSIGNED PA
mnt-by:       TF-198-54-MNT
mnt-lower:    TF-198-54-MNT
changed:      hostmaster@arin.net 20020329
changed:      hostmaster@arin.net 20020329
changed:      hostmaster@afrinic.net 20050221
source:       AFRINIC

person:       Pieter Bezuidenhout
address:      Telkom SA Ltd SAIX
address:      151 Frans Conradie Ave
address:      Parow
address:      Western Cape
address:      7500
address:      ZA
phone:        +1 111 1111111
fax-no:       +2721 9302789
e-mail:       bezuidp@telkom.co.za
e-mail:       pieter@saix.net
nic-hdl:      PB455-AFRINIC
remarks:      Abuse complaints can be directed to abuse@saix.net
changed:      hostmaster@arin.net 20000622
changed:      hostmaster@arin.net 20021024
changed:      hostmaster@afrinic.net 20050221
source:       AFRINIC


Reply from "THOMAS WILLIAMS"

From: claimsdepartment@lightwines.org
To: emailaddress
Sent: Sat, 23 Apr 2005 01:48:41 -0700
Subject: LOTTO VERIFICATION FORM


CHAMPION SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTIONS ORGANIZATION
MR. THOMAS WILLIAMS
EMAIL: claimsdepartment@lightwines.org

ATTENTION: WINNER,

WE ARE IN RECEIPT OF YOUR CLAIM FILE. AND WE ARE GLAD TO INFORM YOU THAT YOU ARE
ONE OF THE WINNERS OF OUR LOTTO DRAW. YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WAS SELECTED FROM A
COMPUTER BALLOT SYSTEM DRAW FROM 17,000 EMAIL ADDRESSES ALL OVER THE
WORLD,WHICH YOU WERE ENTITLE TO THE SAID PRIZE.  TO BEGIN YOUR CLAIM, YOU ARE
REQUIRED TO FILL THE ATTACHED VERIFICATION FORM WITH YOUR INFORMATION AS
REQUESTED BY OUR ORGANISATION. THIS WILL ENABLE US VERIFY THE STATUS OF YOUR
CLAIM WITH CHAMPION SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTIONS ORGANISATION. YOUR INFORMATION IS
VERY IMPORTANT TO US AND WILL ALSO QUALIFY YOU FOR YOUR CLAIM
WITH;

REF: ZAR/878-192/2005
BATCH: 9171/46510/ZA

BE INFORMED THAT WE HAVE IN OUR POSSESSION INSTRUMENTS OF PAYMENT FOR THE SUM OF
ZAR16,000,000.00 = EQUIVALENT OF US$2,751,800.00 TO YOU.

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO FILL EVERYTHING IN BLOCK LETTER (CAPITAL LETTERS) CONCERNING
THE BRIEF DESCRIPTION ABOUT YOUR SELF, WE REQUIRE YOU TO WRITE LITTLE
INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PERSONALITY.

WE DO HOPE THAT ALL INSTRUCTION WILL BE ADHERE TO, TO AVOID DISQUALIFICATION.

DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME BY EMAIL TO GIVE YOU FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS IN OTHER
TO AVOID MISTAKES OR COMPLICATIONS IN YOUR FORM.

ENDEAVOUR TO SEND BACK THE FILLED VERIFICATION FORM TO +27-11-507-6021 OR SEND
IT VIA EMAIL ATTACHMENT.

THANKS.

MR. THOMAS WILLIAMS
CLAIMS MANAGER
CHAMPION SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTIONS ORGANIZATION


A letter from the fake bank:

FIRST NATIONAL BANK
OUR REF: FNB-FXDEP/97/05
YOUR REF: REF: 900111/2005.

3rd March 2005

FROM:  SOL. T. ZUMA
(Remittance Department)
E-mail: info@fnbankza.com

Dear Sir/Madam,

REMITTANCE ADVICE ON SIXTEEN MILLION RANDS (ZAR16,000,000.00) VIDE PRICE CLAIM
NO: SBSA-FXDEP/97/05/REF: 900111/2005 & BATCH NO: 08/11810/ZIE.

This is to inform you that we have today being 3rd March 2005 received from
the Ministry of Finance a Foreign Exchange Allocation Number in your favour, we
also received A Telex Instruction from CHAMPION CHAMPION SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTIONS
ORGANIZATION, to Credit the sum of ZAR16,000,000.00 (US$2,751,800.00) only to
you.

Having carefully studied, and duly verified the relevant documents of claims as
submitted in this Department, by our client CHAMPION vide the total sum of
ZAR16,000,000.00 as referenced above, we are happy and obliged to inform you
that the said sum has been cleared for onward transfer to your Accounts.

Beneficiary: Firstname Lastname
Address: Streetaddress
TEL: phonenumber
FAX: faxnumber
Bank Name: NIL
Account No: NIL
SWIFT CODE: NIL
Country: country


You will therefore be contacted for final credit of your funds into your
designated Bank Account A.S.A.P upon fulfillment of the payment directives.
Prior to this you have to contact the below listed Accredited Attorney to come
forward for the Signing/Endorsement of your fund Release Order, he will assist
you to procure the following certificates; Empowerment Certificate, Transfer of
Rights and Privileged and Affidavit of Claims in the High Court of South Africa
with Notarized copy of your Identification which will declared you as the
bonafied Winner of the funds with CHAMPION SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTIONS ORGANIZATION.
 Endeavor to contact the Accredited Attorney below;

BRIAN  EVANS & ASSOCIATES
TEL: +27-73-691-4400
FAX: +27-11-507-6580
E-mail: brianevans@legalrightsattorney.com

Your inability to claim these funds within the next One Week, will result to
recall the funds back to the SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTIONS ORGANIZATION as unclaimed
funds.  Be informed that we have know right to deduct any cent from your
entitlement as your prize won is already in BONDED with this Bank.

On behalf of this Bank use this medium to congratulate you in Advance!!!!

Sincerely Yours,

Mr. Sol T. Zuma
(Deputy Director: International Remittance)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If this message has reached you in error please disregard it and its contents,
and we apologies for any inconvenience arising from such. Note that as much as
we try to make all our customers satisfied with our services, we are
indemnified from any erroneous  information supplies in your file.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Message headers:

From: info@fnbankza.com
To: emailaddress
Subject: REMITTANCE ADVICE ON SIXTEEN MILLION RANDS (ZAR16,000,000.00)
MIME-Version: 1.0
...
X-Originating-IP: 202.57.8.115
X-SA-Exim-Mail-From: info@fnbankza.com

WHOIS details for sending network (IP 202.57.8.115):

     inetnum:      202.57.0.0 - 202.57.15.255
     netname:      PRIMA-NET
     descr:        PT. Khasanah Timur Indonesia
     descr:        ISP
     country:      ID
     admin-c:      BC120-AP
     tech-c:       BC120-AP
     status:       ALLOCATED PORTABLE
     remarks:      Send spam and abuse report to: abuse@prima.net.id
     mnt-by:       MNT-APJII-ID
     mnt-lower:    MAINT-ID-PRIMANET
     changed:      hm-changed@apnic.net 20040329
     source:       APNIC
     
     route:        202.57.8.0/24
     descr:        PRIMANET - ISP
     country:      ID
     origin:       AS17658
     remarks:      -----------------------
     remarks:      report spam & abuse to:
     remarks:      noc@prima.net.id
     remarks:      -----------------------
     notify:       noc@prima.net.id
     mnt-by:       MAINT-ID-PRIMANET
     changed:      brianchrist@prima.net.id 20040419
     source:       APNIC
     
     person:       Brian Christian
     nic-hdl:      BC120-AP
     e-mail:       brianchrist@prima.net.id
     address:      Chase Plaza 3rd Floor (Primanet)
     address:      Jl. Sudirman Kav. 21
     address:      Jakarta 12920
     address:      Indonesia
     phone:        21-5205151
     fax-no:       21-5272368
     country:      ID
     changed:      brianchrist@prima.net.id 20031022
     mnt-by:       MAINT-ID-PRIMANET
     source:       APNIC

Here is another letter from the bank, same content, same reference code, but different dates and a different victim. This email was sent from the same IP address again as the email from "MRS. MARY HILDER":

FIRST NATIONAL BANK
OUR REF: FNB-FXDEP/97/05
YOUR REF: REF: 900111/2005.

14th March 2005

FROM:  SOL. T. ZUMA
(Remittance Department)
E-mail: remittance@fnbankza.com

Dear Sir/Madam,

REMITTANCE ADVICE ON SIXTEEN MILLION RANDS (ZAR16,000,000.00) VIDE PRICE CLAIM
NO: SBSA-FXDEP/97/05/REF: 900111/2005 & BATCH NO: 08/11810/ZIE.

This is to inform you that we have today being 14th March 2005 received from
the Ministry of Finance a Foreign Exchange Allocation Number in your favour, we
also received A Telex Instruction from CHAMPION CHAMPION SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTIONS
ORGANIZATION, to Credit the sum of ZAR16,000,000.00 (US$2,751,800.00) only to
you.

Having carefully studied, and duly verified the relevant documents of claims as
submitted in this Department, by our client CHAMPION vide the total sum of
ZAR16,000,000.00 as referenced above, we are happy and obliged to inform you
that the said sum has been cleared for onward transfer to your Accounts.

Beneficiary:     Firstname Lastname
Address:         Streetaddress
TEL:             phonenumber
FAX:             NIL
Bank Name:       NIL
Account No:      NIL
SWIFT CODE:      NIL
Country:         country

You will therefore be contacted for final credit of your funds into your
designated Bank Account A.S.A.P upon fulfillment of the payment directives.
Prior to this you have to contact the below listed Accredited Attorney to come
forward for the Signing/Endorsement of your fund Release Order, he will assist
you to procure the following certificates; Empowerment Certificate, Transfer of
Rights and Privileged and Affidavit of Claims in the High Court of South Africa
with Notarized copy of your Identification which will declared you as the
bonafied Winner of the funds with CHAMPION SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTIONS ORGANIZATION.
 Endeavor to contact the Accredited Attorney below;

BRIAN  EVANS & ASSOCIATES
TEL: +27-86-650-8054
FAX: +27-11-507-6356
E-mail: brianbevans@legalrightsattorney.com

Your inability to claim these funds within the next One Week, will result to
recall the funds back to the SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTIONS ORGANIZATION as unclaimed
funds.  Be informed that we have know right to deduct any cent from your
entitlement as your prize won is already in BONDED with this Bank.

On behalf of this Bank use this medium to congratulate you in Advance!!!!

Sincerely Yours,

Mr. Sol T. Zuma
(Deputy Director: International Remittance)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If this message has reached you in error please disregard it and its contents,
and we apologies for any inconvenience arising from such. Note that as much as
we try to make all our customers satisfied with our services, we are
indemnified from any erroneous  information supplies in your file.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Message headers:

Received: from rba-cache3-vif1.saix.net (rba-cache3-vif1.saix.net
 [198.54.202.114]) 
	by webmail.registerapi.com (IMP) with HTTP 
	for <remittance@fnbankza.com@10.0.0.52>; Mon, 14 Mar 2005 03:40:37 -0800
Message-ID: <1110800437.4235783515b71@webmail.registerapi.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 03:40:37 -0800
From: remittance@fnbankza.com
To: emailaddress
MIME-Version: 1.0
User-Agent: Internet Messaging Program (IMP) 3.2.3
X-Originating-IP: 198.54.202.114
X-SA-Exim-Mail-From: remittance@fnbankza.com
Subject: REMITTANCE ADVICE ON SIXTEEN MILLION RANDS (ZAR16,000,000.00)

WHOIS details for fraud domain "fnbankza.com"

Request: fnbankza.com
connected to whois.namesdirect.com [64.85.73.17:43] ... 

Registrant:
   Anthony R Kara Price
   21 Domain Road 3228 Vic Australia
   Jan Juc,  Jan Juc
   AU

   Registrar: NAMESDIRECT
   Domain Name: FNBANKZA.COM
      Created on: 12-DEC-04
      Expires on: 12-DEC-06
      Last Updated on: 12-DEC-04

   Administrative, Technical Contact:
      Price, Anthony R Kara  nicolegaus@yahoo.com
      21 Domain Road 3228 Vic Australia
      Jan Juc,   Jan Juc
      AU
      03 52614704


   Domain servers in listed order:
      NS1.NAMERESOLVE.COM 
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      NS4.NAMERESOLVE.COM 

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