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419 Scam Example: "DISNEYS WORLD LOTTERY UK"

"DISNEYS WORLD LOTTERY UK" is a label used by a Nigerian gang for a fake lottery fraud (advance fee fraud, "419"). Walt Disney Corporation does not run a lottery and has no connection to this scam.

Please 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". Ask for the domains / addresses to be suspended because they are used in a 419 fraud (see 419 FAQ).

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Example of scam email:

From: Veronica Wallace <info_disneys_world@msn.com>
Sent: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 00:02:24 +0000
Subject: >>WINNING APPROVAL<<


FROM: THE DESK OF THE E-MAIL PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
DISNEYS WORLD LOTTERY, UK
3b Houghton Way, St James Centre,
Leicester City, L30 1RD
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TICKET NO: 0012-1259-801-702DSW
REF NO: DSW-L/200-225951
BATCH NO: 2005DJL-05
SERIAL NO: S/N-00180
================================
AWARD WINNING APPROVAL: CONGRATULATIONS!!!
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today of winners of the
DISNEYS WORLD LOTTERY PROGRAMS held on 13th November 2005. Your company or your
personal e-mail address is attached to ticket number 0012-1259-801-702DSW, with
serial number S/N-00180 drew the lucky numbers 998-24-976-48-21-94, and consequently
won in the first lottery category.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US 1,000,000.00 DOLLARS
in cash credited to file REF NO: DSW-L/200-225951. This is from total prize money of
US 25,000,000.00 DOLLARS, shared among the Twenty five (25) international winners in
this category. All participants were selected through our Computer ballot system
drawn from 21,000 names, 3,000 names from each continent, as part of International
Promotions Program.
Your fund has been deposited in an escrow account with our affiliate bank here in
UK, and insured with your REF NO: DSW-L/200-225951 and your E-mail address. You are
to keep your TICKET NO. REF NO. BATCH NO. and SERIAL NO. From the public, until you
have been processed and your money remitted to your personal account.
To claim your winning prize, you must first contact the claims department by email
for processing and remittance of your prize money to you. Your assigned claims
officer contact email is:
------------------------------------
Name: Jeffson Sinclair
E-mail: jeffson_clair@yahoo.co.uk
------------------------------------
He is to help you in claiming your due prize. Remember, all prize money must be
claimed not later than the 30th of December 2005. All funds not claimed on or before
the fixed date will be penalized accordingly.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to
quote your ticket, reference, batch and serial numbers in all correspondences with
your claims officer.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Veronica Wallace
For DISNEYS WORLD LOTTERY UK;
Claims Requirements:
==================
1.Name in full-----------------------------------------
2.Address---------------------------------------------
3.Nationality-----------------------------------------
4.Age-------------------------------------------------
5.Occupation------------------------------------------
6.Phone/Fax-------------------------------------------
7.Present Country-------------------------------------
PAYMENT MODE: OPTIONS
1) BANK TO BANK WIRE TRANSFER.
2) CERTIFIED CHEQUE MADE OUT IN YOUR NAME COURIERED TO YOU VIA OUR AFFILIATE COURIER
COMPANY AND WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOUR ADDRESS.
NOTE:BENEFICIARIES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TRANSFER CHARGES. PLEASE INDICATE OPTION THAT
BEST SUITS YOU.
WHICH WILL BE REQUIRED BY THE PAYMENT CENTER IF YOU CHOSE THIS OPTION.

DECLARATION:
I...............HEREBY DECLARE THAT THE ABOVE DATA ARE TRUE. IN CASE OF ANY
UNFORSEEN CIRCUSTANCE,MY NEXT OF KIN HAS THE RIGHT TO CLAIM MY TOTAL WINNINGS.(SUPER
STANDARD AGENT) SHALL ACT AS MY AGENT IN FACILITATING THE TRANSFER OF THE TOTAL FUND
TO ME.
DATE--------
====================================================================================
==========================
This email and its attachments are confidential and intended for the exclusive use
of the addressee(s).This email and its attachments may also be privileged or
protected by legal rules. If you have received this by mistake please let us know by
reply immediately and/or destroy the email and its attachments without reading,
copying or forwarding the contents.

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