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419 Scam – "ROYAL LOTTERY UK / EQUILIBRIUM FINANCE COMPANY U.K. (MRS. LINDA GREEN)"

"ROYAL LOTTERY UK / EQUILIBRIUM FINANCE COMPANY U.K. (MRS. LINDA GREEN)" is the fake identity used by a gang of advance fee fraud ("419") scammers operating in the UK and Nigeria. It's a fraud. (see one example scam email here).

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

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Sample "winning notification":

From: royal royal <royallottodraws.uk@jmail.co.za>
Date: May 24, 2005 8:49 AM 
Subject: WINNING NOTIFICATION
To: 

Dear Prize winner,

ROYAL LOTTERY UK conducted its final draws, participants
were selected through a Computer ballot
system drawn from 2,500,000 names/email addresses of 
individuals and Companies from Africa,
America, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceanic
as part of our international
promotions program. You emerged as one of the grand draw
prize in the Category A and are there 
for entitled to a sum of £3,500,000.00 (three million five
hundred thousand Great Britain pounds only).

You/Your company, attached to ticket number 8522-5-556,
with serial number 22-38 drew the lucky
numbers 13-72-75-09 (12) and consequently won in this 
Category.
You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of
£3,500,000.00 (three million five hundred
thousand Great Britain pounds only), which is the winning
payout for Category A winners. This is from the total prize 
money of £7,000,000 shared among the 2
winners in this category.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Please contact your claims agent immediately for due
processing and remittance of your prize
money to a designated account of your choice: 

Mrs. Linda Green
FINANCE DIRECTOR
EQUILIBRIUM FINANCE COMPANY U.K.
TEL: +44 704 011 8776
FAX: +44-870-135-7720
Email: equifinanceuk@yahoo.co.uk


You are advised to contact our agents by email and/or fax
within a week of receiving this notice.Failure to do so may
warrant disqualification.

NOTE: For easy reference and identification, find below
your reference and Batch numbers. 
Remember to quote these numbers in every one of your
correspondences with your claims agent.

REFERENCE NUMBER: RLUK/3345/7121/09
BATCH NUMBER: R6/A442-77

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

Sincerely,

THE LOTTERY COORDINATOR,
ROYAL LOTTERY UK
89 Birchwood Boulevard,
Birchwood.
Warrington WA3 7QH UK


N.B: Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the 
winners will result to disqualification,
this is to avoid double claims. Contact your Claims agent
immediately.

Older version of this scam:

ATTENTION: 
Dear Prize winner, 
ROYAL LOTTERY UK conducted its final draws participants
were selected through a Computer ballot system drawn from
2,500,000 names/email addresses of individuals and
Companies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Europe,
Middle East, and Oceanic as part of our international
promotions program. You emerged as one of the grand draw
prize in the Category A and are there for entitled to a sum
of £3,500,000.00 (three million five hundred thousand Great
Britain pounds only). 
You/Your company, attached to ticket number 8522-5-556,
with serial number 22-38 drew the lucky numbers 13-72-75-09
(12) and consequently won in the second Category. 
You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of
£3,500,000.00 (three million five hundred thousand Great
Britain pounds only), which is the winning payout for
Category A winners. This is from the total prize money of
£7,000,000 shared among the 2 winners in this category.
CONGRATULATIONS! 
Please contact your fiduciary agent immediately for due
processing and remittance of your prize money to a
designated account of your choice:
MRS. LINDA GREEN
FINANCE DIRECTOR
EQUILIBRIUM FINANCE COMPANY U.K.
TEL: + 44 704 011 8776
FAX: +44  871 661 3501
Email: directorofclaims5@gmail.com
You are advised to contact the agent by email and/or fax
within a week of receiving this notice.Failure to do so may
warrant disqualification. 
NOTE: For easy reference and identification, find below
your reference and Batch numbers. Remember to quote these
numbers in every one of your correspondences with your
fiduciary agent. 
REFERENCE NUMBER: RLUK/3345/7121/09 
BATCH NUMBER: R6/A442-77
Congratulations once again and thank you for being part of
our promotions program. 
Sincerely, 
THE LOTTERY COORDINATOR,
ROYAL LOTTERY UK
89 Birchwood Boulevard,
Birchwood.
Warrington WA3 7QH UK

N.B: Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the
winners will result to disqualification. Please do not
reply to this mail. Contact your Claims agent immediately.

Message headers:

Received: from 213.181.83.190 by BAY1-DAV10.phx.gbl with DAV;
	Tue, 15 Mar 2005 08:16:12 +0000
X-Originating-IP: [213.181.83.190]
X-Originating-Email: [promocoordinator@royalluk.org]
X-Sender: promocoordinator@royalluk.org
From: "Royal lottery" <promocoordinator@royalluk.org>
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS,FOR BEING OUR WINNER.....
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 03:40:17 +0100

WHOIS details for sending network (IP 213.181.83.190):

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     address:      8B Ademola Street,
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     person:       Israel Oyeleke
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Money Demand for £3,490.00

Dear Prize Winner, 

Acting in accordance with the policies of the gaming board, and in 
accordance with section 13(11)(n) of the national gambling act as adopted in 
1993 and amended on 3RD July 1996 by the House of Parliament, You Will Be 
Required To Pay  £3,490.00 (Three Thousand Four Hundred And Ninty Great 
Britain Pounds Only) To meet costs of processing your winnings, which 
include all account opening, handling, insurance, transfer and mailing 
charges,  Or Its Equivalent In United States Dollars. This Payment also 
Covers Transfer Charges, Insurance Of Vital Documents And Other Transfer 
Documents. 

Break Down Below: 
Tax Transfer Charges :     1,040 
Insurance Charges :          830 
Online A/C Opening :         500 
Mailing Costs :              120 
Administrative Charges :   1,000 

Total Charges :           £3,490 

You are required to respond and act promptly to instructions provided above. 
Contact me immediately if you encounter any problems or wish to ask 
questions on issues not understood. 

You shall receive a mail giving you instructions on how to remit the fees 
shortly after you confirm notice of this mail. 

I await your response. 

Regards, 
Mrs. Linda Green. 
Equilibrium Finance UK. 

Message headers:

Received:  from 213.255.194.13 by by15fd.bay15.hotmail.msn.com
 with HTTP; Wed, 13 Apr 2005 12:17:32 GMT
Subject: Funds Transfer
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 00:17:32 +1200
From: "Equilibrium Finance Uk" <claimsdirector@equilibriumfinanceuk.org>

WHOIS details for sending network (IP 213.255.194.13):

     inetnum:      213.255.194.0 - 213.255.194.255
     netname:      SYSTEMPLUS-LIMITED
     org:          ORG-SLS2-RIPE
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     tech-c:       RO534-RIPE
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     person:       RICHMOND OKAFOR
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     nic-hdl:      RO534-RIPE
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     source:       RIPE



Dear Winner,

We are in receipt of your online processing form details and we are 
presently processing your claim, in view of this you are advised to 
immediately make arrangements to pay our processing fees of £3,490.00 (three 
thousand, four hundred and ninety Great Britain Pounds), or its equivalent 
in your local currency. via western union money transfer to our head 
accounts officer with details below:

Name of receiver: MR. HOUSER THOMAS

Receiver address: St Catherine's Court
Herbert Road
Sol hall
West Midlands
B91 3QE
United Kingdom.

Please note that immediately after making the payment, you are to send a 
copy of the western union transfer receipt of payment to us via email 
attachment this is strictly for records purposes.

Kindly note that processing fees payment by western union ensures transfer 
of your winnings into your nominated bank account within a period of 2 
working days after the payment is confirmed.

I await your response.

Sincerely yours,
Mrs Linda Green.

Message headers:

Received: from 192.116.80.164 by by15fd.bay15.hotmail.msn.com with HTTP;
	Mon, 18 Apr 2005 18:14:01 GMT
X-Originating-IP: [192.116.80.164]
X-Originating-Email: [claimsdirector@equilibriumfinanceuk.org]
X-Sender: claimsdirector@equilibriumfinanceuk.org
In-Reply-To: <messageid>
From: "Equilibrium Finance Uk" <claimsdirector@equilibriumfinanceuk.org>
To: emailaddress
Subject: Funds Transfer
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 18:14:01 +0000

WHOIS details for sending network (IP 192.116.80.164):

     netname:      GILAT-SATCOM-BLOCK-4-27-28-33
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     role:         Gilat Support
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     address:      21D Yagia Kapaim st. Petach-Tikva, Israel
     phone:        +972 3 9255000
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     admin-c:      DR5299-RIPE
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WHOIS details for doamin "royalluk.org" (created 2005-03-11):

Request: royalluk.org
whois server for *.org is whois.publicinterestregistry.net ...
connected to whois.publicinterestregistry.net [129.33.96.137:43] ... 

Domain ID:D105867518-LROR
Domain Name:ROYALLUK.ORG
Created On:11-Mar-2005 11:59:13 UTC
Expiration Date:11-Mar-2006 11:59:13 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:Melbourne IT, Ltd. dba Internet Names Worldwide (R52-LROR)
Status:TRANSFER PROHIBITED
Registrant ID:C111053218962273
Registrant Name:ROYAL LOTTERY UK
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street1:145th college point
Registrant Street2:
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:COLLEGE POINT
Registrant State/Province:NY
Registrant Postal Code:98052
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Phone:+1.4012225698
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:
Registrant FAX Ext.:
Registrant Email:promocoordinator@royalluk.org
Admin ID:C111053218962270
Admin Name:ROYAL LOTTERY UK
Admin Organization:
Admin Street1:145th college point
Admin Street2:
Admin Street3:
Admin City:COLLEGE POINT
Admin State/Province:NY
Admin Postal Code:98052
Admin Country:US
Admin Phone:+1.4012225698
Admin Phone Ext.:
Admin FAX:
Admin FAX Ext.:
Admin Email:promocoordinator@royalluk.org
Tech ID:C111053218962272
Tech Name:MSN NOC
Tech Organization:Microsoft
Tech Street1:One Microsoft Way
Tech Street2:
Tech Street3:
Tech City:Redmond
Tech State/Province:WA
Tech Postal Code:98052
Tech Country:US
Tech Phone:+1.4258828080
Tech Phone Ext.:
Tech FAX:
Tech FAX Ext.:
Tech Email:MSN-PA-TECH@msn.com
Name Server:PDOMNS1.MSN.COM
Name Server:PDOMNS2.MSN.COM

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