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419 Scam Example: "EURO AMERICAN LOTTERY"

"EURO AMERICAN LOTTERY" and variations thereof are labels used by a gang for a fake lottery fraud (advance fee fraud, "419").

The same gang has also operated as "CALIFORNIA SUPER JACKPOT MEGA LOTTO PLUS" and "CALIFORNIA LOTTERY DEPT".

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The scammers have registered these domains hosted by Microsoft's MSN service:

  • euroamericanworld.com
  • euro-americaninternational.com
  • californiawinnings.org
  • californianotifications.com

Here are some sender addresses:

  • awardnotifications@euroamericanworld.com
  • info@euro-americaninternational.com
  • info@californianotifications.com
  • account@californiawinnings.org

Fake postal addresses:

  1. EURO AMERICAN LOTTERY PROMO
    3b Olympic Way, Sefton Business Park,
    Aintree, Liverpool, L30 1RD
  2. EURO AMERICAN LOTTERY PROMO
    TRINITY ROAD, HALIFAX, WEST YORKSHIRE HX2 5GR

Sample spam email:

From: "EURO-AMERICAN PROMOTIONS!!!" <euroamericalotterypromo@yahoo.com>
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2005 10:45 PM
Subject: EURO AMERICAN LOTTERY WINNING ALERT!!!


EURO AMERICAN LOTTERY PROMO
3b Olympic Way, Sefton Business Park,
Aintree, Liverpool, L30 1RD
FROM: THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,
REF: EALP/66-CAW662005

AWARD NOTIFICATION

We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today, 30 of April
2005,of winners of the EURO AMERICAN LOTTERY PROMO held on 19th of April
2005.Your email address was attached to ticket number 13-2466-69486-699;
with serial number GP58-89 drew the lucky numbers 17-14-64-66, and
consequently won in category A. You have therefore been approved for a lump
sum pay out of GBP 1,000,000.00 POUNDS  in cash credited to file REF:NO.
EALP/66-CAW662005. This is from total prize money of GBP 5,000,000.00
POUNDS, shared among the 5 international winners in this category.

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from
companies/individuals from Middle East, Australia, New Zealand,America,
Asia, Europe and North America as part of our International Promotions
Program, which is conducted annually.

CONGRATULATIONS!
Your fund is now deposited with a Security company insured in ref no.
EALP/86-AC952005.Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, 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 program.

We hope with a part of you prize, you will participate in our end of year
high stakes GBP
10,000,000.00 POUNDS international lottery.

To begin your claim, please respond back to your claims agent;

NAME: Justin Moore
E-mail:claimsateuroamerica@london.com

He will brief you on steps to be taken for due processing and remittance
of your prize money. Remember, you must contact him using his mailing
address not later than two weeks after this date or funds will be returned
as unclaimed.

NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please
remember to quote your reference number in every one of your
correspondences.

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

Sincerely,
Mrs. Grace Robinson.
THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS,
EURO AMERICAN LOTTERY PROMO

Below is a money demand, which is similar to these:

"RDScourier Services":

From: rdscourier <rdscourier@lycos.co.uk>
To: Firstname Lastname
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 5:13 PM
Subject: DELIVERY CHARGE FOR Order number is RDS576543

Dear Customer,

Good day to you. This is to inform you that we are in possession of a certified cheque which is to be couriered to you. The check is for GBP 1 million. You are to please confirm your alternative mailing address to enable us dispatch your parcel immediately. Note that we also do not deliver to P.O.Box address or street corners but to your residence.

It is the usual practice of our organisation to conduct a proper verification of all parcels that we are to deliver to ensure that they are valid. Be rest assured that your check has been confirmed valid and true and delivery will be made once you have met the necessary requirements.

We are a well established company offering courier and transport services 24 hour a day for priority delivery of letters, parcels and consignments to any destination by road, air or sea. We have a substantial team of couriers available for motorcycle despatch plus van driver couriers in all size vehicles from small vans up to 7.5 tonne and international couriers for despatch by road, sea or air.

Your Order number is RDS576543. Description of parcel to be delivered:

An original certificate of weight :-------------0.15kg
Bonded draft of weight :-------------0.17kg
Total weight of parcel :-------------0.32kg
Colour of Parcel :-------------Brown
Length of days :-------------Sameday

Below are the mandatory administrative charges that you required to pay to enable us courier your certified bank check to you:

Courier charges ............................... 75.00 Pounds
Administrative ...............................110.00 Pounds
Insurance ...............................220.00 Pounds
TOTAL 405.00 Pounds

The charges are a little high because of the insurance cover we have undertaken incase of loss,damage or theft of your highly sensitive document.

We assume all responsibilities incase of any eventualities.

You are to make the payment through Western Union Money Transfer so as to speed up the process of delivery. You are to locate the nearest western union agent to you and make the payment through the name of our accounts officer below:
Mr Carl Johnson
Rovex House, Hay Hall Rd., Tyseley,
Birmingham. B11 2AG. England

You are to send this office a copy of the transfer slip. If you do not have a fax machine, just send the following information via email as they appear on the western union transfer slip:

1.Name and address of sender
2.Amount sent
3.Control number(MTCN)
4.Test question and answer if any

You are to send a copy of the evidence of payment to your handling agent as well for confirmation. A receipt of the above payment will be issued to you from our office along with your check.

As soon as we receive confirmation and evidence of payment of the above charges, we will despatch your parcel immediately. The date and time of departure and expected date of delivery will be sent to you. It will take twenty-four hours to get your parcel delivered to you. You will be required to sign for the parcel and to do this, you will need either your international passport as identification or your driver's license.
All orders not delivered within Five(5) working days from this communication will be returned. Please ensure that you confirm your delivery address.

We are glad to be of service to you.

Adams webster
Customer Services
RDScourier Services
Rovex House, Hay Hall Rd., Tyseley,
Birmingham. B11 2AG. England
Phone:+44-7031944170

===================================================================== ======================================================
"RDScourier" is a registered and copyright trade marks of :- RDScourier International Ltd.

===================================================================== ======================================================
This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and may be legally privileged and are solely for the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this e-mail in error please delete this message and any attachment files, or contact RDScourier Worldwide Express.
on Tel:+44-7031944170All business is transacted under our Standard Trading Terms and Conditions a copy of which is available upon request . E .& .O. E . All liability for viruses is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.



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Older example of "EUROAMERICAN LOTTERY" scam email:

To:
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS!
X-WEBC-Mail-Request-IP: 80.179.242.228
From: euroamericanpromo <awardnotifications@euroamericanworld.com>
X-Priority: 3 (Normal)
Cc:
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
X-Mailer: RLSP Mailer
Message-Id: <20041203024705.5D09D1686F8@wmphpp04.st2.lyceu.net>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 03:47:05 +0100 (CET)


EURO AMERICAN LOTTERY PROMO
TRINITY ROAD, HALIFAX, WEST YORKSHIRE HX2 5GR
FROM: THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,
REF: EALP/86-AC952004
AWARD NOTIFICATION; FINAL NOTICE

We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today, 2nd of December 2004,of winners of the EURO AMERICAN LOTTERY PROMO held on 17th of November 2004.

Your email address was attached to ticket number 13-2466-69486-699; with serial number GP58-89 drew the lucky numbers 17-13-34-88-41-87, and consequently won in category A. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of
US$1,000,000.00 in cash credited to file REF:NO. EALP/86-AC952004. This is from total prize money of US$3,000.000.00 shared among the three international winners in the category A.

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 100,000 companies/individuals from Middle East, Australia, New Zealand,America, Asia, Europe and North America as part of our International Promotions Program, which is conducted annually. CONGRATULATIONS!

Your fund is now deposited with a Security company insured in ref no. EALP/86-AC952004.Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, 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 program.

We hope with a part of you prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes US$10Million international lotto.
To begin your claim, please respond back to your claims agent;

Richard Gayol
euroamerican@mail2london.com

He will brief you on steps to be taken for due processing and remittance of your prize money. Remember, you must contact him using his mailing address not later than two weeks after this date or funds will be returned as unclaimed.

NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference number in every one of your correspondences.

Ticket number 13-2466-69486-699
Serial number GP58-89
Lucky numbers 17-13-34-88-41-87
File REF NO.EALP/86-AC952004

Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program. Sincerely,
Mr. Edward McPeters.
THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS,
EURO AMERICAN LOTTERY PROMO
N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the Winners will result to disqualification


___________________________________________________________________________
Mail sent from the Webmaster@33rdCavalry.

http://www.33rdcavalry.nl


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FROM: THE LOTTERY CO-ORDINATOR,
 INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
 ATTENTION:THIRD CATEGORY WINNER
  16/01/04
  DEAR WINNER,
 After a successful completion of the third category
 draws of EURO AMERICAN LOTTERY, held on 10th of
 jan, 2005, we are pleased to inform you of the
 official announcement today, that you have emerged one
 of the winners of the EURO AMERICAN
 LOTTERY/INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS, which is part of our
 promotional draws.
 Participants were selected through a computer ballot
 system drawn from 25,000 email addresses of
 individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia,
 Australia, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and New
 Zealand as part of our International Promotions
 Program.
 Your email, attached to ticket number 714-5-9827, with
 serial number 14-83 drew the lucky numbers 03, 15, 23,
 25,35, 40, (30), and consequently won in the Third
 Category. You have therefore been awarded a lump sum
 pay out of 1.2 million United State Dollars in cash,
 which is the winning payout for each third category
 winner. This is from the total prize money of 19.2
 million United states dollars shared among the sixteen
 international winners in the Third category.
 CONGRATULATIONS.
 The entire payout for third category winners amounting
 to 19.2 million United State Dollars is currently
 deposited in an escrow account with our corresponding
 bank the entire sum insured . To avoid mix up of
 numbers and names of any kind, we request that you
 keep this award strictly from public notice until the
 entire process of transferring your claims has been
 completed, and your winnings remitted to you via one
 of the payment options available to you. This is part
 of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or
 unscrupulous acts by participants of this program.
 We also wish to bring to your notice our end of year
 (2004) high stakes where you stand a chance of winning
 up to 5 million United State Dollars.
 Please contact your claims agent immediately, to begin
 Your claims process;

 MR,RICHARD GAYOL
 CLAIMS DEPT. MANAGER,
 EURO AMERICAN LOTTERY UK
 EMAIL:euroamericanclaims@netscape.net
 For due processing and remittance of your prize money,
 Remember, you must contact your claims agent to
 Commence claims process.
 NOTE: To avoid unnecessary delays and complications,
 please remember to quote your reference and batch
 numbers provided below in every one of
 your correspondence with your claims agent.
 REFERENCE NUMBER: E-A-L549-1
 BATCH NUMBER: 277-DT
 Congratulations once again from all our staff and
 thank you
 Sincerely,
 THE LOTTERY COORDINATOR,
 EURO AMERICAN LOTTERY UK.
 Note: All prize funds must be claimed before the 31st of
 jan 2005 after this date all funds will be
 declare unclaimed.
 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.

___________________________________________________________________________

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