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419 Scam Example: "GREAT FOUNTAIN LOTTO WWW-NET / Mrs. ARITA WRIGHT"

"GREAT FOUNTAIN LOTTO WWW-NET / Mrs. ARITA WRIGHT" is a fake lottery scam run by a gang in Nigeria.

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Example of initial "winning notification":

PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,
GREAT FOUNTAIN LOTTO WWW-NET INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS
Ref. Number: 22/756/4007
Batch Number: 497001527-AB66
Email: greatfountainlotto@zwallet.com

Sir/Madam

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Great Fountain
International programs held on the 18th of Feb, 2005.

Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 9570015948-6410 with
serial number 3648042-510 drew lucky numbers 4-14-66-71-07-36 which
consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been approved
for a lump sum pay out of US$19.000.000.00 (Nineteen Million United
States Dollars) to be shared among the 10 of you in this category. This
automatically qualifies you to personally receive the sum of
US$1.900.000.00) One million, Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars only.

CONGRATULATIONS! CONGRATULATIONS!!  CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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 to
avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some
participants.

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn
from over 68,000 companies and 80,000,000 individual email addresses and
names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place
twice in every six years.

This lottery is partly promoted and sponsored by Bill Gates, President
of the World Largest software, we hope with part of your winning you
will take part in our next year (USD$65M) Sixty-five million Dollars
international mega lottery. To file for your claim, please contact our
assigned official agent/claims and duty officer:

Mrs. ARITA WRIGHT      GREAT FOUNTAIN LOTTO

greatfountainlotto@zwallet.com

Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than20th of March 2005.
After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake.
Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, do
remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all
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 successful in our lottery promotional program.

Note: please only contact Mrs. Arita Wright on email
greatfountainlotto@zwallet.com and anybody under the age of 18 is
automatically disqualified.

Sincerely yours,

Mrs. ARITA WRIGHT

Lottery Coordinator

N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will
result to disqualification.

This E-mail message (including attachments, if any) is intended for the
use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain
Information that is privileged, proprietary, confidential and exempted
from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified
that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is
strictly prohibited.


Message from the "claims agent":

Dear Winner,

Further to commencing the processes involved in
releasing and transferring of your won entitlement to
you, I have attached here with an Official Payment
Processing Form in jpg format for you to download and
print.
 
You are required to fill the form completely, signed
and return to us at the earliest. Please return by
email attachment or send to our electronic fax number
UNITED KINGDOM + 44-870-135-4708 Receipt of the
completed form marks the commencement of processing of
claims and entitlement. 
 
It is envisaged that the whole processes will take a
maximum duration of 2-3 working days to conclude.
Thereafter you would be contacted by our sponsor's
Finance Trust house for remittance of payment at your
directive on your preferred mode of payment.
 
Expecting to receive from you at the earliest.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
ARITA WRIGHT

Message headers:

Received: from [82.128.1.87] by web42201.mail.yahoo.com
 via HTTP; Mon, 21 Feb 2005 10:47:55 PST
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 10:47:55 -0800 (PST)
From: greatfountain lotto <greatfountain_lotto@yahoo.com>
Subject: LOTTERY PROCESSING FORM
To: greatfountain_lotto@yahoo.com

Sending network (IP 82.128.1.87):

     inetnum:      82.128.0.0 - 82.128.31.255
     netname:      INET-MLTL
     descr:        Multi-Links Telecommunications Limited
     country:      NG
     admin-c:      DG26
     tech-c:       RIA27
     status:       ASSIGNED PA
     notify:       deep@multi-links.com
     mnt-by:       MLTL-INT-MNT
     changed:      deep@multi-links.com 20040416
     source:       RIPE
     
     person:       Dwaipayan Ghosh
     address:      231, Adeola Odeku Street
                   Victoria Island
                   Lagos, Nigeria
     phone:        +23417751039
     e-mail:       deep@multilinks.com
     nic-hdl:      DG26
     notify:       deep@multillinks.com
     changed:      deep@multilinks.com 20030507
     source:       RIPE
     
     person:       IP Admin-RIPE
     address:      Multilinks Telecommunications Limited
     address:      231 Adeola Odeku Str.
     address:      Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
     e-mail:       ipadmin@multilinks.com
     remarks:      complaints/spam report : abuse@multilinks.com
     phone:        +2341774000
     nic-hdl:      RIA27
     changed:      techadmin@multilinks.com 20040331
     source:       RIPE
     mnt-by:	      NEO83-MNT

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