419 Scam – "Lotto London International Lottery (BERNICE COOPER, Warren Butler)"
"Lotto London International Lottery (BERNICE COOPER, Warren Butler)" is a fake lottery in the UK and probably Nigeria. This is a 419 scam. The object of the scam is to get spam recipients to send US$650 in "notarization fees" to the criminals.
Please send us copies of any replies by "claims agents", especially payment demands you have have received.
From: The Awards Manager Lotto London International Lottery 44 North Road,Brighton,East Sussex BN1 1YR-UK Attention: Sir/Madam, RE: WINNING NOTIFICATION. We are pleased to inform you of the announcement yesterday of the winners of the Lotto London International Lottery Program, held on Saturday 26th of February 2005. You or your company, attached to ticket number 2F5-7HK-4329,serial number 53J-721B drew the lucky numbers 8-14-25-40-43-48-33, and consequently won the lottery in the 3rd international category. You have therefore been approved for a Lump-Sum Payout of US$1,200,000.00 in Cash credited to file with REF NO: SNI/8033113427/04 and BATCH NO: 44/4107F82/IZ. This is from total prize money of US$24,000,000.00 shared among 20 winners in this category. All participants were selected through a computer balloting system drawn from over 285,000 companies and individuals from Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Europe, North America,South America and Asia as part our International promotions program for the year, conducted bi-annually. Congratulations! Your fund is now deposited with our Finance firm in the United Kingdom and insured in your name awaiting collection by Cheque or Wire Transfer. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this award strictly private and from public notice until your claim has been fully processed and your total prize money remitted to your bank account of your choice. 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 your prize money, you will participate in our end of year high stakes of US$58 Million International lottery slot in December 2005. For the immediate collection of your prize money,Please contact directly our Payment Co-ordinator in the United Kingdom: MRS. BERNICE COOPER Payment Co-ordinator Europe Payment Office Tel/Fax:+447005805290 E-mail: email@example.com All prize money must be claimed within one month on the receipt of this Winning Notification,after this date all unclaimed funds/Winnings will be returned back to the treasury as Invalid. All correspondences to BERNICE COOPER, should have this email sent along with it along with your Contact Address, Country of residence and your E-mail address. Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do inform our our Payment Co-ordinator as soon as possible. Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our programme. Sincerely, Warren Butler Promotions Manager,Awards Lotto London International Lottery 44 North Road,Brighton,East Sussex BN1 1YR,United Kingdom NOTE: WE ARE VERY SORRY FOR THE LATE NOTIFICATION,PLEASE CONTACT OUR PAYMENT CO-ORDINATOR IMMEDIATELY
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Reply from the claims agent with cash demand for US$650:
From: Bernice Cooper [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: 21 March 2005 13:46 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Acknowledgement Compliments, Following satisfactory verification report from our head office , you are hereby informed that your winnings has been irrevocably guaranteed for disbursement as clearly indicated in your filled Winners Payment and Verification Form. In line with the governing rules of claim,to enable our legal department complete the processing and Notorization of your Winnings with the Internal Affairs office and our paying bank for remittance, you are urgently requested to come down to our United Kingdom Notorization office below within the next 5 working days with a copy of your International Passport/Drivers Licence/Work ID for proper identification along with a Notarization and Insurance/ freight fees of US$650. United Kingdom Address: Lotto London International 44 North Road,Brighton East Sussex BN1 1YR, United Kingdom. Alternatively, the Notarization and Insurance/ freight fees of US$650 can be sent by 'Western Union' (www.westernunion.com), to our legal department to do the needful on your behalf, if you cannot be able to visit our London office within the next 5 working days for the Notorization and Award presentation. The above Insurance/freight charges will also enable our courier department despatch the originals of your Prize Award Certificates and Certified Bank Cheque, where applicable to you by FEDEX or DHL after the notorization process with the concerned ministries here in the United Kingdom. Please note that due to the September 11th, 2001 crisis in America, it has become imperative that all large valued Winnings/ Payouts be notarized with the relevant authorities here in the United Kingdom to avoid transfer delays and complications. Note that your Winnings has been insured to its real value,hence the above Notarization and Insurance/ freight charges cannot be deducted from it in accordance with Article IV, Section VII of the United Kingdom lottery regulations, as an internal control measure to protect winners from under-payments and misappropriation of funds by our officials. This Notarization and Insurance/ freight charges of US$650 is the only money that you are required to pay to receive Winnings,and we advise you try as much as possible to satisfy this final requirement before the deadline stipulated for collection of all Winnings. Kindly re-confirm your POSTAL ADDRESS where you want your Prize Award Certificates and Certified Bank Cheque sent to you after Notorization by FEDEX or DHL to avoid loss in transit. The payment details for the Notarisation,Insurance/freight charges will be sent to you by email on receipt of your POSTAL ADDRESS. You can contact our Principal Attorney,DEL DIETRICH on +447040112869, if you need more oral clarification. We await to your urgent response to enable us do the needful. Best Regards, Mrs. Cooper Bernice .