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419 Scam – "MIZUHO BANK LOTTERY (Mr.JONATHAN WILLAMS)"

"MIZUHO BANK LOTTERY (Mr.JONATHAN WILLAMS)" is a fake lottery scam run by criminals in Spain.

The emails have to connection to Mizuho Bank in Japan, whose website is listed in the scam email. That's why the scammmers use free netscape.net email addresses and not mizuho.co.jp addresses to send and receive emails.

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Example of fake winning notification email:

FROM MIZUHO BANK LOTTERY.
Ref. Nnumbe:   451/982/2587.
Batch Number: 695/025/8271-Ad14
E-MAIL:mizuhobanklotto2@netscape.net
 Dear Sir/Madam
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the mizuho bank lottery.Winners
International programs held on the 7th of March 2005. Your e-mail
address attached to ticket number 73/52/246/58/04-64/48with serial number
1457-873 drew lucky numbers 6-37-39-74-74-51 which consequently won in the
2ND category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$
2,000,000 (Two Million United States Dollars) CONGRATULATIONS!!! Due to mix 
up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information 
confidential until your claims has 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 20,000 company and 30,000,000 individual email
addresses and names from all over the world.This promotional program takes
place every three year. This lottery was promoted and sponsored by eminent
personalities like Bill Gates and the Sultan of Brunei, we hope with part of
your winning you will take part in our next year USD50 million international
lottery.To file for your claim, please contact our fiducial agent Mr.JONATHAN 
WILLAMS. AND ASSOCIATES IN SPAIN. TELEPHONE 0034-618-163-437. in Valencia. Reply 
Email:mizuhobanklotto2@netscape.netRemember, all winning must
be claimed not later than 26th 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, 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
part of our promotional program.Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is
automatically disqualified.
Sincerely yours,
Mr:JONATHAN WILLAMS.
Lottery Coordinator.
Tel: 0034-618-163-437.
Email:mizuhobanklotto2@netscape.net
webside:http://www.takarakuji.mizuhobank.co.jp/

Message headers:

Received: from bea.com
 (80-28-249-154.adsl.nuria.telefonica-data.net [80.28.249.154])
	by boggle.pobox.com (Postfix) with SMTP id 3E3871074BB
	for ; Mon,  7 Mar 2005 06:40:27 -0500 (EST)
From: FROM MIZUHO BANK LOTTERY <mizuhobanklotto2@netscape.net>
To: username <emailaddress>
Subject: MIZUHO BANK LOTTERY
X-Priority: 3
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
Reply-To: FROM MIZUHO BANK LOTTERY <mizuhobanklotto2@netscape.net>
mime-version: 1.0
content-type: multipart/mixed;
	boundary="qzsoft_directmail_seperator"
Message-Id: <messageid>
Date: Mon,  7 Mar 2005 06:40:27 -0500 (EST)

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