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419 Scam – "THUNDER-BALL UK INTERNATIONAL CHARITY (Kelvin Kean, Patricia Wayne)"

"THUNDER-BALL UK INTERNATIONAL CHARITY (Kelvin Kean, Patricia Wayne)" is the fake identity used by a gang of advance fee fraud ("419") scammers operating in the UK. It's a fraud. (see one example scam email here).

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Sample "winning notification":

FROM: INTERNATIONAL CHARITY/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT OF THUNDER-BALL UK 
LTD.
ATTN:

Congratulations as you are among the lucky winners that were selected 
by an advanced automated random computer search over the internet as no 
tickets were sold for this program, and thus have been registered for 
further consideration in the THUNDER-BALL UK INTERNATIONAL CHARITY 
program for the year 2005/2006.
Lucky winners were selected at random via a computer ballot system 
drawn from 5,000,000 email addresses of individuals and Corporate bodies

from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania.

Your email address drew ticket number 854-2004, serial number 04-25 and 
lucky numbers 25-18-04-AA in the A252 Category. You have therefore been 
awarded a prize sum pay out of 1,000,000 (one million Great Britain 
Pounds).
However there are only 3 prize payout in the A category, therefore it 
is of utmost importance, that you  carefully follow these instructions 
in claiming your prize money in order to avoid mix up of winning 
information  of any kind, we request that you keep the entire details of
your 
award strictly from public notice until the process of transfer of your 
claims has been completed, and your funds remitted to your account. 
This is part of our security protocol to avoid cases of double claiming or

unscrupulous acts by participants/non participants of this program.
This notification does not guarantee immediate collection of prize 
money, as all necessary paper work must be carried out. Your funds is now

deposited with our payout agents STADS FINANCE COMPANY LTD and insured 
to the full value of 1,000,000 (one million Great Britain Pounds).
For confirmation of your selection as a winner, you are TO FORWARD a 
copy of this notification email to our  director of operations with 
details below:
Kelvin Kean,
Directors of Operations,
THUNDERBALL UK LTD,
Thunder-Ball House,
221 Albemarle Street,
London W1S 4BS,
United Kingdom.
email: kelvkean@netscape.net
   cc: kelvkn@netscape.net
Congratulations once again from all staff of THUNDERBALL UK LTD and it 
is our hope that you participate in any of our international programs 
in the nearest future.
Sincerely,
Patricia Wayne,
Customer Service Manager,
Prize Award Department,
THUNDERBALL UK LTD,
Thunder-Ball House,
221 Albemarle Street,
London W1S 4BS,
United Kingdom.

NOTE: BE REMINDED TO KEEP THE ENTIRE DETAILS OF YOUR AWARD STRICTLY 
FROM PUBLIC NOTICE UNTIL THE PROCESS OF TRANSFER OF YOUR CLAIMS HAS BEEN

COMPLETED, AND YOUR FUNDS REMITTED TO YOUR ACCOUNT.



___________________________________________________________

Book yourself something to look forward to in 2005.
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Message headers:

Received: from [81.168.94.196] by mk-cpfrontend.uk.tiscali.com
 with HTTP; Fri, 4 Mar 2005 19:50:01 +0000
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 19:50:01 +0000
From: pat_02wayne@tiscali.co.uk
Subject: WINNING NOTIFICATION

The email above was sent from an ADSL host with static IP address in the UK:

WHOIS details for sending IP address 155.239.67.95:

     inetnum:      81.168.94.0 - 81.168.94.255
     netname:      UK-ECLIPSE-ADSLSTATIC
     descr:        ECLIPSE ADSL STATICIP
     country:      GB
     admin-c:      EIR3-RIPE
     tech-c:       EIR3-RIPE
     changed:      jim@eclipse.net.uk 20031016
     notify:       as-guardian@eclipse.net.uk
     mnt-by:       ECLINET-NMC
     source:       RIPE
     status:       ASSIGNED PA
     remarks:      INFRA-AW
     
     route:        81.168.0.0/17
     descr:        Eclipse Networking Ltd.
     origin:       AS12513
     notify:       as-guardian@eclipse.net.uk
     mnt-by:       ECLINET-NMC
     changed:      jim@eclipse.net.uk 20030404
     source:       RIPE
     
     role:         Eclipse Internet - Ripe Admin
     address:      Eclipse Internet,
     address:      Portland House, Longbrook Street,
     address:      Exeter, Devon EX4 6AB
     address:      GB
     phone:        +44 1392 333300
     fax-no:       +44 1392 333310
     e-mail:       support@eclipse.net.uk
     trouble:      spam and abuse complaints =  mailto:abuse@eclipse.net.uk
     admin-c:      JT5873-RIPE
     tech-c:       JB15805-RIPE
     tech-c:       GH9237-RIPE
     tech-c:       JT5873-RIPE
     nic-hdl:      EIR3-RIPE
     remarks:      Eclipse Internet
     notify:       jim@eclipse.net.uk
     mnt-by:       ECLINET-NMC
     changed:      jim@eclipse.net.uk 20020819
     source:       RIPE

THUNDER-BALL UK INTERNATIONAL CHARITY

From: Lottery Coordinator /Prize Dept
[mailto:queenslottery_2005@hotmail.com] 
Sent: 07 April 2005 11:02
Subject: CONGRATULATION: UNITED KINGDOM DRAWS RESULT..[SCANNED /
ENCRYPTED]

FROM: INTERNATIONAL CHARITY/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT OF THUNDER-BALL UK
LTD.

ATTN:

Congratulations as you are among the lucky winners that were selected by
an advanced automated random computer search over the internet as no
tickets were sold for this program, and thus have been registered for
further consideration in the THUNDER-BALL UK INTERNATIONAL CHARITY
program for the year 2005.

Lucky winners were selected at random via a computer ballot system drawn
from 5,000,000 email addresses of individuals and Corporate bodies from
Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania. Your
email address drew ticket number 874-2005, serial number 04-45 and lucky
numbers 45-38-06-AA in the preference A252 Category. You have therefore
been awarded a prize sum pay out of 1,000,000 (one million Great
Britain Pounds).

However there are only 3 prize payout in the A category, therefore it is
of utmost importance, that you carefully follow these instructions in
claiming your prize money in order to avoid mix up of winning
information of any kind, we request that you keep the entire details of
your award strictly from public notice until the process of transfer of
your claims has been completed, and your funds remitted to your account.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid cases of double claiming
or unscrupulous acts by participants/non participants of this program.

This notification does not guarantee immediate collection of prize
money, as all necessary paper work must be carried out. Your funds is
insured to the full value of 1,000,000.00 (one million Great Britain
Pounds).

For confirmation of your selection as a winner, you are TO FORWARD a
copy of this notification email to our director of operations with
details below:

Mr. Michael Foster,
Directors of Operations,
THUNDERBALL UK LTD,
Thunder-Ball House,
221 Albemarle Street,
London W1S 4BS,
United Kingdom.
email: dire_opreation@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: +44 7040106295
Fax:+44 8701224168

Congratulations once again from all staff of THUNDERBALL UK LTD and it
is our hope that you participate in any of our international programs in
the nearest future.

Sincerely,
Miss Eliza Clint,
Customer Service Manager,
Prize Award Department,
THUNDERBALL UK LTD,
Thunder-Ball House,
221 Albemarle Street,
London W1S 4BS,
United Kingdom.

NOTE: BE REMINDED TO KEEP THE ENTIRE DETAILS OF YOUR AWARD STRICTLY FROM
PUBLIC NOTICE UNTIL THE PROCESS OF TRANSFER OF YOUR CLAIMS HAS BEEN
COMPLETED, AND YOUR FUNDS REMITTED TO YOUR ACCOUNT.


Here is a bank account the criminals use for receiving cash from victims:

Telegraphic/bank transfer
BANK OF CHINA
NINGBO BRANCH
139, YAOHANG STR (315000)
NINGBO CITY P.R. CHINA
SWIFT CODE: BKCHCNBJ92A
A/C NO: 810060160008091001
BENFICIARY: NINGBO VEKEN UNITED CO.
IN FAVOR OF THUNDERBALL UK LTD.




FROM: INTERNATIONAL CHARITY/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT OF THUNDER-BALL UK LTD.

ATTN: Lucky winner,

Congratulations as you are among the lucky winners that were selected by an
advanced automated
random computer search over the internet as no tickets were sold for this
program, and thus have
been registered for further consideration in the THUNDER-BALL UK
INTERNATIONAL CHARITY program for the year 2005.

Lucky winners were selected at random via a computer ballot system drawn
from 5,000,000 email
addresses of individuals and Corporate bodies from Africa, America, Asia,
Australia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania.

Your email address drew ticket number 574-2005, serial number 04-45 and
lucky numbers 45-38-06-AA in the preference A252 Category. You have
therefore been awarded a prize sum pay out of
£2,500,000.00 (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds).

However there are only 3 prize payout in the A category, therefore it is of
utmost importance, that you carefully follow these instructions in claiming
your prize money in order to avoid mix up of winning information of any
kind, we request that you keep the entire details of your award strictly
from public notice until the process of transfer of your claims has been
completed, and your funds remitted to your account. This is part of our
security protocol to avoid cases of double claiming or unscrupulous acts by
participants/non participants of this program.

This notification does not guarantee immediate collection of prize money, as
all necessary paper work must be carried out. Your funds is insured to the
full value of £2,500,000.00 (Two Million
Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds).

For confirmation of your selection as a winner, you are TO FORWARD a copy of
this notification email to our director of operations with details below and
also give him a call:

Mr. Michael Foster,
Director of Operations,
THUNDERBALL UK LTD,
Thunder-Ball House,
221 Albemarle Street,
London W1S 4BS,
United Kingdom.
email: michaelfoster_tunderballukltd@yahoo.co.uk
cc: mfoster_thunderbal@mail2uk.com
Tel: +44 7040120793
Fax: +44 8701223888

Congratulations once again from all staff of THUNDERBALL UK LTD and it is
our hope that you participate in any of our international programs in the
nearest future.

Sincerely,
Miss Eliza Clint,
Customer Service Manager,
Prize Award Department,
THUNDERBALL UK LTD,
Thunder-Ball House,
221 Albemarle Street,
London W1S 4BS,
United Kingdom.
prizeaward_manager@mail2london.com

NOTE: BE REMINDED TO KEEP THE ENTIRE DETAILS OF YOUR AWARD STRICTLY FROM
PUBLIC NOTICE UNTIL THE PROCESS OF TRANSFER OF YOUR CLAIMS HAS BEEN
COMPLETED, AND YOUR FUNDS REMITTED TO YOUR ACCOUNT.


--

Message headers:

Received: from 196.3.60.17 by by15fd.bay15.hotmail.msn.com with HTTP;
 Tue, 05 Jul 2005 13:25:29 GMT
X-Originating-IP: [196.3.60.17]
X-Originating-Email: [customers_servicemanager@thunderballukltd.org]
X-Sender: customers_servicemanager@thunderballukltd.org
From: "Award Manager" <customers_servicemanager@thunderballukltd.org>
Bcc: 
Subject: YOUR EMAIL EMERGED LUCKY WINNER
Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2005 13:25:29 +0000

WHOIS details for sending network (IP 196.3.60.17):

     netname:      ORG-SA57-AFRINIC-20050513
     inetnum:      196.3.60.0 - 196.3.63.255
     netname:      ORG-SA57-AFRINIC-20050513
     descr:        Provider Local Registry
     descr:        Starcomms Nigeria (v4 allocation)
     country:      NG
     org:          ORG-SA57-AFRINIC
     admin-c:      RCO1-AFRINIC
     tech-c:       MQ1-AFRINIC
     status:       ALLOCATED PA
     mnt-by:       AFRINIC-HM-MNT
     mnt-lower:    STARCOMMS-MNT
     notify:       razvano@starcomms.com
     changed:      hostmaster@afrinic.net 20050513
     source:       AFRINIC
     
     organisation: ORG-SA57-AFRINIC
     org-name:     Starcomms
     org-type:     LIR
     country:      NG
     address:      Bishop Kale Close
     	      Des Saka Tinubu Street
     	      Victoria Island
     	      Lagos
     phone:	      +23418049884
     phone:	      +23418048000
     e-mail:       razvano@starcomms.com
     e-mail:	      maherq@starcomms.com
     admin-c:      RCO1-AFRINIC
     tech-c:       MQ1-AFRINIC
     mnt-ref:      AFRINIC-HM-MNT
     notify:       razvano@starcomms.com
     mnt-by:       AFRINIC-HM-MNT
     changed:      hostmaster@afrinic.net 20050510
     source:       AFRINIC
     
     person:       Razvan Cristian Oprea
     address:      Starcomms Nigeria Limited
     address:      Plot 1261, Bishop Kale Close, off Saka Tinubu
     address:      Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
     phone:        +23418049884
     e-mail:       razvano@starcomms.com
     nic-hdl:      RCO1-AFRINIC
     mnt-by:       STARCOMMS-MNT
     changed:      razvano@starcomms.com 20050310
     changed:      razvano@starcomms.com 20050310
     source:       AFRINIC
     
     person:       Maher Qubain
     address:      Starcomms Nigeria Limited
     address:      Plot 1261, Bishop Kale Close, off Saka Tinubu
     address:      Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria
     phone:        +23418048000
     e-mail:       maherq@starcomms.com
     nic-hdl:      MQ1-AFRINIC
     mnt-by:       STARCOMMS-MNT
     changed:      razvano@starcomms.com 20050310
     changed:      razvano@starcomms.com 20050310
     source:       AFRINIC

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