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419 Scam Example: "UK NATIONAL LOTTERY (BRIAN HUNT)"

The "UK NATIONAL LOTTERY" are is a real lottery whose name is amongst the most frequently used for fake lottery scams, which are mostly run by gangs in Nigeria for an advance fee fraud or "419" scam. The real UK National Lottery

  • does not award prizes on the basis of randomly selected email addresses
  • only awards prizes to people who bought a lottery ticket in the UK
  • does not generally notify winners by email
  • requires any prize of £ 10,000 or more to be claimed in person (at a regional office)
  • does not employ "claim agents" or "fiduciary agents"
  • does not use free webmail addresses (Yahoo, Netscape, etc) or +44 70 phone redirection numbers

Two names of innocent real people are often abused for this scam, neither of whom works for the UK National Lottery:

  • Brian Hunt - runs a company in Newcastle upon Tyne which lets people outside the UK buy UK lottery tickets (the UK National Lottery does not operate outside the UK)
  • Richard K. Lloyd - operator of a website with information on the UK National Lottery

Please send us replies by "claims agents", especially money demands and payment instructions, we will publish them here.

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This scam is related to the "Express Dispatch Courier Ltd." scam which was sent from the same IP address. It is also related to the "Castle International Lottery (Brian Hunt)" scam which used the same fake postal address and agent name as "UK NATIONAL LOTTERY (BRIAN HUNT)" and which is linked to the following fake courier services by IP address:

See also: Example of "UK NATIONAL LOTTERY (BRIAN HUNT)" scam email:

UK-LOTTO Headquarters:
The Marina Offices, 
St Peters Yacht Basin,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1HX
England

Customer Service
Ref: UK/9420X2/68
Batch: 074/05/ZY369 

              WINNING NOTIFICATION:
 
 We happily announce to you the draw of the UK
NATIONAL LOTTERY, online 
Sweepstakes International program held on Saturday 5th of March, 2005 
in LIVERPOOL UNITED-KINGDOM. 

 Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:
56475600545 188 with Serial 
number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers:
06 . 19 . 24 . 26 . 27 . 49 . [08] Bonus Ball
which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd
category.

  You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of
US$2,500,000.00 (Two million,Five Hundred Thousand United States 
Dollars) in cash credited to file ktu/9023118308/03.This is from a 
total cash 
prize of  $USD 25 Million dollars, shared amongst the first Ten (10) 
lucky winners in this category. 
All participants for the online version were selected
randomly from World Wide Web sites through computer draw system 
andextracted from over 100,000 
unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are
listed online. This promotion takes place annually. 

 Please note that your lucky winning number falls
within our European 
booklet representative office in Europe as indicated
in your play coupon. 
In view of this, your $USD2,500,000 (two million five hundred thousand 
dollars) will be released to you by any of our payment offices in 
Europe. 

Our European agent will immediately commence the
process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact 
him. 

 For security reasons, you are advised to keep your
winning information confidential till your claim is processed and 
your money has been remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to 
claim 
your prize.
This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming 
andunwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned. 

 To file for your claim, please contact our 
fiduciary agent:
 
Mr.BRIAN HUNT

Email: fiduciary_unl@myway.com

with your claims verification information:

FULL NAMES OF BENEFICIARY:........................

CONTACT ADDRESS:..................................

CITY/STATE:.......................................

COUNTRY:..........................................

NATIONALITY:......................................

SEX:.......................AGE:................... 

TEL NO:...........................................

NEXT OF KIN:......................................

ANNUAL INCOME:....................................


AMOUNT WON:.......................................

REFENCE NO:................BATCH NO:.............. 

LUCKY NO:..................TICKET NO..............

SERIAL NO:.................LOTTERY DATE:..........


 feel free to visit the online result site to confirm your winnings 
numbers.  
<http://www.national-lottery.co.uk/player/p/results/results.do>


 For Further enquiries and confirmation, 
Contact: Mr Brian Hunt  
<http://www.uknationallottery.com/meettheteam.php>

  Congratulations once again from all members and staffs of this
program. Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery
programs.

Sincerely,

MR ANDREW T. HALL
Online coordinator for UK NATIONAL LOTTERY 
Sweepstakes International Program








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Reponse from the claims agent:

UK NATIONAL LOTTERY
FIDUCIARY DEPARTMENT,

REF NO: UK/9420X2/68
BATCH NO: 074/05/ZY369

19TH MARCH, 2005.

DEAR FIRSTNAME LASTNAME,

CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR UK LOTTERY WINNING CERTIFICATE IS READY. I 
HAVE ATTACHED A COPY OF THE CERTIFICATE TO THIS EMAIL FOR YOUR REVIEW.

THE AGENCY THEREFORE WISHES TO KNOW THE MODE BY WHICH YOU WISH TO 
RECEIVE YOUR PRIZEWINNINGS, THE TWO OPTIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS.

THE FIRST, REQUIRES THE WINNER TO CLAIM AND RECEIVE HIS WINNINGS IN 
PERSON AT OUR PAYMENT OFFICE HERE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AS WINNINGS 
MUST BE CLAIMED BY THE ACTUAL BONAFIDE WINNER . 

SECONDLY, THE WINNER HAS THE OPTION OF RECEIVING HIS WINNINGS VIA 
TELEGRAPHIC WIRE TRANSFER, FROM A CORRESPONDING BANK HERE IN THE UK 
TO ANY DESIGNATED BANK ACCOUNT OF YOUR CHOICE.

YOU ARE TO NOTIFY ME OF THE PROCEDURE THAT WILL BE MOST CONVINIENT 
FOR YOU TO RECEIVE YOUR PRIZEWINNINGS TO ENABLE US SEND YOU THE 
CONTACT DETAILS OF THE DEPARTMENT INCHARGE OF YOUR PREFERED MODE 
OF RECEIPT.

WE DO UNDERSTAND THE FACT THAT THIS PROCESS IS TAKING A LITTLE LONGER 
THAN USUAL, WHICH IS AS A RESULT OF THE CAUTIOUS STEPS TAKEN IN THE 
PROCESSING OF YOUR DOCUMENTS, BUT I WISH TO ASSURE YOU CATHEGORICALLY 
THAT THIS PROCEDURE WILL SOON COME TO A LOGICAL CONCLUSION. 

I ANTICIPATE YOUR PROMPT RESPONSE INORDER TO ENSURE THE TIMELY 
COMPLETION OF THIS REMMITTANCE PROCESS.

REGARDS,
BRIAN HUNT.
FIDUCIARY FOR UK NATIONAL LOTTERY.


Here are mail headers from this response:

Subject: YOUR WINNING CERTIFICATE IS READY.
Received: from [216.139.181.214] by mprdmailfe3.nwk.myway.com
 via HTTP; Sat, 19 Mar 2005 12:45:40 EST
X-AntiAbuse: This header was added to track abuse,
 please include it with any abuse report
X-AntiAbuse: ID = 2d20e40ca25ef8da0567392cda3626fb
Reply-To: fiduciary_unl@myway.com
From: "BRIAN" <fiduciary_unl@myway.com>

WHOIS details of sending network (IP 216.139.181.214):

     OrgName:    Global Communicaton Network NetExpress 
     OrgID:      GCNN
     Address:    Plot 287 Ajose Adeogun Street
     City:       Lagos
     StateProv:  
     PostalCode: 
     Country:    NG
     
     NetRange:   216.139.181.128 - 216.139.181.255 
     CIDR:       216.139.181.128/25 
     NetName:    NETEXPRESS1
     NetHandle:  NET-216-139-181-128-1
     Parent:     NET-216-139-160-0-1
     NetType:    Reassigned
     Comment:    
     RegDate:    2002-10-04
     Updated:    2002-10-04
     
     TechHandle: TIK-ARIN
     TechName:   Ikoko, Tekena 
     TechPhone:  234-84-237-536
     TechEmail:  tikoko@onebox.com 
     
     OrgTechHandle: ETI2-ARIN
     OrgTechName:   Timitimi, Ebibomo 
     OrgTechPhone:  2341-262-0934
     OrgTechEmail:  ebibomo@yahoo.com

The following message from a criminal posing as a bank came with a very real looking Adobe PDF form to open an account at supposedly the Royal Bank of Scotland, for the victim to reveal all his private data and a request for picture ID.

Royal Bank of Scotland
Smith House
Elmwood Avenue,
Feltham
Middlesex,
TW 13 7QD
U.K.

22ND MARCH, 2005.

             REFERENCE NUMBER: RBS/CS/2005/45876/77

Attn: Firstname Lastname,

This is to inform you that your UK lottery winning funds of U$D 2.5 million 
has been deposited with the treasury and security department of this bank by 
the UK national lottery.

The management of the UK lottery agency has instructed that we transfer the 
said monies to you at any designated bank account of your choice and the 
operations department of this bank is to handle the transfer.

To commence this transfer transaction, a gold dollar cheque account will be 
activated for you in this bank, into which your funds will be deposited, and 
subsequently transfered from, to you at any bank account you wish.

I have attached your account opening forms to this email, you are to 
complete the form with black ink, in capital letters as it duely concerns 
you, and send back to us at this department via fax or email attachment.

fax no: +44 7075055626

We also require that you send a copy of any valid identification that bears 
your photograph and full names so we can prove that you are FIRSTNAME 
LASTNAME, the true beneficiary of the funds in our custody.

The following information of the designated bank account you wish the funds 
to be transfered will also be required.

Bank Name:
Bank Address:
Account holders name:
Type of account:
Bank aba/routing number:

Your certificate of deposit will be issued for you as soon as we receive 
your account opening forms and identification and have proven that you are 
the actual bebeficiary of the funds.

We also need you to send us your lottery winning documents for inspection 
inorder to ascertain that the said funds are not being transfered for 
illegal activities.

I anticipate your propmt response.

Yours in service,

Neil Roden.
Director of operations.

As you can see from the message headers, the "bank" uses the same IP address as the "lottery":

Received: from 216.139.181.214 by by21fd.bay21.hotmail.msn.com with HTTP;
	Tue, 22 Mar 2005 15:25:03 GMT
X-Originating-IP: [216.139.181.214]
X-Originating-Email: [operationsdepartment@rbs-online-uk.com]
X-Sender: operationsdepartment@rbs-online-uk.com
From: "Royal Bank Of Scotland" <operationsdepartment@rbs-online-uk.com>

Domain registration details for "rbs-online-uk.com" (created 2005-03-08):

Request: rbs-online-uk.com
from whois.crsnic.net:43 [cached Sat Mar 26 03:22:04 2005 UTC]
from whois.enom.com:43 [cached Sat Mar 26 03:22:05 2005 UTC]

Registration Service Provided By: Microsoft
Contact: personal_address@css.one.microsoft.com
Visit: http://support.msn.com/contactus.aspx?pk=PersonalAddress
	
Domain name: rbs-online-uk.com

Registrant Contact:
   Royal Bank Of Scotland
   Royal Bank Of Scotland (operationsdepartment@rbs-online-uk.com)
   +1.5592917520
   Fax: none
   7031 West 750 North
   Winamac, IN 46996
   US

Administrative Contact:
   Royal Bank Of Scotland
   Royal Bank Of Scotland (operationsdepartment@rbs-online-uk.com)
   +1.5592917520
   Fax: none
   7031 West 750 North
   Winamac, IN 46996
   US

Technical Contact:
   NOC MSN
   NOC MSN (MSN-PA-TECH@msn.com)
   +1.4258828080
   Fax: none
   One Microsoft Way
   Redmond, WA 98052
   US

Billing Contact:
   NOC MSN
   NOC MSN (MSN-PA-BILL@MSN.COM)
   +1.4258828080
   Fax: none
   One Microsoft Way
   Redmond, WA 98052
   US

Status: Locked

Name Servers:
   pdomns1.msn.com
   pdomns2.msn.com
   
Creation date: 08 Mar 2005 11:39:00
Expiration date: 08 Mar 2006 11:39:00


UK NATIONAL LOTTERY (Mark henry, Richard K. Lloyd)

The National Lottery
P O Box 1010
Liverpool, L70 1NL
UNITED KINGDOM
(Customer Services)
Ref: UK/9420X2/68
Batch: 074/05/ZY369
WINNING NOTIFICATION:
We happily announce to you the draw (#962) of the UK
NATIONAL LOTTERY,online Sweepstakes International program held
on wednessday 16th of March, 2005. Your e-mail address attached 
to ticket
number: 56475600545188 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the
lucky numbers:03-07-09-21-35-39(bonus no.32), which subsequently 
won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.e match 5 plus bonus.You 
have therefore
been approved to claim a total sum of  £186,532(One hundred and 
eighty six thousand five hundred and thirty two pounds sterling)  
in cash or cheque credited to file KTU/9023118308/03.This is from 
a total cash prize of  £746,128 shared amongst four(4)  lucky 
winners in this category i.e Match 5 plus bonus.
All participants for the online version were selected randomly from 
World Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from over 
100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed 
online. This promotion takes place weekly In view of this, your  
£186,532(One hundred and eighty six thousand five hundred and thirty 
two pounds sterling) would be released to you by any of our payment 
offices from Europe.
 Our European agent will immediately commence the process to 
facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.
To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary
agent:Mr Mark Henry
Email: markhenry@ukonlineworld.net
You can go to our online result site to confirm the
value of your winnings and also get a prize
breakdown:-
http://www.national-lottery.co.uk/player/p/results/results.do
Goodluck from me and members of staff of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY.
Regards,
Richard K. Lloyd.
Online Coordinator
UK NATIONAL LOTTERY
Sweepstakes International Program
Email:verify@winning.com
Fax:+44-8701337866

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