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419 Scam – "UNIVERSAL TRUST LOTTERY / UK NATIONAL INC / AMADRIN EDWARD / HARIET BOOKER"

"UNIVERSAL TRUST LOTTERY / UK NATIONAL INC / AMADRIN EDWARD / HARIET BOOKER" is the fake identity used by a gang of advance fee fraud ("419") scammers operating in Nigeria and the UK. It's a fraud. (see one example scam email here). This is one of the scams run by the Aruloye brothers from the Vic Biz Cyber Cafe in Benin City, Nigeria.

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Example of spam:

FROM:THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR OF PROMOTION
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
UNIVERSAL TRUST LOTTERY HEADQUATERS
Macclesfield,United Kingdom.
Customer's Service Center
REF: U.T./941OYI/02
BATCH: 12/25/DC34
Dispatch date :04/02/2005.
Dear Sir/Madam,
 We happily announce to you the draw of the UNIVERSAL TRUST LOTTERY,
International programs held on the 1/02/2005 in London. Your e-mail
address attached to ticket number: 564 75600545 288 with
Serial number 31-6-26-13-35-7 drew the lucky numbers: 5388/02, which
subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st category.
 therefor been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$2.500,000.00
(TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND United States dollars)in cash 
credited
to file
KPC/9080118308/02/TCA. This is from a total cash prize of
 US$25 Million dollars,
the first fifty (50) lucky winners in this grand category "A".
 This year Lottery Program Jackpot
is the largest ever for British Lottery. The estimated $75 Million
jackpot would be the sixth-biggest in U.K. history. The biggest was the
$363
Million jackpot that went to two winners in January 2004 drawing of The

Big Game Mega Millions' predecessor.
 Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European
booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in our play 
coupon.

In view of this, your US$25 Million dollars (TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED
THOUSAND United States dollars) would be released to you physically by 
our

affiliate Bank. Our approved agent will immediately commence on the
processing of your claims, to facilitate the release of your funds to 
you

as soon as you make contact with them.
 All participants were selected randomly from 'World Wide Web' site
through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 companies.

This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are
advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims 
is

processed and your money remitted to you as required in this grand
category "B". This is a part of our precautionary measure to avoid 
double

claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous
elements.
 Please be warned. To file for your claim,  Kindly  contact our
fiduciary agent with the below details for processing of your claims.
******************************************************************
MR AMADRIN EDWARD.
FIDUCIAL AGENT.
U.T.-LOTTO INC.
Macclesfield,United Kingdom
Email: amadrin@echina.com
******************************************************************
Note that all claims process and clearance procedures must be duly
completed early to avoid impersonation arising to  the issue of double
claiming.
 To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your
reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with us or our 
designated

agent.
 Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program.

Yours faithfully,
MRS.HARIET BOOKER
U.T.-LOTTO Co-ordinator.

Contacting "MR AMADRIN EDWARD" revealed which country the criminals operate from:

Return-Path: <amadrin@echina.com>
Received: from ns.echina.com (HELO echina.com) (64.239.15.33)
  by mx0.######.### (mx067) with SMTP; 05 Feb 2005 15:15:03 +0100
Received: (qmail 22896 invoked from network); 5 Feb 2005 14:14:41 -0000
Received: from localhost (HELO ns.echina.com) (127.0.0.1)
  by localhost with SMTP; 5 Feb 2005 14:14:41 -0000
Received: from 216.139.164.27 (unverified [216.139.164.27])
          by ns.echina.com (VisualMail 4.0)
          with WEBMAIL id 22686;
          Sat, 05 Feb 2005 14:14:41 +0000
From: "Amadrin Edward" <amadrin@echina.com>
To: emailaddress
Importance: Normal
Sensitivity: Normal
Message-ID: <W1268112527226861107612881@ns.echina.com>
X-Mailer: Mintersoft VisualMail, Build 4.0.111601
X-Originating-IP: [216.139.164.27]
Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2005 14:14:41 +0000
Subject: YOUR CLAIM PROCEDURE FORM
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

UNIVERSAL TRUST LOTTERY
HEADQUARTERS 
CUSTOMER SERVICE
REF: U.T./941OYI/02
BATCH: 12/25/DC34
CLAIMS APPLICATION FORM
Your application for the claim of lottery winning  prize will be dully 
processed and Settlements be made upon certification.
Hence, carefully fill in the appropriate information in the space 
provided below to facilitate our immediate commencement of your claim processing.
1. FULL NAME OF BENEFICIARY:..........................................
2. REFERENCE NUMBER:..................................................
3. TICKET NUMBER:....................
4. SERIAL NUMBER:....................
5. NATIONALITY:......................
6. SEX:..........AGE:................
7. TEL...............................
8. FAX:.................(if any).....
9. E-MAIL:...........................
10 COMPANY NAME:..................................................... 
   FULL ADDRESS:.....................................................
11.DATE..............................
12.BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY/ INDIVIDUAL:.........................
   ..................................................................
13.A scanned identification of yourself sent via email
14.You are allso to choose the mode which you want
   to collect your funds:
  i. Travel down to Europe to collect it yours seif.
  ii. By electronic transfer.
 In the light of the above, you are required to fill this form and send 
it back to us by email.
Be aware that your application will be duly processed and verified on the 
receipt of this claim form. You are adviced to forward these informations 
as soon as possible to enable us attend to your file. Please note that your 
funds have been deposited safely in our affiliate finance and Securities 
firm in Europe, even before the draws and your information will be forwarded 
to them before they can process and release your winnings.
After you have sent down these information, We will immediately process 
your winning and forward your data to the affiliated finance and Securities 
firm  who already have your winning particulars. On confirmation,the 
affiliated finance and Securities firm  will transfer your prize money 
from your online transit account to your nominated address. 
Note: that the Certificate and Pin-codeis your proof of winning which you 
must tender to the finance and Securities firm  at the point of payment. 
Your certificate is ready and i will send you a copy as 
soon as you send down the required informations. 
All these measures have been put in place to secure our winners' funds by 
preventing double 
claims and falsification.
Once again, congratulations.
Yours sincerely,
AMADRIN EDWARD.
CLAIMS/FIDUCIARY AGENT.
U.T.-LOTTO INC.
Macclesfield,United Kingdom.
_______________________________________________________
This e-mail was brought to you by eChina.com WebMail.
Please visit us at www.echina.com.

Sending IP address 216.139.164.27 is in Nigeria (country code +234):

     OrgName:    Qkon 
     OrgID:      QKON
     Address:    No 8 Pieter Street Highveld Technopark
     City:       Pretoria
     StateProv:  
     PostalCode: 
     Country:    ZA
     
     NetRange:   216.139.164.24 - 216.139.164.31 
     CIDR:       216.139.164.24/29 
     NetName:    QKON35
     NetHandle:  NET-216-139-164-24-1
     Parent:     NET-216-139-160-0-1
     NetType:    Reassigned
     Comment:    
     RegDate:    2003-08-01
     Updated:    2003-08-01
     
     TechHandle: WBO2-ARIN
     TechName:   Botha, Willem 
     TechPhone:  234 8033027260
     TechEmail:  wbotha@qkon.com 
     
     OrgTechHandle: SBR7-ARIN
     OrgTechName:   Brits, Stadler 
     OrgTechPhone:  234 8033027260
     OrgTechEmail:  stadlerbrits@hotmail.com


The following scam involving the "UK NATIONAL LOTTERY" is related to the "UNIVERSAL TRUST" scam:

  • Winning notifications are sent by the same "MRS.HARIET BOOKER" supposedly based in "Macclesfield,United Kingdom."
  • One of the contact emails uses a domain registered in the name of "Hariet Booker".

Here we go:

From: "uknationa_lottery" <martin_walker05@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 23:38:04 -0300  
Subject: UK NATIONAL LOTTERY  


FROM:THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR OF PROMOTION
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
UK NATIONAL LOTTO HEADQUATERS
Macclesfield,United Kingdom.
Customer's Service Center
Ref Number: UK/910/16454
Batch Number:VC/32/ID1141
Dispatch date : 07/02/2005.
 
Dear Sir/Madam
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners
International programs held on the 1/2/2005 in ENGLAND AND
WALES. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 5224652456UT with
serial number 0098/UK0204,batch number VC/32/ID1141,lottery ref number
UK/910/16454 and drew lucky numbers 03-01-15-20-34-33-07 which
consequently won in the 1st
category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of
US$2.500,000.00 (TWO
MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND United States dollars)in cash credited to
file KLTT/KTU/2004ETN.This is from a total cash
prize of US$25 Million dollars, shared amongst the first
TEN (10) lucky winners in this First category.
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 40,000 company and 20,000,000
individual email addresses and names from all over the world.
This promotional program takes place every year.
This lottery was promoted and sponsored by Association of software
producers.
To file for your claim,please contact our fiducial agent:
========================================================================
 
 
MR MARTIN WALKER
UK NATIONAL INC.
Macclesfield,United Kingdom
Email:martinwalker01@netscape.net
Email:agent_05@online-uknalgame.com
========================================================================
 
Remember, all winning in this first category must be claimed not later
than 31st 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 please 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 promot ional program.Note that you must
contact your claims agent within one week of receipt
of this notice.
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
Sincerely,
MRS.HARIET BOOKER
UK-LOTTO Co-ordinator.
trustuniversal2000@yahoo.co.in 
 
 
 
___________________________________________________________________________
Este mail ha sido enviado desde donde los Alvarado - http://www.alvarado.cl

WHOIS lookup for domain "online-uknalgame.com":

We see the familar Mrs Booker. Whoever registered this has a sense of humour, because both the area code of the phone number and the number of the street address is 234, which is the Nigerian country code for international phone calls...

Domain name: online-uknalgame.com

Registrant Contact:
   Hariet Booker
   Hariet Booker (winners@online-uknalgame.com)
   +1.2345346678
   Fax: none
   234 SUNSET DRIVE AVENUE
   HYDE PARK, VT 05655
   US

Administrative Contact:
   Hariet Booker
   Hariet Booker (winners@online-uknalgame.com)
   +1.2345346678
   Fax: none
   234 SUNSET DRIVE AVENUE
   HYDE PARK, VT 05655
   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


"UK N.L Information Service"

From: "hariet booker" <mike07@uk-agent.com>
To: <undisclosed-recipients:>
Sent: Friday, 25 February, 2005 6:53
Subject: UK N.L Information Service

FROM:THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR OF PROMOTION
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
UK NATIONAL LOTTO HEADQUATERS
Macclesfield,United Kingdom.
Customer's Service Center
Ref Number:  UK/910/16454
Batch Number:VC/32/ID1141
Dispatch date : 25/2/2005.
Dear Sir/Madam
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners
International programs held on the 2/1/2005 in ENGLAND  AND WALES. Your
e-mail address attached to ticket number 5224652456UT with serial number
0098/UK0204,batch number VC/32/ID1141,lottery ref number UK/910/16454 and
drew lucky numbers 03-01-15-20-34-33-07 which consequently won in the
1st category, you have
therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$2.500,000.00 (TWO
MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND United States dollars)in cash credited to
file KLTT/KTU/2004ETN.This is from a total cash prize of US$25 Million
dollars, shared amongst the first TEN (10) lucky winners in
this First category.
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 40,000 company and 20,000,000 individual email
addresses and names from all over the world.
This promotional program takes place every year.
This lottery was promoted and sponsored by Association of software
producers.To file for your claim,please contact our fiducial agent:
=====================================================================
MR KELVIN GIBSON
UK NATIONAL INC.
Macclesfield,United Kingdom
Email:claims@uk-lotterys.ws
=====================================================================
Remember, all winning in this first category must be claimed not later
than 31st 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 please 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 that you must contact your
claims agent within one week of receipt
of this notice.
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
Sincerely,
MRS.HARIET BOOKER
UK-LOTTO Co-ordinator.

Message headers:

Message-ID: <BAY1-F40933B974C3E1ED415F1DF2640@phx.gbl>
Received: from 216.139.176.62 by by1fd.bay1.hotmail.msn.com with HTTP;
	Thu, 24 Feb 2005 21:53:32 GMT
X-Originating-IP: [216.139.176.62]
X-Originating-Email: [mike07@uk-agent.com]

WHOIS details for sending network (IP 216.139.176.62):
This was sent from Vic Biz internet cafe in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

     OrgName:    Vic Biz 
     OrgID:      VICBI-1
     Address:    7 Akpakpava str
     City:       Lagos
     StateProv:  
     PostalCode: 
     Country:    NG
     
     NetRange:   216.139.176.56 - 216.139.176.63 
     CIDR:       216.139.176.56/29 
     NetName:    QKON30
     NetHandle:  NET-216-139-176-56-1
     Parent:     NET-216-139-160-0-1
     NetType:    Reassigned
     Comment:    
     RegDate:    2003-07-24
     Updated:    2003-07-24
     
     TechHandle: EJI-ARIN
     TechName:   Jimoh, Ester 
     TechPhone:  2348033248388
     TechEmail:  dstaal@qkon.com 
     
     OrgTechHandle: EJI-ARIN
     OrgTechName:   Jimoh, Ester 
     OrgTechPhone:  2348033248388
     OrgTechEmail:  dstaal@qkon.com

WHOSIS details for "uk-agent.com":
This fits the current pattern for fake lottery domains: The company is supposed to be UK-based, but the postal address is in the US, the criminals in Nigeria and it's hosted by MSN. There are many others like this.

Request: uk-agent.com
connected to whois.enom.com [66.151.151.170:43] ... 

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

Registrant Contact:
   garry gate
   garry gate (notification@uk-agent.com)
   +1.5643546543
   Fax: +1.6663
   234 sunset drive avenue
   HYDE PARK, VT 05655
   US

Administrative Contact:
   garrygate
   garry gate (notification@uk-agent.com)
   +1.5643546543
   Fax: +1.6663
   234 sunset drive avenue
   HYDE PARK, VT 05655
   US

Technical Contact:
   NOCMSN
   NOC MSN (MSN-PA-TECH@msn.com)
   +1.4258828080
   Fax: 
   One Microsoft Way
   Redmond, WA 98052
   US

Billing Contact:
   NOCMSN
   NOC MSN (MSN-PA-BILL@MSN.COM)
   +1.4258828080
   Fax: 
   One Microsoft Way
   Redmond, WA 98052
   US

Status: Locked

Name Servers:
   pdomns1.msn.com
   pdomns2.msn.com
   
Creation date: 04 Feb 2005 08:03:26
Expiration date: 04 Feb 2006 08:03:26

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