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Re: latest variety of Nigeria scam

  • From: Scott Granados
  • Date: Fri Dec 06 21:45:52 2002

Just a note:)  I heard this the other day.  Did you know scams are the third
largest Industry in Nigeria.  I guess people sit in public places with
access and send these out hoping to get bank account numbers.

Funny:)



----- Original Message -----
From: "William B. Norton" <wbn@equinix.com>
To: "hostmaster" <hostmaster@nso.org>; <nanog@merit.edu>
Sent: Friday, December 06, 2002 5:15 PM
Subject: Re: latest variety of Nigeria scam


>
> Just curious...Why post this - is there something unique here?  I've been
> collecting these for years now, kinda like collecting insects. Currently I
> have about 120 variants from Princesses, widows, Prime Ministers,
> Ambassadors, and sons of deposed Kings, each with millions to give me.
This
> looks like a plain old vanilla variety that we've all seen.
>
> Seems similar to spammers in terms of problem profile. A systematic
> approach is probably the right way to address it. (Please don't start a
> Spam thread here.)
>
> Bill
>
> At 12:50 AM 12/7/2002 +0100, hostmaster wrote:
>
>
>
> >For those of you interested in the latest variety of the Nigeria -scam...
> >
> >it came straight from
> >217.78.73.1     SIOTEL NIGERIA LIMITED
> >217.78.73.5     SIOTEL NIGERIA LIMITED
> >217.78.73.160   SIOTEL NIGERIA LIMITED
> >
> >And for law enforcement in The Netherlands, this hopefully will lead
> >you to something.
> >
> >best
> >
> >Bert
> >
> >
> >
> >===============================================================
> >Dear xxxxx ,
> >WELTLOTTO-FIRMA WORLDLOTTO
> >41132, NL-1007 DB
> >AMSTERDAM,
> >THE NETHERLANDS.
> >
> >FROM: THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS,
> >
> >
> >INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT, REF:
> >WFL/67-C337209635
> >ATTENTION ENTRANT:
> >AWARD NOTIFICATION; FINAL NOTICE
> >We are pleased to inform you of the announcement
> >today, 13TH November
> >2002,of
> >winners of the WELTLOTTO-FIRMA
> >WORLDLOTTO/INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS held on the 8TH
> >OCTOBER, 2002.
> >Your company, attached to ticket number
> >013-2316-2002-477, with serial
> >number A025-09 drew the lucky numbers
> >37-13-34-85-56-42, and consequently
> >won in
> >category C.
> >You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay
> >out of US$1,500,000.00
> >in
> >cash credited to file REF NO. REF: WFL/67-C337209635.
> >This is from total
> >prize
> >money of US$22,500,000.00 shared among the fifteen
> >international winners in
> >the
> >category C. All participants were selected through a
> >computer ballot system
> >drawn
> >from 30,000 names from Australia, New Zealand,
> >America, Asia, Europe and
> >North
> >America as part our International Promotions Program,
> >which is conducted
> >annually.
> >CONGRATULATIONS!
> >Your fund is now deposited with a Finance and Security
> >House insured in your
> >name. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we
> >ask that you keep this
> >award strictly from public notice until your claim has
> >been processed and
> >your
> >money remitted to your account. 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 you prize, you will participate
> >in our end of year
> >high
> >stakes US$1.3 billion International lotto.
> >To collect your claim, please contact your claims
> >officer immediately:
> >MAXWELL FRIEDEL,
> >FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER,
> >EUROSECURITIES NL,
> >FAX : 31 205248020
> >EMAIL : euro_securities_nl@europe.com
> >WEB URL : http:/www.eurosecurities-bv.com
> >For due processing and remittance of your prize money
> >to a designated
> >account of
> >your choice. Remember, you must contact your claims
> >officer not later than
> >DECEMBER 17TH, 2002. After this date, all funds will be
> >returned as
> >Unclaimed.
> >************
> >NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and
> >complications, please
> >remember to quote your reference number in every one
> >of your correspondences
> >with
> >your claims officer. Furthermore,should there be any
> >change of your
> >address, do inform your claims officer as soon as
> >possible.
> >************
> >
>
>___________________________________________________________________________
_
> >
> >
> >_
> >**NB** QUOTE YOUR REFERENCE NUMBER AS THE SUBJECT OF
> >YOUR MAIL, AND ATTACH
> >THIS ONE WHEN YOU MAIL YOUR CLAIMS AGENT TO EXPEDITE
> >YOUR CLAIM AND AVOID
> >SERIOUS DELAYS.
>
>___________________________________________________________________________
_
> >
> >
> >_
> >
> >Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you
> >for being part of our
> >promotions program.
> >
> >Sincerely,
> >THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS,
> >WELT LOTTO FIRMA BV.
> >www.weltlottofirma.s5.com
> >N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the
> >winners will result in
> >disqualification. Please do not reply this e-mail.
> >
>
>





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