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Lottery Scams - Reply from the Scammers at:
AUSTRALIA LOTTERY INC.
"Barry T. Standford", "Barrister Duke Nelson", "MR.RICHARD OKORO"

If you replied to the email from "Barry T. Standford" at "AUSTRALIA LOTTERY INC." telling you that "your email address won in the second category" or something similar, and to contact "Barrister Duke Nelson" to collect your winnings, you will probably get one of the emailsbelow back from the scammers.

Although the most important clue is that no legitimate lottery will ever email a winner, nor require a winner to pay any fees, taxes or delivery charges, there are many other signs that this is a fraud. Does it occur to you that an Australian Lottery would not be using a NIGERIAN bank (who in their right mind would???). We have highlighted some of these in the email below, not the least of which are:

  • NO LOTTERY ANYWHERE REQUIRES WINNERS TO PAY FEES, TAXES<OR OTHER CHARGES TO COLLECT THEIR WINNINGS!!! Can we say it any more plainly than that?

  • Pigeon English - Notice that as the scammer gets past the initial template email and must write free-form, how his grammar, spelling and basic sentence structure go straight in the toilet.  The scammers don't even know how to use spell checkers.  After all, this is a stupid, low-life criminal in the heart of Africa, who probably dropped out of school at age 5 to join a gang or militia. Obviously, real lotteries also proofread their emails and look and read more professional.

  • Using free email account: The scammer is writing to you from a FREE email account (Yahoo, Hotmail, Excite, AIM, Gmail, etc.).  Don't you think a real organization would use its own email, its own domain and website?

  • Keep Confidential - Real lotteries THRIVE on publicity - they don't want you to keep anything secret - the publicity causes people to buy more tickets. there is NO risk of "double claiming" because they can validate where the ticket numbers were sold. The scammer want you to keep quiet because they don't want the police or ConsumerFraudreporting to hear about them! It should read: "For our own security, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential until we have finished scamming you!"

Here is a typical scam lottery winning notification. 


Actual scam reply email (One example - the scammers constantly change names, dates and addresses!):

"Barrister DUKE NELSON" b_dukenelson@yahoo.com
From The Desk Of Barrister Duke and Solicitors.
14th March. 2007

Hello John Doe,

I want to use this oppurtunity to congratulate you once again. I'm writing you on behalf of the Ausralian Lotto Inc.Your informations has been sent to our paying bank The First Bank Of Nigeria Plc.The bank will contact you any time from now. I have sworn an Affidavit of claim on your behalf and it have been sent to the bank as well. You are free to call me for any questions or advice ok, Finally make sure you keep this confidential because any body can use your serie number and name and come up to claim your winning prize. I wish you all the best

Barrister Duke Nelson(esq)

+234-8038-525-444

Next email from the scammers, after the victim asked for more information:

"FIRST BANK PLC" remmittancedept@lycos.com
FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC .

FIRSTBANK OF NIGERIA PLC .
*****FIRST BANK INTERNATIONAL NIGERIA*****
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR EXCHANGE CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE
FIRST BANK PLAZA
#1 BANKROAD WUSE FCT ABUJA-NIGERIA.
 

15th,March 2007

TEL:+234-8064-319662

FAX+234-1-7605-948

Cc:SOUTH AUSTRALIAN LOTTERY INC.
RUNDLE MALL, ADELAIDE,
SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

ATTN :John Doe

We have received the copy of your Affidavit of Claim and Verification/Confirmation Form from the South Australian Lottery International. We are writing you in regards of your winning prize $250,000 in our custody. Your winning prize will be sent to your Account in Indian, but you will be required to pay the cost of transfer to our Indian agent Bank account in Indian before we can send your winning prize. The cost of transfer will attract the sum of $300 to enable us commence on the transfer. We awaits your immediate responses to this mail so we can direct you on what to do next.

NB:We do not deduct any money from the actual amount won by winners.This is part of the security protocol guiding the bank. It is important that you maintain a high level of co-operation ,disciple and abide strictly to the laid down policies and procedures of the bank to enable us effect the transfer of your money immediately. As soon as you receive this email,you are urged to call Asap.

Finally,for more details,please contact us immediately.We are open Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm and Saturday 8.00am - 3.00pm.

Thanks for the Anticipated Co-operation.

Yours Sincerely

MR.RICHARD OKORO,

MANAGER INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT

FIRST BANK PLC.

Online Banking

2007 FIRST BANK NIGERIA PLC. All Rights Reserved

The victim spoke with them on the telephone, then received this email:

FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC .
FIRSTBANK OF NIGERIA PLC .

*****FIRST BANK INTERNATIONAL NIGERIA*****
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR EXCHANGE CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE
FIRST BANK PLAZA
#1 BANKROAD WUSE FCT ABUJA-NIGERIA.
 

16th,March 2007

TEL:+234-8064-319662
FAX+234-1-7605-948

Cc:SOUTH AUSTRALIAN LOTTERY INC.
RUNDLE MALL, ADELAIDE,
SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

ATTN : John Doe,

Squirrel to our conversation through the phone. You are advised to make the payment of $300 (three hundred dollars) to our Agent in Indian, Below is her Banking informations:

Account Holder's Name: Rodah Yangdeng Lungtokiihum

Account Number: 031301500306

Bank Name: icici bank Indian, New Delhi

You go to any icic Bank branch around you and make the payment.Secondly you are to send to us your Account Informations and also the scaned copy of the payment slip.

NB:We do not deduct any money from the actual amount won by winners. This is part of the security protocol guiding the bank. It is important that you maintain a high level of co-operation ,disciple and abide strictly to the laid down policies and procedures of the bank to enable us effect the transfer of your money immediately. As soon as you receive this email,you are urged to call Asap.

Finally, for more details, please contact us immediately. We are open Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm and Saturday 8.00am - 3.00pm.

Thanks for the Anticipated Co-operation.

Yours Sincerely

MR.RICHARD OKORO,

MANAGER INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT

FIRST BANK PLC.

Online Banking

2007 FIRST BANK NIGERIA PLC. All Rights Reserved

 


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