Scam Email: Barr. Paul Phillips

Sample Lottery Scam Email:
Euro League Promo International
Barrister Paul Phillips, Mr. Frank Bower

The scammer claiming to be barrister Paul Phillips is really one of the scummiest slime.  In this sequence of 7 emails, he actually conned an Indian lawyer (we've replaced his real name with "John Doe") into sending him 5,000 UK Pounds, and then emailed asking for more! We at CFR actually spoke with "Paul Phillips" (see the transcripts here).  He's very persistent and very criminal in his scams purporting to be from the "UK Lottery".  Of course, there is no such legal lottery by this name. And you won their "Annual Free Lotto"!  Imagine, a lottery that gives away millions, yet no one buys a ticket.

Don't EVER send money to cover fees, taxes, courier or ANYTHING with a lottery.  NO legitimate lottery would ask you to pay for those things! 

Note the usual clues to an obvious fraud that we have highlighted in the letter; keep confidential, selected by a random computer lottery of email addresses, no website of their own, use of free hotmail/yahoo email accounts, numerous misspellings, poor grammar and punctuation, etc. And wouldn't you find it interesting, that you've NEVER heard of this promo, despite all the "Major Sponsors".  Not a very successful promotion or else just a scam.  Obviously, it is the latter!


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Email 1

from: "Mr.Frank Bower" <info_euroleaquepromos@yahoo.co.uk>
To:  JohnDoe@yahoo.com  
 
Subject:  CONGRATULATIONS YOU ARE THE LUCKY WINNER  
 
Date:  Mon, 29 Jan 2007 23:10:11 IST  

EURO LEAGUE PROMO INTERNATIONAL
12 BRIDGE STREET,
STAINES MIDDLESEX TW18 4TP UK
UNITED KINGDOM
REF NUMBER: 014/060/532
BATCH NUMBER: 762901-PCD03
Email: info_euroleaquepromos@yahoo.co.uk
TEL +447024097940
www.freelotto.com

Dear Lucky Winner

We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today January, 29th 2007 of winners of the EURO LEAGUE PROMO 2007 held on the January 26th, 2007.The major sponsors of the Euro league Sport contributed funds for the Euro league promo. These include Adidas, Hyundai, Fuji Film, Master Card, Gillette, Coca cola, Continental, Toshiba,McDonalds, Emirates Airline and a host of others.

Your email address () attached to ticket number 275224-65896-6453; with serial number 3772-554 drew the lucky numbers, and consequently emerged as one of the winners under 1st category. You have therefore been approved of a Prize of Five Hundred Thousand Pound (�500,000.00) credited to file REF NO. ERD/0103302417/07. This is from total prize money of Ten Million Pounds shared among the Twenty International Winners in 1st-3rd category.

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 company email addresses and 30,000,000 individual email addresses from Australia, New Zealand, South America,Europe, North America, Africa and Asia as part of International Promotions Program, which is
conducted annually.

We ask that you keep this award strictly confidential until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to you. To receive your claim, please contact your claim officer:


1. Mr.Frank Bower

2. Email: info_euroleaquepromos@yahoo.co.uk


The following are required:

1. FULL NAMES:________________________________

2.NATIONALITY:______________________________

3. DATE OF BIRTH ____________________________

4. SEX:_________________________

5. MARITAL STATUS:_________________________

6.CONTACT ADDRESS:_________________________

7.TELEPHONE NUMBER:___________________

8.OCCUPATION:_________________________________

9.BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY/INDIVIDUAL:____

10.WINNING E-MAIL ADDRESS:_________________

11.WINNING NUMBER:___________________________

12TOTAL AMOUNT WON:______________________


Winners must claim all prize money as soon as possible.NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference number in every one of your correspondences with your agent.

Anybody under the age of 18 is AUTOMATICALY DISQUALIFIED. Congratulations once again from our team of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.

Yours Sincerely,

The President
Euro leaque Promo


Email 2

From: Frank Bower < info_euroleaquepromos@yahoo.co.uk > | Add to Address Book | This is spam
To:  John Doe <JohnDoe@yahoo.com>   
Subject:  SEE ATTACHMENT FOR CERTIFICATE  
 
Date:  Wed, 31 Jan 2007 14:18:08 IST  

Attention: John Doe

Be informed that after due verification you indeed emerged as the true winner of the star prize of Five Hundred Thousand Pounds (�500,000.00) Under Category �A'. You are hereby advised to contact the disbursement bank legal adviser whose information(s) are stated below: -

Barrister Paul Phillips
Solicitors, Advocates And Commissioner Of oath
Address: Harbour Exchange Square, E14 9GB, London
E-mail: paulphillipchambers@yahoo.co.uk 
Tel. No. +447045700555 ,Fax No +44 870 471 3035

He will assist you to carry out the endorsement exercise to enable the disbursement bank remit your prize money. Non - British Citizens are entitled to pay non-resident tax fee before their prizes can be remitted.

see attachment for winning certificate

You can personally come to UK and claim your prize with the assistant of Barrister Paul Phillips You must not involve a third party; you are to deal directly with Barrister Paul Phillips More also, keep your winning information confidential to avoid unscrupulous individuals from taken advantage of your information to complicate the release or misdirection of your prize money.
Winners are to claim their prize within 10 days from when notification was received or have their prizes declared as unclaimed
Congratulations!
Regards,
Frank Bower
Euro League promo
 


Email 3

From: Paul Phillips < paulphillipchambers@yahoo.co.uk >
To:  John Doe <JohnDoe@yahoo.com>  
Subject:  LEGAL REPRESENTATION  
 
Date:  Wed, 31 Jan 2007 21:55:32 IST  

Attention: John Doe
 

In response to your email, we hereby inform you that the authenticity of your claim has been verified personally at the Personnel and Verifications Department of EURO LEAGUE PROMO, United Kingdom, organizers of the Promo event in which you drew lucky numbers to emerge winner of Five Hundred Thousand pounds in category �1'
I have just received confirmation from our office. We are therefore able to carry out your instruction in accordance with your application for representation.

In pursuant of your instruction we hereby inform you of the attendant prerequisites which should necessarily be met if we are to meet with your request timely. Non - British Citizens are entitled to pay non-resident tax fee of 1,500 pounds before their prizes can be remitted. My legal fee of 5000 pounds will be paid as soon as you received your prize in your nominated account.

It is against our policy to pay for our client and impossible to deduct this fee from your original prize. Upon your meeting with our requirements, as stated herein, we will immediately commence with your instructions in endorsing and processing your claim to make sure the transfer takes place immediately to any nominated account of your choice.
You are to let us know when you are going to pay the tax fee of 1,500 so that we will send you the account details with which you will make the payment.

Yours in service,

Barrister Paul Phillips ESQ.

PAUL PHILLIPS (SOLICITORS, ADVOC ATES & ARBITRATORS)
Harbour Exchange Square, E14 9GB, London Tel No. +447045700555 ,Fax No +44 870 471 3035
Partners: S. Thomas, D Rutter, R R Carlson, T W Stevenson, J Burton, P Garner, S J Welcomme, S Scott, A Muir, A P C Davies, E Ni-Charthaig, S Adlam, B Dures, A Littlefield, J Hesketh
 


Email 4

From: Paul Phillips < paulphillipchambers@yahoo.co.uk >
To:  John Doe <JohnDoe@yahoo.com>  
 
Subject:  LEGAL REPRESENTATION (ACCOUNT DETAILS)  

Date:  Wed, 31 Jan 2007 21:57:32 IST  

This is our offshore account in India, Note that after making the payment send me the payment slip immeditely through scanning for verification so that I can go ahead and process your winnings.

ACCOUNT NO: 002805002557
ACCOUNT NAME ROCK BOTTON
I.C.I.C.I BANK INDIA

We lookforward to hearing from you.

PAUL PHILLIPS

 


Email 5

From: Paul Phillips <paulphillipchambers@yahoo.co.uk>  
To:  JohnDoe@yahoo.com  
 
Subject:  NEW ACCOUNT DETAILS  
 
Date:  Sat, 03 Feb 2007 19:48:34 IST  

 We want to inform you that we have changed our offshore account in India because the former owner of the last account has been transferd.

This is our offshore account in India, Note that after making the payment send me the payment slip immeditely through scanning for verification so that I can go ahead and process your winnings.


ACCOUNT NAME: RAVI KUMAR
ACCOUNT NO: 001901019162
I.C.I.C.I BANK INDIA

We lookforward to hearing from you.

PAUL PHILLIPS
 


Email 6

From: Paul Phillips <paulphillipchambers@yahoo.co.uk> 
To:  John Doe <JohnDoe@yahoo.com>  
 
Subject:  NEW ACCOUNT DETAILS  
 
Date:  Tue, 06 Feb 2007 09:55:31 IST  

 This is our offshore account in India with PAN ( permenant account number) Note that after making the payment send me the payment slip immeditely through scanning for verification so that I can go ahead and process your winnings.

Aakash Finance
ACCOUNT NO: 020305002669
ICICI BANK
KALYAL BRANCH
PAN NO: BHSPS9478Q

Barrister Paul Phillips ESQ.

PAUL PHILLIPS (SOLICITORS, ADVOCATES & ARBITRATORS)
Harbour Exchange Square, E14 9GB, London, Tel No +447045700555, Fax No +44 870 471 3035, Monday-Friday) Partners: S. Thomas, D Rutter, R R Carlson, T W Stevenson, J Burton, P Garner, S J Welcomme, S Scott, A Muir, A P C Davies, E Ni-Charthaig, S Adlam, B Dures, A Littlefield, J
Hesketh
 


Email 7

From: Paul Phillips <paulphillipchambers@yahoo.co.uk> | Add to Address Book | This is spam
To:  John Doe <JohnDoe@yahoo.com>  
 
Subject:  VIEW ATTACHMENT FOR CHEQUE  
 
Date:  Tue, 06 Feb 2007 10:05:37 IST  

 Your cheque has been received by me from the lottery office after signing all documents and concluding processing on your behalf. All that is required now is sending the cheque and the original certificate to you by courier as soon as possible at your own cost.

The reverse side of the original certificate needs to be signed by you to enable activation of
the Cheque as soon as you have comfirmed the receipt of the cheque.

please note that the prize winnings have been insured to its real value and as such cannot be deducted from this is a layed down rules and regulation by euro league promo to guide against double claming of funds by winners and non winners.your details have been verified with our file and registered with your Cheque.

You are to pay the sum of 1500 pounds,Note that the 1500 pounds covers both taxes and also the cost of sending you the cheque and original copy of your certificate through courier,its important that you send me a copy of your international passport or drivers licence for identification.

You can make the payment to this account details below

Aakash Finance
ACCOUNT NO: 020305002669
ICICI BANK
KALYAL BRANCH
PAN NO: BHSPS9478Q

Barrister Paul Phillips ESQ.

PAUL PHILLIPS (SOLICITORS, ADVOCATES & ARBITRATORS)
Harbour Exchange Square, E14 9GB, London, Tel No +447045700555, Fax No +44 870 471 3035, Monday-Friday) Partners: S. Thomas, D Rutter, R R Carlson, T W Stevenson, J Burton, P Garner, S J Welcomme, S Scott, A Muir, A P C Davies, E Ni-Charthaig, S Adlam, B Dures, A Littlefield, J
Hesketh

 


Common signs that it is a scam:

  • the return email addresses are free Yahoo email accounts,

  • The recipient "won" without buying a ticket (so where does the money come from?)

  • "For security reasons" you're not allowed to talk to anyone about it (especially the police or consumerfraudreporting.org!) - which ought to be odd since lotteries thrive on publicity!


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