A reader forwarded me this set of scam emails. I guess she replied to the first, and the second two emails are replies from the scammers. I find it strange how the scammers get angry with their (potential) victims if they start to ask questions. Can you imagine a real business person doing that?
Here is the original scam email:
8391 Beverly Blvd,
#349, Los Angeles,
Winning no: GB8701/LPRC
ticket number; 47061725 07056490902
serial number; 7741137002
This is to inform the bearer that You have won the sum of $300,000.00 OUR 2009 SWEEPSTAKES (Myspace Inc )
This is a bonus to promote our users worldwide through this online lottery, Which is fully based on an electronic selection .
We hereby approve you a lump sum of $300,000 (Three hundred Thousand) in Cash Credit File- ILP/HW 47509/02 from the total cash prize for eight lucky winners in this category.
All participant were selected through a computer balloting system drawn in Nine hundred thousand E-mail address on this website from the listed countries: Canada,Australia,United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Oceania as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually.
This Lotto was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the Aspect that impacts peoples lifestyle worldwide .
Further more your details(e-mail address) falls within our European representative office in Amsterdam, Holland, as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of US$300, 000.00 will be released to you from this regional branch office in England .
We hope with part of your prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes for US$1.3 Billion international draw.
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE:Simply contact your Fiduciary Agent
Name – NICHOLAS ALFRED
E-mail address – email@example.com
Phone Number – +447024062674
Please quote your reference,batch and winning number which can be found on the top left corner of this notification as well as your full name, address and telephone number to help locate your file easily.
For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize released to you.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this program by non-participant or unofficial personnel.
Note, all winnings MUST be claimed before the end of this program; otherwise all funds will be returned as Unclaimed and eventually donated to charity organizations.
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS AGENT HERE:- firstname.lastname@example.org
ANY BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY ON THE PART OF THE WINNERS WILL RESULT TO DISQUALIFICATION.
NOTE THAT FOR SECURITY REASONS, THIS NOTIFICATION WILL BE DELETED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF THIS MESSAGE .
Once again Congratulations on your winnings!!!
Online coordinator for Myspace
When my reader replied, she received this email:
MRS JESSICA. WILLIAMS
MYSPACE LONDON OFFICE
67 KINGS STREET,
Note that you are to get back to me or Mr Tom Anderson with the
western union information to pick the funds up which will be needed by
Mrs Jessica Williams to pick up the funds from western union and
she will include your check with the checks she will be sending out on
I will inform you if there is any other information we have for you.
I think there must be a few more emails, and my reader started getting suspicious. When she started to ask questions, the scammer resorted to telling her off like a naughty child.
What did you mean by saying that the Tom Anderson who contacted you is
not from my space.
Let me tell you that if Mr tom Anderson should hear this he will be
upset with you, he employed me and i had being working with him for
the past two months on this Myspace lottery program.
And i will like to know your reason for saying so.
i had already contacted Mrs Jessica Williams that you will be making
your delivery payment before Friday and she had already packaged your
check and as i am writing now she emailed me that she’s had included
your check and again she told me that she will need you to come up
with two people that will coming along with you for a Tv reality show
that is designed to bring our winners together,this will be coming up
in the next two weeks so she will be arrangement on that to,
she needs the names so that she can make reservations and we will be
responsible for hotels and the flight,
we will send you more information on this before the weeks runs out so
that you can give us all the needed information to make reservations
for flight and the hotel reservation for you and the two other
persons that you are inviting along with you.
Please get back to me asap.