Thursday, March 31, 2016

You have won 1,000,000 Pounds (419 Scam)

I received this as an attachment from a Mrs. Susan Davies. It was just a .doc file so I figured it was safe, plus I have a good antivirus program installed. In it was a document that was meant to look official with what looks like a watermark in the background and a signature. Here is what the text of this document said.

2016 MICROSOFT YAHOO ANNIVERSARY AWARD NOTIFICATION                            
 This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of One Million British Pounds (£1,000,000.00) for 2016Prize promotion which was organized by YAHOO, AOL & WINDOWS LIVE, MSN this 2016, YAHOO and MICRO SOFT collects all the email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo and Hotmail and few from other e-mail providers. Six people are selected to benefit from this promotion and you are one of the Selected Winners.                                                      
                                                      PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM.

Winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Center. The Prize Award must be claimed no later than 28th days, from date of Draw Notification. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited. Stated below are your identification numbers: BATCH NUMBER: MFI/16/APA-43657, REFERENCE NUMBER: 2016234522, PIN:  1208 WINNING NUMBER: 04 11 18 28 41 44 And Bonus 08, These numbers fall within the Johannesburg Location file, you are requested to contact our fiduciary agent in Johannesburg South Africa and send your winning identification numbers to him:

CLAIMS MANAGER CONTACT INFORMATION:
NAME: MR. DAVID SOLOMON
E-Mail:  davidsolomond@hotmail.com
TEL: + 27 73 073 5666.
Fax:  + 27 86 560 1778.

You are advised to send the following information to your Claims Agent to facilitate the release of your fund to you.

1. Full Name ………………………………..
2. Country     …………………………………
3. Contact Address………………………….    
4. Cell Number ……………………………….
5. Tel Number………………Fax Number………….
6.  Sex: …………………..Age……………..
7. Occupation ……………………………
8. Marital Status ……………………….
9. Alternative email address…………………..
                                                                              Congratulations!! Once again.
 Yours in service,                              
 

Dr. Susan Davies (coordinator)
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. Please be warned!!!!!

Here is a screenshot of what the actual document looked like.



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