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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2011

    Angry British Microsoft Lottery Scam

    British Microsoft Award
    Headquarters: Customer Service
    33 Yatch Basin Marina Offices,
    UponTyne Newcastle London.
    Received: from []
    Somerset Rd, Johannesburg, South Africa

    Attn: WINNER,
    Your email address have just won YAHOO & WINDOWS LIVE prize money of GBP$820,000.00(EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWENTY THOUSAND GREAT BRITISH POUNDS STERLING) on Wednesday, 02/02/2011. Award winners emerge through random selection of all active email subscribers online. Six are selected monthly to benefit from this promotion.

    Payment of Prize and Claim
    Winners are to be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Center. This promotion was drawn based on email address as the key identification for setting up online accounts. All valid email address in the World Wide Web Draw used/participants for the online email promotion version were selected randomly via computer balloting from a global website collaboration with internet companies like eBay, pay pal, liberty reserve, and Google whom also built their systems and based their membership registration identity on email addresses supporting this computer draw system done by extracted email addresses from over 1000,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies and affiliated members to the National Lottery website and their advertisers listed online.

    WINNER NO: 4
    These are your identification numbers:
    Batch Number: YPB/09/APA-43658
    Reference Number: ZA/YPN/270992008
    Award File Security code: UK/+QUO3005
    Please note that you’re lucky winning ticket file and number falls within our African booklet representative office in Johannesburg South Africa, as indicated in your ballot played coupon. In view of this, your ($820,000.00) would be released to you by our payment department in South Africa.

    Mr. Richard Cohen
    Foreign Service Manager (FSM)
    #77 Mentis Street Sunnyside, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
    Tel: +27 73 531 3517
    Fax: +27 86 536 9181
    E-mail: [cohenrichards03@gala.net]

    Kindly send the following information to your claim agent to facilitate the release of your fund.
    1. Full Name:
    2. Age:
    3. Sex:
    4. Address:
    5. Occupation:
    6. Email Address:
    7. Country of origin:
    8. Country of resident:
    9. Telephone:
    10. Fax Numbers:

    Once your agent acknowledges receipt of this required detail, transfer would commence.
    __________________________________________________ _______________

    This is a type of scam email if you receive this in your online mail box I don’t recommend that you respond to this. The claim agent that represents this is a scammer he goes by the name of Richard Cohen. This exact same guy is known all over the World Wide Web under several different types of email. He will collect thousands of dollars in fake taxes, fees upfront and you will be broke before you will even receive your award. He operates under several different types of email addresses these are just only six.

    [claim_dept@live.co.uk] X-Originating-IP: []
    [fnbza@live.co.za] X-Originating-IP: []
    [diplomatharveym@diplomats.com] Received: from []
    [diplomatharveym@live.co.uk] X-Originating-IP: []

    The security keeping fee of your draft is the sum of $195.00 British Pounds.
    And the delivery charge of your draft is the sum of $180.00 British Pounds.

    This is a fake email he can sometimes use to collect Capital Gains Taxes claiming to represent the South African Revenue Service. [sars@live.co.za]
    X-Originating-IP: []
    (See SARSlive.pdf)

    This is a copy of a fake bank draft from the Amalgamated Bank of South Africa.
    Return-Path: <paymentoffice02@gala.net>
    (See BankDraft.pdf)

    Fake customs clearance receipt will clear your draft from any drug/money laundering activities to avoid government intervention over your draft and questioning from the local authorities.
    Return-Path: <claim_dept@live.co.uk>
    (See CustomsDuty.pdf)

    A consignment delivery update was sent to my email by Diplomat Harvey Marshall 2 days latter informing me that my package was stopped in the UK. The package came via diplomatic immunity with shipment and deposit endorsement, informing me that I am required to pay the full amount of $13,736.00 USD via means of Western Union. This fee will cover the cost of the United Nations yellow tag non-inspection clearance stickers which doesn't authorize anybody to question the contents of the package other than what the tag declares it to be. Diplomat Marshall only gave me 72hrs to expedite actions so that he could conclude his assignment and get back to base. This will clear my package into the boarders of the United States.

    MARY HANKS = $4579
    SUSAN MARTINS = $4579
    and the payout locations is LONDON-UNITED KINGDOM.

    E-mail: diplomatharveym@diplomats.com,

    Pay to collect winnings? You NEVER have to pay to collect winnings from a legitimate lottery. You pay taxes AFTER you receive the money. There are NO other fees (taxes, insurance, delivery, etc. are part of a lotteries operating costs, and are NOT taken from winnings).

    Richard Cohens payment collecting officer goes by the name of Napoleon Best, Address:# 186 Smith Street Braamfontein, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa…

    If you have sent money to him through Western Union and if he does not refund it back to you report the transactions as fraud, all of them…

    An American citizen can also file a complaint through the FBI at www.ic3.gov. Don't file a complaint through the FBI unless he has scammed you because they are backed up with alot of great cases.

    Geolocate your scammer at www.infosniper.net.
    Powered by Google Maps.

    How many IP Addresses can you track in this posting? If you geolocate them in this posting you will find out that there are 5 different emails all coming from the same place. You will also notice that the address of the British Microsoft Award and the address of the claim agent does not match the location on Google Maps. This posting was placed here to help educate the public and stop online fraud world wide... This is a real actual scam it was not staged or faked. All of these emails are from the real scammer.
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    Last edited by slickinformation; 06-10-2011 at 06:00 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    International community public alert!

    For any incoming email coming out of South Africa from the following location on Google, Windows or Yahoo maps.

    See (somerset.pdf)

    These emails can be classified under the following; Government, Banking, Lottery or Business scams. Be cautious of any South African emails containing UK phone numbers.

    You may need to run additional conformation checks on older South African [IP]s as well.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    International community public alert update on older South African IP addresses.

    On April 2, 2012 these older [IP]s were sniped again for additional location tracking updates. It’s a commercial location known as Absa Tower on Google Maps, there are more additional fishing emails coming from this location.
    (See absatower.pdf)

    Latitude -26.2052
    Longitude 28.0498
    Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
    State: Gauteng


    Do not respond to any of these emails they are not legitimate.
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