"MTN MEGA MILLION LOTTERY 2006" is a scam
"MTN MEGA MILLION LOTTERY 2006" is a fake lottery scam run by a gang of advance fee scammers in South Africa. MTN is a mobile phone company. They do not run any kind of lottery.
Please send us replies by "claims agents", especially money demands and payment instructions, we will publish them here. You can also submit such fraud emails to the Scam-O-Matic.
Please forward copies of fraud emails to the abuse department of the webmail address listed as the contact email for the "claims agent". Ask for the domains / addresses to be suspended because they are used in a 419 fraud (see 419 FAQ).
SPECIAL WINNING NOTIFICATION
.... BE NOTIFIED THAT ON
MONDAY THE 22nd OF JUNE 2006
YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WAS SELECTED ON THE
THE COMPUTER PROMOTIONAL BALLOT SYSTEM DRAW, AS ONE OF THE WINNING EMAIL ADDRESS ON THE INTERNET COMPUTER LOTTERY DRAW.
THE PROGRAM WAS HELD BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN LEADING LOTTERY ORGANIZATION, KNOWN AS...
...MTN MEGA-MILLION LOTTERY
THERE WAS A COMPUTER BALLOT WHICH QUALIFIED YOU AS ONE OF THE WINNER OF THE
(TWO MILLION, UNITED STATES DOLLARS)
FOR MORE ENQUIRIES AND INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
(MRS MARIE RICE)
THE DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION
INFORMATION DEPARTMENT ON EMAILADDRESS:
mtn_services@ excite.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE THAT BECAUSE OF THE INTERNET LOTTERY SCAMS, WE COULD NOT EXPOSE YOUR WINNING DETAILS, SO THAT THE SCAMMERS COULD NOT BE ABLE TO GET YOUR WINNING INFORMATION
FOR YOUR URGENT CLAIM...
Call MR. BEST GENTLE
BETTER PROTECTION SA
Phone Number +27 73052 8163
YOU SHOULD ALSO CONTACT...
...OUR INFORMATION DEPARTMENT IMMEDIATELY,
SO THAT THEY WILL FURNISH YOU WITH YOUR WINNING NUMBERS, LUCKY DRAW NUMBERS, INSURANCE NUMBERS, REFERENCE AND BATCH NUMBERS, WHICH YOU WILL USE TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE.
YOU HAVE TO BE AWARE THAT
YOUR CLAIM AGENT IS
MR. BEST GENTLE
BETTER PROTECTION SA
Phone: +27 730 528163
WE WILL ALSO FURNISH YOU WITH THE FULL DETAILS OF YOUR CLAIM AGENT, BETTER PROTECTION SA, AS SOON AS YOU RESPOND BY CONTACTING OUR INFORMATION DEPARTMENT OR
CALLING MR. BEST GENTLE
Mr. Kuash Behler, Our First Quarter Winner of
US$ 2,000,000.00 from Amsterdam, Holland
21st January 2005.
Our Second Quarter Winner Mrs. Ali Fatima from Nepal receiving her winning cheque of US$1,900,000.00 also on the picture is her husband and friends rejoicing with them. April 18th 2005
THIS MESSAGE WAS SENT TO YOU BY:
THE CHAIRMAN, LOTTERY ORGANIZER,
MRS. RICKY ARSNAL
DIRECTOR OF PROMOTION,
NO.11 CLITON ROAD,4072 P O BOX 106191 NORTH GATE 2805 Johannesburg, South Africa.
There was a computer ballot that was organized by the MTN MEGA-MILLION LOTTERY here in South Africa. It was not an individual lotto playing, but the computer itself picked out from all over the world. 2,000,000 email addresses was selected and picked from the Internet, so those email addresses of Participants that was selected and picked from the internet were again selected through a computer ballot system drawn from among the 2,000,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from all part of the world, this is called the computer ballot.
And 7 email addresses was finally picked out from among the total 2,000,000 email addresses, and out of those 7 email addresses, your email address won on the ballot.
You have to note that this program is being sponsored by the MTN FIFA SUPPORT AFRICAN TEAM, to creatawareness for the coming 2010 world Cup, which is to be host by South Africa.
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Thu, 22 Jun 2006 13:49:48 GMT
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Subject: SPECIAL WINNING NOTIFICATION
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 13:49:48 +0000