A Guinness 419 scam!

I may be a bit hungover this Sunday morning due mainly to the effects of the subject of this post, but — Guinness National Lottery? is anyone going to fall for that?

From: hamilton jones 
Subject: GUINNESS. CUSTORMERS PROMOTION

GUINNESS. CUSTORMERS PROMOTION
dv-2006 program
guinness plc, West Africa.
st christo road (ecowas)

                                    FINAL_ NOTIFICATION.

We happily inform you about our (guinness. national lottery
program)held on the 10th of november 2006, which you enterd as a
dependent client and finally took the 1st position in our second
(2nd) category winners, that falls within  the europe region Manchester Uk.
Your email was attached to the ticket number(44-40-23-777-01) which
made you a winner of (us$500,000.00) and your name being recorded in
our guinness world book of record as the 1st lucky winner of the year
2006. You have been approved the sum of US$500,000.00 which will be
sent accross to you immediately.

All emails are selected randomly through a computer ballot which
subsequently won you the sweepstakes of Guinness internet web
lottery.

CONGRATULATIONS YOU EMERGED OUR WINNER!!!
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
This is part of our security measures put in place to avoid double
claiming or a situation where unwanted person(s) would be taking
Negative advantage of these promotions, thereby impersonating in
order to claim another persons winning prize.
Here is our fiduciary agent responsible for your the processing /
Release of winnings for all Second Category winners where your
winning Falls into:
MR HAMILTON JONES
EMAIL: [email protected]

GUINNESS. CLAIMING SECURITY AGENT.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
You are required to forward the following details to help facilitate
the processing of your GUINNESS. CLAIMS OF CERTIFICATE.

Full names / Residential address / Phone number / Occupation / Sex /
Age / Present country / Marital status.

ONCE AGAIN CONGRATULATION!!!!
Yours sincerely

ANDERSON HEGLAND
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5 Comments

  1. Michael Mitchell
    Posted November 17, 2006 at 04:10 | Permalink

    I’m getting sick and tired of all these scammers and there good for nothing schemes.

  2. Michael Mitchell
    Posted November 17, 2006 at 04:14 | Permalink

    I’m getting sick and tired of all these scammers and there good for nothing schemes.

    GUINNESS CUSTORMERS PROMOTION dv-2006 program St. Christo Road(ecowas) Guinness PLC, West Africa.

                                 FINAL
    

    NOTIFICATION. We happily inform you about our (Guinness National promotion Program)held on the 7th of November 2006, which you enterd as a dependent client and finally took the 1st position in our second (2nd) category winners, that falls within the west africa region.

    Your email was attached to the ticket number(44-40-23-777-01) which made you a winner of(US$1,500,000.0) and your name being recorded in our guinness world book of record as the 1st lucky winner of the year 2006. You have been approved the sum of US$1,500,000.0 which will be sent accross to youimmediately.

    All emails are selected randomly through a computer ballotwhich subsequently won you the sweeptake of guinness internet webpromotion.

    This is part of our security mearsures put in place toavoid double claiming or a situation where unwanted person(s) would betaking negative advantage of this promotions, thereby impersonating in order to claim another persons winning prize. Here is our fiduciary agent responsible for your the processing / release of winnings for allSecond Category winners where your winning falls into:

    MR PETER HILLS EMAIL:[email protected] GUINNESS CLAIMS SECURITY AGENT.

    You are required to forward the following details to help facilitate the processing of your GUINNESS CLAIMS OFCERTIFICATE. Fullnames / Residential address / Phone number /Occupation / Sex / Age / Present country / Marrtal status.

    ONCE AGAIN, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    Yours sincerely NicholasAnderson GUINNESS CUSTORMERS PROMOTION.

  3. Theunis van Dyk
    Posted December 15, 2006 at 11:16 | Permalink

    G’day Mate

    Unfortunately I wasn’t as Lucky as you! I only won $5mil, ACCORDING TO THEM! The only reason I actually searched google for this so-called Guiness competition is because I havent got much to do at the office have to kill a couple of hours before I can go home.

    Just one question: Is there actuallty people STUPID enough to send their details to these people???? I never replied to stuff like this but I presume after you send all your details then they are going to ask for your bank details, so that they can transfer you your fortune!!

    Anyways like I’ve said I was just bored so Im gonna waste my time doing something else….and maybe write this AGENT FRANK PARK who I have to reply to a nice F*cked up email!

  4. Les
    Posted January 4, 2007 at 08:02 | Permalink

    What a scam. Original scam came from [email protected] I emailed them back Jan 1 2007 and got this response:

    from [email protected] Havin verified your claims and have your file processed, I must congratulate you again to have emerged as one of our winners in this year’s lucky dip sweepstakes, based on the fact that your email address was randomly selected along with 9 others from over 125,600 websites on the Internet.

    A certificate of prize claims and other vital documents will be sent along side your winnings cheque. The documents are:-

    1. WINNING CERTIFICATE FROM THE LOTTERY ORGANIZATION. 2.WINNERS CHEQUE FOR THE VALUE OF US$500,000.00 3.CLEAR SOURCE OF FUNDS CERTIFICATES(C.S.F.C.) 4.CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN OF FUNDS(C.O.F.)

    Send the following to the company for proof and verification:-

    1. CODE NUMBER: FL09622UK
    2. TICKET NUMBER: 44-40-23-777-01
    3. YOUR WINNING CATEGORY NUMBER: 2nd Category
    4. YOUR FULL NAME…………………………….
    5. YOUR TELEPHONE/FAX NUMBER:……….
    6. IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: [de/015/ic06]

    IDEAL COURIER COMPANY SERVICES has been contracted to deliver your winning package to your location. Contact the courier company with the contact information below for further instructions on how to send the consignment to your location.

    IDEAL COURIER COMPANY SERVICES CONTACT AGENT: MR. CHARLES PAUL. EMAIL: [email protected] PHONE+234 802-280-6117

    I have no idea what it will cost you to get your package to your address but do have it in mind that you will be required to settle the courier charges that the sending of your winnings cheque will incur, this is because the total amount has been insured to the real value and as such cannot be deducted from. This is in accordance with section 13(1)(n) of the national gambling act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3rd July 1996 by the constitutional assembly. This is to protect winners’ rights and to avoid misappropriation of funds.

    It is also imperative that you add your IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: [de/015/ic06] in the subject line of any correspondence you have with the courier company to ensure that your identification number tallies with what they have in their records as appropriate.

    I will require a concise update on proceedings/correspondence with the firm as soon as you are in contact with them. If you need any assistance whatsoever, please do not hesitate to let me know how I may assist. I do hope you will consider me for a little bonus after you have received your winnings.

    Get back to me immediately you get in touch with the courier services.

    Regards, FRANK PARK (FIDUCIARY AGENT).

    I E-MAILED THEM AND GOT THIS EMAIL BACK ON JAN 3 2007

    [email protected]

    ATTN : Les Identification: DE /015 /ic06. RE: Delivery Address Confirmation.

    This is to acknowledge reciept of your mail to us together with the details contained therein Partaining to your package in our custody.

    You actually have a package in our custody to be delivered to you with identification number [DE/015/ic06].

    You are hereby advised to confirm / provide us the delivery address where you want the classified package to be delivered to enable us conclude finally on your package as regards it’s delivery in order to avoid delivery mistakes.

    Package will be delivered within Two (2) days. Note that you are mandated as the receiver to PAY for the delivery of the package before the delivery will be made.

    Yours Faithfully, MR CHARLES PAUL IDEAL COURIER COMPANY +234 802 280 6117.

  5. shereif hawary
    Posted July 24, 2008 at 17:41 | Permalink

    Congratulations your email is among the two lucky winning, that won US$2,950.000.00 (Two Million, Nine Hundred And Fifty Thousand US Dollars) Each in the just concluded draw held to promote South African 2010 World Cup, sponsored by SOLID ROCK companies south Africa. For prize claiming, Call MR.ADAMS WILLIAMS on this phone number +27 73 421 2438 or email him on [email protected] and also provide the following information for the processing of your winning fund.

    NAME:……………… ADDRESS:…………….. NATIONALITY:…………………. SEX:……………… AGE:……………. PHONE/MOBILE:…………………….. FAX:…………………………….. OCCUPATION:……………………….

    Your Email Attached to REF: GML-S343-KKT-8811 and BAT: 56T-DTH78-SAR99 Yours Faithfully, Management.