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419 Scam Example: "ALLSTAR PROMO LOTTERY / Micheal Cooper / Carol Waters"

"ALLSTAR PROMO LOTTERY / Micheal Cooper / Carol Waters" is a fake lottery scam run by a gang in the UK.

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Example of initial "winning notification":

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Email from claims agent:

From: Micheal Cooper <>
Date: 02/24/05 02:10:14
To: Firstname Lastname
Subject: Re: Lottery Winnings-Options

Tel no: +44 704 010 6441
Fax no: +44 870 134 6085

TICKET NO: 023-0148-790-459
AMOUNT WON: US$2,000,000.00
WINNING NO: 43-11-44-37-10-43

Dear Firstname Lastname,
Once again congratulation on your winning. We are in receipt of your claim, with REF NUMBER:OYL /26510460037/04 AND BATCH NUMBER: 24/00319/IPD. This is sequel to the winning notification sent to you from this office.This programme was designed to encourage the use of the internet world over and for the celebration of the coming year. Winners are selected through computer balloting from a pool of internet users.
Be informed that we have made ready in our possession the payment for the sum of $2,000,000.00 United States Dollars to you.
Kindly email or fax back to us a valid copy of your International Passport or Driver's License for identification purposes and records.
To enable you claim your winnings kindly choose from the following options which best suits you:
1. A Bank Draft in the amount of US$2,000,000.00 can be sent to you by courier service(Fed Ex). Your check will be sent to any address specified by you otherwise, it shall be sent to the address provided to us by you which we have in our files.In consonance with our policy in this regard, be advised that if you opt for the Draft to be couriered to you, ALLSTAR PROMO LOTTERY however exempts itself from all liability related to this
service. The cost of this service would be borne by you, this is a prerequisite for this option.
**Be advised that unfortunately, we are sorry that we are not allowed to deduct from any winnings of prize money of our winners, this is stipulated by the laws governing lottery winnings here in the United Kingdom, and it is a liable offence and we could in fact loose our license to promote and hold lotteries.

2. Your award in the Sum of US$ 2,000,000 can be transferred into your nominated account by SWIFT.
Note that this options requires that you provide us with the account information that you want the winnings paid into as well as the necessary bank transfer codes.
Accept our Congratulations!!!
Yours faithfully,
Mr. M. Cooper
Lottery Verification Manager/Claims agent.
cc: Mrs. Carol Waters
cc: Mrs. Jane Thomas
cc: Mr. Richard Star
Legal Disclaimer:-
Internet communications are not secure and therefore the Allstar Group does not accept legal responsibility for the contents of this message. Although the Allstar Group operates anti-virus programmes, it does not accept responsibility for any damage whatsoever that is caused by viruses being passed. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Allstar Group.

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