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419 Scam – "Lotto London International Lottery (BERNICE COOPER, Warren Butler)"

"Lotto London International Lottery (BERNICE COOPER, Warren Butler)" is a fake lottery in the UK and probably Nigeria. This is a 419 scam. The object of the scam is to get spam recipients to send US$650 in "notarization fees" to the criminals.

Please send us copies of any replies by "claims agents", especially payment demands you have have received.

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Example email:

From: The Awards Manager
Lotto London  International Lottery
44 North Road,Brighton,East Sussex BN1 1YR-UK

Attention: Sir/Madam, 


We are pleased to inform you of the announcement yesterday of the  
winners of the Lotto London International Lottery Program, held on 
Saturday 26th of February 2005.
You or your company, attached to ticket number 2F5-7HK-4329,serial 
number 53J-721B drew the lucky numbers 8-14-25-40-43-48-33, and 
consequently won the lottery in the 3rd  international category. 
You have therefore been approved for a Lump-Sum Payout of 
US$1,200,000.00 in Cash credited to file with REF NO: SNI/8033113427/04  
and BATCH NO: 44/4107F82/IZ.
This is from total prize money of US$24,000,000.00 shared among 
20 winners in this category.

All participants were selected through a computer balloting system 
drawn from over 285,000 companies and individuals from Australia, 
New Zealand, Africa, Europe, North America,South America and Asia 
as part our International promotions program for the year, 
conducted bi-annually. 


Your fund is now deposited with our Finance firm in the United Kingdom 
and insured in your name awaiting collection by Cheque or Wire Transfer.
Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep 
this award strictly private and from public notice until your claim 
has been fully processed and your total prize money remitted to your  
bank account of your choice.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or 
unscrupulous acts by participants of this program. 

We hope with a part of your prize money, you will participate in our 
end of year high stakes of US$58 Million International lottery slot 
in December 2005.
For the immediate  collection of your prize money,Please contact 
directly  our Payment  Co-ordinator in the United Kingdom:

Payment Co-ordinator 
Europe Payment Office

All prize money must be claimed within one month on the receipt of 
this Winning Notification,after this date all unclaimed funds/Winnings 
will be returned back to the treasury as Invalid.
All correspondences to BERNICE COOPER, should have this email sent 
along with it along with your Contact Address, Country of residence 
and your E-mail address. 
Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do inform 
our our Payment  Co-ordinator as soon as possible. 
Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for being 
part of our programme.


Warren Butler
Promotions Manager,Awards
Lotto London  International Lottery
44 North Road,Brighton,East Sussex BN1 1YR,United Kingdom 


Message headers:

Received: from (proxying for unknown)
        (SquirrelMail authenticated user
        by with HTTP;
        Mon, 21 Mar 2005 00:04:19 -0000 (US/Eastern)
Message-ID: <>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 00:04:19 -0000 (US/Eastern)
From: "Warren Butler" <>
To: <>

WHOIS details for sending network (IP
The message was sent via a proxy in Jordan, Middle East from another computer.

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     netname:      JO-JTC
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     country:      JO
     admin-c:      SS2746-RIPE
     tech-c:       SS2746-RIPE
     status:       ASSIGNED PA
     mnt-by:       JTC-MNT
     changed: 20040310
     source:       RIPE
     descr:        Jordan Telecom
     descr:        Network Operation Center
     descr:        Tel. +962-6-5805200
     origin:       AS8697
     remarks:      ===============================
     remarks:      Jordan Telecom -Amman/Jordan
     remarks:      Route 2
     remarks:      ===============================
     mnt-routes:   JTC-MNT
     mnt-by:       JTC-MNT
     changed: 20030803
     source:       RIPE
     person:       Suzan Shriem
     address:      Jordan Telecommunications Company
     address:      Amman
     address:      JO
     phone:        +962 6 5850101
     fax-no:       +962 6 5850100
     nic-hdl:      SS2746-RIPE
     changed: 20030123
     source:       RIPE

Reply from the claims agent with cash demand for US$650:

From: Bernice Cooper []
Sent: 21 March 2005 13:46
Subject: Acknowledgement

Following  satisfactory verification report from our head office , 
you are hereby informed that your winnings  has been irrevocably 
guaranteed for disbursement as clearly indicated in your filled 
Winners Payment and Verification Form.
In line with the governing rules of claim,to enable our legal 
department complete the processing and Notorization of your 
Winnings with the Internal Affairs office and our paying bank 
for remittance, you are urgently requested  to come down to our 
United Kingdom Notorization office below within the next 5 working 
days with  a copy of your International Passport/Drivers Licence/Work 
ID for proper identification  along with a Notarization and 
Insurance/ freight fees of US$650.
United Kingdom Address:
Lotto London  International
44 North Road,Brighton
East Sussex BN1 1YR, United Kingdom.
Alternatively, the Notarization and Insurance/ freight fees of 
US$650 can be sent by 'Western Union' (, to 
our legal department to do the needful on your behalf, if you cannot 
be able to visit our London office within the next 5 working days 
for the Notorization and Award presentation.
The above Insurance/freight charges  will also enable our courier 
department despatch the originals of your Prize Award Certificates 
and Certified Bank Cheque, where applicable  to you by FEDEX or DHL 
after the notorization process with the concerned ministries here 
in the United Kingdom.
Please note that due to the September 11th, 2001 crisis in America, 
it  has become imperative that all large valued Winnings/ Payouts 
be notarized with the relevant  authorities here in the United Kingdom 
to avoid transfer delays and complications.
Note that your Winnings has been insured to its real value,hence the 
above Notarization and Insurance/ freight charges cannot be deducted 
from it in accordance with Article IV, Section VII of the United 
Kingdom lottery regulations, as an internal control measure to protect 
winners from under-payments and misappropriation of funds by our 
This Notarization and Insurance/ freight charges of US$650 is the 
only money that  you are required to pay to receive Winnings,and we 
advise you try as much as possible to satisfy this final requirement 
before the  deadline stipulated for collection of all Winnings.
Kindly re-confirm your  POSTAL  ADDRESS  where you want  your Prize 
Award Certificates and Certified Bank Cheque sent to you after 
Notorization by FEDEX or DHL to avoid loss in  transit. 
The payment details for the Notarisation,Insurance/freight charges 
will be sent to you by email on receipt of your  POSTAL  ADDRESS.
You  can contact our Principal Attorney,DEL DIETRICH on +447040112869, 
if you need more oral clarification.
We await to your urgent response to enable us do the needful.
Best Regards, 
Mrs. Cooper  Bernice .

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