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419 Scam – "PRIME MERIDIAN LOTTERY (John Shuman)"

"PRIME MERIDIAN LOTTERY (John Shuman)" are labels used by a fake lottery and fake "claims agent" in the UK and probably Nigeria.

Please send us replies by "claims agents", especially money demands and payment instructions, we will publish them here.

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Domain registered for this scam:

  • (2004-09-26)

Example email:

From: "Prime Meridian Lottery UK" <>
To: emailaddress
Subject: Claim Notification
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 09:56:59 +0100

BATCH: PMPB/UK/01803350/50238/PRIME/2005
Dear Winner,

Sequel to the annual lottery draw of the above named establishment in
the United Kingdom (UK),conducted on the 1st April, 2005. I am glad to
notify you that your e-mail address attached to ticket number
017-1821-6743-039, with serial numbers 5379-13 drew the lucky numbers
01-57-10-77-78-16, won in the third category a lump-sum US$2,000,000.00
in cash credited to file REF NO: PRIME/O528033/750520/2005. This is from 
prize money of US$20,400,000.00 shared among the seventeen international 
winners in this category.

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system using
your email address drawn from 25,000 names from Australia, New Zealand,
AmericaEurope, North America,Africa and Asia as part of International
Promotions Program, which is conducted annually. And be advised to keep
all these information confidential till your prize is processed to
avoid multiple applications/filings. This promotion is sponsored by a
group of corporate establishments and accredited charitable organisations 
Individuals worldwide.

To file for your claim, please contact your Claim agent: John Shuman QC
at:  For due processing and remittance of
your prize. please send down your Full Names, Address, Telephone and
Fax Numbers. Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than 30th
April 2005. As after this date, all funds/Prize will be returned as
"UNCLAIMED". Congratulations once more.

NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please
remember to Quote your reference and batch numbers in every one of your
correspondence with your Claim agent. Furthermore, should there be any
change of your address, do inform your claim agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for being part
of our promotions program.

Yours Faithfully,
Mrs Kathy Marshall MBE.
For:Prime meridian Lottery Promo UK
The Promotions Manager,
Prime meridian Lottery Promo UK

N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will
result to disqualification.

This e-mail transmission is intended only for the use of the person to
whom it is addressed and may be privileged, confidential, and exempt
from disclosure under applicable law.  If you are not the intended
recipient, please delete this message and notify us via the above email

Reply from the claims agent:

To: emailaddress
Subject: Introdcution 
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2005 04:59:58 -0700 
ATTN:  Firstname Lastname 
REF: PRIME/O528033/750520/2005 
BATCH: PMPB/UK/01803350/50238/PRIME/2004 
Ticket NO  017-1821-6743-039 
Dear Firstname Lastname, 
I will like to introduce myself to you first of all.   I am John Shuman your 
claim Agent/Payment Manager in the course of processing your claim/Prize and 
also collecting your winnings/Prize in this promotion.  Attached herein is my 
Official Identification (ID) for your perusal. 
Consequently, I am pleased to inform you that you are the Bona-fide winner of 
our VICTUAL WIN PROMO LOTTERY worth $2,000,000.00 US Dollars (NON-DEDUCTIBLE) 
which was held on the 1st April 2005 As part of our New Year package to 
encourage the use of the internet services with the Assistance and support from 
FedEx, Compaq, Dell computers INC and host of other sponsors.  Your Email 
address was among the few selected ones from a pool of addresses with email 
Account in a database via a Balloting system. 
Therefore you are also advice to identify yourself as "John Andrew " with any 
identification document such as International Passport (DATA PAGE), Driver's 
Licence or a National Identification card, which you MUST scan, and return to 
me also as an ATTACHMENT before we can begin with your Claim Processing and 
Claim Collection process. 
Once again, Congratulations from Management and the Entire staff Prime Meridian 
Lottery (UK) Ltd to you for being part of our promotions program. 
Hope to hear from you soon. 
Yours Faithfully, 
For: Prime Meridian Payment Board UK 
John Shuman QC 
Claim Agent/Payment Manager 
Prime Meridian Payment Board UK 
Tel: + 44 7960 673 205 
fax: + 44 8712 180 094 
This message was sent using IMP, the Internet Messaging Program. 

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