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419 Scam – "Sthraw Unlimited Lottery"

"Sthraw Unlimited Lottery" is a fake lottery scam run by the Vic Biz gang (Aruloye brothers) from the Vic Viz internet cafe in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

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

Please forward copies of fraud emails to the abuse department of the webmail address listed as the contact email for the "claims agent" and ask for the address to be suspended because it is used in a 419 fraud (see 419 FAQ).

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Example email:

From: "garrison neil" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, 25 May, 2005 13:18

Sthraw Promotions
P O Box 275
London, L30 1BL
(Customer Services)


We happily announce to you the draws of Sthraw Unlimited 
Lottery, Online Scientific Sweepstakes International Program 
held on Friday 29th April 2005.Your email address attached 
to ticket/serial numberSL3017-05, with serial number SL7459-49 
drew thelucky numbers: 2-19-28-33-44-49 (bonus no. 21), With 
Ref.Number: SUL/7670S05/68, Batch Number:04/005/SUL715 and 
subsequently won the lottery in the 1st category.

You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 714,075 
(Seven hundred and forteen thousand,seven five pounds sterling) 
in cash credited to file KTU/908754634308/05. This is from a 
total cash prizeof 6,856,300 shared amongst the first seven(7) 
lucky winners in this category.
All participants for the online version were selected randomly 
from World Wide Web sites through
computerdraw system and extracted from over 100,000 Unions,
Associations, and Corporate Bodies listed online.

Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our 
European booklet representative office in Europe as indicated 
in your play coupon.In view of this, your 714, 075 (Seven 
hundred and forteen thousand, seven five pounds sterling) would 
be released to you by any of our payment offices.


For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning 
information confidential till your claims is processed and your 
money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim 
your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid 
double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Deductions 
from WINNING SUM is not allowed until WINNING SUM has been
handed over to the winner. Please be warned. To file for your 
claim, please contact our fiduciary agent: 

Garrison Neil
Sthraw Promotions
P O Box 275
London, L30 1BL

All prize money must be claimed in ten working days.After 
this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed. 

NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, 
please always remember to quote your reference and batch numbers 
in every correspondence with your claims agent. Furthermore, 
should there be any change of your address, do inform your 
claims agent as soon as possible.  
Please include your private telephone and fax numbers while 
Congratulations once again from our team of staff and thank 
you for being part of our promotional program. 

Lottery Coordinator
Note: Anybody under the age of 17 is AUTOMATICALY DISQUALIFIED 
and Any BREACH of CONFIDENTIALITY on the part of the WINNERS 
will result to disqualification.

From: "Dr garrison neil" 
To: <emailaddress>
Sent: Thursday, 26 May, 2005 19:29
Subject: Sthraw Promotion Verification Form

ATTENTION:Firstname Lastname
I am Dr Garrison Neil, the fiduciary agent assigned to your case. 
I wish to Congratulate on your victory, you are a lucky person to 
have won this lottery. Your email address is amongst those chosen 
this quarter from our new java-based software that randomly selects 
email addresses from the web from which winners are selected. You 
are required to forward the following details to help facilitate 
the processing of your claims and certificate which will facilitate 
the release of your winnings.
1. Full names.
2. Phone number.
3. Fax number.
4. Complete address
5. Occupation.
6. Sex.
7. Age. 
8. Nationality.
You are advised to forward this information as soon as possible to 
enable us attend to your 
winnings. Please note that your payment would be handed over to our 
correspondent bank and your information will be forwarded to them 
they would be in charge of paying you your winnings. Our firm has 
been contracted to handle payments on your behalf, once we confirm 
your information, your payments would be processed and forwarded to 
the  correspondent bank who would in turn open communication with 
you in regards to how you would receive your winnings payment,if 
you want you can be invited to come and sign for your funds.
Everything was done in such a way that our payments mode would meet 
the standards set by the Lottery boards. We have also gone as far 
as to invite an accounting firm to over see the payments process. 
After you have sent down these information, a certificate will be 
prepared for you. This is to be your proof of winning from this 
office to the payment center before they release your funds. You 
are advised to keep your winning numbers secret to avoid unscrupulous 
elements from taking advantage of the situation. 
Once again, congratulations.
Sthraw Promotions
P O Box 275,London, 
This email and its attachments are confidential and intended for 
the exclusive use of the addressee(s).This email and its attachments 
may also be privileged or protected by legal rules. If you have received 
this by mistake please let us know by reply immediately and destroy 
the email and its attachments without reading, copying or forwarding 
the contents.

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Message headers:

Received: from [] by
 via HTTP; Thu, 26 May 2005 11:29:56 BST
Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 11:29:56 +0100 (BST)
From: Dr garrison neil 
Subject: Sthraw Promotion Verification Form

WHOIS details for sending network (IP

     netname:      VICBI-1
     OrgName:    Vic Biz 
     OrgID:      VICBI-1
     Address:    7 Akpakpava str
     City:       Lagos
     Country:    NG
     NetRange: - 
     NetName:    QKON30
     NetHandle:  NET-216-139-176-56-1
     Parent:     NET-216-139-160-0-1
     NetType:    Reassigned
     RegDate:    2003-07-24
     Updated:    2003-07-24
     TechHandle: EJI-ARIN
     TechName:   Jimoh, Ester 
     TechPhone:  2348033248388
     OrgTechHandle: EJI-ARIN
     OrgTechName:   Jimoh, Ester 
     OrgTechPhone:  2348033248388

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