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419 Scam Example: “Yamaha Lottery Online / Universal Trust Inc”

“Yamaha Lottery Online / Universal Trust Inc” is a fake lottery scam run by Nigerian gang abusing the name of the Japanese company. Similar scams exists under the names “KIA FORTUNE DRAW”, “HONDA CAR LOTTERY” and “BMW Land Car Lottery”. Yamaha does not run any lottery that randomly selects email addresses and awards prizes to the owners.

Legitimate lotteries do not operate internationally. Therefore they do not have any foreign agents. Prizes for any legitimate Japanese lottery would have to be claimed in Japan. No lottery run by any Japanese company uses any agent or bank in Indonesia or any Asian country besides Japan.

Please forward us copies of any replies or money demands by the “”claims agents” (Yahoo Mail: Forward / as Attachment, Outlook Express: Message / Forward as attachment, see “How to report 419 spam to us”). We will publish such replies here.

Please forward copies of fraud emails to the abuse department of the webmail address listed as the contact email for the “claims agent”. Ask for the addresses to be suspended because they are used in a 419 fraud (see 419 FAQ).

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Example of Indonesian version of initial “winning notification”:

From: Ann Hooper [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: 19 October 2007 03:01 AM
To: Firstname Lastname
Subject: YAMAHA*******CONGRATULATE********YOU

YAMAHA WINNING NOTIFICATION

Muara Baru Ujung
Block G1-2. City,
Indonesia.

Ref: IE/9820X2/07
Batch: 084/06/ZY369

We happily announce to you the draw (#1004) of the Yamaha Lottery Online Sweepstakes International program held on the 19of october 2007,of which you emerged a winner. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:188 with Serial number: 5748/04 drew the lucky numbers which subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st category.You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of $1,000,000.00 (One Million US Dollars)in cash credited to fileKTL/9123418308/03 All participants for the online version were selected randomly from World WideWeb sites through computer draw system and extracted from over100,000 unions and corporate bodies listed online.This promotion takes place annually 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 ou
deem fit to claim your prize.
This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and
unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.Please
be warned.

To file your claims, please contact our agent:

Mr Young Siyu
Universal Trust Inc.
Email:[email protected]
Email:[email protected]
Tel:+6285888596089

Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you
forbeing part of our promotional program. Note: Anybody under the age of 18
is automatically disqualified.

Ms.Ann Hooper
Online coordinator.

[email protected]

CLAIMS PROCESS
From: Young Siyu ([email protected])
Sent:24 August 2007 01:27:27 PM
To: Firstname Lastname (victimemailaddress)

YAMAHA CLAIM PROCESSING FORM

Muara Baru Ujung
Block G1-2. City,
Indonesia.

Ref: IE/9820X2/07
Batch: 084/06/ZY369

Congratulations on your winning

You are required to forward the following details to help facilitate the processing of your winning certificate and the release of your funds.

1. Full names.
2. Residential address.
3. Phone number.
4. Age
5. Country
6. Sex

You are advised to forward these information’s as soon as possible to enable
us attend to your file.

You are also required to choose the mode which you want to collect your
funds:

i. Travel down to personally collect it.

ii. Through our Asian or European agent, this are for those who are unable to travel due to one reason or the other

Once again, congratulations.

Yours sincerely,
Mr Young Siyu

[email protected]

Here is the Irish version of the scam:

Yamaha Corporation
6007 Bollinger Canyon Rd.
San Ramon, CA 94583 UNITED KINGDOM
Phone: +441212885215

Ref: IE/9820X2/07
Batch: 084/06/ZY369

We happily announce to you the draw (#1004) of the Yamaha
Lottery Online Sweepstakes International program held on
the 5th of October 2007,of which you emerged a winner.
Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:188 with
Serial number: 5748/04 drew the lucky numbers which
subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st category.You
have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of
$3,000,000.00 (Three Million US Dollars)in cash credited
to fileKTL/9123418308/03 All participants for the online
version were selected randomly from World WideWeb sites
through computer draw system and extracted from
over100,000 unions and corporate bodies listed online.This
promotion takes place annually 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 by some
unscrupulous elements.Please be warned.

To file your claims, please contact our agent:

Mr Young Siyu
Universal Trust Inc.
Email:[email protected]
Tel: 0035314433689

Congratulations once more from our members of staff and
thank you forb eing part of our promotional program. Note:
Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.

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