Greetings from the Department of Redundancy Department sends Greetings

Greetings from the Department of Redundancy Department sends Greetings

Sometimes the message is so important that it bears repeating. With that in mind, we deviate from our regular format to accommodate the following examples.

We received the following notice of our good fortune. It arrived with an attachment. Here is the joyous news. Once again, amazingly, we have won yet another lottery which we have never heard of.

Subject: Congratulations..2011
From: NATIONAL LOTTO [natlotto11@yahoo.co.uk]
T
o: undisclosed-recipients:

CONGRATULATIONS,

Congratulations on being one of our winners Your Email has just been chosen as our winner in the online version of the telephonic O2 UK limited, United Kingdom lottery organized by The Government For The Festive Season. Phone numbers and emails were extracted from over 170, 287 companies and 454, 980, 476 web-sites. This promotion is part of a financial empowerment program to alleviate poverty in the global-world. Countries like Australia, Canada, Russia, New Zealand, France, India and the middle east where we intend to alleviate poverty for the year 2011.

Your email has drawn the winning ticket number UKL/OXXT/31.2011. Please keep this ticket number safe.

Please contact Our Representative: Mr. Peter Martins by email on (nlotto63@yahoo.co.uk) to claim your winnings the detailed information’s below.

1: TICKET NUMBER AS WRITTEN ABOVE……………………………….
2: FULL NAMES…………………………………………………
3: FULL ADDRESS……………………………………………….
4: DATE OF BIRTH:……………………………………………..
5: A SCANNED COPY IDENTIFICATION ( DRIVER’S LICENSE OR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT)
6: PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS/DIRECT MOBILE NUMBERS.
7: COUNTRY OF ORIGIN.
8: OCCUPATION.
( WINNERS BELOW 18 WILL BE DISQUALIFIED)

Thank you for your time and congratulations.

Mr. Matthew keston.
Coordinator O2 UK Online Version United Kingdom National Lottery.

Here are the contents of the attachment named  “UNITED KINGDOM NATIONAL.wps”.

CONGRATULATIONS,

Congratulations on being one of our winners Your Email has just been chosen as our winner in the online version of the telephonic O2 UK limited, United Kingdom lottery organized by The Government For The Festive Season. Phone numbers and emails were extracted from over 170, 287 companies and 454, 980, 476 web-sites. This promotion is part of a financial empowerment program to alleviate poverty in the global-world. Countries like Australia, Canada, Russia, New Zealand, France, India and the middle east where we intend to alleviate poverty for the year 2011.

Your email has drawn the winning ticket number UKL/OXXT/31.2011. Please keep this ticket number safe.

Please contact Our Representative: Mr. Peter Martins by email on (nlotto63@yahoo.co.uk) to claim your winnings the detailed information’s below.

1: TICKET NUMBER AS WRITTEN ABOVE……………………………….
2: FULL NAMES…………………………………………………
3: FULL ADDRESS……………………………………………….
4: DATE OF BIRTH:……………………………………………..
5: A SCANNED COPY IDENTIFICATION ( DRIVER’S LICENSE OR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT)
6: PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS/DIRECT MOBILE NUMBERS.
7: COUNTRY OF ORIGIN.
8: OCCUPATION.
( WINNERS BELOW 18 WILL BE DISQUALIFIED)

Thank you for your time and congratulations.

Mr. Matthew keston.
Coordinator O2 UK Online Version United Kingdom National Lottery.

Apparently Mr. keston, with a lowercase ‘k’ wanted to be sure that we got the message. Despite a fair amount of double-speak as to who he represents and why he’s trying to reach us, there is no mention of the prize. While he and his organization are to be commended for trying to stop poverty in the global-world as opposed to any of the other worlds, we feel that they could have chosen more appropriate countries on which to focus their efforts.

Once again we are fairly certain that Mr. kenton is most likely not a native speaker of English. We are certain that responding to Mr. Peter Martins would bring nothing but grief and state for  the record that this is a Fraud.

Our second set of messages took a different path to our in-box.

We present them in their original form here and here and present them edited and annotated below: version one in red, version two in purple, with common elements in black.

Subject: UNITED NATION DEBTS COMPENSATION UNIT
From: Mr.Banki-Moon [of——643@att.net]
To: undisclosed recipients:
UNITED NATION DEBTS COMPENSATION UNIT, IN AFFILIATION WITH FIRST BANK PLC.
ATTENTION; BENEFICIARY

Subject: UNITED NATION DEBTS COMPENSATION UNI
From: Mr. Charles Mayindo [united——-08@att.net]
To: undisclosed recipients:
UNITED NATION DEBTS COMPENSATION UNIT, IN AFFILIATION WITH THE DIAMOND BANK INTERNATIONAL PLC.
Send a copy of your response to the below stated email: bkplcd@yahoo.dk
ATTENTION;

Mr. Ban Ki Moon wants our attention. He not only sent the message himself, but made arrangements with Mr. Mayindo and s second bank in order to inform us of our good fortune.

Friendly picture of Mr. Former Secretary General Kofi Annon here.

How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family?,You may not understand why this mail came to you.

No, we don’t actually.

We have been having a meeting for t he passed 8 months which ended 3 days ago with the former secretary to the UNITED NATIONS.

The problem is so large that Mr. Moon felt the need to call in his predecessor.

This email is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS have agreed to compensate them with the sum of US$ 600,000.00 This includes every foriegn contractors that may have not received their contract sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government problems etc. We found your name in our list and that is why we are contacting you, this have been agreed upon and have been signed.

We have read some of Mr. Moon’s speeeches and must assume that both he and Mr. Mayindo may have been drinking while typing this message.

You are advised to contact Mr. Charles Mayindo of FIRST BANK / Diamond BANK INTERNATIONAL PLC, as he is our represe ntative in Lagos Nigeria Republic contact him immediately for your Cheque/ International Bank Draft of USD$ 600,000.00 This funds are in a Bank Draft for security purpose ok? so he will send it to you and you can clear it in any bank of your choice.

We must again protest, if the United Nations are not going to use the building in New York then let it be used as a homeless shelter or something similar. We wonder is the rent cheaper in Lagos, Nigeria, not that they pay rent here?

Therefore, you should send him your full Name and telephone number/your correct mailing address where you want him to send the Draft to you.

Contact Mr. Charles Mayindo immediately for your Cheque:
Person to Contact Mr. Charles Mayindo

Email: first_bansk01@hotmail.com Email: bkplcd@yahoo.dk

It seems that Mr. Mayindo works for both banks.

Thanks and God bless you and your family.
Hoping to hear from you as soon as you cash your Bank Draft.

Friendly picture of Mr Secretary General Ban Ki Moon here.

Regards,

GENERAL. Banki-Moon
Secretary General (UNITED NATIONS).
__________________________________________________

Mr.Banki-Moon

Secretary General
UNITED NATION DEBTS COMPENSATION UNIT, IN AFFILIATION WITH THE FIRST BANK
Send a copy of your response to the below stated email: fist_bnk09@hotmail.com

Secretary General
UNITED NATION DEBTS COMPENSATION UNIT, IN AFFILIATION WITH THE DIAMOND BANK INTERNATIONAL PLC.
Send a copy of your response to the below stated email: bkplcd@yahoo.dk
UNITED NATION DEBTS COMPENSATION UNIT 

We are not inclined to contact Mr. Mayindo in either of his banking capacities. We would advise you to avoid such contact as well because at the risk of repeating ourselves – this is a Fraud.

On second thought, perhaps it bears repeating.

This is a Fraud.

Join us next time for “Something to Chew On” here at HowToSpotAFraud.com.

That is all.

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