Belgian Lottery scam (part 1)

Well this looks interesting, I received this email on Saturday…

From: sarahbensonn47@hotmail.com
Subject: CONFIRMATION OF EMAIL TICKET NUMBERS:BLBx-xx-xx-xx
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 17:23:45 +0200

CONFIRMATION OF EMAIL TICKET NUMBERS:BLBx-xx-xx-xx
DEAR WINNER
Following official publication of results of the E-mail electronic On-line Sweepstakes organized by the
BELGISCHE LOTTERY BV CORPORATION,
the Slide circular award and the Heineken prizes in conjunction with
the foundation for the promotion of software products, (F.P.S.), held
on the 21st of September, 2007,in Brussels Belgium, Wherein your
electronic email address emerged as one of the on-line winning emails
in the 1st category,hence your email address was attracted to a cash
award of USD850,000.00,We write to officially
notify you of this
award and to advise you to contact the processing office immediately
upon receipt of this message for more information concerning the
verification, processing and eventual payment of the above
prize to you;Note information was released today the 22Th of September 2007 with the following particulars attached to it. 
 
(I) The file REFERENCE NUMBER (QBH-x-xx-xx-xx-x-xx),
(ii) Winning, Number  BGD-xx-x-x-xx-xx-xx,
(iii)Batch Number DST-xx-xx-xx-x-xx-xx
iv) EMAIL TICKET NUMBERS:BLBx-xx-xx-xx
Please contact the claim agents:
FOREIGN TRANSFER MANAGER
CONTACT NAME: MR.JOE VAN HAEZEBROUK.
CITY/ COUNTRY: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM.
TEL:0032-487-247_224 or 01132-479-759_567
REPLY TO EMAIL:infobelgischee@aol.com

Please
note, validity period of the winning is for 30 working days,hence you
are expected to make your claims immediately.Any claim not made before
this date will be CANCELLED.
Congratulations!!!
Sincerely,
Mrs. Sarah Benson.
Promotions Coordinator

Normally I would just delete these, but for a laugh I sent the following response…

Please send me the cheque asap and I will pay it into my bank account.
 
Mr. P. Roberts

Now I have just received this…

INFORMATION
ATT:Paul Roberts

Sir/Madam,

Congratulations
from our members of staff. We are BELGISCHE LOTTERY AGENCY, You don’t
have to purchase a ticket to enter this lottery, your email indicating
you as a winner in the lottery programs held by the BELGISCHE LOTTERY
BV .



The information was passed to you by the Lottery
Coordinator to ensure that they are in contact with the rightful owner
of the winning e-mail and web-site addresses.


We write to
explain and clarify the mode and chronologies of the services we render
to our clients of lottery claim related issues. Firstly, our ultimate
concern is that our clients get their winning prizes as quickly as
possible.


You are therefore required to fill the Attached
 Belgische Lottery Claim Application Form and return back to this
office through fax or e-mail for verification from the lottery
coordinators.


Be assured that, in line with our principles of
efficiency, transparency and customers` satisfaction, we handle all
verification exercises with the highest level of professionalism and
discretion to ensure that our clients receive their prizes within the
shortest possible time. For more information, please contact the
under-signed directly on 0032-487-247-224 when calling from Europe, or
01132-487-247-224 when calling from United States.


N.B Please
find in the second email the pasted claim application form, you are
advice to use the pasted claim form , filled in the necessary info and
send it back via fax no 0031-847-554-003 or by regular e-mail or
attachment and upon receipt we shall forward it to the verification
centre for further scrutiny and verification purposes. . PLEASE ENSURE
THAT ALL THE DATA ARE TRUE AND CORRECT INCASE OF FALSIFICATION OR
ERROR, YOUR CLAIM WILL BE VOID AND YOU WILL LOSE YOUR TOTAL FUNDS



Yours sincerely,
Mr.Ruud Van Bochem
PAYMENT DIRECTOR

With the email is a Word attachment…

CLAIM
/ PAYMENT DEPARTMENT

Avenue de l’Exposition, 269

1090  BRUSSEL – THE BELGIUM

     Tel: 0032-487-247-224   Fax: 01131-847-554-003

                                                                      

 

            CLAIMS/PROCESSING
RELEASED FORM

Your claim of lottery
winning prize will be duly processed, and payment be made upon certification.
Hence, carefully fill in the appropriate informations in the space provided
below to facilitate our immediate Commencement of your claim/price. 

 

Full Name of
Beneficiary:…………………………………………………………………………………………..…….……

 

Address:………………………………….Zip
code…………………………………………………………………….……..

 

City/State:………………………………………….Country:………………………………….…………………….

 

Nationality:………………………………. Sex:
…………………Occupation.:………………………….………………..

 

Tel:…………………………………………
Fax:………………………………….Marital Status:.….………………………..

 

Place of Birth
………………………………………………………Date of
Birth……………………………………………………..

 

Winner E-mail Address………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

NEXT OF KIN

Name:Mr/Mrs:………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

AMOUNT WON

In Figures:…………………………………….. File Ref No ………………………………………………………….

 

Batch No……………………………………………….Winning
 No……………………………………………………………………

 

Email Ticket
No…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

 

Claim Expiration
Date ———————————————————————————-

                                                     
DECLARATION

 

I…………………………………. hereby confirm that the above information
is to the best of my knowledge true. Any tempering or falsification of the
above data renders this claim null and void. I am informed that my Winning is
guaranteed and non-deductible.

 

Signature of applicant: ……………………………………………………………………                                                 

 

 

                                                  
      
OFFICE
USE ONLY

 

Verified by:
——————————————— Confirmed by:
———————————————­

 

OFFICER’S
SIGNATURE.———————————————————————————————    
                                                                                              

Dr. P. Swier, Mr. Gerald
Goodman (Manager Foreign Operations), Mr. Franklyn Van Der Weijden (Manager
Domestic Banking Operations),Jacques Bosch (verification department),Mr.Ruud
Van Bochem(Adminstrative Department), Dr. James
Williams (Director International Credit Department),
Mrs. Adline Haack (Secretary), Mr. MichaeL Cole (Executive), Mr.
Stephen Boer (Chairman).
Copyright © 2002 Belgische Lottery.

Now there are some details here that can be used for identity theft, e.g. home address, place of birth, date of birth etc. and I expect at some point they will ask for bank account or credit card details, but I want to see how this plays out, so I’m going to send it back but with some slightly altered details so that any info they try and use for identity checks will fail. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes.

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