Warning: not funny. This scam worked. This Latvian church minister fell for the Werken bij Lotto scam, which goes:
(1) you have won a big prize, (2) send us money so you can collect the prize, (3) ha ha we have your money and there's no prize.
This is run by "Eurolite BV" which has cropped up before in connection with the Lads.
Forwarded by victims' friend in the Netherlands. His sig. reads:
Progress (n.): The process through which the Internet has evolved from smart people in front of dumb terminals to dumb people in front of smart terminals.
From: "Scammed Guy in Latvia" [Scammed Guy@someISP.lv] To: "Wise Friend" Subject: Scammed Guy 1 Fw: CONGRATULATIONS Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 13:14:14 +0300 Dear [Friend's name] please say what to do. What do you think how long we must weit? May be they made a fool of us? ...----- Original Message from Scammer -----
From: DIRECTOR OF PROMOTIONS [email@example.com] To: [firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 10:46 PM Subject: CONGRATULATIONS > WERKEN BIJ DE LOTTO, > 41132, NL-1007 DB AMSTERDAM, > THE NETHERLANDS. > > > FROM: THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS, > > > > INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT, > REF: WBL/67-AO91657984 > > ATTENTION: > > AWARD NOTIFICATION; FINAL NOTICE > > We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today, 18TH JUNE 2002, of winners of the WERKEN BIJ DE LOTTO/ INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS held on 19TH MAY 2002. > > Your company, attached to ticket number 013-2316-2002-477, with serial number A025-09 drew the lucky numbers 37-13-34-85-56-42, and consequently won in category C. > > You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$1,500,000.00 in cash credited to file REF NO. REF: WBL/67-AO91657984. This is from total prize money of US$22,500,000.00 shared among the fifteen international winners in the category C. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 30,000 names from Australia, New Zealand, America, Asia, Europe and North America as part our > International Promotions Program, which is conducted annually. > > CONGRATULATIONS! > > Your fund is now deposited with a Finance and Security House insured in your name. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to your account. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this program. > > We hope with a part of you prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes US$1.3 billion International lotto. > > To begin your claim, please contact your claims officer immediately: > > JANSEN DAVIS > FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER, > EUROLITE BV, > TEL: 31 205241592 FAX: 31 205241597 > EMAIL: email@example.com > > For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice. Remember, you must contact your claims officer not later than June 22, 2002 2002. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed. > > NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference number in every one of your correspondences with your officer. Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do inform your claims officer as soon as possible. > > Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program. > > > Sincerely, > > THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS, > WERKEN BIJ DE LOTTO. > www.werken-bij-delotto.net > > N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification. Please do not reply this mail. > > ------------------------------------------------------------ > http://Game.37.com/ <--- Free Games > http://newJoke.com/ <--- J O K E S ! ! ! > > > --------------------------------------------------------------------- > Express yourself with a super cool email address from BigMailBox.com. > Hundreds of choices. It's free! > http://www.bigmailbox.com > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
From: Scammed Guy in Latvia To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 5:15 PM Subject: Greetings from winner Dear Jensen Davis Thank you for congratulations. My nummber is REF: WBL/67-AO91657984 Scammed Guy in Latvia
From: Scammed Guy in Latvia To: email@example.com Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 11:54 PM Subject: Additional information Mr. JANSEN DAVIS Our companies name "Scammed Guys draudzes skola" p/n Scammed Guy LATVIA Phone +371 xxxx Mob. +371 xxxx REF NO. REF: WBL/67-AO91657984 Dir. Scammed Guy in Latvia
From: JANSEN DAVIS [firstname.lastname@example.org] To: Scammed Guy in Latvia [Scammed Guy@someISP.lv] Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 10:56 AM Subject: REQUIREMENT > ATTN:Scammed Guy in Latvia > > DEAR SIR, > > > WE ARE IN RECEIPT OF YOUR CLAIMS FILE, WITH REFERENCE > NUMBER REF WBL/67-AO91657984 > > BE INFORMED THAT WE HAVE IN OUR POSSESSION INSTRUMENTS > OF PAYMENT FOR THE SUM OF US$1,500,000.00 TO YOU. > > PLEASE FILL THE ATTACHED FORM AND SEND BACK EITHER BY > FAX OR BY EMAIL. > > YOU WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO PAY A FEE OF USD2, 950.00 > (TWO THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND FIFTY UNITED STATES > DOLLARS ONLY), OR IT'S EQUIVALENT IN YOUR LOCAL > CURRENCY. > > THIS PAYMENT IS TO COVER TRANSFER CHARGES, INSURANCE > OF VITAL DOCUMENTS LIKE PRIZE CLAIMS CERTIFICATE, > RECEIPT OF TRANSFER OF YOUR FUNDS TO YOUR ACCOUNT VIA > COURIER SERVICE HANDLING AND OPENING OF ACCOUNT > CHARGES. NOTE THAT YOUR TOTAL PRIZE CLAIM OF USD1, > 500,000.00 HAS BEEN INSURED TO THE REAL VALUE AND AS > SUCH CANNOT BE DEDUCTED FROM. THIS IS IN ACCORDANCE > WITH ARTICLE 44 SUBSECTIONS 144 OF THE NETHERLANDS > LOTTERY COMMISSIONS GAMING REGULATIONS AS AMENDED IN > THE 1996 CONSTITUTION. THIS IS TO PROTECT CLIENTS > (WINNERS) AND TO AVOID MISAPPROPRIATION OF FUNDS. > > A CERTIFICATE OF PRIZE CLAIM AND SOME VITAL DOCUMENT > WILL BE SENT TO YOU VIA COURIER SERVICE IMMEDIATELY > TRANSFER OF YOUR FUNDS IS EFFECTED. > > NOTE THAT THE FUNDS WILL BE TRANSFERRED WITHIN 24HRS > AFTER THE RECEIPT OF ALL THE REQUIREMENTS. > > > I SHALL BE AWAITING YOUR RESPONSE. > > > TRULY YOURS, > JANSEN DAVIS > FOREIGN SERVCE MANAGER > EUROLITE BV > www.eurolitebv.net > > NB > > CALL ME IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOU READ THIS MAILScammy form
FROM: THE DESK OF THE FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER, EUROLITE BV. REF: EB/71740023/FSD DATE: 20TH JUNE , 2002. MY E-MAIL: email@example.com REFERENCE NUMBER: _______________________ FULL NAME: . COMPANY NAME: .. FULL ADDRESS: .. .. TEL: FAX .. E-MAIL ACCOUNT COORDINATES (Details of the account where you want your funds transferred): ... ... ... BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY/ INDIVIDUAL: _________________________________ _____________________________ Signature Date Please carefully fill out this form and send back either by fax or by email
From: "Scammed Guy in Latvia" [Scammed Guy@someISP.lv] To: "Wise Friend" Subject: Scammed Guy 5 Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 13:17:32 +0300 Dear Friend, Do you know this organisation EUROLITE BV www.eurolitebv.net WERKEN BIJ DE LOTTO, 41132, NL-1007 DB AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS. Is it trusty? If that is then we won a big money for our building work. Answer imeediately, please? Use this adress because here is a small storm and somewhat happen with our E mail.
Hi [About to be scammed Friend], I don't know Eurolite but the Lotto (http://www.lotto.nl/) is a very big company here that is trustworthy. >Is it trusty? If that is then we won a big money for our building work. Wow! >Use this adress because here is a small storm and somewhat happen with our >E mail. Hope it will start working again! - Friend
From: "Scammed Guy in Latvia" [Scammed Guy@someISP.lv] 22.06.21.45 Mr Jansen Davis NUMBER REF WBL/67-AO91657984 The attached form will be filled and sent to you at Tuesday 25th of June morning . We had problems to open new account because banks are closed till Tuesday. It will not be too late I hoppe. This new E-mail address is used thereof our internet provider ave problems with mail server. Till Mondai it will be restored I hope. Sicerely yours Scammed Guy in Latvia
From: Scammed Guy in Latvia To: firstname.lastname@example.org JANSEN DAVIS Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 10:17 AM Subject: VERIF. FORM V.Strazdins Mr. Jansen Davis Here is filled verif. form. Rev. Scammed Guy in Latvia REFERENCE NUMBER REF WBL/67-AO91657984
From: Scammed Guy in Latvia To: email@example.com JANSEN DAVIS Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 10:29 AM Subject: Verif. form bigger size Mr. Jansen Davis The attachef fprn was too smal at message sent to you. I made it better. Rev. Scammed Guy in Latvia REFERENCE NUMBER REF WBL/67-AO91657984 (same picture)
From: Scammed Guy in Latvia To: [firstname.lastname@example.org]JANSEN DAVIS Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 2:15 PM Subject: incorrect person code Dear Jansen Davis Please excuse me. I have written incorrect person code in the document sent to you. It must be p.k. xxxxxxx May the God bless yoy! Rev. Scammed Guy in Latvia
From: JANSEN DAVIS [email@example.com] To: Scammed Guy in Latvia [Scammed Guy@someISP.lv] Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 2:59 PM Subject: PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS > ATTN:Scammed Guy in Latvia > > DEAR SIR, > > WE ARE IN RECEIPT OF YOUR FILLED FORM HOWEVER YOU HAVE > TO MAKE IMMEDIATE ARRAGEMENT FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE > FEE VIA WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER WITH THE DETAILS > OF OUR ACCOUNT OFFICER BELOW > > > NAME OF RECIEVER: GRAHAM PETER > ADDRESS OF RECIEVER: EUROLITE B.V. > WEESPERZIJDE 613 > 1052 AL AMSTERDAM > THE NETHERLANDS > > AND SEND THE RECEIPT OF PAYMENT VIA FAX OR AS AN EMAIL > ATTACHMENT SO THE WE CAN EFFECT THE PAYMENT OF YOUR > FUNDS IMMEDIATELY > > TRULY YOURS > > JANSEN DAVIS > NB: > CALL ME IMMEDIATELY YOU MAKE THE PAYMENT.
From: Scammed Guy in Latvia To: [firstname.lastname@example.org]JANSEN DAVIS Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 4:25 PM Subject: clarify the details Mr. Jansen Davis I visited the bank for to pay a fee and they didn t understand all the details of receiver. 1) The name of the bank and 2) Account No. of the receiver. I m waiting for your respond. Truly yours Scammed Guy in Latvia WBL/67-AO91657984
From: JANSEN DAVIS [email@example.com] To: Scammed Guy in Latvia [Scammed Guy@someISP.lv] Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 4:55 PM Subject: DETAILS > ATTN:Scammed Guy in Latvia > > DEAR SIR, > > YOU HAVE TO MAKE THE PAYMENT VIA WESTEN UNION MONEY > TRANSFER WITH THE DETAILS OF OUR ACCOUNT OFFICER GIVEN > BEFORE > > NAME OF RECIEVER: GRAHAM PETER > > ADDRESS OF RECIEVER: EUROLITE B.V. > WEESPERZIJDE 613 > 1052 AL AMSTERDAM > THE NETHERLANDS > > HOWEVER FIND BELOW THE WESTERN AGENTS CONTACT IN YOUR > COUNTRY. > AND SEND THE RECEIPT OF PAYMENT IMMEDIATELY SO THAT WE > COULD EFFECT THE TRANSFER OF YOUR FUNDS ACCORDINGLY. > > HOPING YOU WOULD APPRECIATE MY EFFORT AT THE END OF > THE DAY WHEN YOUR FUNDS GETS TO YOUR ACCOUNT. > > TRULY YOURS > JANSEN DAVIS. > > WESTERN UNION AGENT LOCATIONS/ADDRESSES IN LATVIA > LATVIA POST > BERZU . 1 > AIZKRAUKLE , LV5101 > (371 ) (7 ) 018804 > > ----------------------------------------------------- > > LATVIJAS KRAJBANKA > BERZU 10A > AIZKRAUKLE , LV-5101 > (371 ) (51 ) 24948[Long list of apparently every Western Union office in Latvia.]
From: Scammed Guy in Latvia [Scammed Guy@someISP.lv] To: JANSEN DAVIS [firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 10:09 AM Subject: About transfer of funds to Latvia SIR JANSEN DAVIS THE FEE RQUSTED BY YOU WAS TRANFERED AT YESTERDAY MORNING 26TH OF JUNE. I TRIED TO CALL YOU, BUT WITHOUT RESULTS. IN THE INFORMATION SENT TO ME I COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING ABOUT PERIOD OF TIME THE FEE SHOULD BE TRANSFERED. I SHALL BE AWAITING YOUR RESPONSE. REV. Scammed Guy in Latvia REF WBL/67-AO91657984
From: Scammed Guy in Latvia To: [email@example.com]JANSEN DAVIS Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2002 10:16 AM Subject: The fee is transfered V.Strazdins Dear Jansen Davis THE FEE IS TRANSFERRED THIS MORNING. I am so sorry that your efforts to help me get the funds did not get on yesterday, because we are in different time zone and the banks were closed when I got your message. Our bank could not explain me how to operate and I had no experience of transferring money such a way. Excuse me please for inconvenience made by me. May the God bless you! Rev. Scammed Guy in Latvia REF: WBL/67-AO91657984
Well that's it - pretty sad. The Wise Friend sent us an update. Apparently "Jansen Davis" is being sought by other people:
To speak of the Lottery winners in Latvia (not Ladvia ;-) ) - I found some more information that could track Mr Jansen Davis down:- his IP is at http://www.nationsonline.org/wwwboard/messages/110.html and
another at http://www.netscout.net/wwwboard/messages/705.html
- Article in the Belize Reporter in Google's cache ("The Werken Bij scam is well known and well documented."):
A google search for Eurolite BV leads to this web site:
RVA say Eurolite has nothing to do with them.
EuroliteBV.COM is registered to someone in Texas (see Samspade.org).
Oddly, the request is routed to a domain registrar in Australia.
EuroliteBV.NET resolves to 188.8.131.52. Its website is a "recently registed" generic page at Register.com.
Etc. etc. all this may bore you. The point is, they don't have the credibility of, say, the Bank of England.
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