A few months back I played with a group of the Nigerian scam artists and posted to the blog. I grew a bit board deciphering their amazing English skills and moved on, well that was until one of the scammers emailed me and used the name “Mark Madoff”. Can can you pass on the opportunity when a scammer uses the name Madoff! Holy crap it’s like Christmas all over again.
My first Email came from their “Claim dept”
Euro Milliones Lottery-Soccer World Cup 2010 Promotional Draw
1550 Princess Street Kingston,
ON, Canada, K7M 9E3,AFRSA680
Ref: EAAL/851OYHI/07 Batch No. Ontario 49. http://www.canada.com/findit/lotteries/results.aspx?id=8
The Canadian Government sponsors of this lottery for the promotion of the 2010 Soccer World cup to be hosted In South Africa. We happily announce to you the draw of the Euro-Afro-American Sweepstake Lottery International Programs held on the March 11th 2009in Ontario Canada and London United Kingdom.
Your email address attached to
Ticket Number: 050-074-702-279
Serial Number 73632 drew the winning Numbers (8 20 21 25 30 32) with a bonus Number (32)
for Ontario 49 under the choice of the lottery in the 2nd Category of bi -weekly six.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$950,000.00(Nine Hundred And Fifty Thousand United States Dollars) in cash credited to file EAAL/9080118308/07. This is from a Total cash prize of US$11,100,000.00 Million dollars, shared amongst the first One Hundred and Thirty (130) lucky Winners in this category Worldwide.
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our Afro booklet representative office in United Kingdom
as Indicated in your play coupon, because this particular draw was selected to promote the
2010 World Cup to be Hosted in South Africa hence your winning information must be kept to enable you participate
in our subsequent Draws which will see 500 participants traveling on an all expense paid trip to South Africa
for the Soccer World Cup 2010. In view of this, your US$950,000.00 (Nine Hundred And Fifty Thousand United States Dollars) would be released to you by an accredited commercial Bank in United Kingdom.
Our UK agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact
our UK Agent’s office. All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draws system and extracted from Over 10.000,00 companies and personal e-mails. 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 unscrupulous elements. Please be warned! To file for your claim, please contact our corresponding Agent in UK immediately you Read this message for quick and urgent release of your fund,
Contact information is as follows:
Mr Mark Madoff,
Lancaster House, Lancaster Way, Ermine Business Park
PE29 6YJ HUNTINGDON United Kingdom
To avoid unnecessary Delays and complications.
Please quote your reference numbers in any correspondences with our designated agents.
Congratulations! Once more from all members and staff of this program that has ensured that you won this Competition.
Thank you for being part of our Promotional Lottery program.Furthermore,should there be any change of address do
inform our agent as soon as possible.
Mrs. Johanne brunet
I love that she warns of unscrupulous people trying to abuse the prize money!
Any ways this was my response:
You know I was all set to mail wire you what ever money you need to secure this prize, but I see that this contest is run by a Mr. Mark Madoff. The Madoff family here in America is nothing but a bunch of scam artists like those assholes in Nigeria who take all the hardworking peoples money and run like hennas into the night.
Mr. Madoff himself responded at this point:
Good Day Mr Canubi,
Thank for your info,but this lottery has nothing to do with the so
called Mark Madoff you know,niether am i in any way related to the Mark
Madoff you know.
So i will advice you to inform us if you are willing to commence with the claims process or not.
I await your mail,
I feel so much better now that he “advice [me]”. And they are already starting with the E before I crap, I won’t point it out to them this time… Yet!
Well I will take your word on it then, could you tell me a little bit more about this prize claim and what I have to do?
Mr Madoff wastes no time:
Good to hear from you again regarding you winnings. My names are Mr Mark Madoff. I am the corresponding Agent in UK.
I will want you to provide us with the below information,As you have it on your winning notification.
1, Ticket Number:
2, Serial Number:
3, winning Numbers.
I await your reply,
Well since you gave me the winning numbers in the first email this should be no sweat Madoff-man!
My ticket # 050-074-702-279
My Serial Number 73632
My Numbers (8 20 21 25 30 32) with a bonus Number (32)
Imagine my jubilation when Mr. Madoff replies and tells me I have won. What will I do with all this cash!
I did received your winning confirmation numbers and the process for receiving your won money on cash is in progress and i must inform you that you have three options to receive your won money
Bank to bank transfer whereby your won money will be lodge in an assign bank and will be transfer to your account.
I wish you on behalf of all members and staff of Euro Milliones Lottery congratulate you on your winnings and wish you the best of luck as you spend your good fortune.
I will be registered at the Kensington Hotel in London under the sudo-name Homer J Simpson, us rich people can never be to careful. I will meet you in the lobby Monday morning at 11am London Time. I look forward to transacting with you.
131-137 Cromwell Road
Thank you for fast response MR Canubi. My accociate MRS Johanne Brunet will meet with you at the Kennsington Hotel in London to discuss the arrangements that must be made to secure your winnings. Be aware you will need to use your own money up front to fund the transaction to release the money from the bank this is standard operating procedure in an international bank. This fee is in the sum of $10,000.00USD (Ten Thousand Dollars USD).
Dear dear dear Mr Madoff,
I am not liking the sound of this upfront money situation, I won money why must I give it to you?
Mr Canubi please understand our hands are tied of this matter. All banking transactions require a fee, and this award was very substansial and to many winners, if we were to finance this bank fee the prize to each winner would be significantly smaller.
I hopest you reconsider.
Wonderful news, I spoke with my bank here in the USA, the Monopoly Bank of America and they will hold a wire transfer of 10k to your account which they will do when I call and have met with your associate in London. See you Monday
I so happy you now understand of dietlemma and work with us on fee. Mrs Brunet will have all information for our bank with her at meeting in London at 11am. Look forward to giving you this wonderful prize money.
At this point I am at my dietlemma, how long do I play this game… until 10:59 London Time! I sent this at exactly one minuet to the hour London Time.
Dear Mr Madoff,
Problems have arisen. In our jubilation my wife and I took in a London street walker and had a bit of a party in our suite. We had pillow fights and even a billy goat running around our room in our joyous sex escapade. Apparently that behavior is very frowned upon here in London and we have been asked to leave the hotel. We are now at the Crown Victoria Plaza Regency Hotel in the city please meet us there as we are trespassed from the Kensington.
We did not get your correspondence until many hours past the deadline. MRS Brunet waited many hour at the Kennsington for you, we are most unhappy. I have searched and there is no listing of the Crown Victoria Plaza Regency Hotel, are you sure you have the name correct. Where do we find you.
My last email
Well Mr Madoofus I, like your Prize money, made up the Crown Victoria Plaza Regency Hotel. Though I am saddened that I never made it to London or I do not really have 950,000dollars in prize money I will still wire you the 10k from the Bank Of Monopoly if you wish.
I guess Mr Madoff didn’t want my “fun money” 😦