Wednesday, January 11, 2006

New 419 Scam Involving Bogus Volkswagen Lottery

William Eazel writes on SC Magazine Online:

Security experts today warned internet users of a spam campaign that pretends the recipient has won a lottery sponsored by the Volkswagen motor company.

The messages claims that recipients have been chosen for a $1.7 million prize and a brand new VW car. The emails say the user has been randomly chosen from more than 250,000 email addresses around the world. It then urges recipients not to tell anyone else of their win, but to quickly contact a prize transfer agent for further instructions. A phone number and email address is given for people to contact.


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