Monday, February 2, 2015

FIFA Scammer Spammed My Phone

I received the following text on my cellphone today, supposedly from fifaquarta@gmail.com:
.eMAIL.
tacffs@hotmail.com TO CLAIM UR $500,000 IN BSL
I sent an email in reply from one of my throwaway accounts and waited for a reply.

The next day, I received this:
Dear: Winner,

Congratulations, your cell phone number is among the 10 lucky winners, that has won the sum ofUSD$500.000.00 (Five hundred thousand United States Dollars Only) in the just concluded drawof world cup anniversary held in LONDON (United Kingdom) to promote, support and create global awareness for the FIFA FEMALE SOCCER WORLD CUP (CANADA 2015) sponsored by United Kingdom Games and Gambling Board with the World Football Federation (Fifa) The world soccer Governing Body.

Be informed that you did not enter into any competition but your telephone number was randomly selected by our computer electronic ballot system, (e-ballot) to promote soccer in Canada. You are advised to provide the following information for the processing of your winnings. Email on: tancffs@hotmail.com or call this phone number +447418478536

NAME:                  
CONTACT ADDRESS:           
NATIONALITY:     
DATE OF BIRTH:
SEX:
TELEPHONE NUMBER:
MOBILE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
OCCUPATION: 

Your Email Attached to Ticket Number; UKBF14 4231 95606541 033, WINNING NUMBERS: 2/15/27/31/34/41, Bonus number 14.

Yours Faithfully,

Mr Cliff Jonathan
Due to privacy concerns, Microsoft no longer allows us to trace Hotmail, Live, MSN, etc accounts to location of origin via IP trace anymore. So, it is impossible to know from what country the email was sent from.

However, I did discover that the phone number +447418478536 is registered to Manx Telecom on the Isle of Man, so that's something I can use to throw a monkey wrench into his operation. I plan to send a complaint to Manx Telecom about these guys.

The following email accounts are also associated with this scam:
  • cifss@live.com
  • fifaawads2014@gmail.com
  • awaclaimss2014@hotmail.com

The following phone number is also affiliated with this scam:
  • 27710056005 (this number is for a cellphone and originates from South Africa)
The only reason I'm bothering with these people is that they spammed my cellphone.


Duane Browning
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