Monday, 23 March 2009

Irish-Dutch-Beer scam

This arrived in my inbox the other day - it makes a change from the Nigerian Oil scams I normally receive -this is the first Dutch-Irish-beer-football scam I have seen. Now I know it does not come from that well-known Dutch brewer and I am just publishing this piece of rubbish as a warning to others - and to give you all a good laugh.

From:Heineken International (heinekeninternational@concordia.necoxmail.com)
info@heinekengamesinter.com
Heineken International
58 Leitrim Street
Cork
IRELAND

Heineken is one of the world's great brewers and is committed to growth and remaining independent. Heineken today announced it will give its African consumers their first ever chance to hold the UEFA Champions League Trophy aloft when it takes the famous cup on tour in March and April of this year. After two successful tours in Asia and South America in 2007 and 2008 it is now the turn of African football fans in Algeria, Egypt and South
Africa to have the ultimate experience, to be able to see and touch the famous Trophy.
Following the process and success of the Asia and South America UEFA Champions League tour in 2007 and 2008, Heineken International has once again started with the online awareness (email) games which was the
starting point for the 2007 and 2008 tours respectively.
NOTE: Heineken international organise this online draw to create awareness before the tour.
As was done in 2007 and 2008, Heineken contacted Microsoft directly to provide the email contacts of the leading internet users worldwide for the 2007 and 2008 email draws to kick off the UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour in Africa.

Among the ten thousand email addresses that were provided by microsoft for the online draw, your email address came out as one of the four lucky winning email addresses of FOUR MILLION POUNDS STERLING ( £4,000,000.00 ), as a result your email address has won the sum of ONE MILLION POUNDS
>STERLINGS ( £1,000,000.00 ).

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO CONTACT OUR REPRESENTATIVE IN CHARGE OF THE GAMES AND PAYMENT WITH PROVE THAT YOU ARE THE ACTUAL OWNER AND USER OF THE EMAIL ADDRESS, BELOW IS HIS CONTACT DETAILS:

Jean van Boxmeer
58 Leitrim Street
Cork
IRELAND
Tel: +44 7031-923-807
E-mail: jeanvboxmeer@hotmail.co.uk

With high confidentiality we say congratulations.

Yes of course you do.
And I refer 'Jean van Boxmeer' to the reply given in the case of Arkell vs Pressdram.

5 comments:

Fidothedog said...

Forward onto Gordon Brown as he needs the money.

Brewblogger said...

I would do but his email address is not working.

Alex said...

It isn't working as it's full of other people making similar suggestions!! ;-)

Alex said...

Hi, this is Alex from Brazil. I also received the e-mail above and was quite puzzled...Having talked to a lawyer friend and a student who is an specialist in bank frauds, I dedided to search for further information on Google...and BINGO: the scam was there on the first lines. At the risk of sounding very naive...can anybody tell me what the purpose of this scam is? I mean, what would they want from me?
THANKS,
CHEERS,
Alex Kreis.

Brewblogger said...

Purpose of this scam? - maybe to identify a working email account then that info gets passed on to even more spammers?

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