MTN Telecommunication Network.spam / potential virus / identity theft

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Be warned - I looked into this e-mail via google and found a few other recipients of the same e-mail scam. I wish there was a way to find out the source of this e-mail... And make them pay... Make them pay severely... Read below:

Mtn telecommunication network.
(Everywhere you go)
Amount won: $1, 000.000.00 usd
Ticket no:mtn/v/card/0803/1800
Notification date:13/10/2008
Winning no:m/v/card/181/2008

Dear beneficiary,

The mtn mobile telecommunication network service has
Choosen you by the board of executive directors as one of
The final recipients of a cash grant/donation. The online
Cyber draws was conducted from an exclusive list of
100, 000 email addresses of individuals and corporate
Bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer
Selection from the web. This promotion is to celebrate the
8th years anniversary 2008 programme, we are giving out a
Yearly donation of $1, 000.000.00 usd to 10 lucky
Recipients as a way of showing our appreciation.

Contact event administrator.
Email: mtn. [protected]@hotmail.com

1. Full name:...
2. Residential address:...
3. Country:...
4. Occupation:...
5. Telephone:...
6. Sex:...
7. Age:...
8. Next of kin:...
9. Nationality:...
10. Winning no:...

Secretary mr musa piano
Mtn® award promotion
© 2008 online award promotion edition

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  • An
    Anuja Nov 02, 2008
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    Hey, I received the same email. I think its a hoax.

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  • Ke
    KELLIE Nov 03, 2008
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    I received the same e-mail w a few changes, The e-mail to contact them was different & the name of the secretary was different. The wining number was exactly the same!

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  • Ro
    Ronda Nov 04, 2008
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    I recieved this same e-mail its a phishing scam.

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  • Si
    Simon Nov 04, 2008
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    I received same e-mail with different contact name, but I really was ripped off, I was told I had only won $400, 000!

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  • No
    notorious Nov 06, 2008
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    I got it too with the same win no. and for 500.000. and yes its a pitty we cant get them really pay for that scam.

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  • Ha
    HAPPY FATHER'S DAY Nov 08, 2008

    Hello,

    I just received the same e-mail:

    Mtn telecommunication network.
    (everywhere you go)
    Amount won: 500, 000.00 usd (five hundred thousand united states dollar)
    Ticket no:mtn/v/card/0803/1800
    Notification date:6/11/2008
    Winning no:m/v/card/181/2008

    Dear beneficiary,
    Congratulations the mtn mobile telecommunication network service has
    Chosen you by the board of executive directors as one of the final
    Recipients of a cash grant/donation. the online cyber draws was conducted
    From an exclusive list of 100, 000 email addresses of individuals and
    Corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer selection
    From the web. this promotion is to celebrate the 8th years anniversary 2008
    Programme, we are giving out a yearly donation of us$500 000.00 to 10
    Lucky recipients as a way of showing our appreciation.
    Contact event administrator.
    Name:mr james mark
    Email:[protected]@live.com
    Phone # : +234 (0) [protected]

    Mtn claims department
    1. full name:...2. residential address:...3. country:...
    4. occupation:... 5. telephone:...6. sex:...7. age:...
    8. next of kin:...9. nationality:...10. winning no:...

    Secretary
    Mrs sonia johnson
    Mtn® award promotion
    © 2008 online award promotion

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  • Iv
    Iva Nov 08, 2008
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    Yea i've receieved emails like this several times, by other companys as well and what not. so does no one know how to stop getting these what so ever? it's getting to the point where I receive one or two a day and its really irritating.

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  • In
    ING PENA Nov 12, 2008
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    I just got this email:

    Congratulations you have just won $500, 000.00 five hundred thousand united
    States dollars on going mtn telecommunication network on 8th years anniversary
    2008 programme, your e-mail were selected randomly from our database machine
    From the online internet selection, you are advise to contact mr. christopher
    Williams with the following details information, full name, contact address,
    Private telephone number, country, sex, age, next of kin and occupation for
    More inquiring on how to claim your winning. once again congratulations.

    Regards,

    Secretary
    Mrs sonia johnson
    Mtn award promotion

    Its this for real???

    Thanks for your time...

    Atte: ing peña

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  • In
    ING PENA Nov 12, 2008
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    this is the out coming email:
    [protected]@uag.mx

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  • To
    Tony Nov 14, 2008
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    I received the same e-mail today for 500, 000. All the other info is the same.

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  • Li
    linda strummer Nov 14, 2008
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    I have the same one - also with a few changes.

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  • Ch
    Charissa Nov 15, 2008
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    I received this.. what do I do about it?

    Mtn telecommunication network.
    (everywhere you go)
    Amount won: 500, 000.00 usd (five hundred thousand united states dollar)
    Ticket no:mtn/v/card/0803/1800
    Notification date:13/11/2008
    Winning no:m/v/card/181/2008

    Dear beneficiary,
    Congratulations the mtn mobile telecommunication network service has
    Chosen you by the board of executive directors as one of the final
    Recipients of a cash grant/donation. the online cyber draws was conducted
    From an exclusive list of 100, 000 email addresses of individuals and
    Corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer selection
    From the web. this promotion is to celebratethe 8th years anniversary 2008
    Programme, we are giving out a yearly donation of us$500000.00 to 10 lucky
    Recipients as a way of showing our appreciation.

    Contact event administrator.
    Name:richard johnson
    Email:[protected]@yahoo.com. hk
    Mtn claims department
    1. full name:...2. residential address:...3. country:...
    4. occupation:... 5. telephone:...6. sex:...7. age:...
    8. next of kin:...9. nationality:...10. winning no:...
    Secretary

    Mr richard johnson
    Mtn (r) award promotion
    (c) 2008 online award promotion edition
    +234 [protected]

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  • Ba
    Barbara Barden Nov 15, 2008
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    Well, I managed to find the +234 part of the phone number. it's from nigeria. but, the site I found it on displays this message...

    Get 800 toll free numbers that forward your calls to nigeria phone numbers, or, get nigeria phone numbers and other 800 toll free numbers that forward calls to any phone in the world. nigeria phone numbers and usa/canada 800 toll free numbers available for instant activation.

    So, I don't know if the email scammers are from nigeria, or just have a fake phone number to hide where they really are.

    When I get emails like this, I reply to them with "get a job!"

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  • Do
    Douglas Rist Nov 20, 2008
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    I received this one and many like it. if they were honest offers, I would be a very rich man as I have won the uk lottery more times than I can count, usually everyday and now this. the internet is becoming a rip off place. beware, be very aware.

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  • An
    Angie Nov 20, 2008
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    Hmmmm does this e-mail look familier to anyone lol...

    Mtn telecommunication network 2008.
    (everywhere you go)
    Amount won: $1, 000.000.00 usd
    Ticket no:mtn/v/card/0803/1800
    Winning no:m/v/card/181/2008

    Dear beneficiary,

    Congratulations the mtn mobile telecommunication network service has
    Choosen you by the board of executive directors as one of the final
    Recipients of a cash grant/donation. the online cyber draws was conducted
    From an exclusive list of 100, 000 email addresses of individuals and
    Corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer selection
    From the web. this promotion is to celebrate the 8th years anniversary 2008
    Programme, we are giving out a yearly donation of $1, 000.000.00 usd to 10
    Lucky recipients as a way of showing our appreciation.

    Contact event administrator.
    Email: mtn. [protected]@live.com

    Mtn claims department
    1. full name:...
    2. residential address:...
    3. country:...
    4. occupation:....
    5. telephone:...
    6. sex:...
    7. age:...
    8. next of kin:...
    9. nationality:...
    10. winning no:m/v/card181/2008...

    Secretary
    James akinmo
    [utf-8?]mtnâ® award promotion
    © 2008 online award promotion edition

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  • Da
    Daniel E. Ramirez Florez Nov 20, 2008
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    Helo, I received this e-amil from "mtn grand donation" <[protected]@mtnonline.org with the following content:

    Congratulations the mtn mobile telecommunication network service has
    Choosen you by the board of executive directors as one of the final recipients of a cash
    Grant/donation. the online cyber draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 100, 000 email addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer selection from the web. this promotion is to celebrate the 8th years anniversary 2008 programme, we are giving out a yearly donation of $1, 000.000.00 usd to 10 lucky recipients as a way of showing
    Our appreciation.

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  • No
    Nollie Nov 20, 2008
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    I received the same. I always wonder how many people are falling for these e-mails.

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  • Me
    mezzat abdelhakim Nov 21, 2008
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    hello. I have received the same message. I have answered and they have confirmed to me that I have won. that I must pay british airways the position to take the package to me.if it is a joke or they are not alquien that it robs identities. but gustaria to know to me but

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  • Me
    mezzat abdelhakim Nov 21, 2008
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    hello. receipt the same mail. that he is this?

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  • Le
    Lena Sanchez Nov 25, 2008
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    I received this same e-mail..It is not right that people do this and get your private information..they need to be caught!!!

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  • Ha
    Hanan Abdel Aziz Dec 03, 2008
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    Hi everyone, I have received the same e mail.I thought It's true and sent the rquired information. They called me back three times confirming that I am the winner. Before taking any action or sending them the delivery charges, I have decieded to check your website and I discovered I am not the only one received the same email. It's only a snacky way to collect money. Hopefully you will not be the next one.

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  • Ma
    Mandala Jan 31, 2009
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    New edition for ©2009 [^_^ silliy]

    Mtn telecommunication network.
    (everywhere you go)
    Amount won: $1, 000.000.00 usd
    Ticket no:mtn/v/card/0803/1800
    Notification date:30/01/2009
    Winning no:m/v/card/182/2009
    Telephone:+[protected]

    Dear beneficiary,

    Congratulations the mtn mobile telecommunication network service has
    Choosen you by the board of executive directors as one of the final
    Recipients of a cash grant/donation.

    The online cyber draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 100, 000
    Email addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced
    Automated random computer selection from the web.

    This promotion is to celebrate the 9th years anniversary 2009
    Programme, we are giving out a yearly donation of $1, 000.000.00 usd to 10
    Lucky recipients as a way of showing our appreciation.

    Email: mtntelecommunication. [protected]@gmail.com

    You are advised to send the following informations to our office.

    Mtn claims department

    1. full name:...
    2. residential address:...
    3. country:...
    4. occupation:...
    5. telephone:...
    6. sex:...
    7. age:...
    8. next of kin:...
    9. nationality:...
    10. winning no:...

    Secretary
    Mr. festus collins
    Telephone:+[protected]
    Email: mtntelecommunication. [protected]@gmail.com
    Mtn® award promotion
    © 2009 online award promotion edition.

    Slightly modified, the 2009 new edition, and the sender of the mail is
    [protected]@hathway.com, beware.

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  • Pr
    primozzm Feb 14, 2009

    I got it too. but at the end was rolandbrown for signature in my email. I almost buy it hehehehe and I noticed that was probably sent from a neigbour country so they were close.

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  • Ja
    Jan-Erik Lind Mar 14, 2009

    Same her but 2009 this come to sweden 14 of mars the only diferent is the secretary wath I can see

    Mtn telecommunication network 2009.
    Amount won: $1, 000.000.00 usd
    No:mtn/v/card/0803/1800
    Winning no:m/v/card/181/2009

    Dear beneficiary,

    Congratulations the mtn mobile telecommunication network service has
    Choosen you by the board of executive directors as one of the final
    Recipients of a cash grant/donation. the online cyber draws was conducted
    From an exclusive list of 100, 000 email addresses of individuals and
    Corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer selection
    From the web. this promotion is to celebrate the 9th years anniversary 2009
    Programme, we are giving out a yearly donation of $1, 000.000.00 usd to 10
    Lucky recipients as a way of showing our appreciation.

    Contact event administrator.
    Email: [protected]@8u8. hk

    Mtn claims department
    1. full name:...
    2. residential address:...
    3. country:...
    4. occupation:...
    5. telephone:...
    6. sex:..
    7. age:...
    8. nationality:...
    9. winning no:...
    10. email...
    11password...

    Note that: do not tell people about your prize award until your money is
    Successfully handed over to you to avoid disqualification that may arise from
    Double claim. you may also receive similar e-mails from people portraying to
    Be other organizations this is solely to collect your personal information
    From you and lay claim over your winning.in event that you receive any e-mail
    Similar to the notification letter that was sent to you, kindly delete it
    From your mail box and give no further correspondence to such person or
    Body. mtn telecommunication network company shall not be held responsible for
    Any loss of fund arising from the above mentioned.

    N. b: winnings not acknowledged and claimed within one week of notification
    Will be void.

    Congratulation once more.

    Secretary
    Mr. roland brown
    © 2009 online award promotion edition

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  • Mr
    Mrs Tracey Knight Mar 20, 2009

    I have got the same email as well. do not reply or give any of your details unless you want your bank account emptied and your identity taken!!
    Mtn telecommunication network.
    (everywhere you go)
    Amount won: $1, 000.000.00 usd
    Ticket no:mtn/v/card/0803/1800
    Notification date:20/03/2009
    Winning no:m/v/card/181/2009

    Dear beneficiary,

    Congratulations the mtn mobile telecommunication network service has choosen you by the board of executive directors as one of the final recipients of a cash grant/donation. the online cyber draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 100, 000 email addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer selection from the web. this promotion is to celebrate the 8th years anniversary 2009 programme, we are giving out a yearly donation of $1, 000.000.00 usd to 10 lucky recipients as a way of showing our appreciation.

    Contact event administrator.
    Email: mtn. [protected]@live.com
    Mtn claims department

    1. full name:...
    2. residential address:...
    3. country:...
    4. occupation:...
    5. telephone:...
    6. sex:...
    7. age:...
    8. next of kin:...
    9. nationality:...
    10. winning no:...

    Secretary mr james akinmo.
    Mtn® award promotion
    © 2009 online award promotion edition

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  • Re
    Rex Mar 24, 2009

    The should be punished

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  • Am
    amanda Mar 29, 2009

    Received the same emails few days ago.

    Facts:
    You cannot win a lottery or sweepstake without actually purchasing a ticket or other entry token. it does not matter one iota that the email you have recieved states "your email was randomly selected", because it is complete rubbish. likewise, any excuses such as "sponsored by [insert major company]" is equally false. major companies may support a real lottery, but they do not provide the millions in winning funds... that is not how lotteries and sweepstakes operate.
    Lotteries and sweepstakes are commercially oriented, and they have to make money. the only way they make money is by selling tickets to the public... ie: you.
    The old saying "there is no such thing as a free lunch" fits quite well here.

    For more information:
    Http://www.fraudwatchers.org/forums/view.php?pg=fwlotscams

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  • Be
    benjie c Apr 30, 2009

    I also got this email recently with some changes offcourse... with the news of global recession around us, people will tend to believe easily with such a hoax.. easy money.. what a pity the internet is becoming a ripped-of place for stupid people who make such stupid things... I believe karma will hit them bullseye...

    Mtn telecommunication network.
    (everywhere you go)
    Amount won: 500, 000.00 usd (five hundred thousand united states dollar)
    Ticket no:mtn/v/card/0803/1800
    Notification date:26/4/2009
    Winning no:m/v/card/181/2009
    Mtn promo”
    Dear beneficiary,
    Congratulations the mtn mobile telecommunication network service has chosen
    You by the board of executive directors as one of the final recipients of a
    Cash grant/donation. the online cyber draws was conducted from an exclusive
    List of 100, 000 email addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked
    By an advanced automated random computer selection from the web. this
    Promotion is to celebrate the 8th years anniversary 2009 programme, we are
    Giving out a yearly donation of us$500 000.00 to 10 lucky recipients as a
    Way of showing our appreciation.
    Contact event administrator.
    Name:christopher williams
    Email: [protected]@live.com
    1) phone # : (+234) [protected]
    2) phone #: (+234) [protected]
    Mtn claims department
    1. full name:…….2. residential address:…..3. country:……
    4. occupation:…… 5. telephone:…6. sex:….7. age:….
    8. next of kin:…..9. nationality:….10. winning no:…..
    Secretary
    Mrs sonia johnson
    Mtn® award promotion
    © 2009 online award promotion edition

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  • Co
    cowbo83 Nov 27, 2009

    Watch out everyone is right about this money scam. I got the same email that I had just won $500.000 ya right nobody just gives that kind of money away so I reply to the email guess what? they reply back with even more stuff to try and convince you to either pay $200 for a courier or ups delivery or $450 to direct deposit in your bank all lies the phone number they provide is no longer in service. watch out! these people need to be caught and arressted i'm sure there are alot of people falling for this.

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  • Ol
    olayemi olubiyo Jan 20, 2010

    Hello mtn, good day, please I don't understand mtn any longer if I load now they will be deducting n50.00 from my account unnecessarily, this happen again yesterday. pls they shud stop this or else I will stop using the line again. secondly, I did a caller tune and they gave me an expiry date which is 15th of february, but they have not connect me but they deduct money from my account, this is not fair at all.

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