I received a mail in my yahoo-mail box informing me that I won NGN250,000 – two hundred and fifty thousand Naira, as part of the winners in an MTN e-charge Promo. I smiled coz I use a glo-line.

Heres the screenshot:


For clarity:


You’ve been selected as one of our lucky winners in the MTN e-charge Promo!

You have won N250,000.00 along with 500 other winners who have made purchases of MTN recharge cards using their interswitch debit cards.

To claim your winnings,simply follow this instructions:

Visit to purchase an MTN recharge card of N750

Select the recharge card value of N750, fill in the “sms delivery phone number” and your coupon code number as “5468”

Select the payment platform as “interswitch debit card”, Click on “checkout” .

Once your payments has been received,your order would be sent via sms and we would further inform you on how to claim your winnings at our offices nationwide.

Thank you once more for participating in our MTN e-charge promo. For more information,visit: products/echarge.aspx

Important Notice: It is most important that you fill your phone number and coupon code along with your purchase,payments without the coupon code or owner’s phone number would be disqualified from our promo!

This URL: in the original email links to: with this screen-shot as of this writing:


We can at least give credit to this scammer for practicing his web-design skills with a little of bright yellow colors. P.S: don’t re-charge your account on this kind of weblink. Your interswitch ATM card details would be captured and your account might be cleaned inside-out.


Note: this-below is the original and authentic website of reload-NG:


Heres the header of the scam-mail:


for clarity:

Important Message from MTN NigeriaSunday, July 12, 2009 8:16 PM
From MTN Nigeria Mon Jul 13 03:16:32 2009
Return-Path:   <>
Authentication-Results:; domainkeys=neutral (no sig);; dkim=neutral (no sig)
Received:   from (EHLO ( by with SMTP; Sun, 12 Jul 2009 12:16:51 -0700
Received:   from ([]) by with ESMTP id <>; Sun, 12 Jul 2009 19:16:45 +0000
Message-Id:   <7hp5m9$>
Received:   from unknown (HELO User) ([]) by with ESMTP; 12 Jul 2009 15:15:26 -0400
From:   “MTN Nigeria”<>  Add sender to Contacts
Subject:   Important Message from MTN Nigeria
Date:   Sun, 12 Jul 2009 20:16:32 -0700
MIME-Version:   1.0
Content-Type:   text/html; charset=”Windows-1251″
Content-Transfer-Encoding:   7bit
Content-Length:   2478

The following are the IP details of the addresses:


Is there a solution to these scammers who won’t stop creating all these funny sites around the net and deceiving people? And how can free web-hosts be cautioned or guide themselves against the activities of scammers – using their free services for fraudulent purposes?

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6 responses

  1. you are really right. i just received thesame mail as yours. these people are real scam. the intereting part is that i have never used my atm for any online transaction. infact i nearly fell for it. if not for time i woulld have pasted the screen shot. the e-mail they are using for this fraudulent act is please and please beware!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. is it true that i won 250,000 naira in the 18th Mtn annivasery.

    send me details on how to claim it

    thanks for your anticipation

    god bless

  3. Accept my comment

  4. I equally received the fake N250,000 winnig dated 9th Dec. 2009.. But i never entered for the competition and besides i do not use e-charge . This is fraud. EFCC must do smthing to stp ds intrenet fraud.

  5. Написано конечно всё правильно, хотя и только поверхностно. В любом случае спасибо

  6. well, i juz heard abt this package but what a surprise with what pple saying abt this package.i tink we nid to do smtin abt this.imagine

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