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:
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 http://reloadng.com/buy.html 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: http://www.mtnonline.com/ 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!
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:
Important Message from MTN NigeriaSunday, July 12, 2009 8:16 PM
From MTN Nigeria Mon Jul 13 03:16:32 2009
Authentication-Results: mta107.mail.sp2.yahoo.com from=mtnonline.com; domainkeys=neutral (no sig); from=mtnonline.com; dkim=neutral (no sig)
Received: from 127.0.0.1 (EHLO hrndva-commlb.mail.rr.com) (18.104.22.168) by mta107.mail.sp2.yahoo.com with SMTP; Sun, 12 Jul 2009 12:16:51 -0700
Received: from rrcs-agw-02.hrndva.rr.com ([22.214.171.124]) by hrndva-comm-mta01.mail.rr.com with ESMTP id <20090712191645.USCG5779.email@example.com>; Sun, 12 Jul 2009 19:16:45 +0000
Received: from unknown (HELO User) ([126.96.36.199]) by rrcs-agw-02.hrndva.rr.com with ESMTP; 12 Jul 2009 15:15:26 -0400
From: “MTN Nigeria”<firstname.lastname@example.org> Add sender to Contacts
Subject: Important Message from MTN Nigeria
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2009 20:16:32 -0700
Content-Type: text/html; charset=”Windows-1251″
The following are the IP details of the addresses:
- 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 – Road Runner HoldCo LLC
- while 220.127.116.11 belongs to Multi-Links Telecoms
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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