Email Fraud Alert received from: Don
I recently received an email with this subject line: Your Payment Attached and I am concerned that it could be an attempt at defrauding me. Let me know in the comments section what you think, please.
The full contents of the suspected fraudulent (phishing / scamming) e-mail appear below:
Dear Email Owner,
I am Ms. Johanna Barnard, a South African Citizen, Kindly go through the attached letter.
Ms. Johanna Barnard
THE ATTACHED ‘LETTER’:
Dear Email Owner,
I am Ms. Johanna Barnard, I am a South African Citizen, 38 years Old. I reside here at Cape Town South Africa with my family. I am one of those that won Lottery prize from London United Kingdom and they refused to pay me, I had paid over R270, 000.00 Rand (Two Hundred and Seventy Thousand South Africa Rand), while trying to get my payment all to no avail.
So, I decided to travel down to London United Kingdom to the UK Lottery Award Centre, and I was directed to meet Barrister. Robert Bishoff a Scottish Citizen, who is the member of UK Lottery Award Payment Committee, and I contacted him and he explained everything to me. He said whoever is contacting us through emails or SMS all this while are fake agents and fake bankers.
He took me to the paying bank for the claim of my Winning/ Inheritance Funds payment. Right now I have received my Winning/ Inheritance Funds of R5, 350,000.00 Rand. (Five Million Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand South Africa Rand) Moreover, Barrister. Robert Bishoff, showed me the full information’s of those that are yet to receive their payments and I saw your email and country name (South Africa) as one of the beneficiaries, that is why I decided to contact you to stop dealing with those fraud stars, they are not with your fund, they are only making money out of you. I will advise you to contact Barrister. Robert Bishoff. You have to contact him directly on this information below, with this Ref No: 1226/X42/2017
Contact: Barrister. Robert Bishoff
(Lottery Award Payment Committee)
(London United Kingdom)
Contact Email: INFO@PRAGENT.NET
Office lines: +44 708 766 3744
You really have to stop dealing with those people that are contacting you and telling you that your Winning fund and ATM Card is with them, it is not in any way with them, they are only taking advantage of you and they will dry you up until you have nothing. Stop contacting those fake agents and fake bankers. The only money I paid after I met (Barrister. Robert Bishoff) was just GBP350 British Pounds, which is equivalent to R5,650 Rand for the paper works, take note of that.
Note: Them telling you to pay for Transfer Fees, Certificates Charges, ATM Card Activation Fees or Diplomatic Charge etc, that is All nothing but lies, I repeat the only money you will have to pay and Which I also paid is GBP350 British Pounds, which is equivalent to R5, 650 Rand for the Administrative/ Endorsement Charges as imposed by the UK Government for International Winning Payment only, and your Winning/Inheritance Funds will be pay to you direct to your bank account of your choice.
Contact Barrister. Robert Bishoff, if you cannot be able to travel to London-UK, maybe because of your business or health condition or age, then he will advise you on what to do next, maybe he will want you to send him copies of your ID or Passport to prove that you are the rightful beneficiary of the funds, then you tell him how you want your fund to be paid to you.
Once again stop contacting those impostors, I will advise you to contact Barrister. Robert Bishoff so that he can help you to get your fund instead of dealing with those liars that will be turning you around asking for different kinds of money to complete your transaction.
Thanks You and Be Blessed.
Ms. Johanna Barnard.
The above email was sent by “Johanna Barnard” from this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
I, Don, have the following thoughts/comments on this suspected fraudulent email message from “Johanna Barnard”:
What a crock of shit!