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Victims never receive this non-existent fortune but are tricked into sending their money to the criminals, who remain anonymous. They hide their real identity and location by using fake names and fake postal addresses as well as communicating via anonymous free email accounts and mobile phones.
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Fraud email example:
From: george <email@example.com> (may be fake)
Date: Sat, 04 Sep 2004 04:41:25 +0000
Subject: WINNING NOTIFICATION:
The National Lottery Headquarters
P.O. Box 287, Watford WD1 8TT:
We happily announce to you the draw of the the
National Lottery International programs held on
the 1st of june 2004 in the uk.Your e-mail address
attached to ticket number: 56475600545 188 with Serial
number 5388/02 drew the lucky
numbers: 21-444-0-61, which subsequently won you
the lottery in the 2nd category.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum
of US$2,500,000.00 (Two million,Five Hundred Thousand
Dollars) in cash credited to file
KPC/9080118308/03.This is from a total cash prize of
US $ 25 Million dollars, shared amongst the first
Fifty (10) lucky winners in this category.
Please note that your lucky winning number falls
within our European booklet representative office in
Europe as indicated in your play coupon.
In view of this, your US$2,500,000.00 (Two
Thousand United States Dollars) would be released to
you by our security firm in amsterdam,holland.
Our European agent will immediately commence the
process to facilitate the release of your funds as
soon as you contact him.
All participants were selected randomly from World
Wide Web site through computer draw system and
extracted from over 100,000 companies. This promotion
takes place annually.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your
winning information confidential till your claims is
processed and your money remitted to you in whatever
manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part
of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming
and unwarranted abuse of this program by some
unscrupulous elements. Please be warned.
To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary
Mr. Fred Daniel
The National Lottery Uk.
To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please
quote your reference/batch numbers in any
correspondences with us or our designated agent.
Congratulations once more from all members and staffs
of this program. Thank you for being part of our
promotional lottery program.
National Lottery Headquarters
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