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Fraud email example:
From: "simon croft" <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2005 18:20:49 +0000
Subject: HIGH STAKES DRAW!!
FROM MR SIMON CROFT.
THE COORDINATOR, EGLOBAL LOTTERY UK.
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS / PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT.
EGLOBAL LOTTERY, UK.
SECOND CATEGORY HIGH STAKES DRAW
Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice,
the Results of the Stakes Draws of EGLOBAL LOTTERY
UNITED KINGDOM. We are happy to inform you that you have emerged a winner
under the Second Category High Stakes Draw,Which is part of our promotional
The draws were held on 20TH MAY,2005 and
resultsare being officially announced today. Participants were selected
through a computer ballot system drawn from 30,000 names/email addresses of
Individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia,Australia,Europe,
Middle East, and Oceania as part of our International Promotions Program.
You/Your Company, attached to ticket number
66-1-452, with serial number 52-27 drew the winning numbers 09 15 18 56 31
60 (25) and consequently won in The Second Category.
You have therefore been awarded a lump sum payout
of £1,500,000:00M GBP (One Million, Five Hundred
Thousand Pounds), which is the winning payout for
Second Category Winners. This is from the total prize money of £9,000,000:00
shared between six (6) winners in the B Category.
Your fund has been long deposited with our
International Funds Transfer agents ACE FINANCE LTD and has been insured in
your name. In your best interest and also to avoid mix up of numbers and
names of any kind, we request that you keep the entire details of your award
strictly from public notice until the process of transferring your claims
has been completed, and your funds remitted to your account.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid
double Claiming or unscrupulous acts by
Participants/non-participants of this program.
We also wish to bring to your notice our mid-year
2005 Premium Stakes Draw where you stand a chance
of Winning up to £50 M that will be shared
Amongst 10 winners worldwide, we hope that with a
part of your prize you will participate.
Please contact your claims agent immediately for
due processing and remittance of your prize money
to a designated bank account of your choice;
MR. BRIAN HAYS
FOREIGN DEPARTMENT MANAGER
ACE FINANCE LIMITED
642 HIGH ROAD,
You are advised to contact your claims agent by
Email and/or fax within a week of receiving this
notice.Failure to do so may warrant immediate
For easy reference and identification, find
Below your reference and Batch numbers. Remember to Quote these numbers
in every one of your
Correspondence with your claims agent.
REFERENCE NUMBER: EGLUK/05/8256/83219/QE321
BATCH NUMBER: EG5/A008-12
Congratulations once again from all our staff and
thank you for being part of our promotions program.
MR SIMON CROFT.
EGLOBAL LOTTERY UK.
13 GORDON ROAD TUDOR
SQUARE NG25LL LONDON
N.B: Any breach of confidentiality on the part of
the winners will result to disqualification.
Please do not reply to this mail. Contact your claims agent
immediately.(TERMS AND CONDITION APPLYS).