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Fraud email example:
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2005 11:41:33 -0800
Subject: YOU HAVE WON $2,950,000.00
FLASH FORTUNE LOTTERY
FIRST QUATER OF THE YEAR 2005
YOU ARE THE WINNER OF THE
COMPUTER PROMOTIONAL DRAW
THIS MESSAGE IS FROM THE CO-ORDINATOR, INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE
OMEGA CROSSING SA
YOU HAVE WON ON THE COMPUTER BALLOT,
THE SUM OF US$ 2,950,000,00
YOUR CLAIM AGENT.
FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE PAYMENT
ON PHONE NO. + 27835689642,
(GLOBAL MEGA LOTTERY)
PRIZE AWARD NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement made today of winners
the FLASH FORTUNE LOTTO INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS, as part of our
Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from
2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from all part of
world as part of our electronic business Promotions Program.
Note that your email address qualified for the draw, as a result of
visiting various websites we are running the e-business promotions for.
You/Your Company email address, attached to ticket number 100-309-7482,
serial number 513-10 drew the lucky numbers 3, 8, 13, 22, 27, 41 and
number 12 and consequently YOU HAVE won in the Second Category.
Your winning Ticket Number. 343-221-8756
Your Serial Number. 454-17
Your lucky draw Numbers are. 3, 8, 13, 22, 27, 41 Bonus Number 12
Your INSURANCE Number: FLS433/453L/GMSA
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of
in cash, which is the winning payout for Second category winners. This
from the total prize money of US$26,650,000.00 shared among the Seven
international winners in the Second category. CONGRATULATIONS!
Please be informed that your CHEQUE of the sum of US$2,950,000.00 is
with Omega Crossing Finance and Security Company insured with your
address which won you this prize, therefore you should contact (OMEGA
CROSSING SA) your agent and give them your full names so that they will
re-insure your CHEQUE under your full names.
Please note that OMEGA CROSSING your paying agent, will invite you to
office in Johannesburg South Africa for your immediate payment, you
hurry up and contact them immediately.
To begin your claim, please call your claim agent immediately, and also
send an urgent message to Mr. Nomara Chris through Phone or Email
FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER,
OMEGA CROSSING SA.
# 25 RICHARDS RYLAAN, AUCKLAND PARK,0083
P.O. Box 524, AUCKLANDPARK
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please
remember to quote your reference and batch numbers and other
provided above and below in every one of your correspondences with your
REFERENCE NUMBER: GML-S343-KKT-8811
BATCH NUMBER: 56T-DTH78-SAR99
FLASH FORTUNE LOTTO PROGRAM IS A BONUS FOR THE WHOLE WORLD FOR THE 2010
Congratulations'' once again from all our staff and thank you for being
of our promotions program.
MR. ROBINSON KAMBU
FLASH FORTUNE LOTTERY.
2nd Floor SABC
Radio Park Building
P.O. Box 91711,
Auckland Park, 2006 Henley Road.
Johannesburg, South Africa.
OMEGA CROSSING SA
AS THE 2010
WILL BE HOSTED BY
THIS PROGRAM IS SPONSURED BY: SOUTH AFRICAN LOTTO AUTHORITY. AND
BY: (Fé¤©ration Internationale de Football Association) FIFA SUPPORT