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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: "MR. JOHN WATTS" <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 20:22:52 -0500
Subject: HONDA MOTOR NL.
HONDA MOTOR CORPORATION COMPANY, THE NETHERLANDS,
IN AFFILIATION WITH DE LOTTO NL INTERNATIONAL
888 1102 MG AMSTERDAM
FROM: THE PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS DEPT.
TICKET NUMBER: 2752246896
SERIAL NUMBER: 652-662
BATCH NUMBER : AT-040SB06-03
RE: AWARD FINAL NOTIFICATION:
We are pleased to inform you of the release, of the long awaited results of the HONDA MOTOR
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM held on the 29th August 2005,Due to mix up of numbers,
the results were released on the 10th of Sept. 2005 You were entered as dependent clients with:
Reference SERIAL NUMBER: 652-662 and Batch number AT-040SB06-03.Your email address attached
to the ticket number: 2752246896 that drew the lucky winning number, which consequently won the
sweepstake in the first category, in four parts. You have been approved for a payment of
1,000,000.00euros (ONE MILLION EUROS.) in cash credited to file reference
number: IPL/4249859609/WP1 which is deposited with Finance & Security Company in your favor as
beneficiary and covered with HIGH INSURANCE POLICY. This is from a total cash prize of five million
euros shared among the ten international winners in first categories. Along with a New Blue Honda FR - V Car.
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 50,000 (Fifty thousand) names
of email users around the world, as part of our international promotion program. Due to mix up of some
names and addresses, we ask that you keep this award personal, till your claims have been processed
and your funds remitted to you. This is part of our security measures to avoid double claiming or
unwarranted taking advantage of the situation by other participants or impersonators.
To begin your claim, do file for the release of your winning by contacting your/our accredited agent:
MR JOHN WATTS.(Foreign Transfer Manager) ROYAL TRUST AGENCY BV.
HONDA CLAIMING SECURITY AGENCY.
205 Franz straat, Amsterdam - Netherlands
They are your agent, and responsible for the processing and transfer of your winnings to you.
YOUR SECURITY FILE NUMBER IS W-91237-H067/B4 (keep personal) Remember, your winning must
be claimed not later than (25th September 2005). Failure to claim your winning/ fund will be added to next
10,000.000 euros AND CAR international lottery program.
Furthermore, should there be any change in your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible.
MR HARDY GREY.
HONDA MOTOR COMPANY/LOTTERY CO-ORDINATOR
HONDA LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
AN AFFILIATE OF HONDA AMSTERDAM
AND DE LOTTO NL INTERNATIONAL