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Fraud email example:
From: "Uk Lottery" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 10:34:16 +0000
Subject: E.L.P.SERVICE NOTIFICATION.
We happily announce to you the draw (#942) of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY, online Sweepstakes International program held on Saturday 20Th of August, 2005.
Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:56475600545 188 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers:4-6-9-12-15-40 (bonus no.25), which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.e match 5 plus bonus.
have therefore been approved to claim total sum of US$2,500,000.00 (Two
million,five hundred thousand, United States Dollars) in cash credited to file
.This is from a total cash prize of US $125 Million dollars,shared
amongst the first Fifty (50) lucky winners in this categoryi.e Match 5 plus bonus.All participants for the online version were selected randomly from World Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online. This promotion takes place weekly.
your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet repre!
sentative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon. In
view of this, your US$2,500,000.00 (Two million, five hundred
thousand,)will be released to you by any of our payment offices in Europe.
Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact her.For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim 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. Please be warned.
To file for your claim,Please contact our Fiduciary agent
Ice Gold Finance UK
43 London Road
Reigate, Surrey RH2 9PW
Fax:+44-0870 068 4912
Endeavour to email/fax him your full names,winning numbers,email address,telephone and fax numbers immediately.
Congratulations from me and members of staff of THE NATIONAL LOTTERY.
Rose Wood (Mrs)
Online coordinator for THE NATIONAL LOTTERY
Sweepstakes International Program