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Fraud email example:
From: "Mrs. Evelyn Boer" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 15:14:51 +0200
Subject: LOTTO INFORMATION!!!!
DAYZERS INTERNATIONAL LOTTO B.V
DAYZERS LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
5902 RH Venlo
FROM: MR.Richard Blakes
THE PROMOTIONS CLAIM MANAGER,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PAYMENT DEPARTMENT
Dayzers Lottery International
RE / AWARD NOTIFICATION; FINAL NOTICE
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement
2005 of your selection as one of the five winners of
DAYZERS LOTTERY Netherlands, held recently as part of
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay
out of EUR
1,200,000.00 (One Million, Two Hundred Thousand EUROS
only) in cash
credited to file REF NO.GML/2551256003/11.
We, the Dayzers Lottery Netherlands is by this
Launching our model computer balloting lottery draws,
designed to satisfy the cravings of the ever-growing
participants in our various lottery programs. With
previous draws, payouts to all winners are guaranteed
and will be
transferred in record time.
After randomly selecting 15,000 participants from an
of 300,000 emails all participants were selected
through a computer
ballot system from the Middle East, Asia, Africa,
Canada, Europe, USA
South America as part our International Promotions
Program, which was
conducted in view of launching ourselves into the
Worldwide and zoning all participants by their
across the globe, we produced an extensive list from
which you have
emerged as one of the winners of the Grand Draw prize.
To ensure a smooth collection of your winnings, the
transfer of your
prize is to be handled by our Prize Transfer claim
You are to contact our claim manager by email or fax
within a week of
receiving this notice. Please find full contact
Foreign Service claim Manager
TEL:31 617 592 378
FAX:31 847 536 019
Also find all other relevant winning lottery
WINNING NOTIFICATION / FINAL
BATCH NO: PTP/31211214257/190888/2202
REF. NO: PTP/21449267220/255100//2202
SERIAL NO: 918735625
TICKET NO: 219028657434
LUCKY NO: 21-70-81-82-99
Also send your Name, Address and Country of Residence
your Claims Manager. Remember, you must contact your
claim Manager not
than a week of receiving this notification. After this
date, all funds
will be returned as unclaimed.
In order to avoid unnecessary delays and
complications, please remember
to quote your reference and batch numbers in every one
correspondences with your claims Manager.
Furthermore you are seriously advised to keep all
information and numbers from the public in line with
protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted
abuse of this program
by unscrupulous individuals.
Congratulations once again from all our staff members
and thank you for
being part of our Promotions program.
With best regards,
Mrs. Evelyn Boer