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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.
Read more about such scams here or in our 419 FAQ. Use the Scam-O-Matic to verify suspect emails.
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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
From: "Mrs Anita Williams" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 02:12:54 +0000
Subject: YOUR EMAIL WINNING NOTIFICATION
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT
LUCKYDAY E-MAIL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
BACTH NO: PTP/31211214257/190888/2202
REF. NO. PTP/21449267220/255100//2202
This is to inform you of the release of the E-MAIL LOTTERY BALLOT
INTERNATIONAL/ WORLD GAMING BOARD held on the 14th of October, 2005.
Due to the mix up of number, the results were released on the 24TH of
Your name attached to ticket number 219028657434 with
serial number 18735625drew the lucky numbers of 21-70-81-82-99 which
consequently won the lottery in the 1st category.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of
2,000,000:00 Only ( two MILLION EUROS ONLY) in cash which is
deposited with a Finance House in your favour as beneficiary and
covered with HIGH INSURANCE POLICY
Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep
yourwinning information confidential until your claims has been
processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our security
avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn
from only Microsoft users from over 20,000.00 companies and 3,000,000
individual email addresses and names from all over the world.
To begin your lottery claim, please contact our agent below that have
been appointed for the processing of your claim with your contact
telephone and fax number to begin the processing of your claim:
LUCKYDAY PAYMENT OFFICE MANCHESTER ENGLAND
CONTACT NAME: ANDREW GORDON
CITY/ COUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOM
TEL: +4479 3925 3996
FAX: +4487 0133 4585
Note that all winning must be claimed not later than 6th of November
2005. After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next
Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications
please remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in
Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent
as soon as possible.
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for
being part of our promotional program.
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
Mrs. Anita Williams.