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Fraud email example:
From: "James Hammond" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 02:21:08 +0000
FROM THE DESK OF THE COORDINATOR,
BRITISH COUNTY GAMES, UK.
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT.
SECOND CATEGORY STAKES DRAW
Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice,
the results of the stakes draw of BRITISH COUNTY
GAMES. We are happy to inform you that you have
emerged a winner under the Second Category Stakes
Draw, Which is part of our promotional draws.
The draws were held on 5TH NOVEMBER, 2005 and results
are being officially announced today. Participants
were selected through a computer ballot system drawn
from 30,000 names/email addresses of individuals and
companies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia,
Europe, Middle East, and Oceania as part of our
International Promotions Program.
You/Your Company, attached to ticket number 55-4-123,
with serial number 57-10 drew the winning numbers 04,
09, 22, 24, 30, 41, (22) and consequently won in the
You have therefore been awarded a Lump sum payout of
£1,419,000 GBP (One Million, Four Hundred and Ninteen
Thousand Pounds Sterling), which is the winning payout
for Second Category Winners. This is from the total
prize money of £8,514,000 shared amongst six(6)
winners in the B Category.
Your fund has been long deposited with our International
Funds Transfer Agents "TRIDENT FIDUCIARY LTD." and has
been insured in your name. In your best interest and
also to avoid mix up of numbers and names of any kind,
we request that you keep the entire details of your
award strictly from public notice until the process
of transferring your claims has been completed, and
your funds remitted to your account. This is part of
our security protocol to avoid double claiming or
unscrupulous acts by participants/non-participants of
We also wish to bring to your notice, our mid-year 2006
Premium Stakes Draw where you stand a chance of Winning
up to £15 Million that will be shared amongst 10 winners
worldwide, we hope that with a part of your prize you
Please contact your claims agent immediately for due
processing and remittance of your prize money to a
designated bank account of your choice;
TRIDENT FIDUCIARY LTD.
3 HIGH STREET RD.
HAMSTEAD LONDON NW3 1AA
TEL: 44 (0) 70 3190 2583
TEL: 44 (0) 70 3194 9539
FAX: 44 (0) 70 9286 8074
You are advised to contact your claims agent by email
and/or fax within a week of receiept of this notice.
Failure to do so may warrant immediate disqualification.
NOTE: For easy reference and identification, find
below your reference and batch numbers. Remember to
quote these numbers in every one of your correspondence
with your claims agent.
REFERENCE NUMBER: BCG/05/NOV/0075/GL256
BATCH NUMBER: QTR-BH-6
Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank
you for being part of our promotions program.
Mr. James Hammond.
British County Games.
114 Beechdale Road,
Brixton, London, SW2 1AE
Phone: 44 (0) 70 3194 3514
Fax: 44 (0) 70 9286 9677
N/B: Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will
result to disqualification. Please do not reply to this mail.
Contact your claims agent immediately.(TERMS AND CONDITION APPLYS).