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Fraud email example:
From: "nation lotto" <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 06:56:33 +0000
Subject: PRIZE AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION.
From: Mrs. Teresa Allan.Euro-Afro-American-Sweepstake Lottery Headquarters: 1a, Bexon Court Carlton Nottingham shire Nottingham NG4 1SQ Essex United Kingdom Tel/Fax: + 44-870-134-4244 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Attention: Sir/Madam,
RE: PRIZE AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION.We are pleased to inform you of the announcement yesterday of the winners of the UK International Lottery Program, held on the 10th December 2005. You or your company, attached to ticket number 2F5-7HK-4329,serial number 53J-721B drew the lucky numbers 10/16/21/24/34/46, and consequently won the lottery in the 3rd international category. You have therefore been approved for a Lump-Sum Payout of US$1,200,000.00 (One Million, two hundred thousand USD), in Cash credited to file with REF NO: SNI/8033113427/04 and BATCH NO: 44/4107F82/IZ. This is from total prize oney of US$24,000,000.00 shared among 20 winners in this category. All participants were selected through a computer balloting system drawn from over 185,000 companies and individuals from Australia, New Zealand,Africa, Europe, North America,South America and Asia as part our International promotions program for the year, conducted bi-annually. Congratulations! Your fund is now deposited with Absa Bank Of South Africa and insured in your name awaiting collection. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names,we ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your claim has been fully processed and your total prize money remitted to your bank account of your choice. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this program. We hope with a part of your prize money, you will participate in our end of year high stakes of US$58 Million International lottery slot in December 2005. For the immediate processing and collection of your prize money,Please contact directly our Claim's Agent in the South Africa:
Barrister. Johnson khmaloTelephone: +27- 73 588 22 13
Email: email@example.comAll prize money must be claimed not later than 20th January 2006. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed. All correspondences to JOHNSON KHUMALO hould have this email sent along with it and also, your full Contact Address, Country of residence and your E-mail address. Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible. Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our programme. Faithfully, Mrs. Teresa Allan