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Fraud email example:
From: "British Lottery" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 07:46:47 +0000
Subject: WINNING NOTIFICATION!!!
British Lottery Headquarters.
28 TANFIELD ROAD,
We happily announce to you the draw of the British Lottery International programs held on the 1st of December, 2005 in London. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 564 75600545-188 with serial number 5388/02 drew the lucky numbers: 31-6-26-13-35-7, which subsequently won you the lottery in the 3rd category.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £1,500,000.00GBP (One million, five hundred thousand, Great Britian Pounds) in cash credited to file RPC/9080118308/04 made available from a total cash prize of £75 Million Pounds, shared amongst the first Fifty (50) lucky winners in this category.
All participants were selected randomly from worldwide web sites through a computer drawn system and extracted from over 100,000 companies. This promotion takes place montly.
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in our play coupon. In view of this, your £1,500,000.00GBP (One million, five hundred thousand, Great Britian Pounds) would be released to you by our affiliate bank in London as soon as you establish contact.
Please be warned. To file for your claim, contact our Claims Director with the below details:
CLAIMS Agent Cole
Tel: +44 704 013 0661
To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, quote your reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with us or
our designated agent. Congratulations once more.
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