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Fraud email example:
From: "Ben Larry" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 11:58:39 +0000
Subject: JURIST LOTTO PROMO LOTTERY
FROM: THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
JURIST LOTTO PROMO LOTTERY, UNITED KINGDOM.PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT WHITE HART
LANE, LONDON N17 8HR, UNITED KINGDOM.
AWARD NOTIFICATION/FINAL PAYMENT NOTICE.
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today,
17th January,2006, of Winners of the JURIST PROMO
LOTTERY, UNITED KINGDOM,draws held on 7th December, 2005.
Your email address attached to ticket number
023-0148-790-459, with serial number 8973-20 drew the
lucky numbers 09-44-44-67-27-11, and consequently won the
lottery in the 3rd category.
You have therefore been approved for lump sum pay Out of
(£1.500.000.00) One Million, five hundred thousand British
Pounds in cash credited to file REF No.041238013011JLP.
This is from total prize Money Of (£25.500.000.00)
Twenty-Five Million, five hundred thousand British Pounds
shared among the seventeen International winners in this
All participants were selected through a computer Ballot
System drawn from 25,000 email addresses from Australia,
New Zealand, America, Europe, North America and Asia as
Part of International Promotions Program, which is
Due to the mix up of some numbers and addresses, we ask
that you keep this Award strictly from Public notice until
your claim has been processed and released to you.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double
claiming by participants of this program. We hope with a
part of your prize, you will participate in our end of
year high stakes £500 Million International Lottery.
To begin your claim, please contact our
Mr. Dave Adason
JURIST LOTTO PROMO LOTTERY,
He will process and ensure the release of your won prize
Note that all prize money must be claimed not later than
31st January, 2006. After this date, all funds shall be
returned to our treasury as unclaimed prize money.
In order to avoid unnecessary delay and complications,
please remember to quote your Reference and batch numbers
in every of your correspondence with our payment officer.
Congratulations once again!
Mr. Ben Larry
The Promotions Manager, JURIST LOTTO
PROMO LOTTERY,LONDON,UNITED KINGDOM.