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Fraud email example:
From: "VICE PRESIDENT" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 19:05:05 +0000
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS YOU ARE A WINNER(LOTERIA)
â¬uromillones loterÃa international
CALLE PIVON Y SANCHEZ NO 8 2B
28014, MADRID, SPAIN.
FROM: THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT.
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT
REF NO: UUE/11500369/25
BATCH NO: AUE/018/O5
RE: AWARD NOTIFICATION, FINAL NOTICE.
We are pleased to inform you of the release of the results of the
EUROMILLONES SPANISH SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERY/INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM held on the
20th Of January 2006, organized by our marketing department to promote and
encourage international participation in our begin of year high stake
Your name attached to ticket number 7533-421 with serial number 67739252
drew the lucky numbers 12- 36-43-18-24 -46-29 which consequently won in the
You have therefore been approved for a lump payout of (â¬900.000) (Nine Hundred Thousand European Euro)
in cash credited to file REF NO: ESC/11500369/25.
Your fund is now deposited with a security company insured in your name
alone, due to mixed up of some numbers and names, we ask you to keep your
prize tracking number very confidential until your claim has been processed
and your prize money remitted to your nominated bank account, as this is
part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming.
All participants were selected through a computer ballots system drawn from
57,000 names from Europe, America, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Africa And
New Zealand as part of our international program which we conduct once every
year. We hope that with a part of your prize, you will take part in our up
coming beginning of year high stake of (â¬10.200000) Ten Million Two Hundred Thousand European Euro International lottery.
To begin your claim, please contact your claim agent,
Elot Asset Management ltd
Woolich High Street,
SE 18 4NP,United Kingdom.
Fax:+44-207-9909-700, Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com,As they have been assigned for processing and
remittance of your prize money to a designated bank account of your choice.
Note: Remember all prize money must be claimed not
later than 25th of Febuary, 2006. After this date all funds will be returned
to the MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y HACIENDA as unclaimed. Also for your
information, 10% of your prize money belongs to your claim agent as a part
of their commission. This commission will be paid to CRYSTAL LINE SECURITY
COMPANY only after you have received your fund in your designated account.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please
remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in every of your
correspondence with your agent.
your disposal, we remain.
Very Truly Yours,
Dave Coleman (Mr.),
International Promotions/Clearing Unit,
OVERSEAS Europe Gambling Board,
Woolich High Street,
SE 18 4NP,United Kingdom..