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Fraud email example:
From: Staatslotterij international program <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 20:31:44 +0200
Subject: CONTACT YOUR CLAIM AGENT
STAATLOTTERIJ INTERNATIONAL PROMO PROGRAME
FROM: THE PROMOTION DIRECTOR
NETHERLAND LOTTERY PROMOTION PROGRAMM,
RESULTS FOR THE THIRD CATEGORY DREW
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS DEPT.
We are pleased to inform you of the release, of the long awaited
results of the NETHERLANDS
LOTTERY PROMOTION PROMOTION PROGRAMM held on the 28th April ,2006,to
the 9th May 2006
You were entered as dependent clients with: Reference
Batch number GFFF980/76AR/786TRE.
Your email address attached to the ticket number:5566675 that drew the
lucky winning number, which
consequently won the weeptake in the second
category, in four parts. You have been approved for a payment of
1,500,000.00 Euro in cash credited to
file reference number:890/5647/FSR/TKAHGT/TGFR.
This is from a total cash prize of fifteen milliom euro shared among
International Winners in 2rd Categories
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn
from 90,000 (Nithy thousand)
names of email users around the world, as part of our international
promotion program. Due to mixed up of
some names and addresses, we ask that you keep this award personal,
claims has been processed and your funds remitted to you.
This is part of our security measures to avoid double
claiming or unwarranted taking advantage of the situation by other
articipants or impersonators.
To begin your claim,do file for therelease of your winning by
your/our accredited agent in our security department:
DR. peterson Van Dijk
Foreign Claim Manager.
We are agent and responsible for the processing and transfer of your
winnings prize to your nominated
YOUR SECURITY FILE NUMBER IS 870UI/R6S*Y650(keep personal)Remember,
your winning must
winning claimed not later than(31th-05-2006).
Failure to claim your winning/fund will be added to next 17,000.000
euro international lotteryprogram.
Furthermore, should there be any change in your address, do inform your
claims agent as soon as
NOTE: All winnings must be notarized to complete the claim process;
winners will be referred to Foreign
Transfer Manager, to have their winnings notarized.
Once again, Congratulations.
Mrs.Doris Van Moore,