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Fraud email example:
From: NET TIME LOTTERY BORD <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2006 02:57:20 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: NET TIME LOTTERY BORD
I have a new email address!You can now email me at: email@example.com
FROM: THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL
PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,
REF: NET/3651246008/05 BATCH: 21/0012/OKO
RE: AWARD NOTIFICATION ATTENTION:
Be informed that you have emerged a winner of our Lottery International Program that was drawn three days from the day of this notice. Attached to ticket number 6,13,23,47,64 BONUS NO: 80 with serial Number 3113-04 matched the winning numbers 6,13,23,47,64 BONUS NO: 80 and consequently won our Net Online International lottery in the 3rd category.
Approved is a lump sum of One Million Two hundred Thousand Euro (1,200,000 Euro) in cash prize accredited to file REF NO. NET/3651246008/05 that should be released to you. This is from the total prize money of (18,000,000 Euro) shared among the fifteen International winners in this category. Participants were selected through a referral program and winners were picked by a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 names from Australia, New Zealand, America, Asia, Europe, Africa and North America as part our International Promotions Program. Participants are selected from individuals all over the world that do register on the Internet daily. This draw automatically qualifies you for our end of the year International Grand draw of (100,000,000 Euro) that will take place by the end of the year. 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 processed and your money released to you.
To begin your claim, please contact the Claims department:
Mr. MARK DENNIS
NB: Prizes must be claimed not later than 8 working days. After these stipulated days, all funds will be returned as unclaimed prizes and will channeled for charity. In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your winning reference batch numbers in every one of your correspondences with the claims officer.
And thank you for being part of our International promotions program.
(NET TIME PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR)
- NET TIME LOTTERY BORD