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Fraud email example:
Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2006 16:15:57 +0400
Subject: LIVERPOOL NATIONAL LOTTERY, LONDON.
The National Lottery
P O Box 1010
Liverpool, L70 1NL
Ref Number: UK/9420X2/70
Batch Number: 074/05/ZY345
FINAL WINNING NOTIFICATION:
Dear Lucky Winner,
BONUS LOTTERY PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to notify you the draw (#1032) of the UK NATIONAL
LOTTERY, Online Sweepstakes International Lottery Program held on
11th march 2006
Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from
a pool of over 25,000 names of distinguished professionals drawn from
Europe, America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Middle-East, parts of
Africa, and North & South America as part of our international
programme conducted twice in a week to encourage prospective overseas
entries. The internet emailing diea was used, since most people do are
not able to purchase tickets and play outside the UK. We hope with part
of your prize awards, you will take part in our subsequent lottery
The result of our computer draw (#1032) selected your name and email
address attached to e-ticket number: 56475612545 187 with Serial number
5368/03 drew the lucky numbers: 02-03-13-16-18-20 (Bonus number 23)
which subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st category i.e. match
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 500,000
hundred Thousand pounds sterling) in cash credited to file
KTU/9023118308/07.This is from a total cash prize of =3DA32,000,000
sterling), shared between you and three other winners in this category
i.e. Match 6.
Your prize award has been insured in your email and is ready for
claims. To begin your claims therefore, you are advised to
contact our licensed and accredited claim agent for Overseas Lottery
Winners within a period of 13 days (date of this email inclusive) for
processing of your winning and remittance to your designated bank
after all statutory obligations have been satisfactorily dispensed
This promotion takes place weekly. Please note that your lucky winning
number falls within our European booklet representative office in
Europe as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your
(Five hundred Thousand pounds sterling) would be released to you by any
our payment offices in Europe.
Please be informed that claims not processed within the stipulated
period may be forfeited to the pool without further notice. Our
agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release
your funds as soon as you contact him. You may wish to establish
contact via e-mail with the particulars presented below sending the
reference numbers and these informations below for quick verifications
and release of funds. between the hours of 8.00am - 7.30pm on Monday
Overseas Claims Unit
United Kingdom Lottery Fiduciary
Contact Person: Mr.michael collins.
f confidentiality, and
press anonymity until the end of proceedings, and beyond where they so
desire. Be further advised to maintain the strictest level of
confidentiality until the end of proceedings to circumvent problems
with fraudulent claims. This is part of our precautionary measure to
avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Any
double claim dedected by our monitoring committee will lead to the Uk
national lottery cacelling the winnings. making a loss for both the
winner, and the fake (intended) claimer.
At your disposal, we remain.
Very Truly Yours,
The National Lottery
P O Box 1010
Liverpool, L70 1NL
MRS, REBECCA CHURCH.
NOTE: FEEL THE FORM BELLOW FOR YOUR PAYMENT TO BE PROCESSED.
LOTTERY PAYMENT APPLICATION FORM.
(To be completed by lottery winner only)
1. Ticket Number: ___________________________________________
2. Reference Number: ________________________________________
3. Batch Number: ____________________________________________
4. First Name: ______________________________________________
5. Last Name: _______________________________________________
6. Home Address: ____________________________________________
7. Town/City: __ _____________________________________________
8. Post Code: ________________________________________________
9.Country: __ ________________________________________________
10. Telephone (Home): ________________________________________
11. Mobile: __________________________________________________
12. Fax (Private): ___________________________________________
13. Fax (Office): ____________________________________________
14. Email Address: ___________________________________________
15. Date of Birth: ___________________________________________
16. Occupations: __ __________________________________________
17. Gender: __________________________________________________
18. Marital Status: __ _______________________________________
19.International Passport/National ID Card:___________________