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Fraud email example:
From: EURO MILLION LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 16:22:09 +0200
Subject: PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD 2006
EURO MILLION LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
AVENIDA DE LA CRUZ 1 PISO 6G 28023
DATE: JUNE 15TH, 2006.
THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT
This is to inform you on the release of the EURO MILLION INTERNATIONAL
E-MAIL LOTTERY held on the9th of JUNE 2006.
The results was released on the 15th of JUNE 2006. Your email address
was attached to ticket number 686-055-075-435 with serial number
111-947-214 that drew the lucky numbers of 17-87-45-82-66, which consequently
won the lottery in the 1st category.
You have therefore been awarded a lump of 550,000.00(FIVE HUNDRED AND
FIFTY THOUSAND EURO ONLY) cash credited to file with REF: N
EGS/227/858/333 This is from 5,500,000 (FIVE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EURO)
in cash among the 100 participants finalist playing 100 full tickets in
which 10 winners was selected.
Your fund is now deposited with Agro Service and Consultancy and
insured in your email address ,due to the fact that we only have your e-mail
address in our custody and also due to mix up of some numbers and
e-mail addresses, we ask that you keep this award from public notice until
your claims have been processed and the award claimed by you. We assure
you that your full winning price will be given to you as no individual
or organisation has the legal right to deduct or add to you award
otherwise legal actions will be taken .You must receive your full award of
five hundred and fifty thousand euros as processed by your security
This is part of our security protocol to avoid problems from
participants as it has happened in the past.
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn
from 25,000 names and screened to 100 e-mails which participated in
final lottery from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North and South
America, Middle East and Africa .
This programme is sponsored by INTERNET EXPLORER / WORLD INTERNATIONAL
LOTTERY ORGANISATION TO PROMOTE and ENHANCE the use of SOFT WARE IN THE
GOBAL WORLD. We hope your lucky e-mail address will draw a bigger cash
prize in the subsequent programs. To begin your lottery claims, please
contact your claims agent,
Telephone number: Tel:34-619-693-930
Agro Service and Consultancy
You are required to present your information of identity to show you
are the user of this email address and whom to claim award, either your
country passport or any other valid identity is required.
Remember, all winnings must be processed not later than two weeks from
the day you receive this notification.
Any requirement not met before this date,funds will be returned to the
EUROPEAN UNION MINISTRY OF FINANCE HEADQUATERS. Also be informed that
10% of your lottery winning belongs to the security company because
they are the company assigned by the Euro Million Lottery Board to process
your winnings to you.From your winnings, 10% you must remit after
you have received your winning prize because the money is insured in your
e-mail address and can not be removed.
Remember to quote your reference and batch numbers ( BATCH:
EGGS-404-019-116 REFERENCE: 16/23/CCH) in every of your response to your claim
agent. Further more, should there be any change of address, inform your
claim agent as soon as possible.A copy of your lucky winning ticket and
all other informations will be sent to you by your claim agent when
your award has been processed and transferred , Your claims agent is
Once again from all members of our staff CONGRATULATIONS for being a
part of our International promotions program.
NOTE:winners below eighteen years ( -18yrs ) are disqualified from
We wish you good fortunes.