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Victims never receive this non-existent fortune but are tricked into sending their money to the criminals, who remain anonymous. They hide their real identity and location by using fake names and fake postal addresses as well as communicating via anonymous free email accounts and mobile phones.
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Fraud email example:
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 04:57:47 +0000
Subject: HELLO,YOU VE WON -[Tue, 13 Jun 2006 04:57:47 +0000]
FROM THE INTERNATIONAL EMAIL AWARD DEPARTMENT
Category A Prize Winner
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the NLF ONLINE International Lottery programs that entered your email addresses amongst other addresses for the international lottery programs conducted by NLF ONLINE.
Your e-mail address attached to ticket number
27511465896-6410 with serial number 3772-510 drew lucky numbers 7-14-88-23-31-45, which consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$ 500,000.00 (Five hundred thousand United States Dollars) from a total sum of USD $2,500,000.00 shared amongst the first 5 lucky winners entered in their category.
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 companies and 30,000,000 individuals email addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place every year. This lottery was promoted by some software corporation to compensate some few individuals with website and email addresses. After the Microsoft anti-virus incident on August 2003.
However, you have automatically qualified to take part in our next year USD5 million international lottery programs.
To file for your claim now, please contact Transglobe trust finance Agency lottery Agent.
Mr Steven Changlee
Please provide him with your 6 digit numbers 8, 3, 7, 9, 5, 2 and your password RRTAZ15 You are also advised to provide him with the under listed information as soon as possible:
1. Name in full:
If you do not contact your claims agent within 7 working days of this notification, your winnings would be revoked. Winners are advised to keep their winning details/information from the public to avoid fraudulent claim (IMPORTANT) pending the transfer/claim by Winner
Congratulation once again!!!!!!
Mrs. zaki Suzuki