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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:
From: "UK NATIONAL LOTTERY" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2006 15:52:10 +0000
Subject: CONFIRM YOUR WINNING
PROMOTIONS HEADQUATERSThe National Lottery
P O Box 1010
Liverpool, L70 1NL
Batch: 074/05/ZY369WINNING NOTIFICATIONWe happily announce to you the draw(#1095) of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY, online Sweepstake international program held on WED 21 JUNE 2006. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 56475600545 188 with serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers below:DRAW ( 1095) WED 21 JUNE 2006Bonus Ball
TO WINNER IN OUR PROGRAMWe wish to congratulate you over your success in our computer balloting
This is a millennium scientific computer game in which email addresses
were used. It is a promotional program aimed at encouraging internet
users;therefore you do not need to buy ticket to enter for the game.
However, your email address was attached to ticket number 56475600545 188 with serial number 5368/02 . which eventually won the lottery in the first category of the draws. Therefore, you have won a lottery jackpot prize awards of£200,307.( TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND, THREE HUNDRED AND SEVEN POUND STERLING)This is from total prize money of £801,228. ( EIGHT HUNDRED AND ONE THOUSAND, TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY EIGHT POUND STERLING)distributed to winners from1st to 4th categories.Note that this program was largely promoted and sponsored by a group of
philanthropist, industrialists from the internet hardware industry and some
other big multinational firms who wish to be anonymous.OUR SPONSORS
You may wish to establish contact via e-mail with the particulars
presented below citing the batch and reference numbers to this letter.Ref No: UK/9420X/68,Batch No: 074/05/ZY369Custer Service UnitProcessing Manager: Mrs LAURA BRADLEYOur winners are assured of the utmost standards of confidentiality, and
press anonymity until the end of proceedings, and beyond where they so
desire. Be further advised to maintain the strictest level of confidentialityuntil the end of proceedings to circumvent problems associated with fraudulent claims.CONGRATULATIONS !!!
At your disposal, we remain.Very Truly Yours,
RICHARD K LLOYDS(Mr),
Director.International Promotions UnitOnline co-ordinator for UK NATIONAL LOTTERYSweepstakes International Program.Phone:+44-703-194-2033
LAST WINNERS ON UK NATIONAL LOTTERY
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