fighting spam and scams on the Internet
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: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2006 18:52:39 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: Free Lotto Draw.... FL09622UK
THE FREELOTTO COMPANY.
UK HEAD OFFICE,
SUITE 23-30,LION TOWERS,
We are pleased to announce to you as one of the 10 lucky winners in this year`s FreeLotto award draws sponsored by Honda Company UK. The draws was held on the March 4th 2006. All 10 winning addresses were randomly selected from a batch of 50,000,000 international emails.Your email address emerged alongside 9 others as a category "A" consulation prize winner in this year's Annual Free Lotto Draw.
Consequently,you have therefore been approved for a total pay out of 150 000 pounds (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds) only in certified bank cheque. The following particulars are attached to your lotto payment order:
(i) Winning numbers: 08-18-25-32-33-40
(ii) Email tag number: FL754/22/76
(iii) Lotto code number: FL09622UK
(iv) File Ref number: FL/04/736207152/UK
Please contact the underlisted Claims Officer as soon as possible for the immediate release of your winnings:
Mr. Tony Stone,
Chief Claims Officer,
The FreeLotto Company.
N.B: Please edearvour to quote your Reference number in all correspondence with the Claims Officer. Winners must send their Full Names, Address, Telephone Number and means of identification (international passport, drivers licence or work I'D card) to Chief Claims Officer, via email or fax, to process the immediate payment of your prize.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!Once again on behalf of all our staff,
The FreeLotto company
UK & Europe.
The FreeLotto Awards is proudly sponsored by some interested multinational companies yearly as a medium to promote their products.The freelotto internet draw is held once in a year and is so organized to encourage the use of the internet and computers worldwide.We are proud to say that over 200 Million Euros are won annually in more than 150 countries worldwide.
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