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Fraud email example:
From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2006 23:36:19 +0900
Subject: Dear Consolation Prize Winner,
ELECTRONIC MAIL AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION
DE GOLDSTAR E-GAMES
Dear Consolation Prize Winner,
NOTICE OF CONSOLATION PRIZE WINNING
This email confirms that you have been notified of by the DE GOLDSTAR
E-GAMES LOTTO BV DE NETHERLANDS of your email lottery winning for 2006
GOLDSTAR LOTTO - Wheel E-game held on 15th July 2006.
We wish to congratulate you on the selection of your email coupon number
which was selected among the 45 lucky consolation prize winners. Your email
ID identified with Coupon No.NL132478 and was selected by Electronic Random
Selection System (ERSS) with entries from the 50,000 different email
addresses enrolled for the Lotto-Wheel E-game. Your email ID included among
the 50,000 different email addresses where submitted by our partner
international email provider companies.
Ref Number: 35149/337-5247/LNI
Lottery Group: Consolation Prize Group
Prize Amount: 1.500,000 One Million Five Hundred Thousand Euro Only
You are required to file claims for your lottery prize winning by
contacting the Lottery Claims Processing Officer with your winning
information provided above.
Lottery Claims Officer:
Name: Robert Heinz
Note:Endeavour to state your reference number and coupon number in all
correspondence with us.All response should be sent to
Congratulations once again from all our staffs on your consolation prize
winning, we hope you will partake in our forth coming DE GOLDSTAR E-GAMES.
For Goldstar E-games