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Fraud email example:
Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2006 18:29:02 -0900
Subject: LOTTO NL. INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS
LOTTO NL. INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS
PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
Koningen Julianaplein 21, 2391 BD
Denhaag, The Nethe<I>r</I>lands
CONFERMATION OF RESULTS FOR ELECTRONIC EMAIL WINNERS
Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice, the results of the electronic email users,selected in the lotto NL international lottery promo<EM>tio</EM>ns. We
are happy to inform you that you have emerged as a winner under the Second Category which is part of our annual promotional draws. The results<SPAN> of the draws
have been officially announced, and you emerged as a winner.Kindly do not have doughts over </SPAN>your participation in this lottery, as all Participants were
selected through an electronic computer ballot system for all email u<U>s</U>ers drawn from over 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from Africa,
America, Asia,Australia, Europe, Middle East, Oceania, North American, and South American.
Your e-mail address, attached to ticket number NL1267OPLT,with serial number WO-170Z-X and lucky number 12,34,90,00,63,10 consequently won in the Secon<FONT color=#ffe1bd>d </FONT>
Category. You have therefore been approved to receive the sum of 1,000,000 (One Million Euros), which is the winning payout for Second Category winners<B>.</B>This
is from a total cash prize of 10,000,000.00 (Ten Million Euros) which is the total sum for the Ten (10) lucky winners in this category.
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In your best interest, Kindly keep your winning and batch numbers confidential to avoid mix up of numbers and names of any kind. We advice that you keep your
winning informations out of the general public inorder to avoid someone taking advantage of your winning informations, untill your funds have been remitted
to your account.This is part of our security p<FONT color=#a4cacf>r</FONT>otocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by Participants/nonparticipants of <SPAN>this program. Please
contact our paying bank immediate</SPAN>ly for due processing and remittance of your prize money.
NOTE: For easy reference and identification, find below your Reference and Batch numbers. Remember to quote these numbers in your correspondence with your
paying bank.Also give them the following informations
T<SPAN>elephone numbers and fax:
BATCH No: BAT/LTNL/1236/0TY
Kindly be informed that your funds are presently deposited at the Automated suspence account.T<U>o</U> begin your claims, You are adviced to immediately open an
account with the laagstehypotheekofferte.nl Bank to facilitate<SPAN> the transfer of your funds immediately. kindly contact the paying bank with the below
Contact </SPAN>person:Mr VON VATT
NOTE: All claims are nullified after 10 working days from today if unclaimed.Congratulations once again from all our staffs, and thank you for being part of
our promotions program.
Mrs. Van-Braok Florence