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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: euro millones <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 12:08:08 +0200
FROM THE DESK OF VICE PRESIDENT
EURO MILLONES LOTTERY
MADRID - SPAIN
We are please to announce you as one of the 10 lucky winners in the Euro Millones Lottery International Email Address draw on the 28th of August, due to the mixture of names and address the result was released on the 14 September,2006.
All 10 winning addresses were randomly selected from a batch of 50,000,000 international email addresses. Your email address emerged alongside 9 others as a category 2 winner in the Euro Millones Lottery Draw.Consequently, you have therefore been approved for a total pay out of US$950,000:00 (Nine Hundred And Fifty Thousand United States Dollars Only).The following particular s are attached to you r lott o payment order:
(I) Batch No: EAS/2006/ELA
(ii) Ticket No: 555-219-0015
(iii) Lucky No: 05-12-24-45-54
(iv) Ref No: TESU/PP09/8000/ROAG
To claim your winning prize you are to contact the appointed agent as soon as possible for the immediate release of your winnings:
UNIC AGENCIA SPAIN
PHONE NR:+34 646 214 734
FAX NUMBER:+34 963368044
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
2. You must contact the appointed agent with your Full Names, Contact Telephone Numbers (Home, Office and Mobile Number and also Fax Number) via email to process the immediate payment of your prize.
3. Be informed that the appointed agent will be required to swear an Affidavits of Lotto Claim and also obtain Approval Legal Clearance Certificate from the Court here in Spain which is in accordance with the European Union Fin ancial Act 2004 on p ayment o f International Lottery Winners.
Please be aware that the PAYING BANK will Effect Payment Swiftly upon satisfactory Report, Verifications and validation provided by this fiduciary agent.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you.
Once again congratulations!!!
Euro Millones Lottery.
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