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Fraud email example:
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 19:33:52 -0800
Subject: FROM:ACCULOTTO.COM INTERNATIONAL .
OFFICIAL SPONSOR:MERCEDES BENZ COPERATION(UK)
C/ CRYDON 28089,LONDON.
FROM: THE PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS DEPT.
Dear Lottery Winner!!!
LOTTERY AWARD FINAL NOTIFICATION:
Europe/ America private international e-games organizers and co-sponsors,ACCULOTTO Group International, officially brings to your notice of the final draw result of the ACCULOTTO Wheel E-game which was conducted at our international corporate office complex here in UK.
Most recently this foundation set up the NEW LOTTERY SCHEME .We use an
incredible 3-Point Triangulation System that generates the most ccurate,personalized lucky numbers using AccuLotto system.By doing this the foundation seek to courage the use of Internet for academic and business pursuits. It major aim is to promote music,theater,art, literature,projects in the social and political arena with a focus on health, as well as science, research,and higher education.
You have emerged the 2006 ACCULOTTO.COM promotions award winner of our yearly car give away promotions.Your email which drew the winning number, was selected via our E-games Random Selection System (ERSS) We hereby wish to inform you that your free Mercedes car attached with 1.700.000 POUNDS incash are pending your collection.
You have been approved for a payment of 1.700.000 POUNDS (ONE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS.)AND A BRAN! D NEW 2005 HAUSKAA VAPPUA MERCEDES BENZ CAR in cash credited tofile reference number: PL/4249859609/WP1 which is deposited with a Finance & Security Company in your favor as beneficiary and covered with HIGH INSURANCE POLICY.
All participants were selected through an exclusive 3-point triangulation system to generate YOUR lucky lottery numbers. Your email address attached to ticket number EL-23133 with batch umberEL-35,serial number EL-123542 and reference number EL-9318 drew winning number 14-6-7-9-07,consequently.
We ask that you keep this award personal, till your claims has been processed and your funds remitted to you. This is part of our security measures to avoid double claiming or unwarranted taking advantage of the situation by other participants or impersonators.
To begin your claim,do file for the release of your winning by
contacting your/our accredited claims agent with your following informations:
2.Residential Address............For Delivery
Mr. Diego Stefani (Foreign Transfer Manager)
TRUST MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE BV.
ACCULOTTO.COM CLAIMING SECURITY AGENCY.
C/ CRYDON 28089,UK
They are your agent, and responsible for the processing and transfer
of your winnings to you. YOUR SECURITY FILE NUMBER IS ISW-91237-H067/B4(keep personal) Remember, Failure to claim your winning/fund will be added to next International lottery program.
Furthermore, should there be any change in your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible. Once again Congratulations