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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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
From: euromill info <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 17:57:02 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: PLZ ACKNOWLEDGE
FROM: PROMOTIONS DEPARTMENT OF EURO MILLION LOTTERY, WINNING NOTICE
FOR SILVER STAKE WINNER - Ref number: LR/19-CH/4310ES
We wish to congratulate you over your email success in our computer balloting sweepstake held on 22th may 2006. This is a millennium scientific computer game in which email addresses were used. It is a promotional program aimed at encouraging internet users;
Your email address emerged as one of Ten winners in the silver stakes category as email addresses were soughted,from a total number of 45,000 addresses drawn from all over the globe.
Consequently,you have therefore been approved a MEGA JACK POT of 870.812,79 euro (Eight hundred and seventy thousand, eight hundred and twelve euro,seventy-nine cent)only .The following particulars are attached to your lottery payment order:
(1)the file Ref number: LR/19-CH/4310ES
(2)Result winning numbers:6-13-18-24-33-39
(3)email ticket number:25-6565/223
(4) Serial Number:- 4-2-6-77
(Batch Number:- 63-672-111
To immediately claim your prize,contact your claim/paying agent on the below details.
TRUST CLAIM AGENCY S.L
C/Santander, 1 28008 Madrid-spain.
EMAIL TO: email@example.com
The above claim agent will assist you in the processing and remittance of your prize funds to you,note that not later than one week After this date if you do not contact and process your winning prize, all funds will be returned as unclaimed.
N.B:Terms and conditions to claim your prize:
1.Please quote your Reference number,your full name and address,Country, Telephone,mobile,fax number and occupation to your calim agent.
2.Your winning prize is not deductable until your winnings has been processed,approved and transfered to you by your claim agent above.The beneficiary is responsible for the VETT/APPROVAL CHARGES of your winning prize to his/her country.
Once again on behalf of all our staff,CONGRATULATIONS!!!.This promotion programm is sponsored by euro millions to encourage the use of internet.All informations have to be kept out of public until you have received your winning prize,this is to avoid double claim and unwarranted abuse of the programme by some participants.
Ana Coronado Fernandez