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Fraud email example:
From: Bank Giro Lotterij International <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 07:18:33 +0200
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS(YOU HAVE WON)
BANK GIRO LOTTERIJ INTERNATIONAL
PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
VAN EEWGHENSTRAAT 71,1071GK
AMSTERDAM THE NEITHERLAND
RESULTS FOR CATEGORY "A" DRAWS
Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice, the results of the Second Category Draws of Bank Giro
Lotterij Int held on the 23rd of September 2006. We are happy to inform you that you have emerged as a
winner under the First Category, which is part of our promotional draws. The results of the draws have
been officially announced.
Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 emails addresses of
individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania as
part of our International Promotions Program.
Your e-mail address, attached to ticket number758 46939, with serial number 472-97168 and lucky
number W-91237-H67/B4 consequently won in the First Category. You have therefore been awarded a
lump sum pay out of $1,110,000 (One Million One Hundred and Ten Thousand United States Dollars),
which is the winning payout for Category A winners.
This is from a total cash prize of $10,000,000.00 (Ten Million United States Dollars) shared amongst the
first Ten (10) lucky winners in this category.
In your best interest to avoid mix up of numbers and names of any kind, we request that you keep the
entire details of your award strictly from public notice until the process of transferring your claims has been
completed, and your funds remitted to your account. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double
claiming or unscrupulous acts by Participants/no participants of this program. Please contact your claim
agent immediately for due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account Bank
account of yours
NOTE: For easy reference and identification, find below your Reference and Batch numbers. Remember
to quote in your correspondence with the following informations
REF Number: NM/BC921245/KY14
BATCH No: NM/207161/WOP.
Your Fund is now deposited with the paying Bank. To begin your claims, kindly contact our paying bank
with the details below,
POST BANK OF NETHERLANDS.
Herengracht 450-454 1017CA
Postbus 2681000 AG Amsterdam
Contact Person: Peterson Van Gooi
International Remittance Department
NOTE: All winning must be claimed not later than 20 working days from this notification
Congratulations once again from management and staffs of Bank Giro Lotterij International Promotion
Program, and thank you for being part of our promotions program.
Mrs. Ruth Peterson
(The Promotion Manager)