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.
Read more about such scams here or in our 419 FAQ. Use the Scam-O-Matic to verify suspect emails.
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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
From: Anitaly Cambull <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 14:38:13 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: AWARD PRIZE.
FROM:BANK GIRO LOTERIJ INTERNATIONAL
PROMOTION PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
BATCH: 11/621/2PDH /NL
Following official publication of results of the E-mail electronic online Sweepstakes organized by the Bank giro loterij corporation, the Slidecircuir award and the Heineken prizes in conjunction with the
foundation for the promotion of software products, (F.P.S.), held on the 22nd of September , 2006, in Amsterdam The Netherlands,wherein your electrononic email address emerged as one of the online winning emails in the 1st category and therefore attracted a cash award of 1,000,000 Euros (One million Euros only),
We write to officially notify you of this award and to advise you to contact the processing office immediately upon receipt of this message for more information concerning the verification, processing and eventual payment of the above prize to you.
It is important to note that your award information was released today the 28th of September 2006 with the following particulars attached to it.
(I) Award numbers: TL 22/53/110DF
(ii) Email ticket number: TL74/633/RS
(iii) BATCH NUMBER: 33/711/641/INL
(iv) The file REFERENCE NUMBER:: TL/822/552/11AK
Please contact the claim agents within 5 working days to facilitate the release of your prize, You are required to mention the above particulars of your award in every correspondence addressed to the
MR. ROBERT DANIEL.
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
Reply Email: email@example.com
You are expected to provide the following details below to your claims agent:
1)BATCH AND REFFERENCE NUMBERS:
9)COUNTRY OF RESIDENT:
The Bank giro loterij Awards is sponsored by a consortium of software promotion companies.
The Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell Computers, Microsoft and other international companies.
The Bank giro loterij internet draw is held periodically and is so organized to encourage the use of the internet and promote computer literacy worldwide.
We are proud to say that over 20 Million Euro are won annually in more than 150 countries
Rememer, all winning must be claimed not later than 18th October,2006.
Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,remember to quote your reference number and batch number in all correspondence.
Once again on behalf of all our staff,