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: GER/UK Net Lottery <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 07 Oct 2006 15:56:50 +0200
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS!!!! FINAL NOTIFICATION
The Marina Offices,
St Peters Yacht Basin,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Dear Internet User,
The draw of the GER/UK NATIONAL LOTTERY®. online Sweepstakes International Program held on 29th April 2006, won you the Lottery in the JACKPOT Bonus. The amount you luckily won is yet to be claimed and you are getting the FINAL notification as regards this Email.
NOTE: We had to wait for all Winners who purchased the Lottery Ticket(s) to claim their prizes before notifying you who won *Online* even without your knowledge. This is the reason we have not notified you of your winnings before now.
Your e-mail address was attached to the following winning numbers: 4, 10, 23, 36, 37,49,And (Bonus ball(24) By our computer draw system, which subsequently won you the lottery in the Email Lottery (e-Lottery®).
Because your email was attached to our winning numbers, you are QUALIFIED as one of the draw winners. You have therefore been approved to claim:
a total sum of £1,666,667 (ONE MILLION, SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY SIX THOUSAND,SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY SEVEN Pounds Sterlings) in CASH credited to file number ; KTU/902311832012/06 and Draw Number: 1080.01.
Do not think that your winning is a joke, (or Play-Time) . It is real, and we had more winners in the past with greater prizes than this. You may click on this link to watch videos of what past winners have to say **click here**
The GER/UK NATIONAL LOTTERY®. and the EURO MILLIONS®, are the richest Lottery Agencies in the whole world.
The total cash prize was shared amongst (5) lucky winners in this category i.e Email Lottery (e-Lottery®)
All participants for the Email Lottery (e-Lottery®) were selected randomly from World Wide Web sites (w.w.w.) through our Email Lottery Draw System (E.L.D.S) and extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online.
This Lottery programme is part of the Country's Programme to fund for the Olympic Games in 2012 (The £1.5bn Olympic lottery puzzle). Other sums to be raised from the National Lottery would be from Ticket sales, Marketing, Sponsorship and the sale of Television rights.
Note: You did not purchase any Ticket(s) for this winning, your email was selected by our E.L.D.S.(e-Lottery®) randomly.
Your £1,666,667, will be released to you by any of our payment offices in Europe.
Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact them. They would not require any Financial Or Pecuniary Actions from you.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in your country.
This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned.
To file for your claim, kindly contact our Adiministration Assistant with the information below:
Name: Johnson Smith.
Hunmber & worlds Council
Official Email: email@example.com
Complete the below text form and summit it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUR FULL NAMES: --------
YOUR WINNING NUMBERS:-----------------
YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS:---------------
HAVE YOU EVER WON A LOTTERY BEFORE:----------------
HOW DO YOU FEEL TO BE A WINNER:-----------------
Please endeavor to contact Mr. Johnson Smith with the required information as soon as possible. You can go to our online result site to confirm the value of your winnings :-
ONCE YOU VISIT THE ABOVE SITE, CHECK FOR YOUR WINNING DATE AND NUMBER.
Congratulations from me and members of staff of THE NATIONAL LOTTERY®.
Anja Morgan (Mrs)
For GERMAN/UK NATIONAL LOTTERY
Sweepstakes International Program © Copyright 2006