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Fraud email example:
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 19:27:40 -0800
Subject: From: Mrs. Susan Davies
From: Mrs. Susan Davies
Canada Lottery-Soccer World Cup 2010 Promotional Draw
1550 Princess Street
Kingston, ON, Canada, K7M 9E3
Attention: Customer AFRSA680
Batch No. Lotto 6/49
The Canadian Government sponsors this lottery for the promotion of the 2010 Soccer World cup to be hosted in
South Africa. We happily announce to you the draw of the Euro-Afro-American Sweepstake Lottery International Programs held on the Wed. Aug. 16th 2006 in Essex United Kingdom and Ontario Canada. Your e-mail address attached to Ticket Number: B9564 75604545 100, with Serial Number 46563760 drew the winning numbers 3/4/8/25/41/48/ with a bonus Number 22, for LOTTO 6/49 under the choice of the lottery in the 2nd
category of daily three.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$820,000.00 (Eight Hundred and Twenty Thousand United States Dollars) in cash credited to file EAAL/9080118308/05. This is from a total cash prize of US $11,100,000.00 Million dollars, shared amongst the first One Hundred and-thirty (130) lucky winners in this category Worldwide.
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our Afro booklet representative office in Africa as
indicated in your play coupon, because this particular draw was selected to promote the 2010 World Cup to be
hosted in South Africa hence your winning information must be kept to enable you participate in our
subsequent draws which will see 500 participants traveling on an all expense paid trip to South Africa
for the Soccer World Cup 2010.
In view of this, your US$820,000.00 (Eight Hundred and Twenty Thousand United States Dollars) would be
released to you by an accredited commercial Bank in South Africa. Our African agent will immediately
commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact our African Agent's office.
All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draws system and extracted from over 10,000,00 companies and personal e-mails. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims are processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit.
This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program
by unscrupulous elements. Please be warned! To file for your claim, please contact our corresponding Agent in South Africa immediately you read this message for quick and urgent release of your
fund, contact information is as follow:
To avoid unnecessary delays and Complications, please quote your reference numbers in any correspondences with our designated agents.
Congratulations! Once more from all members and staff of this program that has ensured that you won this
competition. Thank you for being part of our Promotional Lottery program.
Mrs. Susan Davies.
NOTE: To confirm that you have the winning number for the Wed. Aug. 16th 2006 draw, visit:
http://www.canada.com/lotteries, confirm under Lotto 6/49.