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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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Fraud email example:
From: Yoli Helena <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 13:37:53 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: TICKET NO: SM/2470/28/26
TICKET NO: SM/2470/28/26
FILE REF NUMBERS: HM/05/41824530/ES
RE: WINNING FINAL NOTIFICATION NB: CLAIM YOUR PRIZE THROUGH THESE EMAIL ADDRESSES: firstname.lastname@example.org Alternative E-mail: email@example.com
LOTERIA PRIMITIVA INTERNATIONAL PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the a Loteria primitiva Winners International programs held on the 29th of December 2005.Your e-mail address attached to ticket No: SM/2470/28/26 Result winning numbers 4-10-20-23-46-48-30-7 and Lotto code number: ZAD82649PK drew Euro 1, 486,653.09 which was first in the 6 class of the draws. You are to receive 1, 486, 653.09 Euro (One million, four hundred and eighty-six thousand, six hundred and fifty-three euro nine cent only).
Please be informed that due to mix up in cash pay-outs, we ask you to keep your winning Information confidential until your fund (1, 486, 653.09 Euro) has been fully remitted to you by our accredited pay-point bank. This measure must be adhered to in order to avoid the loss of your cash prizes, Prize-winners of our cash prizes are advised to adhere to these instructions to forestall the abuse of this program by other participants.
It's important to note that this draws were conducted formally, and winners are selected through an internet ballot system from 74,000 individual and companies E-mail addresses, hence, the draws are conducted around the world through our internet based ballot system.
The promotion is sponsored and promoted by Loteria primitiva. We congratulate you once again. We hope you will use part of it in our Next draws; the jackpot winning is 20 million Euros. Remember, all Winning must be claimed 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. Call the below number for more details.
Congratulations once again from all members of Loteria primitiva. Thank you for being part of our promotional program. For immediate release of your cash prize to you, please kindly contact our processing Department with the following information for onward forwarding to the claim/paying agent:
N.B: Terms and conditions to claiming your prize:
1. Please quote your Reference number in all correspondence with the claims officer.
2. Indicate your full name and address, Country, Telephone, mobile and fax number and occupation.
Please, note that you will be require to notarized and obtained a vetting approval document before your winning prize can be transferred. To immediately claim your prize, contact the claim/paying agent on the telephone number below.
Loteria Primitiva Claim Department.
(MR. MARK LOPEZ)
HEAD OFFICE CALLE/ PLAZA DE ESPANA 57
28009, MADRID , SPAIN .
E-MAIL TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
And Congratulations once again.
This e-mail Transmission contains information that is confidential and may be privileged. It is intended only for the addressee(s) named above.
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