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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: "MRS fulani Abdulla" <firstname.lastname@example.org> (may be fake)
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 10:56:05 +0400
Subject: YOU ARE A WINNER
British Lottery Headquarters:
33 YATCH BASIN MARINA OFFICES,
UPON TYNE NEWCASTLE .LONDON
We happily announce to you the draw of the British lottery programs programs held on the 13th of Occtober 2006 in London, Your e-mail address attached, to ticket number: 694 75600545 721 with Serial number: 886/04 drew the lucky numbers:01-6-2-13-35-17, which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category.You are therefore, been approved to claim a total sum of £800,000.00( Eight hundred thousand, pounds sterlings) in cash credited to file RPC/9080115322/44. This is from a total cash prize of £125 million pounds sterlings.
This year Lottery Program Jackpot is the largest ever for British Lottery, The estimated 125 million jackpot would be the sixth-biggest in U.K. history.The biggest was the 363 million pounds sterlings jackpot that went to two winners in a May 2000 drawing of The Big Game, Mega Millions' predecessor. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in our
play coupon. In view of this, your £800,000.00 ( Eight hundred thousand,pounds sterlings) would be released to you via a courier service.
Our european agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds to you as soon as you make contact with him.
All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 companies.This promotion takes place annually.To file for your claim, please contact our claims processing officer with the below details for the processing of your claims.
Overseas Claims Unit
United Kingdom Lottery Fiduciary Agent Officer
Contact Person: Mrs. Fulani Syed Abdulla.
PLEASE FILLOUT THE VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM AND SEND TO MR MARTYN MORGAN FOR FURTHER INFORMATIONS.
7.HAVE YOU APASSPORT OR LICENCE.............(identification on delivery)
9.INDICATE PREFERRED MODE OF PRIZE COLLECTION:
(C) TELEGRAPHIC TRANSFER IF BY TELEGRAPHIC TRANSFER (Details of the account
where you want your funds transferred):
12.LOTTO NUMBER:____________________ B. DRAW NUMBER:______________
15.BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY/INDIVIDUAL___________
To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with us or our designated agent.
Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program.Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program.
Mrs.Fulani Syed Abdulla.
Warning!!!: Fraudulent emails are circulating that appear to be using British National Lottery addresses, but are not from The British Lottery.
PLEASE REPORT IMMEDIATELY TO :
CUSTOMER CARE/COMPLAINTS DEPT :email@example.com
LAST WINNERS ON BRITISH NATIONAL LOTTERY ONLINE GAME.