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: "Affiliate of Europe National Lottery." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2006 22:29:08 -0600
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS: YOU WON 1,000,000.00.
Europe Million Lottery Inter.
Osdroplien 450, 1120AH ,
Belgium. Affiliate of Europe National Lottery.
CONGRATULATIONS: YOU WON 1,000,000.00.
We are pleased to inform you of the result of Europe National Lottery which
was held on the 1st, November 2006. Your e-mail address attached
to e-ticket number: 222509212, with Prize Number: 237359222 drew a prize of
1,000,000.00 (One Million Euros).
This lucky draw came first in the 2nd Category of the Sweepstake. You will
receive the sum of 1,000,000.00 (One Million Euros) from
our authorized bank.Because of some mix-up with sweepstake prizes,
including the time limited placed on the payment of your prize:
we advice that you keep all information about this prize confidential until
your funds: 1,000,000.00 have been transferred to you by our bank.
You must adhere to this instruction, strictly, to avoid any delay with the
release of your funds to your person.
This program has been abused severally in past, so we are doing our best to
forestall further occurrence of false claims.
This sweepstake was conducted under the watchful eyes of 8,000 spectators.
Your e-mail address was selected and came out first by a e-ballot draw from
250,000 e-mail addresses (personal and corporate e-mail addresses).
This program is sponsored by CFI Networks to compensate faithful internet
suffers around the globe.
Congratulations for becoming one of the few lucky winners.
With your permission, your e-mail will also be included in the next
sweepstake of 5Million.
You must claim your prize: 1,000,000.00 not later than 14-days from the
moment you receive this e-mail.
In order to avoid unnecessary delays with your claim from the bank. please
contact them immediately,
and quote your winning and personal information to the Bank in all your
correspondence with the paying bank.
Here is the contact information:
Bank: Laagste Bank NL,
Attention: David Vandersar
Laagste Bank. N.L.
Eftink 555 ,1103 AE Amsterdam Netherlands.
Tel:+31 626 672 394
Fax:+31 847 292 019
Furnish them with the following informations:
(i). your name(s),
(ii) Your telephone and fax numbers
(iii) Your contact address
(iv) Your winning information.
Angelic Van Theiry.(Mrs)
Coordinator.Europe Million Lottery International.