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Fraud email example:
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006 17:09:49 +0100 (CET)
Subject: GOOD NEWS! YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT / ADDRESS HAS WON.
GOOD NEWS! YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT / ADDRESS HAS WON.
FROM: PROMOTIONS DEPARTMENT OF MICROSOFT / STAATLOTERIJ,
WINNING NOTICE FOR CATEGORY"A" WINNER.
Ref. No: LSLUK/2031/8161/06.
BATCH NUMBER: 14/011/IPD.
Attention: Dear Winner ,
Microsoft / Staatloterij International has just concluded its final draws of it's periodical promotional program. An exclusive list of email addresses of thousands of individual and corporate bodies were picked by automated random computer search from the internet with serial number 5772-54 drew the lucky numbers 3-4-17-28-35-44 and consequently won in the First Category.
No tickets were sold. Your email address emerged as one of two winners in the gold stakes category "A" as email addresses were soughted, from a total number of 1,000,000 addresses drawn from all over the globe. After an automated computer ballot of our International Promotions Program, only two winners emerged in this category and therefore each are to receive payouts of $1,000,000.00(One million United States Dollars)only from the total of $2,000,000.00 usd ( Two million united states Dollar ).
However, every email address selected was accompanied by a reference and ticket number, after the cyber lotto selection, the below ticket and reference numbers emerged as one of the lucky winners in the above category.
Reference number for your prize is: LSLUK/2031/8161/06.
BATCH NUMBER: 14/011/IPD.
ticket number: 50941465206-529.
For your prize claim processing, we have employed the service of an lnternational Trust firm. They are to handle the transfer of your cash prize of 1,000,000.00 Dollar in line with our procedures and upon your directions. Your prize has been insured to its full value with your email address and will be transferred to you under their professional service.
To immediately initiate the processing of your prize claim, please contact the under-mentioned at our claims department;
Dr.Hendrik Van Bos , Mrs Cheryl Klein Huis
NETPOINT CLAIM MANAGEMENT SERVICES.
In your best interest(s), you must initiate contact within three weeks of receipt of this Correspondence. Attorney / Fiduciary Agents, are to handle all matters with regards to legalization of your winning documents.You are also advised to send a copy of this email, to the Director of operations at the claims department, Dr. Hendrick Van Bos.
You may be required to provide any of the above information during the process of collecting your prize. We congratulate you once again and it is our hope that you participate in any of our international programs in the nearest future.
Thank you and Congratulations!!!.
Mrs.Hillary Van Der Hoofd.
This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager.
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