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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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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 15:59:09 +0100 (CET)
Subject: CONTACT THE FIDUCIAL AGENT.YOUR E-MAIL ID HAS WON!!!
FROM STAATSLOTERIJ INTERNATIONAL B.V
110 MAARSHOF,3064HA,HILVERSUM,THE NETHERLANDS.
Ref. Number: 34V/37N/30H 03NL
Batch Number: EZ90 556 MB-NL 47
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held on the 21st of November 2006. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 9933 966333-3466
with serial number 4337-223 drew lucky numbers 2-8-13-16-33-39 which consequently won in the 2ND category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of â¬710,000.00(Seven Hundred And Ten Thousand Euro)
Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money Remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 40,000 company and 60,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world.
This promotional program takes place every year. This lottery was promoted and sponsored by THE MANAGEMENT OF THE STAATSLOTERIJ COMPANY B.V AND SULTAN OF BRUNEI, we hope with part of your winning you will take part in our next year â¬2 million international lottery.
To file for your claim, please contact our fiducial agent:
ADVOCATEN JOH MEER.
Reply Email: email@example.com
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 9th of December 2006.After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake.Please note inorder to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence.
Please be informed that all non-resident of NETHERLANDS is required to pay for their non resident processing,Notarization and Endorsement fee for the collection of their winning prize.
Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible. Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
CONFIDENTIAL NOTICE: This email message, including any attachments, is intended only for the use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and prohibited from unauthorized disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, any dissemination, distribution or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you received this message in error, please notify the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the original message.