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From: "NOTIFICATION RESULT" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2007 01:24:04 +0200
Subject: NOTIFICATION OF DONATIONS !!!
ISTITUTO PACE SVILUPPO
Organizzazione Non Governativa delle
ACLI per la Cooperazione Internazionale
Via G. Marcora,
18/20 - 00153 Roma
ISTITUTO PACE SVILUPPO NOTIFICATION OF DONATIONS !!!
Attention Winner, We happily announce to you the draw (#942) of the ISTITUTO PACE
SVILUPPO INNOVAZIONE ACLI yearly donations. Organisers of the United Nations, European
Union And Ecowas Yearly Donations. Your e-mail address attached to TICKET NUMBER:
1416-4612-750 with SERIAL NUMBER:3187-17 drew the LUCKY DREW NUMBERS:31-17-8-28-55
(bonus no.25), which subsequently won you the donation in the 2nd
category. You have therefore been approved to claim total sum of $750,000(Seven
Hundred And Fifty Thousand Dollars) in cash credited to file .
This is from a total cash prize of ( $75,000 000 ), shared amongst the one
hundred (100) lucky winners in this category.
All participants for the online version were
selected randomly from World Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from
over 100,000 unions, associations, corporate bodies and consumer shops in all localities.
That are listed online. This promotion takes place yearly. your lucky winning number falls within our
European booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your
$750,000 (Seven Hundred And Fifty Thousand Dollars) will be released to you by any of
our payment offices in Europe, Africa Or America.
Our agent will immediately commence the process to
facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact her. For
security reasons, you are advised to keep your donation information
confidential till your Donation is processed and your money remitted
to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your donation.
This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming
and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned.
To file for your claim,Please contact our agent.
Mrs. Anthonia Lawrence
Endeavour to contact her with the following informations:
8, Donation information i,e ticket number, batch number, reference
number, serial number e.t.c
Phina Lawrence (Mrs)
Donations co-ordinator and chairperson,
ISTITUTO PACE SVILUPPO