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Fraud email example:
From: "NATIONAL LIVERWOOD LOTTERY\(UK\)" <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2007 05:43:44 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Compliments of the season!
NATIONAL LIVERWOOD LOTTERY(UK)
23, Amenda Lloyds Road,
Liverwood City SC5T8L,
Compliments of the season! To mark the expectations of the yuletide
season,the Board of Directors and Management of LIVERWOOD City
recently organised a periodical lottery program via random selection
of personal electronic mail from the Continental World Directory to
favour America/Canada, Europe,Asia and USSR Countries of the world.
In accordance to this regard, if you are in receipt of this e-mail,
you are automatically a winner of the recent draw held on 28th of
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of
£1,500,000.00 ( One Million Five Hundred Thousand United Kingdom
Pounds), in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308/05 which tally with
Ticket number: 219-810-97/A and Serial Number: 98/L23/001X.
To receive you claims, please firstly request for a Verification Form
from the Online Computer Director with details of you ticket and
serial numbers in accordance to the City States Law on Lottery
Programmes of 1978.
Stephen P. Bill ( Esq)
Tell: +44 702 405 3746
Fax +44 870 479 1374
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