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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Fraud email example:
From: "EUROMILLION LOTTERY" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 12:33:33 +0000
Subject: WINNING NOTIFICATION 2007.
EuroMillion Lottery Spain
22, 28800 Madrid.
Ref. Nš: ES/997/07/11/MAD.
Batch. Nš: MAD/2007/41/07.
WINNING NOTIFICATION 2007.
We wish to congratulate you over your email success in our computer balloting sweepstake held on the 26th of March, 2007. This is a millennium scientific computer game in which email addresses were used. It is a promotional program aimed at encouraging internet users; therefore you do not need to buy ticket to enter for it.
Your email address attached to ticket number 80-23-090 drew the EUROMILLION lucky numbers 9273418 which consequently won the draw in the Second category.
You have been approve for the star prize of Five Hundred and Twenty Five Thousand Euros (525,000.00 Euros).
You are advised to keep this winning very confidential until you receive your lump prize in your account or optional cheque issuance to you. This is a protective measure to avoid double claiming by people you may tell as we have had cases like this before,
In other to claim your (525,000.00 Euros) prize winning, which has been deposited in a designated bank. However, you will have to fill the form below and send it to our registered claim agent (LIBERTY SEGUROS COMPANY) for verification and then you will be directed to the bank where your winning funds are deposited in your favour.
Please you are advised to complete the form and send it immediately to your claims agent (LIBERTY SEGUROS COMPANY) through email to enable them help you processing your claim for prompt collection of your fund from the designated bank.
LIBERTY SEGUROS COMPANY
Contact person: Mr. William Lopez
(Foreign Services Manager)
Note: All prize funds must be claimed before the 30Th of April 2007 after this date all funds will be returned back to the Lottery Company as unclaimed fund.
Congratulations once again.
Dr. Raul Manuel Santos.
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