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Fraud email example:
From: "www.lotto.nl" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 02 May 2007 05:34:39 +0900
Subject: Call for confirmation(Jackpot)
PRIZE AWARD DEP'T, NL.
HEADOFFICE: GTI 1815ga,
ALKADAAR, THE NETHERLAND.
REF Number: ASL- NL97-5nl
Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice, the results of the
Category B draws of THE LOTTO NL PROMO INT We are happy to inform you
That you have emerged a winner under the Category B, which is part
Of our promotional draws. The draws are being officially announced today
1st day of May, 2007.
Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn
From 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from Africa,
America, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East,
and Oceania as part of our International Promotions Program.
Your e-mail address, attached to ticket number 97744-7217-NL,
with serial number 59- 02-DNL drew the lucky numbers 04-10-29-30-42-45-49
and consequently won in the Category B.
You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of
$2,000,000.00 (Two Million United States Dollars), which is the winning
Category B winners. This is from a total cash prize of twenty
shared amongst the first eight lucky winners in this category.
Your fund is now deposited with the paying Bank.In your best interest
to avoid mix up of numbers and names of any kind, we request that you
keep the entire details of your award strictly from public notice
Until the process of transferring your claims has been completed, and your
funds remitted to your account.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or
unscrupulous acts by participants/nonparticipants of this
program.Please contact your claim agent officer International Remittance
Dept immediately for due processing and remittance of your prize
Money to a designated account of your choice:
NOTE: For easy reference and identification,
To claim your funds, please contact your claim officer.
International Remittance Department.
Mr. Steven Garden
EUROPIAN AWARD DEPT.
Tel:+31- 619 114 285
Fax:+ 318- 474 54671
from.U.S.011-31- 619 114 285
Your are advice to provide him with the following bellow?
1.Full Name: __________________
7.State of Origin:______________
Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being part
of our promotions
N.B: All claims must be completed within 7 working days of notification