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Fraud email example:
From: "Lotto Nl" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 03 May 2007 08:39:05 -0700
Subject: LUCKY WINNER...
FROM THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR
PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
LUCKY DAY LOTTO NL
YOU HAVE WON US$1.000.000.00
We are pleased to inform you the result of the computer random selection for
the LUCKY DAY LOTTO NL International program held on 23rd of February,
2007.Your personal or company email address, attached to ticket number
205-11465886-629, with serial number 3772-99 drew the lucky numbers
7-14-17-23-31-44, and consequently won the lottery in the 2nd category.
The email lottery draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 900,000.000
e-mail addresses of individual, companies, and corporate bodies picked by an
advanced automated random computer search ballot system from the Internet.
All participants email addresses were extracted/selected through a computer
balloting system drawn from 900, 000.000 email addresses from all over the
world as part of our International Promotions Program, which is conducted
annually. It was a promotional program from our software department in
promoting the benefit of the Internet usage.( NO TICKETS WERE SOLD)
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of (One Million
United States Dollars) $1.000.000.00 in cash credited to file REF NO:
NLD/2300786008/06 and Batch No 10/044/SLN, This is from total prize money of
Two million Dollars shared among two international lucky winners in this
Your funds have now been deposited and insured with our affiliate security
firm for transfer into your nominated bank account either by means of wire
transfers through any of our correspondent banks or any other means suitable
We also advice that you keep your winning information very confidential as
our security policy demands to avoid double claims/impersonation and
unwarranted taking advantage of this program by participants.
To begin your claims, you are urgently requested to contact our claims agent
(Global Financial Network Bv) Amsterdam-Netherlands immediately with your
full names ,telephone number and fax and your winning details in all your
correspondence with your claim agent.
Your claims agent details are as follows,
Company Name: Global Financial Network Bv
Officer in Charge: Mr. Jeffrey Bosch
Remember, all winnings must be claim not later than 5th of June,2007. After
this date all unclaimed funds will be return to the promotion company.
Indicate your full Name and Address, Country, Telephone and fax number in
your reply to your claim agent.
Mrs.Grace Van Els
LUCKY DAY LOTTO NL
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