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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: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 02:16:41 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: CONTACT MR.VINCENTE SANCHEZ
EUROMILIONES ESPANA INTL
LUCKY NUMBER: (14/23-27-30-36)
!!!CONGRATULATIONS YOU ARE A WINNER!
The Board of Directors, members of staff and the International Promotion Department of the EUROMILIONES INTL, wishes to congratulate you on your success as one of the SIX LUCKY STAR PRIZE WINNER of â¬514,292.28(Five hundred and fourteen thousand, two hundred and ninety two euros, twenty eight cents only) of the EUROMILIONES lotto International Promotion (ELP) that was held on the 2nd of February 2007, in Spain. The late release of this result was due to difficulties encountered in sorting out mixed up numbers and email addresses. The selection process was carried out through a random selection in our computerized email selection system from a database of over 950,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world which your email, was among the first SIX (6) lucky winners. Your email address was attached to Lucky Number (14/23-27-30-36) , Your Reference number: EFO 11983 ES
Most recently the foundation set up the NEW HOPE LOTTERY to give out prizes based on the computer balloting system(THEREFORE YOU DO NOT NEED TO BUY A TICKET TO ENTER FOR IT.YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WAS RANDOMLY SELECTED AS A WINNER). You the beneficiary of the winning email would be responsible for the VETT/APPROVAL DOCUMENT CHARGES (FEES) of your lucky WINNING EMAIL ADDRESSE CHANGED to your FULL NAMES as this is an email promotional programme.
To file for your claim, contact the fiduciary agent direct by phone and email given below with your full names, contact telephone numbers and your Lucky numbers and Reference number...
EURO PAYMENT CENTRE.
MR. VINCENTE SANCHEZ
REPLY TO: email@example.com
The above claim agent will assist you in the processing and remittance of your winning prize (funds) to you. Also note that you are to contact and process your winning prize not later than five working days, after this date if you do not contact and process your winning prize, all funds will be returned to the MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y HACIENDA as unclaimed
All informationâs have to be kept out of public until your winning prize has been processed and transferred to your designated bank account; this is to avoid double claim and unwarranted abuse of the programme by some participants.
Mrs. Angel Sanchez Canovas.
This e-mail transmission contains information that is confidential and may be privileged. It is intended only for the addressee(s) named above.
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