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: info draw <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2007 18:31:53 +0200
CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE WON 750,000.00.
WITH LUCKY DRAW TICKET NO: 53435672888
RE: WINNING FINAL NOTIFICATION
NB:CLAIM YOUR PRIZE THROUGH THESE EMAIL ADDRESSES: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
EASYDRAW INTERNATIONAL PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Easydraw Lotto Winners International programs held on the 29th of May, 2007. Your e-mail address attached to ticket No: 53435672888 with prize No 32177475/NL drew 750,000.00 which was first in the 2nd class of the draws. You are to receive 750,000.00(Seven Hundred And Fifty Thousand Euros).
Please be informed that because of mix up in cash pay-outs, we ask you to keep your winning information confidential until your fund (750,000.00)has been fully remitted to you by our accredited pay-point bank. This measure must be adhered to in order to avoid the loss of your cash prizes. Prize-winners of our cash prizes are advised to adhere to these instructions to forestall the abuse of this program by other participants. It's important to note that this draws were conducted formally, and winners are selected through an internet ballot system from 72,000 individual and companies email addresses, hence, the draws are conducted around the world through our internet based ballot system.
The promotion is sponsored and promoted by Easydraw Lotto.We congratulate you once again. We hope you will use part of it in our next draws; the jackpot winning is 20 million.
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 15 days of this draw. After this date -all unclaimed cash prize will be forfeited and included in the next sweepstake. Please, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications remember to quote your winning numbers in all correspondence with us.
Congratulations once again from all members of Easydraw Lotto. Thank you for being part of our promotional program. For immediate release of your cash prize to you,please kindly contact our processing Department with the following information for onward forwarding to the paying Bank:
(ii)State amount won.
(iv)Your winning numbers
(v)Contact telephones and fax numbers
Contact person:Mr. Mike David
(International Processing Department).
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Congratulations once again.
Mrs. Laura Gate (Lottery Coordinator).
NB:CLAIM YOUR PRIZE THROUGH THIS EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org*
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