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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: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 15:48:50 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: YOUR EMAIL WON A LOTTERY JACKPOT.
Euromillion Loteria Espa=C3=B1ol
Calle Arturo Soria, 267 S=C3=B3tano B Madrid Branch
Ref. N=C2=BA: ES/007/05/12/MAD.
Batch. N=C2=BA: GHT/2907/333/05.
YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS WON THE LOTTERY.
PRIZE AND AWARD NOTIFICATION=20
We wish to congratulate you over your email success in our computer BALLOTI=
NG SWEEPSTAKE held on 8th June, 2007. This is a millennium scientific compu=
ter game in which email addresses were used. It is a promotional program ai=
med at encouraging internet users; therefore you do not need to buy ticket =
to enter for it.=20
Your email address attached to ticket star number (9901-0148-790-691) drew =
EUROMILLION lucky numbers 1-15-17-25-45 which consequently won the draw in =
the Second category.=20
You have been approve for the star prize of Euro1.298.404,07 (One Million =
Two Hundred And Ninety Eight Thousand Four Hundred And Four Euro Seven Cent=
You are advised to keep this winning very confidential until you receive yo=
ur 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 ha=
ve had cases like this before, Provide him with the information below:
Name,Telephone Number,Fax Number,Wining Ticket Number,Reference Number and=
Amount Won Information.
For processing of your winning fund ,please contact our registered claim ag=
ent in addrres below.
(REALE SEGUROS GENERALES, S.A.)
Mr: Alfredo Gozalez Miguel
Direccion: santa engracia,14-16-28010.Madrid (ESPANA) =20
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org =20
Rememer, all winning must be claimed not later than 28th June,2007.Please n=
ote, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,remember to quo=
te your reference number and batch number in all correspondence.
Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as s=
oon as possible.
ONCE AGAIN CONGRATULATION.
Mrs. Emily Simon,
The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to wh=
om or which it is addressed. Unauthorised use, disclosure or copying is str=
The sender accepts no liability for the improper transmission of this commu=
nication nor for any delay in its receipt=20
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