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Fraud email example:
From: lottery uk <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 06:13:02 +0100
Messenger Yahoo! Lottery Results You won £820,000.00! Yahoo! Mail congratulates you! Office direct email address:email@example.com
Yahoo! Mail announce you as one of the 10 lucky winners in the ongoing Yahoo Lottery Draw held on the 10th of August, 2007.
All 10 winning email addresses were randomly selected from a batch of 50,000,000 international emails each from Canada , Australia , United States , Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually, consequently, you have been approved for a total pay out of £820,000.00 (EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWENTY THOUSAND GREAT BRITISH POUNDS STERLING )Only.
This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they have operational base. Further more your details(e-mail address) falls within our British representative office in United Kingdom , as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of £820,000.00 will be released to you through our corresponding assing payment bank been (First National Bank of South Africa) FNB.
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE
These are your identification numbers.
Batch number.....................Lwh 09445
Contact Yahoos Agent for Notice of claims.
Contact Fiduciary Agent:
Barrister Paul Zuma
Tel:(+44 )-703 -184 -1049
FAX : +44-870 -478 -4329
+44-870 -478- 8219
You are to send the completed verification form below to the our Agent in the United Kingdom whose email address is given above so that you will be advised on what to do to get your prize money through our corresponding payment bank (First National Bank of South Africa)FNB.
Congratulations once more!!
AWARD WINNING CERTIFICATE
This is to certify that: FIRSTNAME: MIDDLE NAME: (LAST NAME:
DATE OF BIRTH: MARITAL STATUS (M) (D) . .(S) .
HOME ADDRESS:: . . .. .. .. STATE: ..
ZIP CODE: COUNTRY: . NATIONALITY : ..
TELEPHONE: . FAX:
Batch Number: .. . .
Winning Numbers: ..
Beneficiarys winning amount: .. . ..
I WANT TO BE PAID BY (BANK TRANSFER) (CHEQUE) (ON LINE BANK TRANSFER)
BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER: SWIFT CODE .....
CITY: COUNTRY: BANK TELEPHONE/ NUMBER: FAX: NUMBER
A COPY OF YOUR PERSONAL PASSPORT
For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize released to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this program by non-selected winner or unofficial personnel.
Yours Sincerely,Dr WILLIAM GERRI (PHD)LOTTO CO-ORDINATOR.The Yahoo.com staffYahoo.com http://www.yahoo.com
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