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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: depttespinfo9 inter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 15:54:31 +0200
Subject: Online Euro Millones Award Winner!!!
Online Euro Millones Award Winner!!!
From The Desk Of The
Euro Millones Award
Calle Albefura Nº23
Batch No: 24/090132/QIBMW.
We are please to announce you as one of the 10 lucky winners in the Euro Millones Lottery International Email Address draw on the 25th of July 2007.
Due to the mixture of names and address the result was released on the 21st of August 2007.
All 10 winning addresses were randomly selected from a batch of 50,000,000 International email addresses.Your email address emerged along side 10 others as a category 3 winner in the Euro Millones Lottery Draw. Consequently, you have therefore been approved for a total
pay out of 1,000,000 .00 (ONE MILION EURO´S). The following particulars are attached to your lotto payment order:
(I) Batch No: 24/090132/QIBMW.
(ii) Ticket No: 12324277
(iii) Lucky No: 11 23 29 36 43 48 -C 8 R
(iv) Ref No: VBP/30124785KL/0POR
(V) Serial No: 1- 2 - 34-01-96-0KL
The Euro Milliones Lottery Program internet draw is held once in a year and is so organized to encourage the use of the internet and computers worldwide by micro softs companies We are proud to say that over 200 Million Euros are won annually in more than 140 countries worldwide.
To claim your winning prize you are to contact the appointed agent as soon as possible for the immediate release of your winnings:
DIRECTOR:MR. FERRAN GOMEZ,
SWISS MOBILE SECURITY COMPANY.
CALLE JUAN HURTADO DE MENDOZA,5,6D,28036
(Foreign Service Manager)
Tel:0034 685 365 243,
Fax:0034 911 311 887.
N.B: Steps to claiming your prize;
1.Please quote your Reference number in all correspondence with the claims officer.
2. You must contact the appointed agent with your Full Names,Age,Occupation and Contact Address , Telephone Numbers (Home, Office and Mobile Number and also Fax Number) via email to process the
immediate payment of your prize.
3. Be informed that the appointed agent will be required to swear an Affidavits of Lotto Claim and also obtain Approval Legal Clearance Certificate from the Federal High Court here in Spain which is in accordance with the European Union Financial Act 2004 on payment of International Lottery Winners.
Please be aware that the PAYING BANK will Effect Payment Swiftly upon satisfactory Report, Verifications and validation provided by this fiduciary agent. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your
money remitted to you.
Once again congratulations!!!
Euro Millones Lottery.
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