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: "FRANK ANDERSON" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 02:18:41 +0100
Subject: DEAR WINNER.........
THE NATIONAL LOTTERY AFFILIATE TO THE COCA COLA COMPANY OFFICIAL PRIZE NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded
annual final draws held on (25th August, 2007) by Coca-Cola in
conjunction with the British American Tobacco Worldwide Promotion,
your email wasamong the 20 Lucky winners who won £178,226 each on the THE COCA- COLA COMPANY PROMOTION
However the results were released on the 26th August, 2007 and your
email was attached to ticket number (56475600545188) and Serial
Numbers (5368/02) The online draws wasconducted by a random
selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of 29,031 E-mail addresses of individuals andcorporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet.
However, no tickets were sold but all email addresses were assigned to different ticket numbers for representation and privacy.
The selection process was carried out through random selection in ourcomputerized email selection machine (TOPAZ) from a database of over 1,000,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world.This Lottery is approved by the British Gaming Board and also Licensed by the The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).This lottery is the3rd of its kind and we intend to sensitize the public.In other to claim your £178,226 prize winning, which has
been deposited in a designated bank.
VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM:
1 FULL NAMES.........
2 HOME ADDRESS .........
3 STATE / PROVINCE........
4 COUNTRY ..................
5 PHONE NUMBER.........
6 AMOUNT WON...........
7 TICKET NUMBER...........
8 SERIAL NUMBER.............
Mr Denis Allen
Recruiter (HR DEPT.)
Coca Cola Lottery Promo