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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: "notification dept" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2007 11:42:20 +0200
Subject: Email Lott Award
Email Award Notification
LOTERIAS Y APUESTAS DEL ESTADO
Piso 36, calle Carlos Ortega
28002, Madrid, Spain.
REF NUMBER: EGL/417331247/03
BATCH NUMBER: 72/50685/MMH
EL GORDO DE LA PRIMITIVA AWARD NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the release of the EL GORDO DE LA PRIMITIVA
LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL E-MAIL PROMOTIONS PROGRAM held on the 29th of July
2007.Your email address was entered with Reference
Number:EGL/417331247/03and Batch Number:72/50685/MMH.
All email addresses entered in the program were presented by our
international marketing department in conjunction with world residential
white pages, humanitarian organizations, and the help of Embassies and
chambers of commerce of countries in Europe, Australia, North and South
America,The Pacific, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.Your reference
attached to ticket number: 0016-359142-07, with serial number: 52201-61 drew
the lucky winning numbers : 14-26-29-32-42-48. Which subsequently won in the
You have been approved for a winning payment of Euros 615,810.00 (Six
hundred and fifteen thousand, eight hundred and ten euros only) in cash
credited to file REF.NO:EGL/417331247/03.This from a total cash prize of
13,871,320.00 (thirteen million, eight hundred and seventy one
thousand,three hundred and twenty euros) shared among the seventeen
international winners in this category. CONGRATULATIONS!!
We ask that you keep this award away from public notice until your claim has
been processed and your fund remitted to you.As this is part of our security
measures to avoid double claiming or unwarranted taking advantage of the
situation by other participants.
To begin your claim, please contact Snr.CARLOS HURTADO, of MUTUAL TRUST
SEGURIDAD,S.A on Tel:+34 626 974 671 and EMAIL:
the processing and remittance of your fund.
NOTE: All prize money must be claimed not later than 30th of September
2007,after this date,the fund will be returned to the MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA
Y HACIENDA as unclaimed.
We congratulate you and thank you for being a part of our international