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Fraud email example:
From: eddy brown <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 03:14:33 -0600
Subject: WINNING NOTIFICATION/FINAL NOTICE(Batch no;987644329/654)
GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY INC, GILI HOUSE, Plot 24 Bachelors Lane, Green shire, New Castle Nez 4PP-England. Tel:00-4470457 58424,Fax:00-44-870-122-0894. Date:09/10/2007Ref:07/8755412/2007Batch no;987644329/654WINNING NO:WFD 6540089 GILI
It is our great pleasure to inform you of your Priz release of this months lottery result from the GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY INCORPORATED. These Lotteries are fully based on an electronic selection Of winners using their e-mail addresses.Your e-mail Address was attached to ticket number;109865442 Serial number;8751128673. This batch draws the lucky numbers as follows22-41-63-77-82 bonus number 34,which consequently won The lottery in the second category.
You hereby Have been approved a lump sum pay of US$1,000,000.00(ONE MILLION DOLLARS) in cash credit file ref:GILI/MM 8755412/05 from the total cash prize of US$10,000,000.00 shared amongst ten lucky winners in This category.
All e-mail addresses were selected through a computerBalloting system drawn from Nine hundred thousan E-mail addresses from Canada, Australia,United States,Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania
As part of our international promotions program which Is conducted annually. This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a Conglomerate of some multinational companies as par 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 African Regional office in Nigeria, as indicated In your play coupon and your prize of US$1,000,000.00 Will be released to you from our London correspondent Where we have our corporate head quarters.
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE:
Simply contact our fiduciaryPROF.PHILLIP BOYD Email;firstname.lastname@example.orgTel:+234-803-4930-003
Please quote your reference,batch and winning number Which can be found on the top left corner of this Notification as well as your full name,address and Telephone number to help locate your file easily.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-participant or unofficial Personnel.
DO CONTACT YOUR PAYING AGENT PROF.PHILLIP BOYD Email;email@example.comTel:+234-803-4930-003
ANY BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY ON THE PART OF THE WINNERS WILL RESULT TO DISQUALIFICATION.
Note,all winnings MUST be claimed on or before two weeks after receipt of this notification; otherwise funds will be Returned as Unclaimed and eventually donated to charity.
Congratulations once again on your winnings!!!
Best Regards,Dr.EDDIE KYROSCo-ordinator234 80349 40713
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