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Fraud email example:
From: "Euro Million" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 02:02:44 +0900
Subject: Congratulation !! you are a winner
EURO MILLION LOTTERY
Batch No: Eu ESP/Euml/2007
Ref No: WIN/008/05/10/Eu
We happily announce to you the draw (P479) of the EURO MILLION NATIONAL
LOTTERY,an online Sweepstakes International program held on 19th
DECEMBER 2007. Your
e-mail address attached to ticket number: 56475600545 188 with Serial
5368/02 drew the lucky numbers: 3-5-19-25-30-5 which subsequently won
lottery in the 2ndcategory.You have therefore been approved to claim a
sum of 850,000.00 (Eight Hundred and fifty Thousand Euros) in cash
file KTU/9023118308/03. This is from a total cash prize of 1,700,000.00
amongst the Two (2) lucky winners in this category.
The online draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses
exclusive list of 500,000 E-mail addresses of individuals and corporate
picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the
However,no tickets were sold but all email addresses were assigned to
ticket numbers for representation and privacy. This is the first
program for the year 2007. It is absolutely the biggest bonanza in this
stakes.To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact
accredited claim agent Mr. Edward Brant for the immediate release of
Mr. Edward Brant (Claim Agent)
AVENIDA DE LA ALBUFERA Nº 35, 28038
The below informations are attached to your winning informations
(1) Ref No: WIN/008/05/10/Eu
(2) Ticket- Eu 45407
(3) Lucky -3-28-40-45
(5) Batch- ESP/Euml/2007
You must contact the appointed agent with your details below:
You should include your winning informations stated above via email to
the immediate payment of your prize. The Validity period of the
winnings is for 10 working days hence you are expected to make your claims
immediately.Any claim not made before this days will be CANCELLED.
Mrs. Anita Horst
(Euro Million ONLINE CO-ORDINATOR).
Madrid, 19th DEC, 2007
Sweepstakes International Program.