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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: Aruna Kader <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2008 19:49:20 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Re: contact the HEADQUATERS office for your price
EURO MILLIONS. LOTTERY HEADQUATERS.
We are pleased to inform you of the final announcement on 21th November 2007.
Winners of the National Lottery Promo International program.
You were entered as dependent clients with: Reference NUMBER: 67345/05
And Batch number 05/06/MA34. Your email address attached to the ticket
Number:55550064638 that drew the lucky winning numbers 12-8-9-22-23-5,
which consequently won the daily Jackpot in the first category, in four parts.
You have been approved for a payment of (800.000) Eight hundred thousand EUROS
in cash credited to file reference number:EG/2551256003/04.
Congratulations!!! Please contact the under listed claims release office
for immediate pay out of your winning fund:
Mr. Aruna Kader.
Foreign Service Manager,
To avoid unnecessary delay and complications, Please quote your
reference/ batch numbers in any correspondences with us or our
designated agent. Congratulations once more from all members of staffs,
management team and directors of this program.
Dr. Jean Kwasi Kwasi (Director)
EURO-ASIAN ZONAL COORDINATOR.
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