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.
Read more about such scams here or in our 419 FAQ. Use the Scam-O-Matic to verify suspect emails.
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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
From: TERESA WOLLER <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 07:09:05 +0100
Subject: YOUR EMAIL HAS BEEN LISTED
NEW YEAR PROMO
21TH January 2008
This is to inform you that your email ID has won you the sum of 500,000.00=80 =
(five hundred thousand eurosonly) in the new year E-LOTTO PROMOTION conducted =
with the computer balloting system and your email won with the winning =
numbers stated below;
Coupon Number: 98403759/NL
Online Number: GK758944
Ticket Number: 05/4855/33
This is a millennium scientific computer game in which email addresses were =
used and it is a promotional program aimed at encouraging internet users; =
therefore you do not need to buy ticket to enter for the game. The lottery is =
sponsored by a regional organization belonging to the World Lottery =
Association (WLA) which represents 147 lotteries from 81countries, with =
combined annual revenues in excess of US$102 billion.
In your best interest, we request that you keep the entire details of your =
award strictly from public notice until the process of transferring your =
claims has been completed. This is in accordance with section 13(1) (n) of =
the national gambling act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3rd July 1996 by =
the constitutional assembly. This is to protect winners and to avoid =
misappropriation of funds.
PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM
Winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre. Your =
Prize Award must be claimed no later than 15 days from date of Draw =
Notification. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited. In =
pursuant to your prize collection, kindly contact the processing officer in =
charge of your region by completing the form Below, then send via fax or =
email to the processing officer with information below for due verifications, =
processing and notarizing of your file to enable us make payment of your =
prize money to you.
E-Lotto Program Claims Department
Tel/: +(31)634686782 Fax: +(31)847465044
Contact Person: Dan Gura
(1)NAME OF BENEFICIARY:_______________________________________________
(11)WINNER'S EMAIL ADDRESS:____________________________________________
I WANT TO BE PAID BY: a/BANK TRANSFER. b/PERSONAL COLLECTION. c/ CHEQUE
Send your details by fax if you find it difficult sending an email.
Congratulations from all our staff.
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