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Fraud email example:
From: Netherlands Lottery Notification <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 22:47:47 +0100
***FROM: GOVERNMENT ACCREDITED LICENSED LOTTERY PROMOTERS WINNING NOTICE FOR CATEGORY "A" WINNER***
ELECTRONIC LOTTO PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING NOTIFICATION:
Dear Lucky Winner,
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual Final draws Of A Lotto International A Netherlands programs held on the 1st of December 2007, and results were released on 23rd of January 2008.
The online cyber lotto draws was Conducted from an exclusive list of 25,000,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet. No tickets were sold. After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail Address emerged as one of the two lucky winners in the category "A" with the following:
Ref Number: PC 9590 ES 9414Batch Number: 573881545-LNG/2008Ticket Number: PCP 3502 /8707
You as well as the other winner are therefore to receive a cash prize of 1,500,000.00. (ONE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EURO ONLY) Each from the total payout.
Your fund is now secured and insured in your name. Due to mix up of Some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this award from public Notice until your claims has been processed and the money remitted to Your account as this is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming of Unwarranted taking advantage of this program by participants as it Has happened in the past. All participants were selected through a Computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 names from Asia, Australia, New Zealand , Europe, North and South America, Middle East and Africa as Part of our International Promotions Program.
We hope your lucky name will draw a bigger cash prize in the Subsequent programs.
To begin your lottery claims, please contact your Claims agent below:
DR. GOODLUCK BENJAMIN (GB)
DIRECTOR OF FOREIGN OPERATIONS
DIMA CONFIANZA CONSULTORIA
CLAIM AGENT,EMAIL: email@example.com
You are advised to provide him with the following informations
Names:Phone/Fax number:Nationality:Ref Number: Batch Number: Ticket Number:
Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than 5th of February 2008 Claims that are not made before the above date will be returned to the MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y HACIENDA. And also be informed that 10% of your lottery winning belongs to (IBERO PROMOTION COMPANY S, A.) Because they are the company that bought your ticket and played the lottery on your name, NOTE this 10% will be remitted after you have received your winnings prize because the Money is insured in your name already.
CONGRATULATION!!! Once again from all members of our staff and thank You for being a part of our International promotions program. We wish you Continued good fortunes
Thank you and congratulations!!!
Yours faithfully,Mr. James Moore
Games/Lottery Coordinator.Lotto International Netherlands
LAST WINNERS ON NETHERLANDS NATIONAL LOTTERY
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