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: EURO MILLION <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 01:02:15 +0100
Subject: YOU HAVE WON IN 2008 SPANISH LOTERIA CONGRATULATION!!!
SPANISH MILLIONS LOTERIA INTERNATIONAL
FROM:INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT
RE: WINNING NOTIFICATION / FINAL NOTICE
DATE:MARCH 28, 2008
YOU HAVE WON IN 2008 SPANISH LOTERIA CONGRATULATION!!!
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Spanish Millions Loteria Winners International E-mail programs held on March 21, 2008 and result where release on March 26, 2008 Your E-mail address attached to ticket number 653-908-321-675 with serial main number 345-790-241-671 drew lucky star numbers 34-32-90-43-32 which consequently won in the 2ND category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of One Million Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros (1.550,000.00) Euros CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money remitted to you.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.
Meanwhile,to clarify your doubts on how come you were selected and frequently questions that you may likely ask(HOW DID I ENTER THIS CONTEST???HOW DID YOU GET MY EMAIL ADDRESS???HOW DID I WIN???).
Allparticipants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 100,000 company and 50,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world.
This lottery was promoted and sponsored by Spanish European Lottery Board in conjunction with all international world organization such as ,(UN,UNICEF,UNESCO)E.T.C in order to enhance and promote the use of Internet Explorer Users and Microsoft-wares around the globe.
This promotional program takes place every three year We hope with part of your winning you will take part in our end of year 50 million Euro International lottery.
To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:
Dinero Express Info
NOTE YOU HAVE TO SEND THIS REQUIRED INFORMATION BELOW TO YOUR CLAIM AGENT (EMAIL:email@example.com)
1. FULL NAMES: _______________________________
2. ADDRESS: __________________________________
3. AGE: ________
4. OCCUPATION: _______________________
5. TELEPHONE NUMBER: ________________
6. TICKET NUMBER: _______________
8.BATCH NUMBER: ______________
9.AMOUNT WON: ______________________
10.IDENTITY(NATIONAL ID SCAN COPY OR PASSPORT NUMBER)................
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than one month,After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake.
Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence.
Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
Mrs Sarry Lopez.
This message is confidential. It may also be privileged or otherwise protected by work product immunity or other legal rules. If you have received it please let us know by reply it from your system; you should not copy it or disclose its contents to anyone. All messages sent to and from dineroexpress security company may be monitored to ensure compliance with internal policies and to protect your winning from the Spanish Lottery Award Promotion.
The contents of any email addressed to our clients are subject to our usual terms of business; anything which does not relate to the official business of the firm is neither given nor endorsed by it.
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