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Fraud email example:
From: GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY INC. <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 03:18:03 +0000
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS !! YOU HAVE WON GLOBAL LOTTERY 2008.
GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY INC,
GILI HOUSE, Bachelors Lane,
Green shire, New CastleNez 4PP-England
WINNING NO: WFD 6540089 GILI
It is our great pleasure to inform you of your prize
release of this last quarter of the year lottery
result from the GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY
INCORPORATE. These lotteries are fully based on an
electronic selection of winners using their e-mail
addresses.Your email address was attached to ticket
number; 109865442 serial number 8751128673.
This batch draws, the lucky numbers as follows
22-41-63-77-82 bonus number 34,which consequently
won the lottery in the second category. You are here by
have been approved a lump sum pay of US$1,000,000.00
(ONE MILLION DOLLARS) in cash credit file ref:GILI/MM
8755412/05 from the total cash prize of US$10,000,000.00
shared amongst ten lucky winners in this category.
All email addresses were selected through a computer
balloting system drawn form Nine hundred thousand
E-mail addresses from Canada, Australia, United
States, Asia, Europe, Middle East,Africa and Oceania
as part of our international promotions program which
is conducted annually.
This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a
conglomerate of some multinational companies as part
of their social responsibility to the citizens in the
communities where they have operational base.
Further more your details e-mail address falls within
our African Regional office, as indicated in your play
coupon and your prize of US$1,000,000.00
will be released to you from our corresponding bank
where we have our corporate head quarters. We hope
with part of your prize, you will participate in our
end of year high stakes for US$1.3 Billion
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE:
SIMPLY CONTACT OUR FIDUCIARY AGENT;
Dr. Raheem Adams via the Email Below
Please quote your reference, batch and winning
number which can be found on the top left corner of
this notification as well as your full name, address
and telephone number to help locate your file
easily.For security reasons,we advice all winners to
keep this information confidential from the public
until your claim is processed and your prize released
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double
claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this
program by non-participant or unofficial personnel.
DO CONTACT YOUR PAYING AGENT VIA DR RAHEEM ADAMS
ON THE EMAIL; ANY BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY ON THE
PART OF THE WINNERS WILL RESULT TO DISQUALIFICATION.
Note, all winnings MUST be claimed on or before one
month of this notice otherwise funds will be returned
as Unclaimed and eventually donate to charity.
Congratulations once again on your winnings!!!
Prof. Peters wells.
Chairman Gili London.