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Fraud email example:
From: (sent from abused email account)
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 07:13:53 +0100
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS WINNING NOTIFICATION
From: MR FRANK JAWARA AND MRS PATRICIA NKOMO
Headquarters: 1a, Bexon Court Carlton
Nottingham shire Nottingham NG4 1SQ Essex
Customer Service: 580 NCA 85914
TEL+ 44- 703 184 9053
CONGRATULATIONS WINNING NOTIFICATION
We happily announce to you the draw of the Euro-Afro American Sweepstake
Lottery International programs held on the 24th DECEMBER 2007. in Essex
United Kingdom. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: B9564
75604545 188 with! Serial number 97560 drew the winning:06/13/17/23/32/43,
which subse quently won you the lot tery in the 2nd category. Y ou have
therefore been a p pr o ved to claim a total sum of US$820,000.00 (Eighty
Hundred and Twenty Thousand United States Dollars) in cash credited to file
KPC/9080118308/02.This is from a total cash prize of US $1100,000,00
Million dollars, shared amongst the first One Hundred and thirty (130)
lucky winners in this category world-wide.
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our Afro booklet
representative office in United Kingdom as indicated in your play coupon.
In view of this, your US$820,000.00 (Eight Hundred and Twenty Thousand
United States Dollars)would be released to you by A.B.S.A BANK SOUTH
Our United Kingdom agent will immediately commence the process to
facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. All
participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through
computer draws system and extracted from over 10,000,00 companies. This
promotion takes place annually.
For security reason s, you are advised to ke e p y o ur winning information
confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you
in whatever manner you deem fit to cla im your prize.
This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and
unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. Please be
warned. To file for your claim, please contact our corresponding agent in
United Kingdom immediately you read this message for quick and urgent
release of your fund, contact information is as follow: -
Name: MR KNY WILLIAMS
Legal Attorneys No 25 Tower bulding carton bellon president town United
Tel Line: + 44- 703- 184- 9031
Please be informed that all winning must be claimed on or before
30th NOVEMBER 2008. To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please
quote your reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with our
designated agents or us. Congratulations once more from all members and
staffs of this program that has successfully won this competition. Thank
you for being p art of our promotional lottery prog ram. As soon as you are
in contact wit h our agent, please k e e p us i nformed.
Mr. FRANK JAWARA : AND MRS PATRICIA NKOMO
TEL+ 44- 703 184 9053
U nited King dom Zonal Co-coordinator.
Mr. Alexandra Davis
United Kingdo m zonal Secretary General.
Thank you for your Co-operation.
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