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Fraud email example:
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 03:56:25 -0800
Subject: !!! WINNING NOTIFICATION!!!
EURO PRIZE PROMOTIONS AWARD
AMSTELVEEN 273, 105 PH,
AMSTERDAM - THE NETHERLANDS.
You have your Fate in your own hand!
Date: 20th Oct. 2004.
Machine Used For the Draw: MOONSTONE.
Ball Set Used: 6.
Winning Numbers: 7-12-18-24-32-45
Prize Awards: $500,000.00
Our Ref: BNS-NL/0508/04.VOL.2/EU.
Your Ref: BNS-NL/02CTG/0508/04/EU.
Dear lucky winner,
RE: YOUR GRAND PRIZE AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION -FINAL NOTICE .
It is our pleasure to inform you of the announcement today as dated of our
promotions programme held on the 20th of Oct 2004.
Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 300,000
name of people living in the following countries: United Kingdom, America,Schengen
States, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Middle-East, Asia and Africa
as part of our international promotions program conducted annually to encourage
prospective overseas entries.
The result of our computer draw 874 of this day selected your names and
email address on the lucky jackpot winning number 7-12-18-24-32-45 which
consequently won the lottery jackpot prize awards in the 2nd category.
As a result, you have been approved a lottery jackpot lump sum grand prize
awards winning of $500,000.00 bonded and insured under a comprehensive insurance
policy in your names for security reasons and credited to file Ref. No:
BNS-NL/02CTG/0508/04/EU. This is from the total prize of $ 16,765,217.00
in this category as part of our promotional programme for this year 2004.
This is your opportunity that your fate has brought to you and we are honoured
to have you in a master database. We hope with part of this prize award
winning, you will take part in our subsequent lottery jackpots while we
You have the options of being paid by certified bank draft or Swift
Telegraphic Transfer. NO PRIZES WILL BE RE-ISSUED AFTER THE 15TH DAY OF
This promotion is offered only electronically via the Internet and is open
to all natural persons age at least 18 years and older with a valid email
address and who live in any of the aforementioned countries.This promotion
is void in all other countries and also is Void where prohibited.Principals
and employees of the National Lottery and its respective parents,subsidiaries
and immediate family members are not eligible to.
For overseas lucky winners, it is our standard practices to allocate accredited
agents for the processing of claim application on behalf of overseas lucky
winners and payment of grand prize awards winning to the benefit of beneficiaries
after all modalities have been completed
satisfactorily. To begin your claims therefore, contact the co-ordinator
Customer Support Unit - CSU,
Camelot Reconciliation Inc.,
Mrs. Julie Van Hans,
Executive.(Euro Lottery Intern.)
Dr. P. Swier, Mr. Gerald Goodman (Manager Foreign Operations), Mr. Franklyn
Van Der Weijden (Manager Domestic Banking Operations), Dr. James Williams
(Director International Credit Department), Mrs. Sandra Murphy (Executive),
Mr. Michael Cole (Executive), Mr. Stephen Boer (Chairman).
Copyright © 2002 Europe Union Lottery International.
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