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Fraud email example:
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 12:57:15 +0200
Subject: CLAIM YOUR LUCKY WINNING...
FROM: THE DESK OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD
CALLE COLONE-28080 MADRID-SPAIN
REF Nº: EPSL/25003127/CSL/02
RE: AWARD NOTIFICATION/ FINAL NOTICE.
We are pleased to inform you of the release of the results LOTERIA PRIMITIVA/INTERNATIONAL
PROGRAM, Held 04 June 2005 Your email address name attached to a ticket number
025-1146992-750 with serial number 2113-05 drew the lucky numbers 4-18-24-30-31-35
which consequently won the lottery in the 3rd category. You have therefore
been approved for a lump sum payout of 1,625,000.39 (One Million Six Hundred
and Twenty Five Thousand Euros and Thirty-Nine Cents) in cash credited to
the file reference number: EPSL /25003127/CSL/02. This is from a total cash
price of 20,368,770.00 (Twenty million three hundred and sixty-eight thousand,
seven hundred and seventy euros only) shared among the seventeen international
winners in this category.
Your fund is now deposited with our correspondence bank insured to your name.
Due to the mix up of some numbers and names , we advice that you keep this
award from public notice until your claiming or unwarranted taking advantage
of this program by participants. All participants were selected through a
computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 names from Asia, Australia, New
Zealand, Africa, Europe and North America as part of our international promotions
program which we conduct once every year. We hope that with part of your
prize, you will part-take in our end of year high stake 1,300,000,000.00
international lottery .
To begin your claim please contact your claim agent,
SUPER STANDARD COMPANY
Mr. William Lopez
Foreign services manager
Tel:0034 65 9060871
for processing and remittance of your prize fund into your designated bank
Note: All prize funds must be claimed before the 29Th of June 2005 after
this date all funds will be returned to the MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y HACIENDA
as unclaimed. In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please
endeavour to quote your reference and batch numbers in every correspondence
with us to your claim agent. Furthermore, should there be any change in your
address do inform your claim agent as soon as possible. Congratulation once
again from all members of our staff and thank you for being part of our promotion
N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result
to disqualification. Please do not reply to this email address. Contact your
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