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Fraud email example:
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 12:13:12 +0200
Subject: YOU HAVE WON US$2,950,000.00 /RESPONSE IMMEDIATELY.
FLASH FORTUNE LOTTERY
FIRST QUARTER OF THE YEAR 2005
YOU ARE THE WINNER OF THE COMPUTER PROMOTIONAL DRAW THIS MESSAGE IS FROM THE
PROMOTION MANAGER,INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT OMEGA CROSSING SA
YOU HAVE WON ON THE COMPUTER BALLOT, THE SUM OF US$ 2,950,000,00 PLEASE CONTACT
YOUR CLAIM AGENT.
FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE PAYMENT
ON PHONE NO.+ 27 83-866-3866,
(GLOBAL MEGA LOTTERY)
PRIZE AWARD NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement made for this month of June, the
winners of the FLASH FORTUNE LOTTO INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS, As part of our promotional
Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000
email addresses of individuals and companies from all part of the world as part of
our electronic business Promotions Program.
Note that your email address qualified for the draw, as a result of your visiting
various websites we are running the e-business promotions for. You/Your Company email
address, attached to ticket number 100-309-7482,with serial number 513-10 drew the
lucky numbers 3, 8, 13, 22, 27, 41 and Bonus number 12 and consequently YOU HAVE
won in the Second Category.
Your winning Ticket is Number. 343-221-8756
Your Serial Number. 454-17
Your lucky draw Numbers are. 3, 8, 13, 22, 27, 41 Bonus Number 12
Your INSURANCE Number: FLS433/453L/GMSA
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$2,950,000.00 in cash,
which is the winning payout for Second category winners. This is from the total
prize money of US$26,650,000.00 shared among the Seven international winners in the
Second category. CONGRATULATIONS!
Please be informed that your CHEQUE of the sum of US$2,950,000.00 is now with Omega
Crossing Finance and Security Company insured with your email address which won you
this prize, therefore you should contact (OMEGA CROSSING SA) your agent and give
them your full names so that they will re-insure your CHEQUE under your full names.
Please note that OMEGA CROSSING your paying agent, will invite you to their office
in Johannesburg South Africa for your immediate payment, you have to hurry up and
contact them immediately.To begin your claim, please call your claim agent
immediately, and also to send an urgent message to MR:JOE ADAMS.through Phone or
FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER,
OMEGA CROSSING SA.
# 25 RICHARDS RYLAAN,AUCKLAND PARK,0083
P.O.Box 524, AUCKLANDPARK
NOTE:In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote
your reference and batch numbers and other information provided above and below in
every one of your correspondences with your claims agent.
REFERENCE NUMBER: GML-S343-KKT-8811
BATCH NUMBER: 56T-DTH78-SAR99
FLASH FORTUNE LOTTO PROGRAM IS A BONUS FOR THE WHOLE WORLD FOR THE 2010
Congratulations'' once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our
THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
FLASH FORTUNE LOTTERY.
2nd Floor SABC
Radio Park Building
P.O. Box 91711,
Auckland Park, 2006 Henley Road.
Johannesburg, South Africa.
OMEGA CROSSING SA
AS THE 2010
WILL BE HOSTED BY
THIS PROGRAM IS SPONSURED BY: SOUTH AFRICAN LOTTO AUTHORITY. AND SUPPORTED BY:
(Fé¤©ration Internationale de Football Association) FIFA SUPPORT