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Fraud email example:
From: "s_au lottoery" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 13:19:07 +0200
Subject: SOUTH AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY PRIZE
FROM: THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER, MR BEN ROBERTSON
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY PRIZE RELEASE CENTRE WINNING
FINAL NOTICE ON 30/06/2005
Ref: 475061725 Batch: 7056490902/188
Winning no: 5-13-19 33-37-42 ----17
Winning prize $1,750,000.00
We are delighted to inform you of your prize release on JUNE 2005 from the South Australian International Lottery program. Your name was attached to ticket number; 47061725 07056490902, This batch draws the lucky numbers as follows 5-13-19 33-37-42 bonus number 17. which consequently won the lottery in the second category. You hereby have been approved a lump sum pay of US$ 1,750,000.00 (ONE MILLION SEVER HUNHRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS) in cash credit file ref: ILP/HW 47509/02 from the total cash prize of US$28,000,000.00 shared amongst sixteen lucky winners in this category.
All participants were selected through a computer balloting system drawn from Nine hundred
thousand email addresses of individuals and companies from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceanic as part of our international electronic business Promotions Program.
This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies and authorise by South Africa Lotto authority as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they have operational base and also supported by (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) FIFA support Africa. AS BONUS FOR THE WHOLE WORLD FOR THE 2010 SOCCER WORLD.
Further more you name falls within our African representative office in Johannesburg South Africa. as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of US$1,750,000.00 is now deposited with GLOBAL MEGA CROSSING FINANCE and will be released to you from this regional branch office in Johannesburg (GLOBAL MEGA CROSSING). We hope with part of your prize, you will participate in our 2005 mid year high stakes for US$1.3 Billion international draw. How to claim your prize Simply contact our fiduciary agent, Mr. Ashley Sipho (email@example.com ) to file for your claim.
Please quote your reference, batch, winning number and winning amount which can be found on the top left corner of this notification as well as your full names and address to help locate your file easily. For security reasons due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we advice all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize remitted to your account.. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this program by non-participant or unofficial personnel. Note, all winnings MUST be claimed before END OF JULY 2005; otherwise all funds will be returned as Unclaimed and eventually donated to charity.
Congratulations'' once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program.
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.
CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS AGENT
MR. ASHLEY SIPHO
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
UINVERSAL BUILDING, 132 - 133 PARK HURST
BALFOUR - UNIT 1440. JOHANNESBURG. 2001
GLOBAL MEGA CROSSING.
TEL: +27 73 2424 005
ANY BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY ON THE PART OF
THE WINNERS WILL RESULT TO DISQUALIFICATION
Call the above mentioned person for urgent processing
and the immediate payment of your money.