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Please note about this email:
Fraud email example:
From: "lottery agent" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 15:06:57 +0000
Subject: WE ANTICIPATE YOUR REPLY
DAYZERS INTERNATIONAL LOTTO B.V
DAYZERS LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
5902 RH VenloThe NetherlandsFROM: MR.Richard Blakes
THE PROMOTIONS CLAIM MANAGER,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PAYMENT DEPARTMENT
Dayzers Lottery International
RE / AWARD NOTIFICATION; FINAL NOTICE
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today,semptember 19th,
2005 of your selection as one of the five winners of the promotional
DAYZERS LOTTERY Netherlands, held recently as part of our
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of EUR
1,200,000.00 (One Million, Two Hundred Thousand EUROS only) in cash
credited to file REF NO.GML/2551256003/11.
We, the Dayzers Lottery Netherlands is by this program,
Launching our model computer balloting lottery draws, developed and
designed to satisfy the cravings of the ever-growing number of
participants in our various lottery programs. With funds accrued
previous draws, payouts to all winners are guaranteed and will be
transferred in record time.
After randomly selecting 15,000 participants from an initial database
of 300,000 emails all participants were selected through a computer
ballot system from the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Canada, Europe, USA
South America as part our International Promotions Program, which was
conducted in view of launching ourselves into the Sweepstakes Industry
Worldwide and zoning all participants by their respective continents
across the globe, we produced an extensive list from which you have
emerged as one of the winners of the Grand Draw prize.
To ensure a smooth collection of your winnings, the transfer of your
prize is to be handled by our Prize Transfer claim manager
You are to contact our claim manager by email or fax within a week of
receiving this notice. Please find full contact details below:
Foreign Service claim Manager
TEL:31 617 592 378
FAX:31 847 536 019
Also find all other relevant winning lottery information below:
WINNING NOTIFICATION / FINAL
BATCH NO: PTP/31211214257/190888/2202
REF. NO: PTP/21449267220/255100//2202
SERIAL NO: 918735625
TICKET NO: 219028657434
LUCKY NO: 21-70-81-82-99
Also send your Name, Address and Country of Residence when replying
your Claims Manager. Remember, you must contact your claim Manager not
than a week of receiving this notification. After this date, all funds
will be returned as unclaimed.
In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember
to quote your reference and batch numbers in every one of your
correspondences with your claims Manager.
Furthermore you are seriously advised to keep all winning lottery
information and numbers from the public in line with our company
protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program
by unscrupulous individuals.
Congratulations once again from all our staff members and thank you for
being part of our Promotions program.
With best regards,
Mrs. Evelyn Boer