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Fraud email example:
From: DAYZERS LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 20:05:50 +0200
Subject: WINNING NOTIFICATION
DAYZERS EMAIL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS
PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT
AWARD FINAL NOTIFICATION:
We are pleased to inform you of the release, of the
long awaited results of the DAYZERS LOTTERY
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM
held on the 20th Aug 2005.You were entered as
dependent clients with:
and Batch number NM/572655/KOP.
Your email address attached to the ticket number:
239707 that drew the lucky winning number, which
consequently won the sweeptake in the first
category, in four parts.
You have been approved for a payment of
500,000.00euros(FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EUROS.)in cash
credited to file reference
number:IPL/4249859609/WP1.This is from a total cash
prize of five milliom euros shared among the ten
international winners in first categories.
All participants were selected through a computer
ballot system drawn from 50,000 (Fifty thousand)
names of email users around the world, as part of our international promotion program. Due to mixed up of
some names and addresses, we ask that you keep this award personal, till your claims has been
processed and your funds remitted to you. This is part of our security measures to avoid double claiming
or unwarranted taking advantage of the situation by other participants or impersonators. To begin your
claim,do file for the release of your winning by contacting your/our accredited agent
MR STEVEN FRASER.
DAYZERS E.MAIL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
They are your agent, and responsible for the
processing and transfer of your winnings to you.
YOUR SECURITY FILE NUMBER IS W-91237-H°67/B4 (keep
personal) Remember, your winning must be claimed not
later than (30-9-05).failure to claim your winning/
fund will be added to next 10,000.000 euros
international lottery program.Furthermore, should there be
any change in your address, do inform your claims
agent as soon as possible.
Once again, Congratulations.