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Fraud email example:
From: "UK NATIONAL LOTTERY" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 19:30:38 +0000
Subject: WINNING NOTIFICATION CONTACT MR KELVIN WULL!!!!
UNIVERSAL TRUST WORLDWIDE LOTTERY.
138 EDWARD STREET, 4TH FLOOR
We happily announce to you the draw of the Euro - Afro
International programs held on the 19th of september 2005 in
e-mail address attached to ticket number: 564 75600545 188
number 5388/02 drew the lucky numbers: 91-63-26-73-65-7,
subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category. You
been approved to claim a total sum of US$2,500,000.00 (Two
hundred Thousand,United States Dollars) in cash credited to
This is from a total cash prize of US $ 25 Million dollars,
amongst the first Fifty (50) lucky winners in this
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our
booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in
In view of this, your US$2,500,000.00 (Two million, five
States Dollars) would be released to you by our security
Our European agent will immediately commence the process to
release of your funds as soon as you contact him. All
selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer
and extracted from over 100,000 companies.
This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons,
to keep your winning information confidential till your
processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner
to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary
measure to avoid
double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by
To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:
To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote
reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with us or
agent. Congratulations once more from all members and
staffs of this
Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery
UNIVERSAL TRUST WORLDWIDE LOTTERY Coordinator.