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Victims never receive this non-existent fortune but are tricked into sending their money to the criminals, who remain anonymous. They hide their real identity and location by using fake names and fake postal addresses as well as communicating via anonymous free email accounts and mobile phones.
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Fraud email example:
From: "Mrs.Ana Lopez." <email@example.com> (may be fake)
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 02:12:14 +0200
Subject: WINNING NOTIFICATION.
EURO MILLIONS LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
FROM: INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
ADDRESS:12 CALLE TOLEDO MADRID,SPAIN.
(REFERENCE: 67/80/IPD BATCH: EGGS-541-623-782)
WINNING NOTIFICATION / FINAL NOTICE
Dear Winner, We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Euro millions Lottery Winners,an International promo held on the 27th of october 2005. Your E- mail address fall to the ticket number 653-908-321-675 with serial main number 345-790-241-671 drew lucky star numbers 34-32-90-43- 32 which consequently won in the 2nd category of this program, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 1.000.000.00 Euro.(One Million Euros) CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning informations confidential until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 100,000 company and 50,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world. This lottery promo was sponsored by Euro Million Lottery Programme, Spain.To creat awareness of their new lottery Programme before participants starts purchasing their lottery tickets which starts as from the 27th of December 2005. We hope that, with part of your winning, you will take part in our febuary 2006, 50 million Euro , Promo.
To file for your claim, please contact their claims officer(webmaster):
Tel: 0034 616 679 868. Fax:0034-654-924-666.
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 14th Novermber , 2005. After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake.Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform their agent /webmaster as soon as possible. Congratulations once more and thank you for being part of Euro Million Lottery promotion.
Mrs,Ana Maria Lopez.P.H.F
Result Coordinator. (Enquires)
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified