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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: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2005 12:32:17 +0000 (UTC)
LUCKYDAY INTERNATIONAL.AMSTERDAM-NETHERLANDS.FROM:THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT.INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD.Ref. Number: 132/756/4007Batch Number: 538901527-BB67
RE: AWARD NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the result of The Lottery Winners International programs held on the 15th October, 2005. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 27511465896-6410 with serial number 3772-510 drew lucky numbers 7-7-4 which consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay of US$ 1,000,000.00 (One Million United States Dollars)CONGRATULATIONS!!! Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money Remitted to you. This is partof 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 20,000 company and 30,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world we hope with part of your winning you will take part in our next year USD50 million international lottery.
To file for your claim, please contact our fiducial agent(MR.MARK EDWIN) of the trust Group Agency TEL:0031-647-494-026 Email: email@example.com please remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 15th Novmber 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 our agent as soon as possible.Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program. Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
Susan van Borch.