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Fraud email example:
From: "SOUTH AFRICA INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 22:38:02 +0200
Subject: YOU HAVE WON (CONGRATULATIONS).
FIRST S.A 2010 NATIONAL LOTTERY
10 NOVEMBER 2005
YOU ARE THE WINNER OF THE
COMPUTER PROMOTIONAL DRAWS
THIS MESSAGE IS FROM THE PROMOTION MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE
AWARD DEPARTMENT FIRST S.A 2010 NATIONAL LOTTO DRAW YOU HAVE WON ON THE
COMPUTER BALLOT, THE SUM OF US$2,950,000.00
(MR. RAYMOND ZULU)
YOUR CLAIM AGENT.
FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE PAYMENT
Tel: 27 73 3491 848
(GLOBAL MEGA LOTTERY)
PRIZE AWARD NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement made on the November 10,
2005 of winners of The FIRST S.A 2010 NATIONAL LOTTO INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS,
as part of our promotional draws.
Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from
2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from all part of the
world as part of our electronic business Promotions Program.
Note that your email address qualified for the draw, as a result of your
visiting various websites we are running the e-business promotions for.
You/Your Company email address, attached to ticket number 100-309-7482, with
serial number 513-10 drew the lucky numbers 3, 8, 13, 22, 27, 41 and Bonus
number 12 and consequently YOU HAVE won in the Second Category.
Your winning Ticket is Number. 343-221-8756
Your Serial Number. 454-17
Your lucky draw Numbers are. 3, 8, 13, 22, 27, 41 Bonus Number 12
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$2,950,000.00
in cash, which is the winning payout for Second category winners. This is
from the total prize money of US$26,650,000.00 shared among the Seven
international winners in the Second category.
Please be informed that your prize won of the sum of US$2,950,000.00 is now
with OMEGA CROSSING FINANCE and SECURITY COMPANY insured with your email
address, therefore you should contact (OMEGA CROSSING SA.) your agent and
give them your full names
Please note that OMEGA CROSSING SA. is your paying agent, in Johannesburg
South Africa for your immediate payment, you have to hurry up and contact
them immediately. To begin your claim, please email urgent message to your
claim agent, to Edward Bongo immediately, through his email address.
MR. Raymond Zulu
FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER,
OMEGA CROSSING SA.
# 25 RICHARDS RYLAAN, AUCKLAND PARK,0083
P.O. Box 524, AUCKLANDPARK
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please
remember to quote your reference and batch numbers and other information
provided above and below in every one of your correspondences with your
REFERENCE NUMBER: GML-S343-KKT-8811
BATCH NUMBER: 56T-DTH78-SAR99
FIRST S.A 2010 NATIONAL LOTTO PROGRAM IS A BONUS FOR THE WHOLE WORLD FOR THE
2010 SOCCER WORLD CUP.
Congratulations'' once again from all our staff and thank you for being part
of our promotions program.
MR. ANDERSON SIMON
THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
FIRST S.A 2010 NATIONAL LOTTERY.
2nd Floor SABC
Radio Park Building
P.O. Box 91711,
Auckland Park, 2006 Henley Road.
Johannesburg, South Africa.
FIRST S.A 2010 NATIONAL LOTTERY SA
AS THE 2010
WILL BE HOSTED BY
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