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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: "EL GORDO DRAW LOTTERY" <email@example.com> (may be fake)
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2005 16:59:23 +0100
Subject: LOTTERY WINNING NOTIFICATION
SPAIN'S US$2.16 BILLION LOTTERY
The Biggest & Richest Lottery in the World
Avda San Martin No 35-1D
Madrid 28079 Spain
TEL: + 34 606 103 201
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT,
SECRET PIN NO: PKA/35-014
CLAIM TRACK NO: LTT/2147/103/L-OR
WINNING NO: 5, 10, 25, 27, 41
RE: AWARD NOTIFICATION FINAL NOTICE
On behalf of the Spanish Lottery Organization, I congratulate you for been one of the lucky winners selected, of (EL GORDO DRAW), held on the 12th of November 2005, the international roulette lottery draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 25,000 names and addresses of individuals and corporate bodies, picked by advanced automated random computer search from international directory. No tickets were sold. After this automated computer random, your name and address emerged as one of the three winners in the category "C" with the following: You as well and the other winners in this category are therefore to receive total cash prize of 935,252.50 cent (NINE HUNDRED AND THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED FIFTY TWO DOLLAR FIFTY CENT,) each from the total payout prize of
82.5 MILLION EURO (EIGHTY TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EURO)
Be informed that your fund is now deposited with Security Company insured on your name; this privilege is given to the beneficiary to contact our licensed and accredited claims agent for the claim of your winning fund:
EURO SECURITY COMPANY S. A
Tel: +34 646 151 216 / Fax: +34 675 162 342
Contact Person: Mr. Don Diego Miguel,
Agent in charge of foreign department, investigation and remittance of funds
Your winning fund will be transferred to you, if the statutory are satisfactory.
Note: you will be require to notarizing and obtained a vetting approval from the Spanish high court of Justice Madrid Spain before your winning prize can be transfer and this process will be done by your approved claim agent.
Remember, all winnings must be claimed not later than 28th of November 2005, after this date, all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. And remember to keep all lottery information's personal, except when contacting your agent or our department, this is important in the case of double claims or unwarranted abuse of this program. And all valleys documentations regarding this winning has to be sending via fax to your agent, contact your agent by phone for your claim options.
WaRning to ALL beneficiarIES and to other members: to the beneficiary and to other members: (1) if you are not the beneficiary please stay clear from this award (2) do not try to duplicate this form, (3) do not try to solicit another person claim (4) or Trying to solicit for double claims, all this might lead to penalization Congratulations!!!
Mr. Garcia Antonio
Be advised that we don't welcome any reply in this email address for our security reason, the argent stated are responsible for your winning prize.