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Fraud email example:
From: "LOTTO PROMO" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 11:29:23 +0000
--UNITED KINGDOM INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY.
INTERNATIONAL WINNERS/PRIZE AWARD
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the
of the EURO STAKES (eul)LOTTERY
euro lottery programs held on the 22nd
December 2005.you are among the 5(five) lucky winners,
address attached to ticket number
5647--45363763--254 with serial
number 2113--05 drew lucky numbers 24-5647-577 which
This promotional program takes place every three
different developed countries,the lottery was promoted
sponsored by the
President of the World Largest software,Bill Gates to
increase the awareness of
microsoft software packages.
were selected through a computer
ballot system drawn f rom over 20,000
company and 30,000,000 individual email addresses and
names from all
over the world.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay
500,000,00 euros(Five hundred thousand euros)
in cash,credited to your
with the Ref. Number:NL/1342/04 and Batch
is from a total cash prize of US
$3.750.000.00(Three million seven
hundred and fifty thousand Euros)shared among the
winners in this
Due to mix up of some numbers and names we
you keep your
winning information confidential until your
have been processed and your
money remitted to you.This is part
of our security
protocol in order to
avoid double claiming and
unwarranted abuse of this
program by some
We hope with
part of your winning you will take part
in our next year
euro international lottery.
To file for your claims please contact our
MR SIMON THATCHER,
Foreign Operations Manager,
(HYPPO FINANCE AND SECURITIES),
Remember all winning must be claimed not
later than 31st of december
after this date all unclaimed funds
will be included
in the next stake.
please note in order to avoid
unnecessary delays and
to quote your reference
and batch numbers in all first
be any change of address do
inform our agent
soon as possible.
more from our members of staff and thank you for
being part of our
prom otional program.
note:anybody under the age of 18 is automatically
Mrs josephine johnson