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Fraud email example:
From: "EURO PRIDE LOTTERY" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 03:02:15 +0000
Subject: EURO PRIDE (WINNINGS NOTIFICATION)
OLD BROMPTON ROAD,SOUTH KENSINGTON SW7 3SS,
. UNITED KINGDOM
REFERENCE NUMBER: UK/839030X2/14
BATCH NUMBER: 065/088/XY24
TICKET NUMBER: 023-1111-790-458
We are pleased to inform you of the final announcement today, 19th of December, 2005 of winners of the EURO PRIDE LOTTERY ONLINE PROMO PROGRAMME, held on the Thursday, 16th of December, 2005.
Your ticket number 023-1111-790-458 attached to your email address, with serial number 5073-12 drew the lucky numbers 43-10-42-37-10-43(bonus no.)This lucky number subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of $2,500,000.00 (Two million, Five Hundred Thousand
Dollars) in cash credited to file XYL/26510460037/04. This is from a total cash prize of 2,500,000.00 (Two million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) shared amongst the first ten (10) lucky winners in this category i.e. Match 5 plus bonus. United States
All participants of this online promotion programme were selected randomly from numerous World Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from close to 125,000 unions, associations and corporate bodies listed online. This promotion takes place quarterly.
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in the
as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your $2,500,000.00 (Two million, Five Hundred Thousand United Kingdom Dollars) would be released to you by any of our payment office in the United States . United Kingdom
Your assigned claims agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him/her via electronic mail (email) or other options made available to you.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned.
To file for your claim, please contact our claims agent;
Official: Barr. DAVID JLLOYD
104 TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD.
W1T 1JY London . United Kingdom
Provide him with the information below:
8.Country Of Residence:
11.Draw Number above:
14. Date of draw:
For due processing and remittance of your prize money.
Note: You must contact your claims officer not later than 2 (two) weeks after this date. All funds will be returned as unclaimed in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications.
Please remember to quote your reference number in every one of your correspondences with your claims officer. Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do inform your claims officer as soon as possible.
Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program. Thank you for being part of our online promotional lottery program.
Sir James Michael.
Coordinator (Online Promo Programme).
NOTE: DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL; CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS OFFICER DIRECTLY.