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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: EMIRATES LOTTERY <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2006 18:12:50 +0400
Subject: YOU HAVE BEEN DECLEARED WINNER.
New Year Bonus
NOTE: SEND YOUR RESPONSE TO
Customer Service Unit
CONTRACTED AGENCY: DOMINION AND ASSOCIATES LLC.
Miss. Megan Wright.
Tel: + (971) 4 - 2062388
49b street 12 Sheik zayed road,
Programs and Events Department
The United Arab Emirates - Frontline Group
The National Lottery,
P.O. Box 20511,
We are officially informing you of the result of the Frontline Lottery Winners
programs held on the 31st day of December, 2005 as part of our promotional programs for
the year 2005. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 77007742781005-18711 with
reference number EGS/2251256003/02 drew winning numbers 7-00-71-00-66-49 and
credited to batch number 121FTG, which consequently won in the 2nd category via our
electronic ticket as stated above. You have therefore been approved for a pay of
DHS975,000 (NINE HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND DIRHAMS ONLY), an equivalent to
We also advice that you keep your winning information very confidential as our security policy
demands to avoid double claims/impersonation and unwarranted abuse of this program by
some individuals.The selection process was carried out through random selection from a database of over
500,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world. This promotional
program being the first of its kind will now take place annually and we hope with part
of your winning you will take part in our next year Two Million Dirham International Lottery.
To file for your claim, you will be contacting our Customer Service Unit, authorized to conduct
the necessary verification to enable you receive total payment (You will receive more
information upon your acknowledgment of this email). Forward response of acknowledgement of the above
This promotional lottery is promoted and sponsored by software corporations and other
private organizations and we
intend to use this medium to help individuals generate fortunes which would encourage
them to expand their business
frontiers thereby creating more opportunities and assisting with humanitarian concerns
within their immediate environment.
All winning must be claimed not later than One Month of Acknowledgment. After this date
all unclaimed funds will be
returned to Emirates Union Treasury as Unclaimed. After this date all winning funds will
be included in our subsequent
program. In order to avoid complications always quote your reference number in all
N.B Anybody under the age of 16 is not allowed to participate in the end of year draw.
Mr. Armando Van Daar.
(Programs & Events). TRACK No: 51024060223
Material Copyright © 2005 The Lottery Co. LLC.
The Lottery Company is in affiliation with, associated with
or approved or endorsed by Frontline Group LLC or The National Lottery Commission.
The Frontline Lottery Promos Awards is proudly sponsored by the Microsoft Corporation,
the Intel Group,
oshiba, Dell computers, Mackintosh and a conglomeration of other international IT
companies. The Frontline
LOTTERY internet draw in each quarter of the year and is so organized to encourage the
use of the internet and
computers worldwide. We are proud to say that up to Two Million Dirham are won annually
in more than 150 Countries worldwide.
NB: PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS MAILING ADDRESS.CONTACT YOUR AGENT.