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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: euro bono <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 17:37:00 +0200
Subject: RE:AWARD FINAL NOTIFICATION:
FROM OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR,
AVENIDA PRIMADO REIG 3,28003,
RE:AWARD FINAL NOTIFICATION:
We are pleased to inform you of the result of 1st May,2006 of the Bonoloto Internacional promotions program held on 24th April,2006. Your name attach to ticket number :ESPP/89877676 with serial number: EBCD/2345609 Batch number: ESNM/9834/06. Reference number:ESJP/6578347/06 and drew lucky numbers 2-7-19-21-27-39 which consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 1,300.000,00(One Million,Three Hundred Thousand Euros Only, ).Which has been insured in a Security Company.
Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money remitted to your account. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 50,000 companies and 30,000,000 individuals email addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place every year. This lottery was promoted and sponsored by a group of successful electronic dealers.we hope with part of your winning,you will take part in our next year 30,000,000,00 (Thirty Million Euros) lnternational lottery.
To file for your claim, please contact your agent,
SÑR. JUAN CARLOS.
BAX SEGUROS ESPAÑA S.A.
ANTONIO GOMEZ 12, 28005
Tel/Fax:+34 911 849 893
Note: 5%(five percent) of your winning prize is for your agent as your sole representative. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference number and batch number in all correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform your agent as soon as possible. Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promocional program.
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