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Fraud email example:
From: Mrs Maria Lopez Carlos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 18:39:19 +0200
Subject: GLOBAL LOTTERY AWARD WINNING FINAL NOTIFICATION
FROM THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT.
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD.
CALLE LUNA BARAJAS 156, FLOOR 8D 28564 MADRID SPAIN.
RE: GLOBAL LOTTERY AWARD WINNING FINAL NOTIFICATION.
This is to inform you of the release of the GLOBAL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL /WORLD GAMING BOARD. Held on the 26th of April 2006. Due to the mix of numbers, the results were released today The 19th May 2006.Your name was attached to the ticket number 00788769
with serial number 0980978-0 drew lucky numbers of 1-3-19. Which consequently won the lottery in the 2nd category.
You have therefore been approved for the lump sum payment of 3.500.000.00 (Three Million Five Hundred Thousand Euros) in cash Credited to file with REF NO:LMSP&77393794/33.
Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask That you keep your winning information confidential until your Claims have been processed and your money remitted to you.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claim and Unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants . All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from only Microsoft users from 20,000 companies, and 3,000,000 Individual email addresses and names from all over the world. This Promotional program takes place every three years.
To begin your lottery claim, please contact the processing company that Have been appointed for the processing of your lottery winning. The Person appointed to handle your processing and remittance of your Prize money to an account of your choice is
Dr. William Mark Fish.
Director Operation, Euro Credit Commission S.A Madrid Spain.
Calle Juan Carlos; 47, 28100 Madrid Spain.
Telephone: +34 686-401-693.
Any claim not made Two weeks from this date, will be returned as Unclaimed to the MINISTERIAL VAN DE ECONOMIA SPAIN. Note that all Unclaimed winnings will be included in the next stake.
Also in order to avoid unnecessary delay and complications, remember to Quote your reference and batch numbers on all your correspondence with Dr.William MarkFish .Follow all his instruction religiously. Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our
agent as soon as possible. Congratulations once more from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotional promotion.
Mrs Maria Lopez Carlos. :+34-911-849-943