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Fraud email example:
From: "Uk Office" <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 15:57:45 +0100
Subject: PRIZE AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION.
From: Mr Carl A AllenEuro-Afro-American-Sweepstake LotteryHeadquarters: 1a, Bexon Court CarltonNottingham shire Nottingham NG4 1SQ EssexUnited KingdomCustomer Service: 580 NCA 85914Ref: EAASL/941OYI/04Batch: 12/27/Du34Tel/Fax: + 44-870-134-4244E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgAttention: Sir/Madam,
RE: PRIZE AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION.
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement yesterday of the winners of the UK International Lottery Program, held on the 9th March 2006.You or your company, attached to ticket number 2F5-7HK-4329,serial number 53J-721B drew the lucky numbers 10/16/21/24/34/46, and consequently won the lottery in the 3rd international category.
You have therefore been approved for a Lump-Sum Payout of US$820,000.00 (Eight Hundred and Twenty Thousand), in Cash credited to file with REF NO: SNI/8033113427/04 and BATCH NO: 44/4107F82/IZ. This is from total prize oney of US$24,000,000.00 shared among 35 winners in this category.All participants were selected through a computer balloting system drawn from over 185,000 companies and individuals from Australia, New Zealand,Africa, Europe, North America,South America and Asia as part our International promotions program for the year, conducted bi-annually.
Congratulations!Your fund is now deposited with the bank in South Africa and insured in your name awaiting collection. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names,we ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your claim has been fully processed and your total prize money remittedto your bank account of your choice.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this program. We hope with a part of your prize money, you will participate in our end of year high stakes of US$58 Million International lottery slot in December 2006.
For the immediate processing and collection of your prize money,Please contact directly our Claim's Agent in the South Africa:
Name: Mr Johnson More
Tele : + 27- 83- 358-5248E-mail: email@example.comAll prize money must be claimed not later than 20th August 2006. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed. All correspondences to Mr. Johnson More, should have this email sent along
with it and also, your full Contact Address, Country of residence and your E-mail address.Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible. Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our programme.Faithfully,
Mr Carl A Allen
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