fighting spam and scams on the Internet
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.
Read more about such scams here or in our 419 FAQ. Use the Scam-O-Matic to verify suspect emails.
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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
From: MEGA & EURO MILLION LOTTERY COMMISSION <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 21:30:47 +0200
Subject: Re: Your urgent confirmation is required!
Mega & Euro Million Lottery Commission.
EUROPEAN LIASON OFFICE:
AVENIDA DE AMERICA, 108
MADRID ESPANA.Email: email@example.com
ATTENTION! AWARD WINNING NOTIFFICATION.
We are pleased to announce you as one of the 10 lucky winners in the Free Lotto draw held on Wednesday 7th June 2006. All 10 winning addresses were randomly selected from a batch of 10.000.00 international emails. Your email address emerged alongside 9 others as category 2 winners in this year's Annual Free Lotto Draw. There are 10 Tickets for the $18 Million Euro Millions Drawn on 7th of June 2006. Consequently, you have therefore been approved for a total pay out of 1,320,000 (one million three hundred and twenty thousand euros) only.
The following particulars are attached to your lotto payment order:
1. (I) Winning numbers: 37-13-43-85-67-90
(ii) Email ticket number: MGL754/22/76
(iii) Lotto code number: MGLG09622ES
(IV) The file Ref number: MGL/04/736207152/ES
2. Please quote your Reference number in all correspondence with the claims officer.
3. Winners must send their names, address, and telephone number and means of identification (international passport or driver's license numbers) to claim officer to process immediate payment of their prize.
4. Note that winners who are below 18 years are automatically disqualified.
Please contact the claims officer on the below name and address;-
CAJA SEGURIDAD ESPAÑA. Foreign Services Manager, Payment and Release Order Dept.Systems Information finance and Security Company. Contact officer: MR. MORGAN HERMANN.
TELEPHONE: #34-655 678 776.) For the immediate release of your winnings prize.
Winners are advised to keep this award confidential until prize are claimed to avert incidence of impersonation by unscrupulous elements. Once again on behalf of all our staff, congratulations.
The Free Lotto. Awards is proudly sponsored by the Microsoft Corporation, the Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell Computers, Mackintosh and a conglomeration of other international IT companies. The free lotto. Internet draw is held once in a year and is so organized to encourage the use of the Internet and computers worldwide. We are proud to say that over 200 Million Euros are won annually in more than 150 countries worldwide. -----------------------------
Click here to read the Free Lotto Rules: http://www.freelotto.com/Rules.asp?rules=PowerMegaEuro200050926 10. WINNER'S LIST: The names of winners, if any, in the 'Power Mega Euro 200 Pool' may be obtained 14 days after the drawing for a specific contest by sending a request including your name, postal address and e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org We also encourage you to visit our website at the below site: (http://www.freelotto.com/Rules.asp?rules=PowerMegaEuro200050926) and take your chance to play and become part of our daily winners. Millions are won on a daily basis on one of the world's most famous free lotto service. CONGRATULATIONS!!
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WARNING!!! ANY EMAIL RECIEVED OF THIS SUCH WITH ANY OTHER TRADE MARK OR ADDRESS SHOULD BE FOWARDED TO THE EURO MILLION LOTTO OFFICIAL THROUGH THIS EMAIL ADDRESS (email@example.com) IMMEDIATELY, THIS WILL HELP US TO FIGHT SCAM AND LOTTERY IMPOSTERS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ANTICIPATED CO-OPERATION.