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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 MILLIONS LOTTERY DRAW!!! <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 16:57:29 +0200
Subject: LAST CALL:-2006 EURO MILLIONS LOTTERY WINNER (CONGRATULATIONS)
EURO MILLIONS LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL.
FROM: INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
BATCH: ES34/65851/ILPD /SL
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Euro Millions Lottery
Winners International E-mail programs draw 123 held on the 16th of
Your E-mail address attached to ticket number 874442232888-699 with lucky main
number 01 16 26 30 36 drew lucky star numbers 03 09 , which consequently
won in the 3rd category game, you have therefore been approved for a lump
sum pay out of 1,000,000.00 Euro. (One Million Euro)
Due to mix up of some numbers and names/programme abuse, we ask that you
keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been
processed and your money remitted to you.
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 100,000 company and 50,000,000 individual email addresses and names
from all over the world.
This lottery was promoted and sponsored by Bill Gates,chairman and chief
executive of Microsoft, the world's largest software company in order to
enhance and promote the use of Internet Explorer Users and Microsoft-wares
around the globe.
This promotional program takes place every year. We hope with part of your
winning you will take part in our end of year 50million Euro International
To file for your claim, please contact our fiducial/Claim agent:
DR.Carlos Antonio (EUROMUTUA SECURITIES & CONSULTANT)
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 18th of July
2006,after this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake.
Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please
remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all
Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as
soon as possible.
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being
part of our promotional program.
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
Mrs. Beneroze C. Santos
COMPLETE AND SEND REQUIRED INFORMATION BELOW TO YOUR CLAIM AGENT.
( email@example.com )
1. FULL NAMES: _______________________________
2. ADDRESS: __________________________________
3. SEX: _______________
4. AGE: ________
5. MARITAL STATUS: ___________________
6. OCCUPATION: _______________________
7. E-MAIL ADDRESS: ___________________
8. TELEPHONE NUMBER: ________________
9. LUCKY MAIN NUMBER: _______________ LUCKY STAR
10.TICKET NUMBER: ___________________
11.REF / BATCH NUMBER: ______________
12.AMOUNT WON: ______________________
13.IDENTITY(NATIONAL ID OR PASSPORT NUMBER)..............