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: "lottocordinate1" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 03:20:25 -0800
Subject: AWARD NOTIFICATION/ FINAL NOTICE:(YOU HAVE WON)
The National Lottery
PO Box 1010
FROM: THE DESK OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRICE AWARD DEPARTMENT.
REF Nº: EGS/2251256003/02
RE: AWARD NOTIFICATION/ FINAL NOTICE:
National U.K Lottery wishes to inform you the results of the
E-mail address ballot lottery international program by Great
Britain Your email account have been picked as a winner of
£4,528,000.00 This results is now released your email
address attached to Draw 1034 01 April 2006 Jackpot
04-09-10-19-24-37 Bonus ball 28 participants were selected
through a computer ballot system drawn from Microsoft users
from company and individual email addresses users. Be
advice to keep your winning information confidential until
your claims has been processed and your money remitted to
you. This is part of our secu rit y protocol to avoid double
claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program,For the
release of your winning.
All winning must be claimed not later than One Week of
Acknowledgment. After this date all unclaimed funds will be
returned to European Union Treasury as Unclaimed. Please
note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications
please remember to quote your reference number in all
correspondence. You are therefore advised to give the
following information's to your claims agent listed bellow,
Mr. Ted Woods
Pr! ograms & Events Department
Congratulations from the staff and thank you for being part
of email account users program.
Mrs. Julie Van Hans.
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