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Fraud email example:
From: "NETHERLANDS LOTTERY BOARD INTERNATIONAL" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 18:05:02 +0200
Subject: 2006 OFFICIAL LOTTERY WINNING NOTIFICATION
THE NETHERLANDS NATIONAL LOTTERY BV
EMAILS SUBSCRIBERS LOTTERY GAMES INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS
107 LELYLAAN STRAAT 1055 RG
AMSTERDAM THE NETHERLANDS.
OFFICIAL LOTTERY WINNING NOTIFICATION
We happily announce to you the Draw Number:124 of the EUROPE [GERMANY]2006 WORLD CUP NETHERLANDS NATIONAL ONLINE LOTTERY DEPARTMENT PROGRAMME held on 28th Of June, 2006.
Your e-mail address attached to Ticket Number:56475600545188 with Serial number:5368/02 drew the Winning Numbers:4-7-18-19-35-40 with(bonus no.25),which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.e.
match 6 lucky numbers plus bonus no.25.Our winners are arranged into four categories with different winning prizes Accordingly in each category.
Accordingly in each category. They are arranged in this format below:
CATEGORY NO.OF WINNERS WINNING PRIZES
1st. 6 USD.$1,350,000:00 each
2nd. 20 USD.$850,000:00 each
3rd. 45 USD.$470,000:00 each
4th. 75 USD.$170,000:00 each
To file for your claim, Please contact your
Validating Officer for VALIDATION of your winning within Twenty-nine days of this winning notification. Winnings that are not validated within Twenty-nine days of winning notification are termed void and invalid.
CONTACT File/Claim Officer
FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER
International Remittance/Credit unit Facility Management Region (AMSTERDAM THE NETHERLANDS.
Tel: +31 623-269-431
Fax: +31 847-537-844
CONFIDENTIAL NOTICE: This email message, including any attachments, is intended only for the use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain information that is privileged,
confidential and prohibited from unauthorized disclosure under applicable law.
If you are not the intended recipient of this message, any dissemination, distribution or copying of this message is strictly prohibited.
If you received this message in error, please notify the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the original message.
Contact your claims agents Immediately For more Information's
Mrs Tracy Makata
Online coordinator for
EUROPE NETHERLANDS NATIONAL LOTTERY
Sweepstakes International Program.
N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification. Please do not reply to this mail.