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Fraud email example:
From: "FROM AUSTRALIA INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY DRAW" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 17:46:43 +0000
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOU ARE A WINNER OF THE AUSTRALIA LOTTERY
FROM: THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE
AWARDS DEPARTMENT AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY
Winning Numbers: 8-03-39-43-44+45
AWARD NOTIFICATION: FINAL NOTICE
We are delighted to inform you of your prize release on the 26th of
JUNE 2006 from the Australian International Lottery Programme with
the following information:
Winning no: KB8701/LPRC.
Which is fully based on an electronic selection of winners using their
e-mail addresses.Your name was attached to ticket number; 575061725
8056490902 serial number 6741137002 This batch draws the lucky numbers
as follows: 8-3-39-43-44 bonus number 45,which consequently won the
lottery in the second category.
You hereby have been approved a prize of US$4,000,000.00 (FOUR MILLION
US DOLLARS) in cash credit file ref: ILP/HW 47509/02 from the total
cash prize US$20,000,000.00 (TWENTY MILLION US DOLLARS) shared amongst
five (5) lucky winners in this category.
All participants were selectedthrough a computer balloting system drawn from One hundred thousand E-mail addresses from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually.
This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomorate of some
multinational companies in Australia as part of their social
responsibility to the citizens in the commmunities where they have
Further more your details(e-mail address) falls within our European
representative office in UNITED KINGDOM as indicated in your play
coupon and your prize of US$4,000,000.00 will be released to you from
our Australian regional branch bureau in UNITED KINGDOM.
We hope with part of your prize, you will participate in our end of
year high stakes for US$1.3 Billion international draw.
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE: Simply contact our Fiducial Agent in NIGERIA, Rev. Samson Peters. at; (email@example.com) or call by phone +2348054216281 to file for your claim .
Please fill the form given below giving your details you're required to send him the filled form along with the message as you have recievered it:FULL NAME:GENDER:MARITAL STATUS:DATE: MONTH: YEAR:ADDRESS:CITY:STATE/PROVINCE:COUNTRY:POSTAL/ZIP CODE:NATIONALITY:RELIGION:OCCUPATION:MOBILE PHONE#:HOUSE PHONE#:ALTERNATE E-MAIL ADDRESS:For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this
information confidential from the public until your claim is processed
and your prize has been released to you.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and
unwarranted taking advantage of this programme by non-participant or
Note, all winnings MUST be claimed by the 18th of July 2006, otherwise
all funds will be returned as Unclaimed and eventually donated to
Congratulations once again on your winning!
ALSO ENSURE YOU TYPE THE EMAIL ADDRESS CORRECTLY TO ENSURE SAFE & QUICKMAIL DELIVERY/RESPONSE.
ANY BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY ON THE PART OF
WINNERS WILL RESULT TO DISQUALIFICATION.
MRS. JOY VIDUKA ,
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS AGENT AT THE EMAIL ADDRESS
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