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: "national loto" <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Jul 2006 15:25:31 +0800
Subject: AWARD NOTIFICATION/FINAL NOTICE TO YOU.
*FROM:THE DESK OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRICE AWARD DEPARTMENT.
REF Nº: EGS/2251256003/02
BATCH Nº: 14/0017/1PD*
*AWARD NOTIFICATION/FINAL NOTICE TO YOU.*
National Lottery wishes to inform you the results of the E-mail address
ballot lottery international program by Great Britain held on 3rd May 2006.
Your email account has been picked as a winner of ONE MILLION SIX HUNDRED
THOUSAND POUNDS ONLY. This result is now released on 5th May 2006 and your
email address attached in the Category (A). All participants were selected
through a computer ballot system drawn from Microsoft users from company and
individual email addresses and your lucky number are as follows users which
is also known as to view and confirm this result from our website for your
winning click on this link
Be advice to keep you're winning information confidential until the 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, For the release of your winning, kindly contact your claims agent
in National Lottery Head Quarters:
Mr. JONEY JEEZ (TEL: + 447040115191) EMAIL: ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
You are to quote your lucky number for confirmation on your winning. All
winning must be claimed not later than 21st June 2007. 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.
1. Full name and address.
3. Tel and fax number.
5. Your age.
Congratulations from the staff and thank you for being part of email account
Mrs. Julie Van Hans,
Executive.(Euro Lottery Intern.)
Dr. P. Swier, Mr. Gerald Goodman (Manager Foreign Operations), Mr. Franklin
Van Der Widen (Manager Domestic Banking Operations), Dr. James Williams
(Director International Credit Department
Copyright (c) 2002 Europe Union Lottery International