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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: "swepstakelottery" <firstname.lastname@example.org> (may be fake)
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 23:45:20 +0200
Subject: AWARD NOTIFICATION
E.A.A.S Lottery Headquarters:
Customer Service, 842 N. Tenth Street,
Sacramento, CA 95841.
EURO-AFRO-ASIA SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY.
an Affiliate of Fundmoney International.
Arena Complex km 17 Route de Rufisqe.
I.P.P Award Dep..
RE:AWARD NOTIFICATION FINAL
We are pleased to announce to you today the 25th DAY
OF august 2006 on the result of Euro-Afro-Asia
Sweepstake lottery International promotion program
held on 15th of March 2006 in Brussels.
Your E-mail address attached to ticket number
022-11879443 with serial number 3214-07 drew the lucky
numbers of 11-29-37 39 which subsequently won the
lottery in the 2nd Category.
You are therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out
of 615.810(SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN THOUSAND EIGHT
HUNDRED AND TEN ONLY)by cheque in cash credited to
file with REF, numberEML/2551256002/0XX.This is from a
total cash prize of 17,550.340.00(SEVENTEEN
MILLION,FIVE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED
AND FOUTY EUROS ONLY) shared among 32 international
winners in this category.All participants were
selected through a computer ballot system drawn from
250.000.00 individuals and companies from arround the
word as part of our international promotion program
which we conducted.
Note:that your lucky winning number falls within our
Asia booklet representative in
Madrid Spain as indicated in our play coupon trusted
by millions accross the globe and sponsored by Sultan
of Brune, Bill Gates of Microsoft and his associates
to encourage the use of internet and computers world
wide.In view of this, your cheque of 615,810.00 would
be released to you by our fudiciary agent in spain as
soon as you make contact him.
Our fudiciary agent will immediately commence the
process to facilitate the release of your cheque
immediately you contact him. Due to mixed up of e-mail
and names,You are advice to keep this award from
public notice untill your claims has been processed
and your cheque remitted to your nominated address to
avoid double claiming and unwaranted taking advantage
of this program by participant, please be warned.
To begin your award claim,please contact our fiduciary
Foreign service manager of on
E-mail,email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> and tel,+34-605-506-702
/fax:+34-605-506-646 In order to
avoid unnecessary delays and complications, you are to
contact MR,DANARD WATT with the following information
below.Your full names, home contact address,
age,telephone /fax number,Marital status, occupation.
Congratulations, once again from all members and
staffs of this program.Thank you for being part of
this international program.Our special thanks and
grattitude to Sultan of Brunei, Bill Gates of
microsoft and all his associates.
NOTE:/ DO NOT REPLY THIS MAIL, CONTACT YOUR FIDUCIARY
MRS CATHERINE RUDOFF
EUO-AFRO-ASIA Zonal Co-ordinator.