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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: australia company <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2006 03:21:02 +0200
Australian International Lottery Program
351 William Street
Australia 3003 You Have JustWon!
(ONE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) CONGRATULATIONS FROM THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS AWARD DEPARTMENT, Date: 24/8/06,
Winning No: GB8701/LPRC ATTN SIR/ MADAM, We are delighted to inform you of your prize release on the
24th AUG 2006, from the Australian International Lottery
program.Your name "email address" was attached to ticket
number; 47061725 07056490902 serial number 7741137002
24/08/2006 This batch draws the lucky numbers as follows
2-9-22-23-24-30 bonus number 5, which consequently won the
lottery in the second category. You hereby have been approved lump sum pay of
US$1,000,000.00 (ONE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) in cash
credit file ref: ILP/HW 474061725/04 from the total cash
prize of US33.208,000.00 shared amongst 166 (One Hundred and
Sixty Six) lucky winners, based on their category. All participants "email address" were selected through a
computer balloting system drawn form Nine hundred thousand
names from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe,
Middle East, Africa and Oceanic as part of our international
promotions program which is conducted annually. This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by some
multinational companies as part of their social
responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they
have operational base.Further more your "email address"
falls within our European representative office in
Amsterdam, Holland. As indicated in your play coupon and
your prize of US$1,000,000.00 will be released to you from
this regional branch office in SOUTH AFRICA. We hope with part of your prize, you will participate in our
end of year high stakes for US$2.6 Billion international
draw. Please do contact: Dr.DUBE WILLSON (M.D)
AUSTRALIAN LOTTERY ORGANISATION
Email;firstname.lastname@example.org AUSTRALIAN LOTTERY ORGANISATION
Mutualpark Jan Smuts Drive
Pinelands, Gauteng.7405 .
Please quote your reference, batch and winning number which
can be found on the top left corner of this notification as
well as your full names and address to help locate your
file easily. For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this
information confidential from the public until your claim
is processed and your prize released to you.This is part of
our security protocol to avoid dual claiming and unwarranted
taking advantage of this program by non-participant or
unofficial personnel. Note, all winnings MUST be claimed with a specified date;
otherwise YOUR PRIZE will be returned as Unclaimed and
eventually be donated to the charity. Congratulations once again on your winnings! Best Regards Susan Davies.
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