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Fraud email example:
From: "brown smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 13:31:50 +0200
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS:WINNING NOTIFICATION AND ALSO CALL MR OMAR ADAMS
CONGRATULATIONS!!!LOTTERY AWARD PROMOTIONAL PROGRAMME
FLASH FORTUNELOTTERYJUNE 30TH 2006YOU ARE AMONG THE WINNERS OFCOMPUTER PROMOTIONAL DRAWTHIS MESSAGE IS FROM THE PROMOTION MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENTUNIVERSAL CROSSING SAYOU HAVE WON ON THE COMPUTER BALLOT,THE SUM OF US$ 1,100,000,00PLEASE CONTACTYOUR CLAIM AGENT.FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE PAYMENTON PHONE NO. +27-73-4035233email: email@example.com(UNIVERSAL LOTTERY)PRIZE AWARD NOTIFICATIONWe are pleased to inform you of the announcement made on JUNE 30TH 2006, for winners of the FLASH FORTUNE LOTTO INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS, as part of our promotional draws.Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from all part of the world as part of our electronic business promotions program. Note that your email address qualified for the draw, as a result of your visiting various websites we are running the e-business promotions for. You/Your Company email address, attached to ticket number 7017-4162-1018, with serial number MH471001981 35 11 72 90 41 1---- consequently you have won in the Second Category.REFERENCE NUMBER: LLI/240142/011BATCH NUMBER: 18/006/1094/LIPDA/SL.You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$1,100,000.00 in cash, which is the winning payout for Second category winners. This is from the total prize money of US$26,650,000.00 shared among the Seven international winners in the Second category. CONGRATULATIONS!To begin your claim, urgently contact your claim agent through the below information:MR.OMAR ADAMS.UNIVERSAL LOTTERY SA,Universal Building,210-211Park Hurst,Balfour-Unit 1440JOHANNESBURG GAUTENG 2001REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICATEL: +27-73-403-5233EMAIL:firstname.lastname@example.orgNOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers and other information provided above and below in every one of your correspondences with your claims agent.REFERENCE NUMBER: LLI/240142/011BATCH NUMBER: 18/006/1094/LIPDA/SL.FLASH FORTUNE LOTTO PROGRAM IS A BONUS FOR THE WHOLE WORLD FOR THE 2010 SOCCER WORLDCongratulations'' once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program.Sincerely,MR. BROWN SMITHTHE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
FLASH FORTUNE LOTTERY.
Universal Building, 210-211
Park Hurst,Balfour-Unit 1440
JOHANNESBURG,GAUTENG 2001P.O. Box 91711,
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
UNIVERSAL CROSSING SAGOES INTERNATIONALAS THE 2010WORLD CUPWILL BE HOSTED BYSOUTH AFRICAFILL THE DETAILS BELOW:REMEMBER TO QUOTE YOUR REFERENCE SERIAL NUMBERS:1.TEL:
4.NAME:6.ADDRESS:7.COUNTRY:8.OCCUPATION:9.COMPANY NAME10.SERIAL NUMBERS:11.BATCH NUMBERS:12.TICKET NUMBERS:FILL AND SEND IMMEDIATELY TO YOUR CLAIM AGENT OFFICE FOR IMMEDIATE TELEGRAPHIC TRANSFER OF YOUR PRIZE MONEY TO YOUR NOMINATED BANK ACCOUNT IN YOUR COUNTRY.
Congratulations from the Staff & Members of the
FLASH FORTUNE Lottery Board CommissionMr James Nkomo Mr. Rudolf P. Markhams Mrs. Rosemary Moyo(Zonal Co-ordinator Sec.) (Zonal Co-ordinator) (Board Member)Copyright © 1994-2006 The National Online Lottery Inc.
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THIS PROGRAM IS SPONSURED BY: SOUTH AFRICAN LOTTO AUTHORITY. AND SUPPORTED BY: (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) FIFA SUPPORT .
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