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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:
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 14:19:43 +0100 (CET)
Subject: AWARD NOTICE
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the of the Lotteria Shop Nacional programs held on the 22of NOV 2006. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 241918906-076 with game Number 54568 drew lucky numbers 16,11,52,33,44,42 which consequently won.You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of(350.000.00Euro)CONGRATULATIONS!!
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 100.000.00 company and 1.000.000.00 individual email addresses and names from Middel East, Asia,Africa, Canada, Europe North and south America, Oceania and around the world. To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent;
CARFER SECURITY AGENT,S.L
Tel:+34635 366 977
Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your Winning information confidential until your claims have been processed. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participant.
Please, note that you will be required to pay for the issuance of your winning certificate. Be notify also that all winnings must be claimed not later than 12th of DEC 2006.After this date all unclaimed winnings will be null and void.In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore,
should there be any change of address do inform our agents as soon as possible.Congratulations once more and thank you for being part of our promotional program. Note:Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
Winning Co -ordinator
LOTTERIA SHOP NATIONAL CONTACT CENTER/PRIZE AWARD SPAIN