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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: "Grace Walker" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2007 06:42:57 -0500
Subject: CALL TO CONFIRM WINNINGS +447045705248
THE NATIONAL LOTTERY
P O BOX 1010
LIVERPOOL, L70 1NL UNITED KINGDOM
RE/AWARD BRITISH NOTIFICATION DESK
Dear Lucky winner,
We are happily announce to you the new year draw (#994) of the UK NATIONAL
LOTTERY, online Sweepstakes International program held on 8/2/2007,It is yet
to be unclaimed and you are getting the final NOTIFICATION as regards this.
Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 56475600545 188 with Serial
number 1037 drew the lucky numbers: (07)(14)(29)(37)(41)(45)(04) (bonus
no.05), which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.e match
5 plus bonus.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £1,500,000 (one
hundred thousand great British pounds sterling) in cash credited to file
KTU/9023118308/03. This is from a total cash prize of £10,500,000 shared
amongst the first seven (7) lucky winners in this category i.e. Match 5 plus
bonus.All participants for the online version were selected randomly from
World Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from over
100,000 unions,associations, and corporate bodies that are listed
online.This promotion takes place weekly. Please note that your lucky
winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in
Europe as indicated in your play coupon.
In view of this, your £1,500,000 (one million five hundred thousand Great
Britain pounds sterling) would be released to you by any of our payment
offices in Europe. Our European agent will immediately commence the process
to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information
your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner
you deem fit to claim your prize.This is part of our precautionary measure
to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be
To file for your claim, please contact your fudiciary agent and
call him immediately for verification
Alpha Consultants Lawfirm & Schmidtz Associates
(Solicitors Advocates & Arbitrators)
Official Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fudiciary Agent/Payment Officer.
Endeavour to email/fax him your full names, winning numbers,email/billing
telephone and fax numbers immediately. Congratulations from me and members
of staff of THE UK NATIONAL LOTTERY.
Online coordinator for THE NATIONAL LOTTERY
Sweepstakes International Program.
Assisted by : UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION
Copyright © 1994-2006 The UK National Lottery Inc.
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