fighting spam and scams on the Internet
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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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
From: "Sander de Groot" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 17:22:37 +0100
Subject: please catch these criminals !!!!!
I received this email and I know this is a SCAM!!!
I hope this will help you to locate these people and stop them from making
any more victims.
Keep up your good work !!!
EURO MILLIONS/NATIONAL LOTTERY
PROMOTIONS/ PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT.
79 BOVILL ROAD LONDON. SE23 1EL.
FINAL WINNING NOTIFICATION
THIS LOTTERY IS SPONSORED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION FOR THE
PROMOTION OF THE 2010 WORLD CUP TO BE HOSTEDIN SOUTH AFRICA.
The board of directors and entire member of staff of the National Lottery
inform you of the result of the (Email Address Ballot) online Sweepstakes
program held at the British Headquarter. Your email account has been picked
as a winner
of One Million Pounds Sterling (£1,000,000.00) in cash credited to file
This is from a total sum of Four Million; Two hundred Thousand Pounds
Sterling (£ 4,200,000.00)
shared amongst seven winners. This results for Friday 09th February, 2007.
is now released to you
today and your email address attached to ticket number: 56475600545 188 with
Serial number 5368/02
drew the lucky numbers: 14/16/30/36/46 and bonus ball 2/8 in the Lotto,
participants were selected through
a computer ballot system drawn from Microsoft users from company and
individual email address users.
Your fund is now deposited in a commercial bank with a hardcover insurance.
Due to the mix up of some
numbers and names, we advice that you keep this award from public notice
until your claim has been processed
and your money remitted to your nominated bank account as this is part of
our security protocol to avoid double
claiming or unwarranted taking advantage of this program by the general
Be advice to keep your winning information confidential until your claims
have been processed and your money remitted to you.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and
unwarranted abuse of this program. For the release of your winning,
kindly contact your Fund Manager at
The Fund Release Order
Foreign Operation & International
Mr. Barney Mooney
You are therefore advised to give the following information's to your
Mr. Barney Mooney via email
1. Full name and address.
3. Tel and fax number.
Congratulations from the entire member of staff and thank you for being part
email account users program.
Mrs. Litza Martinez,
Executive (International Sweepstakes).
Dr. P. Swier, Mr. Gerald Goodman (Manager Foreign Operations), Mr. Franklyn
Weijden (Manager Domestic Banking Operations), Dr. James Williams (Director
International Credit Department), Mrs. Sandra Murphy (Executive), Mr.
(Executive), Mr. Stephen Boer (Chairman).Affiliates The Lottery Company and
lottery.co.uk is in no way affiliated with, associated with or approved or
by Camelot Group plc or The National Lottery Commission.