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Fraud email example:
From: Southern Lottery Centre <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 16:14:25 +0200
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS, YOU ARE OUR LUCKY WINNER!!
THIS MESSAGE IS FROM THE PROMOTION MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE
You are winner of our promotional draw; you have won the total sum of US$ 1, 000, 000, 00 One Million Dollars. Please Contact: (Mr. Paul Albert)
YOURE CLAIM AGENT.
FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE PAYMENT
Tel: + 27-73-982-3123,
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
PRIZE AWARD NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement made on 13th April 2007, winners of the KATA FORTUNE LOTTO INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS, as part of our promotional draws.
Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 17,500.00 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 746710-1441, with serial number 546-16 drew the lucky numbers 4, 18, 26, 29, 30, 42 and Bonus number 44 and consequently YOU HAVE won in the Second Category.
REFERENCE NUMBER: GML-S733-KKT-8197
BATCH NUMBER: 65T-DTH77-SAR89
Your winning Ticket is Number: K68509
Your Serial Number: 545-19
Your lucky draw Numbers are: 4, 18, 26, 29, 30, 42 Bonus Number 44
Your INSURANCE Number: FLS943/577/XL/GMSA
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of ($1,000,000.00 USD) in cash, which is the winning payout for Second category winners. This is from the total prize money of ($21,900,000.00 USD) shared among the international winners in the Second category. CONGRATULATIONS!
Please be informed that your CHEQUE of the sum of ($1,000,000.00 USD) will be issued and deliver to your claim agent for verification before cashier, because the Sponsors of this promotion has insured CHEQUE of your winning amount with your email address, which won you this prize. Therefore you should contact your agent and give them your full names so that they will re-insure your CHEQUE under your full names.
Please note that youre paying agent, will invite you to their office in Johannesburg South Africa for your immediate payment, you have to hurry up and contact the agent immediately. To begin your claim, please call your claim agent immediately and also to send an urgent message to Mr. Paul Albert, through Phone or Email address.
NOTE: 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.
KATA LOTTO PROGRAM IS A BONUS FOR THE WHOLE WORLD FIFA 2010 SOCCER WORLD
Congratulations'' once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program.
MRS. SARAH T. JOHANNES.
THIS PROGRAM IS SPONSORED BY: SOUTH AFRICAN LOTTO AUTHORITY, KATA CASINO LTD.
AND SUPPORTED BY: (Fé¤©ration Internationale de Football Association) FIFA SUPPORT
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