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.
Read more about such scams here or in our 419 FAQ. Use the Scam-O-Matic to verify suspect emails.
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Fraud email example:
From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 19:00:34 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: GOOD DAY
BACTH No: LHTE/EU/1599/66788
DRAW No: 20511465463-7644
SERIAL No: 472-9768-98
LUCKY No: 8-66-97-22-65-99
We are pleased to inform you that your e-mail address has won the
Europw Lotto Plus $650.000.00 USD Dollars (â¬650.000.00) program held on 14th of MAY
2007, released today 16th MAY 2007.
All 10 winning addresses were randomly selected from a batch of
50,000,000 international email addresses. Your email address emerged alongside 9 others as a category 'A' winner in the Europw Lotto Plus Lottery Draw.
To begin your claim please contact assigned Agent to you by e-mail:
(Claim Processing Department)
Please quote your Reference number in all correspondence with the
claims officer and contact the appointed agent with your Full Names, Contact Telephone Numbers (Home, Office and Mobile Number and also Fax Number) via e-mail to process the immediate payment of your prize.
Once again on behalf of all our staffs,
(Loterij Promotions Coordinator)
www.europw Lottoj.nl is een onderdeel van De Loterij Copyright-(c)2007 staatsloterij N.V. De Nederland's
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