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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: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 15:46:12 +0200 (MEST)
Euro Million lottery Award 2007.
The recent euro million lottery held on 10th of May 2007, your e-mail address have won the draw, with the following digit
(!) Batch. No: EULO/2907/444/908/06
(!!) Ticket No: WRNM/SMI/5990
(!!!)Lucky No: 10-23-44-72-80
(iv) Serial No: MUOTI/82536
(v) Ref. No: ESM/WIN/008/05/10/MA
which consequently YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS WON THIS YEAR EURO MILLION LOTTERY.in the 2nd category.You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 760,000.00. (Seven Hundred And Sixty Thousand Euros. PAYABLE IN CASH.
Please be aware that the PAYING BANK will Effect Payment Swiftly upon satisfactory Report, Verifications and validation provided by this fiduciary agent.For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you.Be informed that the deadline to claim your winning prize money is 28th of May 2007.
For immidiate realease of your winning fund, contact our registered claim agent in address below:
EUROPE LOTTERY PAYMENT AND RELEASE ORDER DEPARTMENT,
ONWARD SECUROS S.L,
102 25105 MADRID SPAIN,
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
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