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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 16:44:56 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: Once Espana Lotto Promo
Once Espana Lotto Promo
Plaza Castila 7,28657
Dear Selected winner,
This is to inform you offically that you have been selected in the second category for a cash Price of 1.500.000,00 euro (One Million and Five Hundred Thousand Euro) this is from a total amount of 71.293.112,00 euro.This programme was promoted in Spain by ONCE to celebrate 65 years of ONCE existance and to encourage the use of internet worldwide,the late notice was due to mixed up email addresses.No tickets were sold out,you were randomly selected.
HOW DID YOU WIN??? HOW DID THEY GET MY EMAIL ADDRESS???
The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerised email selection system from a database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world which your email,was among the first 12 lucky winners.Please be informed,Your winning prize has been insured to Reference Number (LV/23/26/3/241/45) in a suspense account.
To file for your claim contact the paying institution (CAJA SUR DE BANCO) on the telephone number and email given below.By quoting your Reference number,your full name,address,Country,Telephone,mobile,fax number and occupation.Note you will be responsible for the vett transfer of your winning prize to your country.
CAJA SUR DE BANCO S.L
MR.WALTER H. BOUTEN
Thank you for being part of this promotional award programme.We wish you the best of luck as you spend your good fortune.
Once Promotion Manager
N.B keep all lotto information from public to avoid double claims and you not been disqualified as this is our precautionary measures.
REPLY TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
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