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Fraud email example:
From: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 12:18:49 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: AWARD FINAL NOTIFICATION.
C/SAN PEZ ANCATARA 24. =
DATE: 27/ 07/ 07
08905 MADRID =E2=80=93 SPAIN =
TELEFAX: 0034 665 477 655 =20
FROM: THE DESK OF MANAGING DIRECTOR =
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
SECURITY PIN CODE: PKA 243 =
RE: AWARD FINAL NOTIFICATION.
We are pleased to inform you the released results of the EUOR MILLIONAIRE L=
OTTERY SWEEPSTAKE PROGRAMS held on the 9th JUly 2007.
Your name and email address was attached to a ticket number 025 =E2=80=93 1=
1464992 =E2=80=93 750 with serial number 2113 =E2=80=93 10 drew the lucky n=
umbers 2 4 6 3 5 which consequently won the lottery in the 6th category.
You have therefore been approved for lump sum pay out of =E2=82=AC 615,810 =
(SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND TEN EURO ONLY) in cash =
credited to file REF N=C2=BA: GTD/227/0033/22/RLG. This is from total cash =
prize of =E2=82=AC100,000,000 (ONE HUNDRED MILLION EURO) shared among 145 i=
nternational winners in this category.
Your fund is now deposited to your name. Due to the mixed up of number and=
names, we ask you to keep this award top secret from public notice until y=
our claim has been processed and your money remitted to your account as thi=
s is a part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming, terrorists a=
ttack or unwarranted taking advantage of this program by participants e.t.c=
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from=
6,000 names and email address from Europe, America, Australia, Asia, and N=
orth America as part of our international promotions program, which we cond=
uct once every year. We hope with a part of your prize, you will take part =
in our end of year high stake =E2=82=AC 1.3 billion International Lottery.
To begin your claim please call your claims agent, ABEL TSONE ,The Foreign =
Services Manager of LUCASO DE SEGURO COMPANY S.A. on Tel: +34-676 292 373- =
Fax: +34 655 543 612 or reply to email:,email@example.com for processing a=
nd remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice.=
Remember that all prize money must be claimed not later than 22th AUGUST 20=
07. After this date, all funds will be returned to the Ministry de Economic=
y Hacienda as unclaimed.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please rememb=
er to quote your reference file number and security pin code in every of yo=
ur correspondence with us or your agent. Furthermore, should there be any c=
hange of tour address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations again from all members of our staff and thank you for being=
a part of our promotions program.
DON GRACIA ANTHONIO. =
MANAGING DIRECTOR. =20
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