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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.
Read more about such scams here or in our 419 FAQ. Use the Scam-O-Matic to verify suspect emails.
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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
From: mail award <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 15:09:27 +0200
Subject: Claim Notification
EMAIL-LOTTERY AWARD PROMOTIONAL PROGRAMME
Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice the result of Loteria
Shop Nacional Award Español 2007
promotions.We are happy to inform you that your email address have
emerged a winner of 870.812,79 euro
(Eight hundred and seventy tho usand, eight hundred and twelve
NOTE: to file for your claim, please contact the claimagent below on
email or phone
C/Santander, 1 28008 Madrid-spain.
EMAIL TO: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
The following particulars are attached to your lottery payment order:
Remember to quote these numbers in
your correspondence with your claims agent.
PROMOTION DATE: 14th of March 2007.
REFERENCE NUMBER: ESLUP/1117/6452/07
BATCH NUMBER: 65/051/IFOP
Lucky Number: 18-23-55-62-71
SERIAL NUMBER: 14-83-43-44-08
Your winning prize is not deductable until your winnings has been
processed,approved and transfered to you by your claim agent above.
The beneficiary is responsible for the VETT/APPROVAL CHARGES of your
winning prize to his/her country.
Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for
believing on email communication and
also for being part of our promotion program.NOTE: All winnings must be
claimed not later than 14days;
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