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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: Asia Pacific Lottery Organization <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 13:53:56 +0000
ASIA PACIFIC INT'L LOTTERY
ASIA PACIFIC INT'L LOTTERY ASSOCIATIONSoi Nui Klong Toei Klm 15 Wattana Bangkok 10200
FROM: THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT.
BATCH: EGS/ 22504002/03: REFERENCE: 15/0018/IPD
RE: PRIZE/AWARD NOTIFICATION.
This is to inform you of the release of ASIA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS ASSOCIATION PRIZE DRAW, held on the 15th of January 2007, but owing to some mix up of numbers and addresses and the holidays, the results were released on the 21st of March 2007.
Your email was attached to ticket number 085-12876077-09 with serial number 51390-0 that drew the lucky numbers of 03-06-08-10-12-16-27, which consequently won the lottery in the 5th category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay of $1.000,000.00. (ONE MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS ONLY), in cash credited to file with REF: N.EGS/3662367114/13. This is from a total cash prize of 25,020.225.00, shared among the twenty-five international winners in this category. the lucky numbers:
Your fund is now deposited with our Bank/Security Vault here in Bangkok Thailand and insured in your name. Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this award from public notice until your claim has been processed, and the money remitted to your account, as this is part of our security protocol, to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking of advantage of this program by participants, as has happened in the past.
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 names, email addresses & official addresses, from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North and South America, Middle East and Africa, as part of our International Promotions Program.
We hope your lucky email will draw a bigger cash prize in the subsequent programs. To begin your lottery claims, Please contact our coordinator as follows,
NAME: Sirichai PaibhoonTEL: 00(66) 8-51661349EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than 27th of August 2007. Any claim not made by this date will be returned to HIS MAJESTYS DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. And also be informed that 10% of your lottery winning belongs to (THE PROMOTIONS COMPANY). Because they are the company that bought your ticket and played the lottery in your name.
Note also that this 10% will be remitted after you have received your winnings prize, because the money is insured in your name already.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in all correspondences with us, Furthermore, should there be any change of address, please do inform our Cordinator as soon possible.
An original copy of your lucky winning ticket and your deposit certificate will be sent to you by Administrative and Operations Director of Siam Express Courier Co.Ltd. Thailand.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Once again from all members of our staff and thank you for being a part of our International Promotions program.
We wish you continued good fortunes.
Dr.Helen Chew Loon,President Asia Pacific Int'l Lottery Org
Vice President Asia Pacific Int'l Lottery Org
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