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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: agent mark anderson <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 16:42:04 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: FILL THIS FORM AND SEND IT BACK TO ME.
DEAR LUCKY WINNER,,
Congratulations for winning a total sum of four hundred and fifty thousand united states dollars in this year's Australia Lottery programme.
THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT I HAVE RECIEVED YOUR E-MAIL IN THIS OFFICE REGARDING YOUR WINNING PRICE FOR CLAIM.
YOU ARE TO FILL THE BELOW FORM AND SEND IT TO ME FOR THE PROCESS OF YOUR WINNING PRICE.
ORIGINAL WINNERS FORM OF PAYMENT
WINNER'S VERIFICATION FORM
WINNER'S PERSONAL DATA First Name.: [input] *
Middle Name.: [input]
Last Name.: *
Month Of Birth.: MonthJanuaryFebuaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Marital Status.: SingleMarriedDivorced
Nationality.: [input] *
YOUR FULL BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION
BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER [input] *
BANK ACCOUNT HOLDERS NAME [input] *
BANK NAME [input] *
BANK BRANCH [input] *
Address 1.: *
Address 2.: [input]
City.: [input] *
State/Province.: [input] *
Zip Code.: &n bsp; [input] *
Mobile phone No.: [input] *
House Phone No.: [input] *
Fax No.: [input]
Email Address.: [input] * eg. firstname.lastname@example.org
WINNING INFORMATIO N
Batch Number.: [input] *
Serial Number.: [input] *
Refrence Number.: [input] *
This is to verify that the information filled in this FORM is a valid particulars of me. Yes: [input] No: [input]
DR. MARK ANDERSON,
AUSTRALIA LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
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