fighting spam and scams on the Internet
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: "yola manp" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 11:55:52 +0200
Subject: YOU ARE A WINNER!!! CONGRATULATION
YOU ARE A WINNER!!! CONGRATULATION
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
CONTACT: Mr. Peter Smith.
FROM:SPONSOR LOTERIJ INTERNATIONAL
PROMOTION PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
Following official publication of results of the Email Electronic
online Sweepstakes organized by theSponsor Loterij International,
the Slide circuitaward and the Heineken prizes in conjunction with
the foundation for the promotion of software products, (F.P.S.),
held on the 30TH DAY OF AUGUST 2007, in Amsterdam The Netherlands,
wherein your electronic email address emerged as one of the online
winning emails in the 2nd category and therefore attracted a cash
award of $1,000,000 (One million Dollars only),
We write to officially notify you of this award and to advise you
to contact the processing office immediately upon receipt of this
message for more information concerning the verification processing
and Eventual payment of the above prize to you. It is important to
note you that your award information was released today the 15th DAY
OF SEPTEMBER 2007 with the following particulars
attached to it.
(I) Reference Number: 421/613/580-EB
(ii) Ticket Number: TL754/22/76
(iii)Batch Number: 42100546-934-VE
(iv)File Number: 2-34-90-57-1101
(v) Lucky Number: TL 22/15406
Please contact the claim agents within 5 working days to facilitate
the release of your prize, You are required to mention the above
particulars of your award in every correspondence addressed to the
The Sponsor Loterij Awards is sponsored by a consortium of
software promotion companies. The Intel Group, Toshiba,
DellComputers,Microsoft and other international companies. The
Sponsor Loterij internet draw is held periodically and is so
organized to encourage the use of the internet and promote computer
literacy worldwide.We are proud to say that over 20 Million
Dollars are won annually in more than 150 countries
worldwide. Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 20
days of getting this notification.Please note, in order to avoid
unnecessary delays and complications,remember to quote your reference
number and batch number in all correspondence.
Once again on behalf of all our staff,
MR. EUNICE VAN DER SAAR
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