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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: "EU ONLINE NV. PROMOTIONS" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 11:08:50 +0200
Subject: FINAL NOTICE! WINNER
We proudly bring to your notice, the results of our online draws of the EU ONLINE NV. PROMOTIONS.
You have been selected as the First category winner in our online draws done via computer ballot system, there were no tickets purchased. Your email address was selected from the world wide web and was attached to your winning numbers ANG-27150421. You have been awarded a lump sum pay out of 1,500,000.00eur (One million five hundred thousand euros), which is the winning payout for First category winner in the online draws.
In your best interest, we request that you keep the entire details of your award strictly from public notice until the process of transferring your claims has been completed, and your funds transferred to you. This is to protect winners and to avoid misappropriation of funds.
In pursuant to your prize collection, kindly complete the form below and send by fax or email to the the processing officer below for due processing and transfer of your prize money.
EU ONLINE NV.(Claims Officer)
Tel: 0031 619898359
Fax: 0031 84 732 3886
(1) NAME OF
(8) COUNTRY OF
I WANT TO BE PAID BY: a / BANK TRANSFER. b/ PERSONAL
COLLECTION. c/ CHEQUE
BENEFICIARYS BANK DETAILS
Send your details by fax if you find it difficult sending an email.
Henk De Bloom.