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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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Fraud email example:
From: lola sergio <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 11:33:39 +0200
Subject: EMAIL-LOTTERY CLAIMS WINNING NOTIFICATION 2008
EMAIL-LOTTERY CLAIMS WINNING NOTIFICATION 2008
We are delighted to notify you of the result of the Casino Foundation Award held on 21 June,/2008 your email address were attached to one of the ten winning Ticket numbers (55,57,62,79,)with Batch number MFC/708/69,You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 550,000.00 (Five Hundred and Fifty ThousandEuros)
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system from our sponsors databases, including over 5,000 companies and 20,000 individual E-mail addresses and names submitted by our agents drawn from Asia,Africa,Europe,North And South America, Oceania and around the world. To file for your urgent claim, please contact our affiliate agent office.
CASINO FOUNDATION OFFICE,
It is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and to minimize identification difficulties advise you to keep this information confidential until your claim is processed successfully and to avoid unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants to please note that you will be required to pay for your winning certificate and all winnings must be claimed not later than 15, Juyl, 2008.after this date all unclaimed winnings will be null and void.
In Order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications remember to quote your ticket number and batch numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agents as soon as possible.
Congratulations once more and thank you for being part of our promotional program. Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
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