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.
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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
From: "UK Multinational" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2008 11:21:12 EDT
Subject: Prize Number: 237359446
UK MULTINATIONAL LOTTERY PROMO.
MANCHESTER 450, TW3 1SJ,
AFFILIATE OF EUROPE NATIONAL LOTTERY.
CONGRATULATIONS: YOU WON £850,000.00
We are pleased to inform you of the result of UK Multinational
Lottery Inter. which was held on the 1st September, 2008.
Your e-mail address attached to e-ticket number: 834509819,
with Prize Number: 237359446 drew a prize of £850,000.00
HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND POUNDS).
This lucky draw came first in the 2nd Category of the
You will receive the sum of £850,000.00 (EIGHT HUNDRED AND
THOUSAND POUNDS) from our authorized bank. Because of some mix-
with sweepstake prizes, including the time limited placed on
payment of your prize: £850,000.00, we advice that you keep
information about this prize confidential until your funds
transferred to you by our nominated bank which you will
the release of your prize.
You must adhere to this instruction, strictly, to avoid any
with the release of your funds to your person. This program has
been abused severally in past, so we are doing our best to
further re-occurrence of false claims. This sweepstake was
under the watchful eyes of 8,000 spectators. Your e-mail
was selected and came out first by an e-ballot draw from over
e-mail addresses (Personal and Corporate e-mail addresses).
This program is sponsored by CFI Networks to compensate
internet surfers around the globe. Congratulations once again
becoming one of the few lucky winners. With your permission,
e-mail will also be included in the next sweepstake of
(ONE MILLION POUNDS) and a HONDA CIVIC CAR, 2008 MODEL.
You must claim your prize: £850,000.00 not later than 14-days
from the moment you receive this e-mail. In order to avoid
unnecessary delays with your claim from the bank; please
them immediately, and quote your winning and personal
now, and in all your correspondence with the bank. Below is
Bank: BARCLAYS BANK PLC.
Name: DR. MORGAN DAVID
Tel: +44 701-113-3550
Furnish them with the following:
PRIZE WINNING NUMBERS
This should be attached to your email message.
Angella Richardson (Mrs.)
(Coordinator. UK Multinational Lottery Promo®).