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Fraud email example:
From: kennedy more <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 13:44:44 +0000
Subject: GOOD NEWS
FAIR RAND MEGA
CONGRATULATIONS! A G R E A T W I N N I N G
Fair Rand Mega Million Promotion team & Online Lottery
Tele/Fax: +27- 86-6663-8029
The Fair Rand Mega Million Promotion team & Online Lottery is proud to Inform you that you have won US$950,000.00(Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars Only)
WHY YOU HAVE WON
Your E-mail address is one of 7 lucky Addresses that have won in the
HOW DID YOU WIN
The Fair Rand Mega Million Promotion, is a new Internet based Lottery,Whereby internet/email server, this email, select all winners Server visits all Internet providers and email address around the globe,be it .com, .org, .net and all country web based abbreviations, as youHave .ca in Canada and .uk in United Kingdom, AOL and hotmails.
We select one million email addresses from all over the globe (Asia,Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Middle East and Australia) To run the draw; this is a bonus from African Microsoft Society to email Users. After the draw 7 email addresses become the winning e-mail address.
DETAILS ON THE WINNINGS
Reference Number is: PPT/KMP/770
Batch Number: 5050/820/69.
TICKET NUMBER: 700-45309-7482
SERIAL NUMBER: 515-10-29080
WINNING NUMBERS: 40,22,8,7,39,12+(01)
Just contact our processing agent / Africa regional Claim department below for claiming of your prize and remember to quote Your Serial and Batch Number and Winning Email Address for easy processing Of your prize. That's it!
International remittance/payment consultation officer below:
FAIR RAND MEGA MILLION PROMOTIONS
Processing Manager: MR. KELVIN KHOSI
Congratulations again and have a lot of fun
You have to note that the FIFA SUPPORT AFRICAN TEAM, is sponsoring this program to create awareness for the upcoming 2010 FIFA world Cup, which is to be host by South Africa.
Our International remittance Office (IRO) will render to you complete assistance and provide additional information and processes for the claims of your consolation prize. Mr.Kelvin Khosi has been assigned to assist you and your claims will be remunerated directly to you by the official Payment Agency Board.
IT IS OUT OF GREAT TRIBULATION THAT HEROES USUALLY EMERGE.
Congratulations once again.
Leona Theron (Mrs).
Fair Rand Mega Million Promotion
Contact your claim officer with details above
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