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Fraud email example:
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (DAVE THOMAS)
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 23:21:21 +0700
Subject: MAIL FROM NOKIA
REF NO: NGS/2251256003/09
The Board of Directors, members of staff and the International Awareness Promotion Department of NOKIA, wishes to congratulate you on your success as the STAR PRIZE WINNER in the 2009 Promotional draws organized by NOKIA. It was held on the 23rd of February, 2009 in central city hall of London in the United Kingdom.
This makes you the proud owner of a brand new NOKIA N80 SERIES MOBILE PHONE and a cash prize of 750,000.00GBP(seven hundred and fifty thousand Great British pounds).
For you to collect your prizes kindly send a mail or call the Nokia agent with the following details:
1.Full names 2.Age 3.Occupation 4. Tel. 5. Country
Contact person Mr:Dave Thomas
He has been mandated to offer you assistance on how to get your prize
Congratulations once more, and keep trusting Nokia
DIRECTOR OF PROMOTIONS