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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: NATIONALE POSTCODE LOTTERY <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Reply-To: NATIONALE POSTCODE LOTTERY <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 05:45:41 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: MAURILY LOTTERIES!!!
Form Dayzers Lotteries,
HOLLAND HEAD OFFICE
AMSTERDAM , NETHERLAND
Official Website: www.dayzers.nl ,
With utmost joy, we are pleased to inform you of the result of the Dayzers Lotteries Inc. programs, held on the 4th of May 2009 , which drew a cash prize of â¬1,000,000.00, covered with high insurance policy. Your e-mail address attached to Ticket/Code number 0087411652337 with claim/reference number 085093785/92 drew these lucky numbers 007-49746-041-764-64-2091, which consequently won in the 1st category. You have been approved to receive a cash prize of â¬1,000,000.00 (One Million Euros).
METHOD OF SELECTING WINNERS:
participants were selected anonymously through a private ballot system (computer ballot) from over 35,000 companies and 70,000 individual e-mail addresses all over the world. At the final draw your e-mail address emerged as the winner of our last jackpot.
This is promotional program takes place bi-annually, and it is promoted and sponsored by (COCA-COLA INTERNATIONAL). It is met to reward some individuals and corporations who have devoted their time and resources surfing the World Wide Web (www) with their email addresses.
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 20 days of this notification, after the expiration of that time frame, if your funds are unclaimed, it will be refunded to us and included in our next draws.
Lastly, in order to avoid unnecessary delays/complications with the transfer of your funds to you, please always remember to quote your Code number in all correspondence with our agent you must contact the approved agent with your Full Names, Contact Telephone Numbers (Home, Office and Mobile Number and also Fax Number) and also with your winning informationâs via email to process the immediate payment of your prize. Approved agent Contact below.
Contact person: Mrs. Voeman Morrison
Dr. Kelvin Peter Â Â Â
Tel: +31 630-800-589 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Email: Â firstname.lastname@example.org Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Dayzers claims department
Mrs. Maurily Peterson
The Promotions Manager.