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From: E.U LOTTERY NETHERLANDS <email@example.com>
Date: 21-Nov-2006 02:09
Subject: FINAL AWARD NOTIFICATION RESULT !!!
FINAL AWARD NOTIFICATION RESULT !!!
E.U LOTTO AWARD
TICKET NUMBER: 67-84-501
YOUR REF NUMBER:
OUR CONTACT E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are delighted to notify you of
the result of the free lotto E.U programs held on 19th of November,
2006 your email address were attached to one of the ten winning Ticket
numbers (67-84-501) - with Game (Number 7387).
You have therefore been
approved for a lump sum pay out of 750,000.00 euro (Seven Hundred And
Fifty Thousand Euro)
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.
E.U LOTTO AWARD
Rotterdam the Netherlands
Tel: 0031 633 733 265
Mr. Raymond White
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.
Please note that non-residence of
the Netherlands will be required to pay for the notarization/non-
residence fee, while residents of the Netherlands will be given an
official appointment to visit our cooperate office with a valid proof
of identification. All winnings must be claimed not later than 2 weeks
upon receipt of this notification, 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 game numbers
in all correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any change of
address do inform our agents as soon as possible.
once more and thank you for being part of our promotional program.
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
Mr. W. Mustapha
Award Centre Co-coordinator.
Lottery scam quick guide: it's a scam if...
- you win any lottery where you didn't buy a ticket! It's really that easy! It's not just too good to be true: it's bait in a trap!
- you receive a generous grant out of the blue. Sadly (but not surprisingly) there aren't any benevolent people regularly throwing around millions of pounds/dollars/euros to randomly chosen people. This is just the lottery scam without the ticket.
- they send you partial payment in the form of a cheque, money order, or direct bank transfer and want you to pay them fees out of that money. They're playing you for a sucker: cheques are frequently forged, and direct transfers made by compromising some poor schmuck's online banking service. You'll wind up a victim of fraud, or a party to it.
- they want you to send them any money of any sort for any reason. They might try to say there are courier fees or taxes to cover. They're lying. Call their bluff and tell them to take the fees out themselves -- they'll never ever agree, because they can't defraud you unless money is making the reverse trip from you to them somehow.