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From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org >
Date: 30-Nov-2006 21:07
Subject: FROM SELECT AWARD!!!
FROM SELECT AWARD!!!
FROM THE DESK OF THE DIRECT
INTERNATIONAL AWARD NL.
PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
AMSTERDAM THE NETHERLANDS.
We are pleased to inform you the
result of the computer random selection for the SELECT LOTTERY
International program held on 30th November 2006.Your personal or
company email address, attached to ticket number 205-11465886-629, with
serial number 3772-99 drew the lucky numbers 7-14-17-23-31-44, and
consequently won the lottery in the 2nd category.
lottery draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 900,000.000 e-
mail addresses of individual, companies, and corporate bodies picked by
an advanced automated random computer search ballot system from the
Internet.All participants email addresses were extracted/selected
through a computer balloting system drawn from 900,000.000 email
addresses from all over the world as part of our International
Promotions Program, which is conducted annually.No tickets were sold.It
was a promotional program from our software department in promoting the
benefit of the Internet usage.
You have therefore been approved
for a lump sum pay out of (Seven hundred and fifty thousand Euros)
750.000 Euros in cash credited to file REF NO: Ref.No NLD/2300786008/06.
Batch No 10/044/SLN This is from total prize money of 4.5 million
Euros shared among several international lucky winners in this
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your funds have now been deposited and
insured with our affiliate security firm for transfer into your
nominated bank account either by means of wire transfers through any of
our correspondent banks or any other means suitable to you. We also
advice that you keep your winning information very confidential as our
security policy demands to avoid double claims/impersonation and
unwarranted taking advantage of this program by participants.
your claims, you are urgently requested to contact our claims agent
(Regional Finance) Amsterdam-Netherlands immediately with your
telephone number and fax numbers, and make sure you quote your, REF NO:
NLD/2300786008/06,Batch No: 10/044/SLN your name and contact details in
all your correspondence with the finance institute.
claims agent details are as follows.
Company Name:Regional Finance
Officer in Charge: Mr.Andrea Henrik
Remember, all winnings must be claim
not later than 20th of December 2006. After this date all unclaimed
funds will be return to the promotion company.
Eliza Bosch (Lottery 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.