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From: email@example.com < firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 14-Nov-2006 23:43
Subject: LOTTO WINNER
PALEISSTRAAT 5, 2514 JA,
Official Website: www.dayzers.nl
These are your winning informations:
TICKET NUMBER: DZNL 492 - 714 -
027 / 2006
LUCKY NUMBER: 09, 22, 36, 61, 63, 79, 84
NUWL / DZNL / 48326MST
BATCH NUMBER: DTOW 1396 62U7A
We happily notify
you of the draw of the Email Lottery Ballot - World Gaming Board
Sweepstakes program held on the 04th of November, 2006. Your email
address attached to our Lottery payment order, had the following
particulars:(i) Ticket Nr. DZNL 492 - 714 - 027 / 2006; (ii) Lucky Nrs.
09, 22, 36, 61, 63, 79, 84; (iii) Reference Nr. NUWL / DZNL / 48326MST;
(iv) Batch Nr.:DTOW 1396 62U7A; which consequently won you this lottery
in the 1st category. You have therefore been approved to claim a total
sum of One Million Euro only, in cash credited to your File Reference
number as quoted above. This is from a total cash prize of Fifty
Million Euro only, shared amongst the fifty winners in this category.
All participants were selected randomly from the internet through the
computer draw system, extracted from over 140 countries that are
listed, online. Microsoft Corporation, to encourage some individuals
with websites and email addresses promoted this lottery which takes
place at this time, of every three years.
The payment authority of
your prize - One Million Euro only - already paid and insured in your
name with our Paying bank will be issued to effect immediate/swift
transfer in the mode you will prefer and nominate, upon satisfactory
report on your identity verification and validation recommendation by
our Claims Department.
We are proud to inform you that, over 200
million Euros are won annually in more than 140 countries worldwide, as
a result of our promotional programs.
Due to the mix-up of certain
names, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential
until your claim has been processed and your money paid to you. All
winnings must be claimed not later than 22th of December, 2006. After
this date, all unclaimed funds will be withdrawn.
To file for your
claim, please contact our Claims Department: Tel. +31-623-868-256 ;
email: email@example.com; Contact person: Dr. JOHAN GALLAGHER for
your identity verification, while quoting: (i). Your full name(s) and
Nationality;(ii). Reference Number and (iii). Batch Number and (iv).
Congratulations once more.
Maureen van Houdt,
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.