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From: HELLEN MORGAN <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 20-Nov-2006 06:19
Subject: TO YOUR ATTENTION.
TO YOUR ATTENTION.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!We are pleased to inform you of the result of the LOTERIA
PRIMITIVA Winners International programs held . Your e-mail address attached
to ticket No:014032581085 with prize No 43450845/sl drew (1,000,000.00) Dollars
which was first in the 2nd class of the draws. You are to receive a
(1,000,000.00)(One Million Dollars).
Be informed because of mix up in cash pay-outs, we ask that you keep your
winning information confidential until your fund (1,000,000.00) has been fully
remitted to you by our accredited pay-point bank. This measure must be adhere
to avoid loss of your cash prize winners of our cash prizes are advised to
adhere to these instructions to forestall the abuse of this progra m by other
ar ticipants. It's important to note that this draws were conducted formally,
and winners are selected through an internet ballot system from 60,000
individual and companies e-mail addresses- the draws are conducted around the
world through our internet based ballot system.
The promotion is sponsored and promoted by LOTERIA PRIMITIVA .
We congratulate you once again. We hope you will use part of it in our next
draws; the jackpot winning is 85million Dollars.
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 25 days. After this date
all unclaimed cash prize will be forfeited and included in the next sweepstake.
Please, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications remember to
quote your winning numbers in all correspondence with us.
Congratulations once again from all members of LOTERIA PRIMITIVA .
Thank you for being part of our promotionalprogram.
For immediate release of your cash prize to you,please k i ndly contact o ur
MR PAUL VANFRANT
C/ARROYO DE LAMIEL
28007 MADRID ESPANA
Kindly send the following information to the paying bank:
(i) Your names,
(ii) Contact telephone and fax
(iii) Contact Address
(iv) Your winning numbers
(v) Quote amount won.
Congratulations once again.
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.