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From: JULIA MOORE <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 23-Nov-2006 21:03
Subject: Winner Euro Million Promo
Euro Millions is Affiliated to the Italian Government(MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND TOURISM) (IT).
CONGRATULATIONS: YOU WON -£6,750,278.40
We are pleased to inform you of the result of Euro Millions, which was
held on FRIDAY 17th NOVEMBER 2006. Your e-mail address attached to e-ticket number:
03-04-08-44-50(07-08), with Prize Number (match 3): 106000007 drew a prize of £6,750,278.40 per winner. This lucky draw came first in the 2nd Category of the Sweepstake.
You will receive the sum of £6,750,278.40 per winner from our authorized bank. Because of some mix-up with sweepstake prizes, including the time limitation placed on the payment of your prize: £314, 091.80, we advice that you keep all information about this prize confidential until your funds: £6,750,278.40 have been transferred to you by our bank.
You must adhere to this instruction, strictly, to avoid any delay with the release of the funds to you in person. This program has been abused severally in past mainly in RUSSIA & NETHERLANDS, so we are doing our best to forestall further occurrence of false claims and internet Fraud, this advice complies with the Anti-Fraud section 2,sub section (iv) of the procedural manual of the funds disbursement agreement existing between the Bank and the ITALIAN Government.
This sweepstake was conducted under the watchful eyes of 8,000 spectators. Your e-mail address attached to e-ticket number 10-19-34-45-47-(03-06) was selected and; it came out first by an e-ballot draw from over 250,000 e-mail addresses (personal and corporate e-mail addresses).
This program is sponsored by CFI and the italian government to compensate genuine Internet users around the globe. Congratulations for becoming one of the few lucky winners.
In order to avoid unnecessary delays with your claim, You are requested to contact your claims clearance officer Mr Larry Bond, to assist you with the processing of your winnings and subsequent payments.
On how to claim your £6,750,278.40 prize, you will have to contact our agent for further verification and authentication of your claims as the sole beneficiary, by providing the details below:
you should send your response to MR LARRY BOND
Coordinator: Euro Millions.
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.