The telephone number of this scam is in the Netherlands.
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From: INTERNATIONAL PRIZE AWARD DEPT < email@example.com>
Date: 17-Nov-2006 05:37
Subject: YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WON THIS LOTTERY FOR YOU.
To: CATEGORY A WINNER <firstname.lastname@example.org>
FROM THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL PRIZE AWARD DEPT
Attn Lucky Winner,
WINNING NOTIFICATION FOR CATEGORY "A" WINNER ONLY
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the last final annual draw of
our Lottery International Programs.
The online cyber lotto draws was conducted from an exclusive list of
25,000,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies picked
by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet. No
tickets were sold.
After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address emerged as a
winner in the category "A" with the following numbers attached Ref
Number: EH 9590 OG 0612, Batch Number: 563881545-NL/2006 and Ticket Number:
PA 3502 /8707-01
You are therefore to receive a cash prize of $2,500,000.00. (Two Million
Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) from the total payout
CONGRATULATIONS!!!. Your prize award has been insured with your e-mail
address and will be transferred to you upon meeting our requirements,
statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report.
To file in for the processing of your prize winnings, you are advised to
contact our Certified and Accredited claims agent for
category "A" winners with the information below:
Name: Daniel Rockson
Phone: +31 649 224 396
You are advice to provide him with the following information:
NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than 14 days, thereafter
unclaimed funds would be included in the next stake.
Remember to quote your reference information in all correspondence.
You are to keep all lotto information confidential, especially your
reference and ticket numbers. (This is important as a case of double
claims will not be entertained).Members of the affiliate agencies are
automatically not allowed to participate in this program.
Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as
soon as possible.
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being
part of our promotional program.
Thank you and congratulations!!!
This email may contain information which is confidential and/or privileged.
The information is intended solely for the use of the individual or
entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that
any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the contents is
prohibited. If you have received this electronic transmission in
error,please notify the sender by telephone or return email and delete
the material from your computer.
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.