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Here is a typical scam lottery winning notification.
Below is yet another example of a fake lottery . Again, note the many, many misspellings and poor grammar. They even misspelled the names of the "eminent personalities" that are "promoting and sponsoring" the lottery.
----- Original Message -----
Date: 4/1/2006 5:09:12 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: email@example.com (EuroMillions Lottery SPE)
Reply-to: firstname.lastname@example.org (EuroMillions Lottery SPE)
To: email@example.com (EuroMillions Lottery SPE)
Hoge Wei 28, 2011 Zaventem,
Euro Millions are Affiliate of Belgium National Lottery (BNL).
CONGRATULATIONS: YOU WON €1,000,000.00.
We are pleased to inform you of the result of EuroMillions Lottery, which was held on the 27th, March 2006. Your e-mail address attached to e-ticket number: 05-32-44-45-50 (01-07) , with Prize Number (match 5): 106285612 drew a prize of €1,000,000.00 (One Million Euros).
This lucky draw came first in the 2nd Category of the Sweepstake.
You will receive the sum of €1,000,000.00 (One Million Euros) from our authorized bank. Because of some mix-up with sweepstake prizes, including the time limited placed on the payment of your prize: €1,000,000.00, we advice that you keep all information about this prize confidential until your funds: €1,000,000.00 have been transferred to you by our bank. You must adhere to this instruction, strictly, to avoid any delay with the release of your funds to your person. This program has been abused severally in past, so we are doing our best to forestall further occurrence of false claims.
This sweepstake was conducted under the watchful eyes of 8,000 spectators. Your e-mail address attached to e-ticket number 05-32-44-45-50 (01-07) 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 to compensate faithful internet suffers around the globe.
Congratulations for becoming one of the few lucky winners.
With your permission, your e-mail will also be included in the next sweepstake of €5Million.
You must claim your prize: €1,000,000.00 not later than 7-days from the moment you receive this e-mail.
In order to avoid unnecessary delays with your claim from the bank; please contact them immediately, and quote your winning and personal information now, and in all your correspondence with the bank.
Here is the contact information:
Bank: EuroHypo AG, Amsterdam Branch.
Contact person: Mr. Henning Rasche.
Director: Public Finance, Global Markets, Interest Rate and Currency.
Direct-lines: Tel: (+3163) 373 5060.
Fax: (+3184) 713 4206 .
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Furnish them with the following:
(i). your name(s),
(ii) Your telephone and fax numbers
(iii) Your contact address
(iv) Your winning information (including amount won).
Yours to serve,
Vjertis Von Adrian (Ms.) CPA.