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Bono Lottery International Program Scam

The lottery email included below is a scam.

The Bono Lottery International Program scam email shown below claims that the recipient has won money in an international lottery. The email is an attempt to initiate a dialogue with potential victims and subsequently trick them into sending money to the scammers responsible. There is no "Bono Lottery International Program" and no prize money.



Example of Bono Lottery International Program Scam Email:
Subject: WINNING NOTIFICATION

FROM THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS AWARD DEPARTMENT

Ref: FER/8309/1209/26
Batch:387-768-857
Winning No:897/WBR/318

Attn:

We happily announce to you the draw of the Bono Lottery International Program held on the 4th of May , 2005.

Your name "email address" was attached to ticket number; 12324277 serial number 6663817262 This batch draws the lucky numbers as follows 2-9-22-23-24-30 bonus number 5, which consequently won the lottery in the second category.

You hereby have been approved lump sum pay of ?1,500,000.00 (ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EUROS)file Ref: FER/8309/1209/26 from the total cash prize of ?15,000,000.00 shared amongst ten lucky winners,based on their category.

All participants "email address" were selected through a computer balloting system drawn form Nine hundred thousand names from Canada,Australia,United States,Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceanic as part of our internationalpromotions program which is conducted annually.

This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by some multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they have operational base.

To process your claims you are hereby advice to contact the apponted agent below with your Full Name, Contact Home and Office Address Tel & Fax Number for easy communication.

MR.CHRIS BROWN
JOSE MARIA AGENCIA SPAIN
EMAIL: josmariaagencia@netscape.net

Please quote your reference, batch and winning number which can be found on the top left corner of this notification as well as your full names and address to help locate your file easily.

For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize released to you.

This is part of our security protocol to avoid dual claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this program by non-participant or unofficial personnel.

Note, all winnings must be claimed before 15th of july 2005 otherwise your prize will be returned as Unclaimed and eventually donated to charity.

Congratulations once again on your winnings!

Best Regards

Susan Zeaman
Co-ordinator
BONO LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL SPAIN.


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