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The EURO STAKES LOTTERY 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 "EURO STAKES LOTTERY" and no prize money.

Example of EURO STAKES LOTTERY Scam Email:
Ref. Number:AZ/4167/05
Batch Number:13/5260/GW

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the winners of the EURO STAKES (eul)LOTTERY euro lottery programs held on the 20th of May,2005.

Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 0767--45363763--254 with serial number 2015--05 drew lucky numbers 44-5647-567 which consequently won in the 3rd category.

This promotional program takes place every three years in different developed countries,the lottery was promoted and sponsored by the President of the World Largest software,Bill Gates to increase the awareness of microsoft software packages.

All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 company and 30,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world.

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay of 500,000,00 euros(Five hundred thousand euros) in cash,credited to your file with the Ref. Number:AZ/4167/05 and Batch Number:13/5260/GW.

This is from a total cash prize of US $ million Euros)shared among the Twelve international winners in this category.

Due to mix up of some numbers and names we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims have been processed and your money remitted to you.This is part of our security protocol in order to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.

We hope with part of your winning you will take part in our next year 24 million euro international lottery. To file for your claims please contact our financial agent:
Paul Thatcher,
Foreign Operations Manager,
of the (Hyppo Finance and Securities),
email:( )

Remember all winning must be claimed not later than 10th of June,2005 thereafter all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake.
please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications endevour to quote your reference and batch numbers in all first correspondence. furthermore,should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.
once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.
note:anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.

sincerely yours,
Mrs.Suzan Morgan,
lottery cordinator.

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