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FAMOUS CULTURE LOTTERY SCAM
The FAMOUS CULTURE 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 "FAMOUS CULTURE LOTTERY" and no prize money.
Example of FAMOUS CULTURE LOTTERY Scam Email:
LOTTERY WINNING NOTIFICATION/ FINAL NOTICE EMAIL LOTTERY SWEEPSTAKES (ACCREDITED LICENSED AGENT TO FAMOUS CULTURE LOTTERY)
Ref. Number: 262/415/7673 Batch Number: 1352-8884-AF 11
Sir/Madam We are pleased to inform you about the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held on the 14th January 2005. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 107613205- with serial number 180-214-730 drew lucky numbers 7-22-18-23-11-44, which consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$ 1,000,000.00 (One Million United States Dollars)
Due to the mix up of some numbers and name's we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money Remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and Unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 25,000 company and 40,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place every three years.
This lottery, was promoted by the software corporation to compensate some few individuals with website and email addresses, we hope that with part of your winning you will take part in our next year USD50 million international lottery.
To file for your claim, please contact our FIDUCIAL AGENT:
Mr. Joe West of FAMOUS CULTURE AGENCY.
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 13th of February 2005. After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications Please remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all Correspondence. 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.
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
Mrs. Rita Hamilton. (Lottery Coordinator)