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Fortune International Lottery - Email Lottery Scam Example

The Fortune International 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 "Fortune International Lottery" and no prize money.



Example of the Fortune International Lottery
FORTUNE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY PROMOTION AMSTERDAM NETHERLANDS.

FROM: THE DESK OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
FORTUNE INTERNATIONAL/PRIZE AWARD DEPT

REF: CH1/246789542/01
BATCH: 32/967/HYS.
Attn: Dear Sir/Madam

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held on the 01/05/2004. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 38647106 with serial number 1259765,batch number 61074943, lottery ref number 64233656 and drew lucky numbers 4-9-30-44-56 which consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$1.500,000.00 (0NE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND United States Dollars)

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Due to mix up of some numbers and names, 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 50,000 company and 28,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place every year. This lottery was promoted and sponsored by Association of software producers. we hope with part of your winning, you will take part in our next year US$20 million international lottery. To file for your claim, please contact our fiducial agent:

FORTUNE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY
TEL:+31-629-402-797
Contact Person: Mr.John Watts
Email:fli009@netscape.net
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 20th of May,2004. 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.

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs. Shirley Choi
For John Watts



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