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World Wide International Stake Lottery - Email Lottery Scam Example

The World Wide International Stake 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 "World Wide International Stake lottery" and no prize money.



Example of the World Wide International Stake lottery scam.
(Received from scammers, May 2004)
WORLD WIDE INTERNATIONAL STAKE LOTTERY NL
24, ISOLATOR WEG
1055WE AMSTERDAM,
THE NETHERLANDS
FROM:THE DESK OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT
REF:HW6/315116127/27
BATCH:15/623/GXX.
ATTN:CEO

Dear Winner,

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held on the 26/04/2004. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 883734657492-5319 with serial number 7263-267, batch number 8254297137,lottery ref number 7336065782 and drew lucky numbers 14-22-28-37-40-44 which consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$ 500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars)

CONGRATULATI ONS!!!
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 92,000 companies and 68,000,000 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$3 Million international lottery. To file for your claim, please contact our fiducial agent MR. VICTOR GRAHAMS of the, ROYAL TRUST AGENCY. TEL: 0031 629 435 359 Email: vgrahamsrta@netscape.net

Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 30th. 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. Hilda Gaspar.
Lottery Co-ordinator.

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