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SUNSHINE GLOBAL LOTTERY SCAM
The SUNSHINE GLOBAL 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 "SUNSHINE GLOBAL LOTTERY" and no prize money.
Example of SUNSHINE GLOBAL LOTTERY Scam Email:
SUNSHINE GLOBAL LOTTERY. WINNING NOTICE FOR CATEGORY \"A\" WINNER
Dear Lucky Winner,
RE: BONUS LOTTERY PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just
concluded annual final draws of Sunshine Global Lottery Promotions
The online cyber lotto draws was conducted from an
exclusive list of 25,000 e-mail addresses of
individual and corporate bodies picked by an advanced
automated random computer search from the internet. No
tickets were sold.
After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail
address emerged as one of the winners in the category
\"A\" with the following:
Ref Number: 35149/337-5247/LNI
Batch Number: 26371545-LNI/2004
Ticket Number: 54866235
You as well as the other winner are therefore to
receive a cash prize of $800,000.00. (EIGHT HUNDRED
THOUSAND DOLLARS ONLY) each from the total payout.
Your prize award has been insured with your e-mail
address and will be transferred to you upon meeting
our requirements, statutory obligations,
verifications, validations and satisfactory report.
To begin the claims processing of your prize winnings
you are advised to contact our licensed and accredited
claims agent for category \"A\" winners with the
Mr. Richard Hills,
Onward Trust Agency,
NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than 10
days. After this date all unclaimed funds would be
included in the next stake. Remember to quote your
reference information in all correspondence.
You are to keep all lotto information away from the
general public especially your reference and ticket
numbers. (This is important as a case of double claims
will not be entertained).
Anybody under the age of 18 and members of the
affiliate agencies are automatically not allowed to
participate in this program.
Thank you and congratulations!!!
Mrs. Mildred Hugo
Sunshine Global Lottery Promotions.