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Twingate Email Lotto International Programme - Email Lottery Scam Example
The Twingate Email Lotto International 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 "Twingate Email Lotto International" and no prize money.
Example:(Received from scammers, June 2004)
FTWINGATE EMAIL LOTTO INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME
WINNING NOTIFICATION/FINAL NOTICE
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the
Twingate Lotto International programs held on the 28th
of May 2004. Your e-mail address attached to
ticket number 50941465206-529 with serial number
5772-54 drew lucky numbers 3-4-17-28-35-44 which
consequently won in the 1st category, you have
therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of
US$2,000,000.(Two Million Dollars)CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that
you keep your winning information confidential untill
your claims has been processed and your money remitted
into your account. 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 100,000 company and
50,000,000 individual email addresses and names from
all over the world. This promotional program take`s
place every three years. We hope with part of your
winning you will take part in our end of year 50
million Dollars international lottery.
To file for your claim,please contact our fiduciary
1102LKl Amsterdam The Netherlands
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than
27th of June 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.
MR. MIKE HANNER.