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VIRGIN PROMOTIONAL AWARD SCAM
The VIRGIN PROMOTIONAL AWARD
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 "VIRGIN PROMOTIONAL AWARD" and no prize money.
Example of VIRGIN PROMOTIONAL AWARD Scam Email:
VIRGIN PROMOTIONAL AWARD
FROM: INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
RE: WINNING NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners
International programs held on the 21st of April 2005. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 010342 with serial number 3510-12 drew lucky numbers 4-23-345-23-33-88, which consequently won in the 2nd category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 1,000,000.00 Euro. (One Million Euro)
Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your
winning information confidential until your claims have 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 100,000 company and 50,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place every three-year. We hope with part of your winning you will take part in our end of year 50 million Euro international lottery. To file for your claim, please contact our fiducially agent MR. ADRIAN COOPER of the,
CRYSTAL CONSULTANCY S.A
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 16th June
2005. After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next year 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. Carol Stevenson