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!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOU HAVE WON $2,500,000.00 USD !!!

Scam Email received 9/1/2022

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!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOU HAVE WON $2,500,000.00 USD !!!

!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOU HAVE WON $2,500,000.00 USD !!! –

ATTENTION: This email came from an external source. Do not open attachments or click on links from unknown senders or unexpected emails. FROM: THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT FIFA Council and Bureau of the Council 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar/ Prize Award CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOU HAVE WON $2,500,000.00 USD You have been awarded the sum of $2,500,000.00 USD in The 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ FIFA World Cup Preparations Automatic Software email lottery in which e-mail addresses are picked randomly by Automatic Software powered by EURO MILLION LOTTERY and the FIFA FINANCE CORPORATION BOARD COMMISSION INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY PROGRAM, held on the 25TH AUGUST,2022 through the worldwide website, your email address was among those Chosen this year for the FIFA WORLD CUP 2022 LOTTERY BOARD COMMISSION. And this promotional program is proudly sponsored by the FIFA organization. Your email address attached to Ref N0: QA/FA/034/20/22 with Serial-101,and consequently won the lottery in the “D” Category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of $2,500,000.00 USD. Number 89-12 drew the lucky Numbers 18, 22, 28, 37.-4-7 drew the lucky Numbers please note that your lucky winning number falls within our Europe Booklet representative. In View of this, your winning prize will be released to you by our fiduciary agent located In the EUROPE . Our agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your winning funds as soon as you Contact them. This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning details confidential till your claims is processed and your Winning funds remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to Claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted the abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. All prize money must be claimed not later than 30 days. Any claim, not made before this date will be returned to the FIFA Council and Bureau of the Council as unclaimed fund To begin your FIFA Lottery Claims, please contact your Agent, Mr Sanchos Cozumel, the foreign service manager, FIFA Security and Integrity Committee Please call us for verification.Phone: + 1 740 746 3515 (Repy back with your details ) for the processing and remittance of your prize Provide him with the information as stated below: (1) Name: (2) Address: (3) Marital: (4) Age: (5) Sex: (6) Nationality: (7) Country of Residence: (8) Occupation: (9) Mobilephone Number: (10)Fax Number: (11)Value ID Card These details facilitate the due process and the release of your winnings to avoid Unnecessary delays and complications in the processing of your Winnings fund. Congratulations once more from all members and staff of this program. Sincerely, Gianni Infantino FIFA PRESIDENT ________________________________ CONFIDENTIALITY This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the individual named herein. Any attachment transmitted with this email is confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom this email is addressed. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail if you have received this e-mail by mistake and delete this e-mail from your system or please notify the system manager. If you are not the intended recipient you are hereby notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited and in the event of any unauthorized disclosure, copying and/or distribution of the contents the generating entity and/or the sender reserves the right to take any action against such unauthorized use in law, equity or otherwise. The recipient should check this email and any attachments for the presence of viruses. The sender accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this email, delays, data corruption, unauthorized access or unauthorized amendments. ________________________________ FIFA WORLD CUP PRIZE –

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