Scam Email received January 12, 2021 from email@example.com
urgent – firstname.lastname@example.org
Melbourne Australia 382 Channel Drive Tel-+61384004707 Fax-+61370039254 Attn Lucky Winner The Team of Mega Million is Pleased to officially announce you as the Third place prize winner of the Ten Million ($10,500.000.00) prize draw sponsored by OZ Australia. The total amount to be claimed for Fourth place is Five Million Dollars ($500,000.000). Congratulations! Global Mega Millions will make all necessary arrangements for you to receive your prize. Please contact your Claims Agent or representative immediately to avoid delays as you can contact him via e-mail at or through telephone and fax listed below. Also be informed that 10% of your Winning belongs to Oz Group Limited because they are the promotion and legal company that assign to your claim, this 10 percent will be paid only after you have received your awarded prize (money) Three (3) certificates are to be issued to you by the Local government concerned offices to legally back up your claim through the promotional company (Tatts Group Limited). Unclaimed winning prize are used for education programs, treatment programs, and to increase future prize pools. Your Claims Agent is: Mr. James Schofield in Australia Tel- +613-383757100 (Fax- +61381035050) Email Address:email@example.com Your Security Code is: H649PC32 As required by US Federal, AUS and State laws, your Security code and Prize information must be kept strictly confidential which means that you are precluded from discussing your win with 3rd parties such as (family members, friends and relatives).This is to prevent unlawful tampering and a means to reduce risks of fraud and scams from taking place and also Due to false practices, we ask that you keep your award information strictly from public notice, until your claim has been processed and money remitted to your possession as this is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unwarranted abuse of this program by unscrupulous individuals. As soon as we verify your identity and Security Code number from you, we will immediately release your total sum through wire transfer into your nominated bank account or platinum automated card will be issued with withdrawal analysis according to the global financial law guiding lottery release through (ATM). Your email initial was used for the raffle draw and you emerged a lucky winner. Once again, Congratulations johnny brown MEGA MILLIONS firstname.lastname@example.org – email@example.com
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