Scam Email received July 1, 2018 from email@example.com
YOU HAVE WON $7,500,000.00
YOU HAVE WON $7,500,000.00
YOU HAVE WON $7,500,000.00 – firstname.lastname@example.org
UK NATIONAL LOTTERY PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT Headquarters: 1a, Bexon Court Carlton Nottinghamshire Nottingham NG4 1SQ United Kingdom Customer Service: 580 NCA 85914. WINNING NOTIFICATION Dear Winner, This is to officially inform you that your Email address has been selected as one of the winners in the 2nd category for this years UK National Lottery Online Sweepstakes Promotion. You have just won a total sum of $7,500,000.00(Seven Million Five Hundred US Dollars) from UK National Lottery yearly anniversary promotions award for this year. Your e-mail address attached to Reference Number: T9564 75604545 818, with! Batch number: B32/852042/ILP, Winner&s Number: 92-21-21-99-18, and Serial Number:8542189 which consequently won in the 2nd category. You have therefore been approved for a pay-out of $7,500,000.00(Seven Million Five Hundred US Dollars). All participants were randomly selected world wide through computer draws system and was electronically played on behalf of every individuals and companies that have e-mail addresses on the internet through e-mail computer ballot system. Please note that your, payment would be made to you by Cash Delivery to your home address in your country through British Airways World Cargo Service. You are to contact our claim Agent Via e-mail by providing him with the under listed information&s as soon as possible for the processing of your payment with the Contact Information given below: Claim Agent: Mr. Robert Owen Email: email@example.com Telephone: +(44)7024041779 1. Full Name:. 2. Country/Nationality:. 3. Contact Address:. 4. Telephone Number:. 5. Marital Status:. 6. Occupation:. 7. Your Age 8. Your sex Note: in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications remember to quote your Reference number, and Winner&s Number: in all correspondence with our designated claim agents. Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program for being part of our promotional program. Sincerely, Mrs. Teresa Allan United Kingdom Zonal Co-coordinator Sweepstakes International Program. The UK National Lottery is approved by the British Gaming Board and also Licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). Copyright © 2018 The UK National Lottery Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org
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