Some scammers write long and detailed messages to try to hook people, while others leave the details out, perhaps to create an air of mystery. The lottery scam message below, which was probably sent to thousands or tens of thousands of people, tells you only that you’ve won a fortune and need to get in touch. But is it from the UN, or from Australia, or from Malaysia, or somewhere else? It is probably from a scammer working in an internet cafe somewhere in Africa.
Subject: RE: WUMT-MY7653***/2015
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 06:34:01 +0800
You have a payment of 1,500,000 USD in the UN online draw. Do send your Name, Address & Phone Number for funds payment processing. Contact Mrs. Franca Lee. for further inquiry.
Western Union Malaysia.
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