Lottery scams don’t seem to be coming into my mail box quite as frequently as they used to, but these things go in cycles and they’ll probably pick up again. This is a standard example. You’ve won the jackpot! (Or maybe you haven’t.) But if you reply to the scammer, one thing is certain: he’ll do his very best to win his own “lottery” by picking your pocket!
from Euro Millones Award ES firstname.lastname@example.org
date Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 7:03 AM
subject Make Your Claim Now!!!..
hide details 7:03 AM (18 hours ago)
Euro Millones Award Espana.
Winning Ref Number: VA/296/ESP,
Ticket Number: FRE/2O1-70.
Attention Email Owner,
Your e-mail address have just won you (963,856.40 EUROS) by EuroMillions International computer balloting system drawn, Contact our appointed claim agent (Mr. Nicolas Carlos Pena) TEL: 0034-964-770-913, with the Winning Reference Number: VA/296/ESP, Ticket Number: FRE/2O1-70.
CONTACT E-MAIL: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org With Your Full Name; & Telephone Number; Country/State; Occupation; and Reference Number; and Ticket Number; for your payment.
Best of luck as you spend your good fortune and congratulations in advance.
Mrs. Maria Antonio Perez.
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