This message, probably received by tens of thousands of people around the world, is an example of a typical charitable-donation scam. It purports to come from an organization that wants to award you a large prize (even though you haven’t done anything to earn the prize and have never even heard of the group). In reality this message is an advance-fee fraud: if you take the bait and contact them, you’ll be told that before your winnings can be delivered you have to send in a “transaction fee” or “customs charge” or something similar — and then once they have your money in their pockets the scammers will vanish without a trace.
Subject: Receive Your Donation Bank Draft Urgently
From: “Abu Dhabi Foundation” email@example.com
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:22:19 +0530
King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street.
United Arab Emirates.
The Abu Dhabi Foundation is a non-religious, non-political and non-profit organization chaired by His Highness late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai here in UAE, and was established in 1971. The Abu Dhabi Foundation in conjunction with the European Union just commence yearly charity donation. These Donations are freely given to (3) Lucky Winner’s for their business,educational and personal development. Congratulation, You are among the (3) lucky beneficiary selected to receive this donations award sum of £1,000,000GBP (One MillionGreat Britain pounds)each as charity donations/aid from Abu Dhabi Foundation. For more details on how to receive your Donation Bank Draft, please contact the President of Abu Dhabi Foundation with your pin number (Abu-Dh82-X9M) Full name, contact address and phone number.
On behalf of the foundation, we say congratulations to you.
President Of Abu Dhabi Foundation,
Dr. Abdul Raheem.
Reply To: firstname.lastname@example.org
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