Example of the De Lotto Netherlands Sweepstakes Email Scam
RE:WINNING NOTIFICATION/FINAL NOTICE.
We are pleased to inform you of the release today the 20th of november 2003,of the delotto Netherlands Sweepstakes International program held on the 10th of October 2003. Your personal or company email address attached to ticket number 205-11465886-629 with serial number 3772-99 drew lucky numbers 7-14-17-23-31-44 which consequently won the lottery in the 2nd category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of 90,000.00 Euros(ninety thousand Euros) in cash credited to file Ref.No SLN/2311786008/01.This is from a total cash prize of 8.6 million Euro shared among several international lucky winners in this category.
CONGRATULATIONS. Your fund is now deposited with our finance Department to your name and due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this winning private from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to your designated account.This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claim and unwarranted taking advantage of this programme by participants.
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 500,000 company and individual email addresses from all over the world as part of our international promotions programme,which takes place every year.
We hope, with part of your winning, you will take part in our end of year stake of 5million Euros international lottery. Remember,all winning must be claimed not later than DEC.10th 2003.After this date all unclaimed fund will be returned to the pool as unclaimed.
NOTE:In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your refrence and batch numbers in all correspondence with your agent. Furthermore, should there be any change of address, do inform your agent as soon as possible. Anybody under the age of 18 years is automatically disqualified. Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional programme.
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