On May 19 2009, I received an email from a Nicole Peters stating that I had been randomly selected through firstname.lastname@example.org and have just won 1.2 million USD dollars, and that I had 4 days to claim my prize by contacting email@example.com. The email from Nicole Peters had a lottery reference, serial, batch and ticket number. This is the email below:
Confirmation/ Email-Ticket Number EB50-11-14-9-77 Dear/ Winner, Your electronic email address emerged as one of the Free Lotto on-line winning email sweepstakes program cooperation.Furthermore, your email address was attached to a cash award of $1,200,000.00, (One Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars Only)held on the 19th of May ,2009. For further enquires and claims of your winning,Please contact Mr Van Austine Brooks.Tel: TEL: +32-499-843-576 , Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Winning details below, Ref No:8-37-22-16-20-3,Ticket No:65-21-4-19-27-4433,Lucky No:4-55-6-20-31-41, Batch No:MPJG5545211,Serial No:KPGHJ88984544, Please note that all wining must be claimed not later than 30th working Days Sincerely Mrs.Marabel Van Hoost.please Repy to Email:email@example.com
I contacted firstname.lastname@example.org, they sent me an email saying the following:
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
You don't have to purchase a ticket to enter this lottery, your email indicating you as a winner in the lottery programs held by the FREE LOTTERY was received. Your email address was selected through the computer ballot system drawn from over 25,000,000 company and 40,000,000 individual email addresses, your email address attached to a single ticket was found as one of the lucky email address that emerge from the first category to have won the sum of $1,200.000.00, (One Million two hundred thousand United State Dollars Only), the information was passed to you by the lottery coordinator to ensure that we are in contact with the rightful owner of the winning email address to avoid double claiming.
To commence on the processing of your Winning Prize as your claim agent, you are advised to provide us with the following information:
PAYMENT PROCESSING FORM
Full Name of Beneficiary: ______________________________________________
City/State: ________ Country: _______________
Nationality: _____________ Sex: ______ _________________Tel: __________ Fax: _________________
Occupation:______________ Age: _____________
marital status: _______Next of Kin:_______________
In Figures: _______________
In Words: __________________
Lottery Ref No: ________Batch No: ______________
Lucky No: ___________ Ticket No: ______________
Serial No: ________ Lottery Date: ___________
Claim Expiration Date: ____________
CLAIMANT'S SIGNATURE: ___________________ DATE: _______
OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Verified by: _____ Confirmed by: ______
AGENT'S SIGNATURE: _________________
Note that you are advice to return the Payment Processing Form via email or fax number:0032-489-920-989 , Upon receipt of the above information, we shall officially apply for the claim of your winning prize and upon verification by the Lottery coordinator; they will send us a "Release Order" confirming you as the bunafide winner. Form B6 (Payment Scheme) will also be send to you, requesting you to indication your preferred mode of payment as soon as we have the release order. AND YOU WILL BE INVITED TO SIGN THE RELEASE DOCUMENT, as well as the certificate of award to be presented to you.The form B6 must be completed and return back to us and the processing of your claim will be completed within four (4) working days and subsequently you will receive the total sum of ($1,200,000.00) One Million two hundred United State Dollars Only.
Finally, if you are satisfied with our General Terms and Conditions, please do indicate by sending us the necessary information as required above to enable us commence the processing of your claim.
Mr.Van Rueben Bochem,
FREE LOTTERY AGENCY.
NB: YOU CAN DIAL 0032 AS THE INTERNATIONAL COUNTRY CODE NUMBER FOR THE BELGIUM, IF YOU ARE CALLING OR SENDING A FAX FROM THE U.S, DIAL 0011 AS THE ACCESS CODE BEFORE 32 AND FOLLOW UP WITH THE REST NUMBERS.Fax/01132-489-920-989.
Thunder Bay, Ontario