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Your Winning Notification

9th November 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
9th November
Apparent Sender
Magnum Securities Company
Return Address
lottery < >

Your Winning Notification

A another lottery variant of the 419 style of scam - uses the fake promise of a lottery win to eventually lure victim and trick them into giving away their bank details, or by requesting payments for 'administration costs'.

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1. A lottery variant of the 419 style of scam. Correspondance will simply result in requests for 'administration fees' to cover various costs, but you'll never actually get any money back!

2. Magnum Securities Company almost certainly do not exist, and did you actually enter this lottery? An almost universal rule is that if you haven't entered a competition, you haven't won it! And even if you have the prize is likely is likely to be a fraction of that promised.

3. Notice that the sender uses a free, web based email address. A real company would almost certainly use their own.


" Dear Sir/Madam. We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held on the 29/10/2004."...

If you have received this email, please remember that it is very common for these email scams to be redistributed at a later date with only slightly different content or the same but with the fake page(s) hosted by a different provider. Also, once you have received one of these hoaxes, it is also common place to receive at least another one and usually a day or two after the first, although not necessarily from the same apparent sender.


The Spoof Email ...


Dear Sir/Madam.

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners
International programs held on the 29/10/2004. Your e-mail address attached to
ticket number 436425795822-5022 with serial number 6614102,batch number
8561513507,lottery ref number 7675213911 and drew lucky numbers 7-9-4-17-34-44
which consequently won in category C, you have therefore been approved for a
lump sum pay out of
US$1.500,000.00 (0NE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND United States dollars)


Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning
information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money
Remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol
to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some
participants. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system
drawn from over 40,000 company and 20,000,000 individual
email addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program
takes place every year. This lottery was promoted and sponsored by Association
of software producers. we hope with part of your winning,you will take part in
our next year US$20 million international lottery. To file for your claim,
please contact our fiducial
Mr. Robert Cleak
Magnum Securities Company .
Amsterdam Netherland.

Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 30TH OF NOVEMBER, 2004.
After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. Please
note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to
quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence.
Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon
as possible.

Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being
part of our promotional program.

Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.

Yours Sincerely,
John Smith,
Lottery Coordinator.

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