A Fake "El-Gordo Lottery" Email Message
From: Lotería Nacional elGordo <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 6:54 AM
Subject: DEAR WINNER,
THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT YOU HAVE BEEN PRONOUNCED AS THE WINNER OF THE EL-GORDO LOTTERY DRAW. YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS ATTACHED TO TICKET NUMBER: 8-11-32-41-44-45-38-3 WITH SERIAL NUMBER: 03347 DREW THE WINNING NUMBERS 38-41-46-47-53-6 WHICH CONSEQUENTLY WON THE LOTTERY IN THE 3RD CATEGORY.
YOU HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR A LUMP SUM PAYOUT OF € 2,500,000 (TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EUROS) IN CASH CREDITED TO FILE REF NUMBER PZ006295003. THIS IS FROM A TOTAL CASH PRIZE OF € 42,500,000 (FORTY TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EUROS) SHARED AMONG SEVENTEEN (17) INTERNATIONAL WINNERS IN THIS CATEGORY.
YOUR FUND IS NOW DEPOSITED WITH A SECURITY COMPANY AND IS INSURED IN YOUR NAME. DUE TO MIX UP OF SOME NUMBERS AND NAMES, WE ASK THAT YOU KEEP THIS AWARD FROM PUBLIC NOTICE UNTIL YOUR CLAIM HAS BEEN PROCESSED AND YOUR MONEY REMITTED TO YOUR ACCOUNT AS THIS IS PART OF OUR SECURITY PROTOCOL TO AVOID DOUBLE CLAIMING OR UNWARRANTED ABUSE OF THIS PROGRAM BY PARTICIPANTS.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WERE SELECTED THROUGH A COMPUTER BALLOT SYSTEM DRAWN FROM 250,000 E-MAIL ADDRESSES FROM ASIA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, EUROPE, SOUTH AMERICA AND NORTH AMERICA AS PART OF OUR INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS PROGRAM WHICH WE CONDUCT ONCE EVERY YEAR. WE HOPE YOUR LUCKY E-MAIL ADDRESS WILL DRAW A BIGGER CASH PRIZE IN NEXT YEAR HIGH-STAKES OF 200 MILLION EURO INTER.LOTTERY.
TO BEGIN YOUR CLAIM, PLEASE CONTACT OUR ACCREDITED CLAIM AGENT, MR. ROBERTO LUCAS VIA EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
YOU ARE ALSO ADVISED TO PROVIDE THE BELOW STATED REQUIREMENTS TO PROCESS YOUR CLAIM AND YOUR MONEY WILL BE REMITTED TO YOU.
(1) YOUR FULL NAME:
(2) YOUR ADDRESS:
(3) YOUR NATIONALITY:
(4) YOUR OCCUPATION:
(5) YOUR DATE OF BIRTH:
(7) MOBILE PHONE:
(8) HOME PHONE:
(9) OFFICE PHONE:
(10) YOUR VALID ID:
NOTE; ALL WINNINGS MUST BE CLAIMED WITHIN ONE MONTH (30 DAYS) AFTER THIS DATE, ALL UNCLAIMED FUNDS WILL BE RETURNED AND WILL BE INCLUDED FOR THE NEXT GAME. IN ADDITION, IN CASE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS, PLEASE INFORM OUR ACCREDITED CLAIMS AGENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN FROM OUR STAFF, AND THANKS FOR BEING PART OF OUR PROMOTIONAL PROGRAM.
The El-Gordo Lottery, called the Spanish Christmas Lottery, is a national lottery. In the Spanish-speaking and the English-speaking media, it is sometimes just called El Gordo, even though that name really refers to the grand prize for all Spanish lotteries.
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