We all receive emails claiming that we've won a prize,inheritance from a dead relative, love interest or some business transaction. Some are too good to be true, whilst some can are pretty convincing. By the time we are aware,money and some valuable information are already in the possession of the perpetrators. DON'T be a victim of internet scam or 419.
Original email- firstname.lastname@example.org
> From: email@example.com
> Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 02:54:14 +1000
> Subject: ELECTRONIC MAIL WINNING NOTIFICATION
OFFICE OF THE EXXON MOBIL MALAYSIA (HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT) 1/12 Jalan Ampang,56000 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA OFFICE LINE:+(601)-6697-4591 This is to officially inform you that your email address has been attached to the WINNING FILE NUMBER [EXXON-SNT-822] which was conducted today from an exclusive list of millions of email addresses of corporate bodies and individuals selected by an advanced automated random computer ballot system. Your email address has been selected and has emerged as a winner in the category "A" which you are therefore entitled to receive a cash prize of $500,000.00 USD.[FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS.] To file in for the processing of your winning prize,you are advised to contact our certified and accredited claims agent who will instruct you and give you guidelines on what to do to receive your winning prize. Contact him immediately with the information below. NAME : MR. MOHD HAFIZ ABDUL E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org OFFICE LINE+(601)-6697-4591 With your, 1. Full Name: 2. Home Phone/Mobile Number: 3. Address: 4. State/Country: 5. Current Occupation: 7. Quote your File Number: NOTE: BECAUSE OF IMPOSTORS, YOU MUST KEEP YOUR FILE NUMBER PRIVATELY! KINDEST REGARDS, MRS.AMINA MOHAMMED'AL KAHA (EXXON MOBIL MALAYSIA COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN