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 address - firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 16:34:19 +0800
> Subject: YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT HAS WON!!!!!
> From: email@example.com
NB: In regards to the Raffle Draw on 25th of July 2011, FACEBOOK ONLINE EMAIL PROMOTION. (UK)BOARD! This is to inform you that your profile has won you prize money of $350,000USDollars (Three Hundred And Fifty Thousand United States Dollars) in the Facebook Lottery Jackpot 2011, sponsored and organized by Microsoft, Webmaster Inc. and Facebook Officials. All e-mail addresses was selected worldwide, that are active online this 2011. Among the millions that subscribed to MICROSOFT, HOTMAIL, YAHOO, GMAIL Companies domains and few from other e-mail providers. Twenty Five (25) people are selected yearly to benefit from this e-mail Promotion and your e-mail emerged has one of theSelected e-mail Winner to benefit from this promotion. Your Email ID hastherefore been approved to claim a total sum of $350,000.00 US Dollars withthe following reference numbers: Online Ticket Number 889-026-1319 Serial Number 101-116 Lucky Numbers 009,789,176 Contact the head of events Mr. Garry Williams for documentation and record purposes with your (1)Name: (2)Address: (3)Occupation: (4)Tel: (5)Sex: (6) Age: (7) Country: Mr. Garry Williams Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +447035980151 NB: This promotion program was organize for both Facebook subscribers and Unsubscribe Online E-mail account. Thanks, Coordinator, The Facebook Team, Mrs. Eleanor Miller.