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The following email was sent to me:
DERBY CITY LOTTERY/Fraud
Ref. Number: 639/898/002
Batch Number: 430456543-DD23
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners International programs held on the 13th August 2004. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 278541465006-4872 with serial Number 1772-554 drew lucky numbers 5-14-18-23-33-39 which consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of €1,000,000 (One Million Euros) CONGRATULATIONS!!! Due to some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until you file for your claim. 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 20,000 companies and 30,000,000 individual e-mail addresses and names from all over the World. This promotional program takes place every year. This lottery was promoted and sponsored by some eminent personalities who do not Wish to declare their identity for security reasons.
To file for your claim, please contact our fiducial Agent:
Mr. XXXX XXXXX
Email: DERBYCITYLOTTERY@This is a Fraud!.net
Remember, all winning must be filed not later than 26th August 2004 or when authentic proof is given for the delay of filing. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, 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 a Winner in our promotional program.
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 years is automatically disqualified.
Note: Removed names in case there really are live people with those names but not related to the problem.
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