Internet Scams Exposed

SCAM WATCH: Internet & SMS Scams - Phishing - Email Fraud

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Another Internet Scam: From CNN United Nations Award Dept

From: CNN United Nations Award Dept []
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 2:30 PM
Subject: Payment Notification From United Nations 2011

We The People Of United Nations...
United For a Better World
Attention: Prize Winner


We are pleased to inform you that, you have been selected for the United Nations International Donation after a Draw held on 31st January for the end of the year donations 2011, Your email address attached to ticket number 27522465896-532 with serial number 652-662 drew lucky number 7-14-18-23-31-45 which consequently won a Donation Award of NINE Hundred And Fifty Thousand,Two Hundred And Fifteen (US$950.215.00).

ALL participants in this lottery program have been selected randomly through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 companies and 30,000,000 individual email addresses from all search engines and websites. This promotional program takes place every end of the year, and it is promoted and sponsored by the United Nations Organization and eminent personalities like the sultan of Brunei, Williams Bill Gates Of Microsoft Inc, Multi Choice CNN and other corporate organizations.This is organized by theUnited Nations to help the Poor and other Charity organizations around the World as a means of Alleviating Poverty.For that reason We are not giving you this donation only for your welfare but also to help Charity Organizations and poor people in your Country as a means of Alleviating Poverty .

For security purpose and clarity, we advise that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims have been processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delay and complications remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence. Finally, should there be any change of addresses do inform our agent as soon as possible.

to claim your prize.

Contact our claims agent for validation:
Mr. Mel George.
Address: # 1 United Nations Avenue London,
United Kingdom

Tel :+( 44) 703-1804-713

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

Sincerely yours,
Dr Mrs. Joan Cole (UN Secretary General)

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