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Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 14:00:13 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Award Notification Final Notice
From: "Celtel Promotion" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Celtel Nigeria International Promotion No. 45 Ihama Road,Gra, Benin City,Nigeria Award Notification Final Notice. This is to inform you of the release of the Beginning of the year Celtel International Prize Promo Held on the 31st Junuary 2007. This result was
initially delayed due to mix up of numbers and addresses, the result were finally released on the 1st February 2007, and your name attached to Ticket number: 165-654-098-653-110 with Serial number: 1330-01, which drew the lucky number: 25-85-76-34-09-23, which has consequently won the Prize Promo in the first category of the year 2007. You are therefore approved for a lump sum payout of $450,500.00 (Four HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ONLY) in cash accredited to file reference number CL/018174955002-13, this is from a total cash prize of $3,006, 000.00 ( THREE MILLION SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS ONLY) Shared among the Five International Winners in this category. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your funds is now in a security company with your prize money 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 money remitted to you as this is part of our
security protocol to avoid double claiming or unwarranted taking advantage of this program by participants as it has happened in the past. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system/shopping ticket-foils and traveling ticket-foils drawn from 25,000 Company names and individual names from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, America, Africa and North America as part of our annual-international promotional program. We hope your lucky name will draw a bigger cash prize in the next high stake promotion. To begin your Prize Promo claim, please
contact our Attorney, Mr. Anderson Joseph Maxwell, Payment and release order department. Complete the below processing form and return by E-mail to our Attorney. Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than 31st June 2007. After this date, this fund will be returned to the CELTEL NIGERIA PROMOTIONS DEPARTMENT as unclaimed funds. CLAIMS PROCESSING FORM FULL NAMES:_________________ ADDRESS: ___________________ CITY:_______________________ STATE:______________________ COUNTRY_____________________ SEX:________________________ AGE:________________________ MARITAL STATUS:_____________ OCCUPATION:_________________ TELEPHONE NUMBER____________ E-MAIL ADDRESS:_____________ TICKET NUMBER:______________ SERIAL NUMBER:______________ LUCKY NUMBER:_______________ FILE REFERENCE NUMBER_______ AMOUNT WON:_________________ NATIONALITY_________________ MODE OF PAYMENT: (a) Wire Transfer (b) Courier of Cheque HOW
DO YOU FEEL AS A WINNER_______ REPLY IMMEDIATELY Do contact our Attorney Mr. Anderson Joseph Maxwell Email: email@example.com Office Number: +234-802-536-4910 (Working Hours 9.00 AM - 4.00 PM) Note: In order to avoid unnecessary delay and complication, please remember to quote your reference number in every correspondence with our Attorney. Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do inform our Attorney (claims Agent) as soon as possible. Congratulations once again from all members of our staff and thank you for being part of our International promotion program. We wish you continued good fortunes. Your Sincerely Mr. Mark Gray Online Co-ordinator Celtel Nigeria International Program.