This email with the subject "Congratulations, you are a lucky winner...." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 07 Aug 2010 01:41:59 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "UK NATIONAL LOTTERY" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
The National Lottery P.O.Box 1010 Liverpool L70 1NL.England, United Kingdom (Customer service) NOTIFICATION DESK Dear Winner, We are pleased to announce you as one of the 3 lucky winners in The UK National Lottery draw held on the 26th of July, 2010. All 3 winning email addresses were randomly selected from a batch of 5,000,000 international emails. Your email address emerged alongside 2 others as a 3rd category winner in this month's draw. Consequently, you have therefore been approved for a total pay out of Ј850,000 Pounds (Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand pounds) only. The following particulars are attached to your lotto payment order: (i) Winning numbers: 20,58,1,17,89,33 (ii) Serial number: 223-452-1 (iii) Lotto batch number: INT-12036 (iv) Reference number: UKL-206-9 Please contact the under listed claims officer as soon as possible for the immediate release of your winnings; Mr.Eddy Brown Claims Manager Matrix Finance Company Email:email@example.com Tel:0044-792-407-9918 This is to give you a brief explanation of how you emerged a winner in the UK National Lottery. The third category draws of UK National Lottery is a promotional draw, whereby participants do not have to buy tickets to formally enter into the draws, about 5,000,000 international and local emails were selected randomly by a computer ballot system and entered into the draws, you consequently emerged as one of the 3 winners in this category. This entitles you to a cash prize of Ј850,000. Once again on behalf of all our staff, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Sincerely, Natasha Ferguson Promotions Manager Note: 1. All claims are nullified after 10 working days from today. 2. Your Ref number must be in all your mails with the claims officer. 3. Do inform the claims officer of any change of names or addresses. 4. All winners under the age of 18 are automatically disqualified. 5. Please contact your claims agent by Telephone or email (Mr.Eddy Brown )