This email with the subject "Official Notification" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 16 May 2008 11:08:22 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Yahoo&Microsoft"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Yahoo&Microsoft Lottery Incorporation 7 Prauge Palace.Brixton Hill London SWZ SED. REF NO: MSW/56B-672GH/L Batch: Mcs/989/989/#34 The prestigious Microsoft and Yahoo has set out and successfully organized a Sweepstakes marking the new year 2008 anniversary, we rolled out over 4,500,000.00 (Four Million Five Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds) for our end of year the Anniversary Draws. Participants for the draws were randomly selected and drawn from a wide range of web hosts which we enjoy their patronage. You have been approved for lump sums pay out of Ј450,000.00 GBP (Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling) in cash Credited to file REF NO: MSW/56B-672GH/L and winning number 23-76-06-54-42-100. Selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection machine (TOPAZ) from a database of over 1,000,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world. The online draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of 29,031 E-mail addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet. No tickets were sold but all email addresses were assigned to different ticket numbers for representation and privacy. This is to encourage our prominent Microsoft Internet Explorer users all over the world, and for the Continuous use of E-mail. Your fund (Certified Cashiers Cheque) has been insured with your REF NO: MSW/56B-672GH/L and winning number 23-76-06-54-42-100. To claim your winning prize, you must first contact the claims department by email for Processing and remittance of your prize to you. Mr. Andreas Georgetown. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Foreign Transfer Manager. Yahoo&Microsoft Lottery Incorporation You are advised to contact your Foreign Transfer Manager with the following details to avoid unnecessary delays and complications: VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM. 1. FULL NAMES: 2. ADDRESS: 3. SEX: 4. AGE: 5. MARITAL STATUS: 6. OCCUPATION: 7. COMPANY NAME: 8. E-MAIL ADDRESS: 9. TELEPHONE NUMBER: 10.STATE: 11.COUNTRY: 12.YOUR PREFERRED METHOD OF RECEIVING YOUR PRIZE (From Below) Mode Of Prize Remittance. (1) Cash Pick-Up (You coming Down to United Kingdom Personally to Pick Your Prize). (2) Courier Delivery Of your Certified Winning Cheque Name and other Winning Documents safely to you. NOTE: Do not tell people about your Prize Award until your Prize is successfully handed over to you to avoid disqualification that may arise from double claim. Congratulations. Halam Scott ONLINE CO-ORDINATOR.