This email with the subject "CONGRATULATIONS!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 10 Jun 2008 01:59:47 -0700 and has been classified as a Lotto/Lottery Scam.
The sender was "MSNLOTTERYPROGRAM2008" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Microsoft Award Team 20 Craven Park, Harlesden London NW10 United Kingdom Ref: BTD/968/07 Batch: 409978E Dear Winner, WINNING NOTIFICATION The prestigious Microsoft and AOL has set out and sucessfully organised a Sweepstakes marking the mid year 2008 anniversary we rolled out over £5,000.000.00 (Five million Great Britain Pounds) for our end of year Anniversary Draws. Participants for the draws were randomly selected and drawn from a wide range of web hosts which we enjoy their patronage. The selection was made through a computer draw system attaching personalised email addresses to ticket numbers. If you ignore this, you will regret it later. Microsoft and AOL are now the largest Internet companies and in an effort to make sure that Internet Explorer remains the most widely used program, Microsoft and AOL are running an e-mail beta test. Your email address as indicated was drawn and attached to ticket number 008795727498 with serial numbers BTD/9080648302/07 and drew the lucky numbers 14-21-25-39-40-47(20) which subsequently won you £500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds) as one of the 10 jackpot winners in this draw. You have therefore won the entire winning sum of £500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds). The draws registered as Draw number one was conducted in Brockley, London United Kingdom on the 4th of June 2008. These Draws are commemorative and as such special. Please be informed by this winning notification,to file your claims,you are to make contact with your designated agent who shall by duty guide you through the process to facilitate the release of your prize. To file for your claim Please Contact your fiduciary agent Mr Paul Richardson Microsoft Promotion Award Team Email:email@example.com Phone:+44-703-1997876 You are advised to contact your fiduciary agent with the following details to avoid unnecessary delays and complications: Your Full NamesCountry Ticket Number Batch Number Serial NumberLucky Number As indicated in this winning Notification and Phone numbers.Thank you for being part of this promotional award program. Our special thanks and gratitude to Bill Gates and his associates.We wish you the best of luck as you spend your good fortune.Thank you for being part of our commemorative new year Anniversary Draws. Sincerely, Dr. Bryan McDonald Microsoft Promotion Team