A Scam Email with the Subject "You won Â£400.000! Yahoo! Mail congratulates you!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 23 Jul 2008 01:49:18 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Mr. Clark Becks" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
YAHOO INTERNET LOTTERY CONGRATULATIONS! YOU WON Â400,000! Yahoo! Mail gives members random cash prizes. Today, your account is randomly selected as the one of 5 top winners accounts who will get cash prizes from us.We are happy to informyou that you have won a prize money of (Four Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds (Â400,000) for the month of July 2008 Lottery win promotion which is organized by yahoo.messenger.com every month. Yahoo! collects all the mail ID of the people that are online on yahoo! mail, among the millions that subscribe to msn mail, we only select five people every month as our winners through electronic balloting System without the winner applying,we are congratulating you for been one of the people selected. All participant were selected through a computer balloting system drawn from Nine hundred thousand E-mail addresses from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually. This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomorate of some multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the commmunities where they have operational base. Further more your details(e-mail address) falls within our British representative office in UnitedKingdom , as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of Â400,000 will be released to you from this regional branch office in UK. We hope with part of your prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes for US$1.3 Billion international draw. HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE These are your identification numbers: Batch number.......................Lwh 09445 Lotto number........................Lwh09446 Winningnumber...................Lwh09447 To begin your claims, kindly contact the Fiduciary Agent Mr. Mark Roni Email: email@example.com Tel: +447045754869 You are required to forward him with the following details: 1.FULL NAME 2.COUNTRY OF ORIGIN 3.PRESENT ADDRESS 4.SEX 5.DATE OF BIRTH 6.AGE 7.OCCUPATION 8.TELEPHONE NUMBER 9. FAX NUMBER(IF ANY) 10.MARITAL STATUS 11.WINNING NUMBER,BATCH NUMBER AND LOTTO NUMBER. 12.AMOUNT WON? 13.THE MONTH YOU WON? As soon as you contact him, he will advise you on what to do in order to get your prize money. Congratulations once more!! For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize released to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this programme by non-participant or unofficial personnel. Yours Sincerely, Dr WILLIAM GERRI LOTTO CO-ORDINATOR. The Yahoo.com staff