This email with the subject "RE: YOU ARE 2008 MASTERCARD WINNER!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 06 Aug 2008 22:58:36 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was =?utf-8?Q?MASTERCARD=C2=AE_INTERNATIONAL_AWARD?= <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
MASTERCARDÂ INTERNATIONAL AWARDNEW YEAR MEGA JACKPOT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: MR. CHRIS MONTEIRO. Dear Cash Winner, Your e-mail address was selected and confirmed by our co-sponsor Microsoft International, through their latest internet software. You have therefore been approved by MasterCardÂ Int'l/MicrosoftÂ Corporation UK the sum of Â3.6 Million Pounds (THREE MILLION, SIX HUNDRED POUNDS). These funds are in cash, Credited to a valid cashier's check, with a winning Reg. No. MCIMJ: 36925/0751. Be informed that your prize has been insured and ready for pay out to you. You are to contact your assigned claims officer below with your required information's: Name: Albert Whitman E-mail: email@example.com Claims Verification Department. MasterCardÂ Liaison Office Do email the above Claims Administrator, at once with this Claims Requirements; 1. Full Name: 2. Address: 3. Nationality: 4. Age: 5. Occupation: Nature of Work: 6. Phone: Fax: 7. State of Origin: Country: 8. Sex: 9. Winning Email Address: Sincerely, Dr. Barbara Gasper. Head Customer care Service.