This email with the subject "CONGRATULATIONS!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 05 Jul 2008 11:01:45 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Mrs Maria Rodriguez"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARDS DEPARTMENT AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERY CORPORATION.2008 DATE:04/07/2008 REF NUMBER: 475061725 BATCH NUMBER: 7056490902/188 WINNING NUMBER: GB8701/L PRC Dear Winner, We are delighted to inform you of your prize which was released today being 4th july 2008, from the Australian International Lottery Program, which is fully based on an electronic selection of winners using their e-mail address from some sites. Your email address was attached to ticket number; 4700172507056490102 and serial number 7741134002. This batch draws the lucky numbers as follows 5-13-33-37-42 and bonus number 17,which consequently won the lottery in the second category. You hereby have been approved a lump sum pay of(US$750,000.00 (SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS) in cash shared amongst eight lucky winners in this category. All participants 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 promotion program which is conducted annually. This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they have an operational base.Furthermore, your details (e-mail address) fall within our European representative office in United Kingdom as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of US$750,000.00 will be released to you from this regional office in UK. We hope that with part of your prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes for US$1.5 Billion international draw. To file for your claim, please contact our director of finance. Name :Mr. Albert Van Leeman E-mail:(email@example.com) TEL Please quote your reference, batch and winning number Which can be found on the top left corner of this Notification as well as your full name, address and Telephone number to help locate your file easily.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 Programmer by non participants or unofficial Personnel. Note: All winnings MUST be claimed within 30 days from today; otherwise all funds will be returned As Unclaimed and eventually donated to charity Organizations PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS AGENT E-mail:(firstname.lastname@example.org) Please quote the amount won and mobile phone number while sending your winning details to your claims agent PLEASE ENSURE YOU TYPE THE EMAIL ADDRESS CORRECTLY TO ENSURE SAFE & QUICK MAIL DELIVERY/RESPONSE. ANY BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY ON THE PART OF WINNERS WILL RESULT TO DISQUALIFICATION. Yours Faithfully, Mrs Maria Rodriguez (Co odinator)