A Scam Email with the Subject "You won $820,000.00! Yahoo/windows live congratulates you!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 16 Jul 2008 20:39:31 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Dr. Barry Knight" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
You won $820,000.00! Yahoo/windows live congratulates you! Messenger YAHOO/windows live INTERNET LOTTERY CONGRATULATIONS! YOU WON $820,000.00! Yahoo! Mail gives members random cash prizes. Today, your account is randomly selected as the one of 12 top winners accounts who will get cash prizes from us. We are happy to inform you that you have won a prize money of (Eight Hundred And twenty Thousand US Dollars) ($820,000.00) for the month of May Lottery win promotion which is organized by yahoo.messenger and window live.com every month. YAHOO and WINDOW LIVE! collects all the mail id of the people that are online, among the millions that subscribe to the world email 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 Spanish representative office in GHANA, as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of $820,000.00 USD will be released to you from this regional branch office in GHANA, HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE These are your identification numbers......... Batch number....................Lwh 09445 Lotto number.....................Lwh09446 Winning number................Lwh09447 Serial number....................Lwh009482 To begin your claims, kindly contact the Fiduciary Agent Mr. Ralph Winter of YAHOO/WINDOWS LIVE LOTTERY BOARD GHANA on email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +233247935485. You are required to forward Them 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 NUMBERS/CELL 9.FAX NUMBER(IF ANY) 10.MARITAL STATUS 11.WINNING NUMBER, BATCH NUMBER AND LOTTO NUMBER. 12 THE MONTH YOU WON................. 13 AMOUNT WON..................... As soon as you contact your agent, 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. BARRY KNIGHT (PHD) LOTTO CO-ORDINATOR. The Yahoo.com staff http://www.yahoo.com