This email with the subject "HURRY MAKE YOUR CLAIM" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 29 Jul 2008 05:27:35 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "LOTTO WINNERS"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
WINNER OF THE YAHOO AND MICROSOFT FREE INTERNET DRAWS 2008 Dear Lucky Draws Winner, We write to inform you that you have won a prize money of 250,000.00 British Pounds (Two hundred and Fifty Thousand British Pounds only) on our TENTH FREE INTERNET NEW YEAR DRAWS 2008 held in United Kingdom, ORGANIZED AND SPONSORRED BY YAHOO AND MICROSOFT WINDOWS. Your email address have emerged a winner under the HIGH STAKES DRAWS, which is part of our yearly promotional draws. The draws were held on 18th July, 2008 and results are being officially announced today. YAHOO AND MICROSOFT WINDOWS collects all the email addresses of the people from America, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo and Hotmail and few from other e-mail providers. Four hundred (400) people are selected to benefit from this promotion every year and you are one of the Selected Winners this year. Your email address, attached to ticket number 11185973843206, with serial number 52-67 drew the winning numbers 05 17 23 26 42 48 and consequently won in our TENTH FREE INTERNET NEW YEAR DRAWS CATEGORY. You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of 250,000.00 British Pounds (Two Hundred and Fifty thousand British Pounds), which is the winning payout for each winners. This is from the total prize money of 100,000,000.00 Million British Pounds shared among the 400 winners in this category. CONGRATULATIONS! In your best interest and also to avoid mix up of numbers and names/email address especially impersonators of any kind, we advise that you keep the entire details of your award strictly confidential from public notice until the process of your claims has been completed. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this programme by some unscrupulous elements. Please be warned. To file for your claim, please, Fill the CLAIMANT FORM below and send it back to us immediately to enable us commence with the processing of your winning. CLAIMANT FORM 1. Total prize value of claim (Amount won): 2. Claimant Full Name: 3. Sex: 4. Date of Birth: 5. Claimant home or office Address: 6. Your Country: 7. Occupation: 8. Telephone Number: 9. E-mail address that won: For our record purposes, Your Claimant Form must be verified and processed accordingly by our processing/Award Coodinator (MR.Van Chantry) at the headquarters. The Processing of your Claimant Form will be completed within 24 hours. You will receive an update once completely processed. Secondly, as soon as we are through with the processing of your winning, your payment data will be forwarded to our paying bank immediately so that they will release your winning funds to you without delay. NOTE: For easy reference and identification, find below your reference and Batch Numbers. Remember to quote these numbers in every correspondences. REFERENCE NUMBER: UVC/06/APA-436345234 BATCH NUMBER: 2207000346 Yours Sincerely, MR Larry Powell