A Scam Email with the Subject "WINNING NOTIFICATION INTERNET USER" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 26 Sep 2008 03:55:28 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Australian Lotto Board" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
HEAD OFFICE: 6123 Cool Street Rd. somewher vulle Ax34587, AUSTRALIA LOTTO LOTTERY INC. Date: 26/9/2008 Ref:4758961725 Batch: ALLINC 70564943902/188 Winning no:FGNGB2701/LPRC CONGRATULATIONS .................... Dear Internet User. We are delighted to inform you of your prize release on 1st September,2008 from the Australian International Lottery program.Which is fully based on an electronic selection of winners using their e-mail addresses, your name was attached to ticket number;47061725 07056490902 serial number 7741137002. The online draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of 29,031 Email addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet. However, no tickets were sold but all email addresses were assigned to different ticket numbers for representation and privacy.The online cyber draws was conducted from an exclusive list of 900,000 email addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer selection from the web. This batch draws the lucky numbers as follows 5-13-33-37-42 bonus number17, which consequently won the lottery in the second category. You hereby have been approved a lump sum pay of $600,000.00 (SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS) in cash credit file ref:ILP/HW 47509/02 from the total cash prize of $4.8million shared amongst eight lucky winners in this category. 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 and Oceania as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually. The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection machine (TOPAZ) from a database of over 900,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world. This Lottery is approved by the British Gaming Board and also Licensed by the The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).This lottery is the 3rd of its kind and we intend to sensitize the public. 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 operational base. Further more your details(e-mail address) falls within our African representative office in Nigeria, as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of $600,000.00, will be released to you from this regional branch office in Nigeria. HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE : Simply contact our fiducial agent,MR.ANDREW NWOSU AT: email@example.com to file for your claim. 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,You are to keep all lotto information away from the general public especially your t icket number and ballot number. (This is important as a case of double claims will not be entertained). This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this programme by non-participant ,unofficial personnel and lottery inposters. Bear in mind that prizes will strictly be remitted to winners that officially file in for their claim within the given time frame. To begin your claim, you are to forward this message to our accredited claim agent including your full names and telephone numbers: Note, all winnings MUST be claimed under two weeks of receiving this message otherwise all funds will be returned as Unclaimed and eventually donated to charity,Your prize award has been insured with your email address and will be transferred to you upon meeting the requirement of the gaming board authority which includes your statutory obligations. . Congratulations once again on your winnings!!! AFRICAN REPRESENTATIVE CLAIMS CENTER: firstname.lastname@example.org OFFICIAL NUMBER : +2347039370900 BEST REGARD, Mr.Mike Miller, co.ordinator, AUSTRLIAN LOTTO BOARD