This email with the subject "CONGRATULATIONS!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 19 Nov 2008 18:07:13 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Lotto Board"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mr. CHARLES WALL. Euro, Afro, American, Sweepstake Lottery Headquarters: 1a, Bexon Court Carlton Nottinghamshire Nottingham NG4 1SQ Essex United Kingdom Customer Service: 580 NCA 85914 Ref: EAASL/941OYI/03 Batch: 12/25/DC34 CONGRATULATIONS!! Dear Our Lucky Winner, We happily announce to you the draw of the British draws International programs on 16th of November 2008 in London. Your E-mail address attached to Ticket Number: 694 75600545 721 with Serial Number 21-8-1974 drew the Lucky Numbers: 7, 31, 62, 21, 74, 80 , which subsequently won you into the 2nd category. You are therefore been approved to claim a Total sum of 500,000.00 British Pounds (Five Hundred Thousand British Pounds) in cash credited to Ref. File: SCF-414-33. This is from the total cash prize of 25 Million British Pounds, shared amongst the first Fifty (50) lucky winners in this category. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our Afro booklet representative office in Africa as indicated in your coupon. In view of this, your 500,000.00 British Pounds (Five Hundred Thousand British Pounds) would be released to you by our bank. Our African agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer ballot system and extracted from over 100,000,00 companies. This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. Please be warned. To file for your claim, please contact our banking attorney (Lawyer) immediately you read this message for quick and urgent release of your fund, his contact information is as follow. Name: BARRISTER BENSON BEAM ESQ. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please be informed that all winning must be claimed on or before 16th of December 2008. To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with us or our designated agent. Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program that has successfully won this competition. Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program. Sincerely, Mr. CHARLES WALL. United Kingdom Zonal Co-ordinator. Mr. Alexandra Davis United Kingdom zonal Secretary General. NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in all correspondences with your claims officer. Any winner below the age of 18years is automatically disqualified. This information transmitted is only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material, any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of this information, or taking of any action in reliance upon this information, by person or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer. Thank you for your co-operation.