Scam Emails Archive : Lotto/Lottery


From: "Mr Mark Vandijk" <>

This email with the subject "FROM THE DESK OF MICROSOFT,YOU ARE WINNER" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 14 Sep 2008 20:28:56 -0700 and has been classified as a Lotto/Lottery Scam.

The sender was "Mr Mark Vandijk" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

From The Desk of The Microsoft
Microsoft Global Email Lottery
International Prize Award Department
Lon Nw10 England United Kingdom
File Reef: Hl/8121/31/11
Batch: Mc44/707/3
Official Winning Notification:
Attention Lucky winners!
It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find time to read it carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the following official publication of results of the E-mail electronic online Sweepstakes organized by Microsoft, in conjunction with the foundation for the promotion of software products, (F.P.S.) held on the 20th of March 2008,in United kingdom.
Wherein your electronic email address emerged as one of the online
Winning emails in the 1st category and therefore attracted a cash award of Dollars$3, 000,000.00 (Three Million United States Dollars only) which your file falls in our South African Claim office in Johannesburg
Our winners are arranged into four categories with different winning prizes accordingly in each category. They are arranged in this format below:
Category a Category No of Winners of Winning Prizes.
1st. 2 USD$3,000,000.00 each
2nd. 8 USD$800,000.00 each
3rd. 13 USD$470,000.00 each
4th. 27 USD$170,000.00 each
We write to officially notify you of this award and to advise you to contact the processing office immediately upon receipt of this message for more information concerning the verification, processing and eventual payment of the above prize to you.
It is important to note that your award information was released with the following particulars attached to it.
(1) Award numbers: NL 62/7811
(2) Email ticket numbers: NL901/33/65
(3) Batch numbers: Mc44/707/3
(4) The file reference numbers: HL/8121/31/11
{5} Serial Numbers: Mt/030/NL0981
For verification purpose be sure to include:
(1) Your mailing address.
(2) Your Tel/Fax numbers.
(3) Your Nationality/Country.
{4} Your Full Names
To file for your claim, Please contact your Validating Officer for Validation of your winning within nine working days of this winning notification. Winnings that are not validated within nine working days of winning notification are termed void and invalid. You are required to mention the above particulars
of your award in every correspondence to enable the Agent in South Africa to validate your winning
Contact: Your Claim Agent!
Name Mr.Benni Johnson
Microsoft Security Department South Africa.
Phone: +27-731-108-227
Office Fax: +27-866-160-924
The Microsoft Internet E-mail lottery Awards is sponsored by our
CEO/Chairman, Bill Gates: and a consortium of software promotion companies. The Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell Computers and other International Companies. The Microsoft internet E-mail draw is held periodically and is organized to encourage the use of the Internet and promote computer literacy worldwide.
Once again on behalf of all our staff,
Yours faithfully,
Mr. Mr. Mark Van Dijk
Microsoft Email Lottery Promotion Co-coordinator.