This email with the subject "Congratulations!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 01 Jun 2008 09:00:19 -0400 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "City Lotto U.K" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF IAN WILLAIMS, THE ZONAL COORDINATOR, INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT, CITY LOTTO, UNITED KINGDOM. Ref: CLUK/475061725 Batch: 7056490902/188 WINNING NOTIFICATION Congratulations!!! We happily announce to you the draw of the City Lotto International program held in London. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:454-75632545-299 with Serial number 7917/06. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £500,000.00 GBP (Five Hundred Thousand pounds) in cash credited to file C/7450118308/89. From the total cash prize shared amongst eight lucky winners in this category. All participants were selected through a computer ballot draw 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. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in UK as indicated in our play coupon. In view of this, your won funds of £500,000.00 GBP (Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain pounds) would be released to you by our claims director in the payment center here in London. The Claims Director will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds to you as soon as you make contact with him. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money transferred to a designated bank account of your choice. This is a part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. Please be warned. CLAIMS PROCEDURES: To begin your claims therefore, you are advised as a matter of urgency, to contact the under listed licensed and accredited claims Director for the processing of your prize award winning. Please contact the accredited agent assigned with the verification of all emerged winners. Claims Director: Mr. David Newton / Mrs. Rachel Fodd Email: email@example.com Phone: +44 704 574 2658 +44 704 573 8158 Note that all claim process and clearance procedures must be duly completed early to avoid impersonation arising to the issue of double claim. To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your Reference and Batch numbers in any correspondences with the Claims Director. Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program. NB: PLEASE SEE THAT YOU QUOTE YOUR REF AND BATCH NUMBERS IN YOUR CORRESPONDENCE TO YOUR CLAIMS AGENT. Yours Faithfully, Mr. Ian Willaims. AFRO-ASIAN Zonal Coordinator. City Lotto International.