This email with the subject "CONGRATULATIONS!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 25 Oct 2009 19:02:08 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was Google Incorporations <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Google Incorporations. Stamford New Road, Altrincham Cheshire, WA14 1EP London, United Kingdom. Winning No: GUK/877/798/2009 Ticket No: GUK/699/33/2009 Notification Date: 25/10/2009 GOOGLE ANNIVERSARY WINNING NOTIFICATION. We wish to congratulate you once again on this note, for being part of our winners selected this year. This promotion was set-up to encourage the active users of the Google search engine and the Google ancillary services. Hence we do believe with your winning prize, you will continue to be active and patronage to the Google search engine. Google is now the biggest search engine worldwide and in an effort to make sure that it remains the most widely used search engine, we ran an online e-mail beta test which your email address won US$1,500,000.00 (One Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States dollars) CONGRATULATIONS!!! We wish to formally announce to you that you have successfully passed the requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report Test conducted for all online winners. A winning cheque will be issued in your name by Google Promotion AwardTeam, You have therefore won the entire sum of US$1,500,000.00 (One Million, Five Hundred
Thousand United States dollars) and also a certificate of prize claims will be sent along side your winning cheque. Mr. Paul Zimmerman Google Promotion Award Team Email: email@example.com You are advised to contact your Foreign Transfer Manager with the following details to avoid unnecessary delay and complications: VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM. (1) Your contact address. (2) Your Tel/Fax numbers. (3) Your Nationality/Country. (4) Your Full Name/Sex. (5) Occupation/Age. (6) Ever won an online lottery? (7) Your Preferred Method of Receiving Your Prize (From Below) Mode Of Prize Remittance. (1)Cash Pick-Up (You coming Down to United Kingdom Personally to Pick Your Prize). (2)Bank to Bank online wire transfer. The Google Promotion Award Team has discovered a huge number of double claims due to winners informing close friends relatives and third parties about their winning and also sharing their pin numbers. As a result of this, these friends try to claim the lottery on behalf of the real winners. The Google Promotion Award Team has reached a decision from headquarters that any double claim discovered by the Lottery Board will result to the canceling of that particular winning, making a loss for both the double claimer and the real winner, as it is taken that the real winner was the informer to the double claimer about the lottery. So you are hereby strongly advised once more to keep your winnings strictly confidential until you claim your prize. Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of the Google interactive Lotteries Board Commission. Sincerely, Dr. Leslie Spears. Google Promotion Award Team ---------------------------------------------------------------- This message was sent using IMP, the Internet Messaging Program.