This email with the subject "Congratulations-You Are Mega Millions Lottery Winner" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 11 Mar 2010 02:54:45 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mega Millions Lottery"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Mega Millions International Jackpot Lottery, #67 Kings Road, P.O. Box 3262, Chelsea, London, SW3 6ED United Kingdom. Phone: +44 703 188 0443 Dear Winner Number 8 We are pleased to inform you that you have been announced as the Eight (8) lucky winner of our MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT LOTTERY PROGRAMME held on 5th March, 2010. Your email address is attached to the winning number Eight (8) with batch number: MML-06438, Reference number: MML-217699 and Winning numbers: 08,16,24,39,44. Therefore, you have been approved for lump sum payout of Ј1,000,000.00 (ONE MILLION BRITISH POUNDS) in cash and have been credited to Payment No: 0088. This is from total cash prize of $67 Million, US Dollars, shared among the Thirty One (31) International Winners from all over the world. To claim your prize, you are advised to contact our Overseas Payment Officer (Dr. David Villa) with below information as follows; Contact Name: Dr. David Villa Contact E-mail: email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Phone: +44 703 188 0443 You are required to forward all the below information to the above e-mail addresses for verification and payment. 1) Your Full Names................................................... 2) Your Nationality.................................................... 3) Your Age................................................................ 4) Your Occupation.................................................... 5) Your Contact Phone No......................................... As soon as you send all the above information's to our payment officer, he will tell you what to do to get your prize. WARNING! For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this winning information confidential (Secret) from the public, until you have received your won prize in your bank account. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this programme. TESTIMONIES OF OUR PAST LUCKY WINNERS: ''When I first received an unsolicited email that I have just won Eight Million Dollars it appeared to me like one of those uncalled -for emails .However when I decided to justify my curiosity by contacting the Agent they told me in the email to know if this was real he instructed me on what to do to claim my winning and as a matter of fact I was skeptical initially but when I did I was full of surprise when my bank here in America called me up to confirm to me that an additional Eight Million Dollars Has been transferred to my account. I am really happy for the MEGA MILLIONS LOTTO COMPANY who made it possible for me to be a millionaire Today''. [Mr. Shaun Walter [From Texas In The United States of America] ''To me everything was pointing to the direction of a scam especially when I was told that I have to make the payment of a particular amount of money being the government Tax imposition and transfer charges to the transfer bank before my winning fund will be transferred This was so because I had the belief that for being a winner I do not have to send money first before receiving . However when I discussed this with my wife she urged me to do so because of her believe on the Lottery. After I have meet this condition, it hit me like a thunder ball when I was surprised that eventually Five Hundred Thousand Dollars was deposited into my MELLI BANK account .It was unbelievable to me until I made the withdrawal of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars to buy a new house in Tehran, Iran''. Dr. MOHAMMAD HOSSEIN [From Iran] ''To me I was the last person on earth to believe in the Internet of a thing and its winning. Especially considering the fact that I am a black woman from Africa. I just couldn't believe it, but when I called my claim agent to confirm my wining I was still in surprise until I meet all his condition and today I am the pillar in my family because of my financial strength''. Mrs. Joyce Addo [From Accra, Ghana, West Africa] '' I am OFW from CEBU CITY, working as a make shift nurse here in a local hospital in Liverpool, England. Most of my salary goes back home to support my family. Words can't explain how I feel winning a lottery I never participated in, I was over joyed when my email address won One Million British Pounds Starlings. I am going back home to the Philippines next month to start my own clinic so that I can help the poor people in my community. THANK YOU JESUS'' MARITES RODICO [OFW in Liverpool, England ] '' I can beat my hands on my chest and tell any one who cares to listen that this is a genuine lottery. I am a living testimony, my parents never believed when I informed them that I won but today look at me only 19 years old and I am already smiling to the bank with Ninety Five Thousand Dollars. ALLAH HAFIZ'' Mr. Muhammad Athar Iqbal [Lahore, Pakistan] '' Man, I am really a winner!!! Waooo my joy is immeasurable!!!! '' Mr. Akita Natawara [Japan One Million Pounds Jackpot Winner] WARNING: MY NAME IS PRIYANTO FROM JAKARTA, INDONESIA, I WON THIS LOTTERY LAST YEAR BUT I WENT HOME AND TOLD MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS, BUT BEFORE I COULD CLAIM MY PRIZE ONE OF MY FRIENDS USED ALL MY WINNING INFORMATION'S TO COLLECT THE PRIZE MONEY, CLAIMING THAT I SENT HER. MY ADVICE IS THAT IF U EVER WIN A LOTTERY, DONT TELL ANYONE TILL YOU GET YOUR PRIZE, EVEN YOUR BEST FRIEND. THEY WILL TELL YOU ITS A LIE, BUT THEY WILL CONTACT THE LOTTERY AGENT AND CLAIM YOUR PRIZE. I WISH SOMEONE WOULD LEARN FROM MY MISTAKE. GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL. ''I have received this kind of winning notification on several occasions but I didn't believe until I just took a risk of paying all the charges I was required to pay. Infect I had to borrow money from within around to pay all these charges and look at me today I can pay back what I have borrowed in 5 folds to my creditors'' AZLEEN BINTI OTHMAN [Malaysia Seven Hundred Thousand Dollars Winner] '' Infact, I am donating 20% percent to any charity organization of my choice in Asia (INSHA ALLAH) as a free -will gift and a thank you gift to the Almighty God for making it possible for me to win a lottery I never participated in ''. Mr. Ismail Sadiq [From Baghdad, Iraq. Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars Winner] '' This is my second time of winning a lottery so it never came to me as a surprise. But still I am grateful to the lottery organizers for making this come true '' Mr. Anand Kumar [From New Delhi, India. [Eighty Thousand Dollars Winner]