This email with the subject "Congratulations!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 12 May 2010 19:47:45 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Yahoo Internet Lottery" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
CONGRATULATIONS! CONGRATULATIONS! CONGRATULATIONS! YAHOO / MSN INTERNET LOTTERY Your Email Account was randomly selected as one of 5 top winners accounts who will get cash prize from us. We are happy to inform you that your Email Account has won you the Cash prize of £200,000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds Sterling) for this Month of May, 2010 for Lottery winning promotion which is organized by Yahoo/Msn Online or internet Lottery every month. YAHOO / MSN, collects all the email addresses of the people that are online all over the world among million subscribers, we only select five people every month as our top winners through electronic balloting System without the winner applying for this lottery. We are congratulating you for being one of the people selected. All participant were selected through a computer balloting 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 Monthly. This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they have operational base. Further more your details/e-mail address falls within our Europe representative office, as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of £200,000.00 will be released to you from any of our regional paying Office in Europe. NOTE: All winnings MUST be claimed before 31st of May, 2010, otherwise all funds will be returned as Unclaimed and eventually donated to charity organizations. We hope with part of your prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes for US$1.3 Billion international draw. HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE Below are your identification numbers; Batch number.....................Yah09445 Lotto number.....................Yah09446 Winning number...................Yah09447 To begin your claims, kindly contact our Fiduciary agent Mr. Jack Brown with he contact below; Fiduciary Agent: Mr. Jack Brown E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +447045709845 You are required to furnish our Fiduciary agent Mr. Jack Brown with the following details; 1. FULL NAME: 2. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: 3. PRESENT COUNTRY: 4. SEX: 5. DATE OF BIRTH: 6. AGE: 7. OCCUPATION: 8. TELEPHONE NUMBER: 9. FAX NUMBER (IF ANY): 10. EMAIL ADDRESS: 11. MARITAL STATUS: As soon as you contact him with the above details you will be advise on how to get your prize money and you must be checking your email constantly immediately you contact the financial agent Mr. Jack Brown to meet up with the time you have to claim your prize. Congratulations once more!! For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize released to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this program by non-participant or unofficial personnel. Yours Sincerely, Mrs. Susan Kay LOTTERY CO-ORDINATOR