A Scam Email with the Subject "You have won a development fund,redeem it" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 13 May 2010 18:26:35 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was Yahoo - Microsoft Online Draw <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Yahoo Incorporated in conjunction with Microsoft Incorporated wish to congratulate you over your email address's success in this 2010 development fund. Your email address emerged as one of the forty five final recipients of a cash grant/donation of US$380,000 to salvage your finances and to develop your community in this new year. This cash grant is a gift and you will never be required to pay it back.
This financial bailout plan is funded by G8, United Nations Agencies, Economic Development Organizations and Regional Unions which include the African Union (AU), Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD), European Union (EU), Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), North American Union (NAU) etc in an effort to reduce the impact of food and financial crisis around the world. The leaders of these organizations and Unions met in the 2010 Development Summit in New York, United States of America and made donations for this programme. Yahoo and Microsoft were engaged to carry out the task of conducting the email balloting and to subsequently pay winners.
This is the first time this program is taking place. Note that all participant's email addresses were selected randomly from all countries of the world through a random sampling and your email address is attached to file reference number (YM-21-1-1) that emerged as one of the lucky numbers that won the sum of three hundred and eighty thousand U.S. Dollars (US$380,000).
Our method of payment is through the issuance of a bank draft that can be cashed in any of the international banks in your country. Your payment falls within our Thailand representative office and it is from there you will make your claim. To file for your claim, please contact our coordinator, Mr. Fred Richardson, on this email: email@example.com . Provide him with the below details to enable him verify and issue you the bank draft:
Residential/Official Address: (Not P. O. Box)
Winning Email Address:
The above information is to be emailed to our coordinator, on the above given email, who is responsible to pay you. As a security measure, you are asked to keep your winning information confidential until you have made your claim. This is mainly to avoid putting up a double claim with your winning information which will result to the cancellation of your cash grant. On behalf of myself and all staff of Yahoo Incorporated and Microsoft incorporated, I say congratulations once again.
Mr. David Williams.
(President: Yahoo - Microsoft Online Draw)