This email with the subject "Congratulations!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 12 Nov 2010 14:42:58 -0800 and has been classified as a Lotto/Lottery Scam.
The sender was "MTN Play" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Lucky Winner,
Your e-mail address has won US$ 500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only). This is from a total cash prize of US$ 5, 000,000.00 (Five Million United States Dollars) shared amongst the lucky winners in this grand category.
File claim for your winnings immediately by contacting our Financial Controller using the information below:
The Financial Controller,
Name: JAMES K. Ade
All participants were selected randomly from the World Wide Web (WWW) through computer draw system and extracted from over 200,000 companies. This promotion takes place periodically and no ticket is sold. This lottery scheme is organized to encourage the use of the internet and promote computer literacy worldwide.
All winnings must be claimed and received on/before Friday, November 19, 2010. You have been assigned a unique ID below:
REF #: 5/29
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and you gain proper identification as our original winner. Send an email with your reference number to our controller now for complete instructions on how to receive your winning as appropriate. Congratulations from our entire team.
International Relations Dept.