Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Winning Notification!

From: Western Union Promo <>

This email with the subject "Winning Notification!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 12 Aug 2011 07:53:56 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was Western Union Promo <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Winner,
We are here to notify you that the sum of US$4,800,000.00 was generated and awarded to you by the Western Union Burkina Faso in conjunction with western union Foundation.You have been approved for a lump sum payment of US$4,800,000.00 in this year Western Union Lottery Awards organized by the Western Union Burkina Faso in conjunction with western union Foundation.Your Email ID  was one of the selected email  all over the world in the lottery draw and it comes out one of the lucky winning number.You do Not need to buy ticket before you are selected as the Winner.
This award was been selected through the internet, where your e-mail address was indicated and notified.The Western Union Burkina Faso collects all the email addresses of the people that are active online,among the millions of our customers who use Western Union in their business transactions.Only three people are selected Yearly to benefit from this promotion and you are one of the Selected Winners.
Therefore,you are required to contact the Western Union Money Transfer Office in Burkina Faso,West Africa via email or phone as listed bellow for an immediate release of your funds to you.
Contact Person:Mr.John Coulibaly,
Director of Operation,Western Union,
Burkina Faso,West Africa.
Phone:+226 76 168 413
Ask him to send to you a proof, the ownership certificate of the Funds. It is for you to be sure that the funds belong to you. Make sure you send the following informations to the Western Union Officer to enable him process your payment:
Your Full name:
Contact Address:
Phone number:
Comply now because as soon as you send the above informations to Mr.John Coulibaly, he will Process and make arrangement for the release of your funds to you. His contact email is( ).
Yours Faithfully,
Mrs.Ann Douglas
Management,Western Union Foundation.