This email with the subject "FEBRUARY BONUS." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 20 Feb 2006 09:42:05 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
WINNING NOTIFICATION! Dear Lucky Winner, POWERBALL LOTTERY IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE EUROPEAN SOFTWARE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION. We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded draw of 18th February 2006 POWERBALL in conjunction with The European Software Manufacturers Association Annual Promo Draws. The online European Software Manufacturers Association Annual Promo draws was conducted by POWERBALL LOTTERY with an exclusive list of 29,031 email addresses of individual and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet. However, no tickets were sold but all email addresses were assigned to different Batch numbers for representation and privacy. After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address emerged as one of the winners in the draw of 18th February 2006 with the following data: REF NUMBER: MMCAN/652311872/06 BATCH NUMBER: 074/06/369MM WINNING NUMBER: 2/18/2006 15 / 17 / 43 / 44 / 48 / 29 You as well as other winners are therefore to receive a cash prize of Euros1, 500,000.00 (ONE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EUROS ONLY) each from the total payout. Your prize award has been insured with your e- mail address and will be transferred to you upon meeting the requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report. To begin your claims, you are advised to contact our licensed and accredited Claims Manager in Europe with the information below: Mr. Peter Van, PROMO CLAIMS MANAGER Email: email@example.com Tel- +31-613-813-795. Fax- +31-847-112-634 NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than 28th February 2006. After this date all unclaimed funds would be included in the next stake. Remember to quote your reference information in all correspondence with your claims agent. You are to keep all lotto information away from the general public especially your reference and ticket numbers. (This is important as a case of double claims will not be entertained). Please be warned! Fraudulent emails are circulating that appear to be using POWERBALL addresses, but are not from POWERBALL LOTTERY. PLEASE REPORT IMMEDIATELY TO: ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENT NEAREST TO YOU. Yours faithfully, Anna Michael (Mrs.). ESMA Games/Lottery Coordinator www.powerball.com.