This email with the subject "†No Subject†" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 16 Jul 2006 21:27:59 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was Western Union <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Valued Customer, Western Union® Gold INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS NOTIFICATION Ref: WUMTSLI/421/960/06 Batch: (#4560) We wish to notify you that BATCH (#456) of the Western Union® Gold promo, online Sweepstakes International program been held from April 1st - June 30th as part of our annual bonanza to all our valued customers. You have consequently won £250,000.00 in the sweepstakes in the "Gold" category picked on July 1st 2006. We wish therefore that you confirm your transaction receipt been approved for pay out of funds in cash credited to Finacorpgroup Inc Financial Services. All winning participants for the online version were selected randomly from Western Union credit transaction data base. We advice you to verify this promotion LINK:www.westernunion.com/info/million_giveaway.asp HOW TO CLAIM PRIZE For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your transaction verified, processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. To file for your claim, please contact the Claims Dept: Mr. Micheal Bates Finacorpgroup Inc Financial Services affiliated to Western Union Tel: + 447031892996 or +447031892997 (10am - 10pm) Fax number: + 447005947325 or +44700594229 Email: email@example.com Western Union® Gold promo, online Sweepstakes Rules The rules and procedures of the international sweepstakes game as amended from time to time, govern this game and the case of receipt verification to you as the Case may be, or otherwise, prize winning and all aspect of this game are subject to these rules and procedures. The Receipt and reference number issued is the only valid proof of your number Selection and is the only valid receipt for claiming a prize. Prizes must be claimed within 30 days after the date of the notification mail. Prizes must be claimed in the manner stated on the notification mail. The promoters accept no responsibility for receipts cancelled in error or for the entries given different from the central computer entries. Receipts shall not be allocated to persons under the age of 16. Congratulations. Suzanne Hughes. Online coordinator, Western Union® promo, online Sweepstakes London,United Kingdom. Western Union Financial Services, Inc., 100 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645