This email with the subject "2008 SUMMER OLYMPICS GAMES DRAW \ CONTACT CLAIMS AGENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 22 Apr 2007 10:09:16 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "BRITISH TOBACCO PROMOTIONS" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
-- BRITISH TOBACCO MEGA JACKPOT PROMOTION Old Bond Street, Whitefield, Manchester M457SX U.K. Registered Charity No.QE77BT Lucky Winner; REF NO: MELI-T/17-F044262312 TICKET NUMBER 9901-0148-790-691 SERIAL NUMBER 6109-17 ELECTRONIC MAIL AWARD PROMOTION; We are pleased to inform you that you are one of the selected winners of the BRITISH TOBACCO MEGA JACKPOT PROMOTION held on the second quarter of 2007. Your email address attached to ticket number 9901-0148-790-691, with serial number 6109-17 drew the lucky numbers 990-11-815-37-10-83; the lottery was categorized into seven zonal stages (Africa,North America,South America,Central America, Europe, Oceania and Asia). Consequently, you have won the lottery in the 2nd category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of (ONE MILLION,FIVE HUNDRED)US dollars Credited to file REF NO:MELI-T/17-F044262312 Batch No. 13/FFP/LDL/037. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 names from the Middle East, Asia, Africa,Oceania,Central America,South America, Europe and North America. All participants in this Lottery Program have been selected randomly through a computer Ballot System drawn from over 200,000 Companies and 30,000,000 individual emails address from all search engines and web sites. This promotional program will take place every year until the Olympics games begin in Beijing China in 2008. However,winners are only eligible for claims once. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your claims have been processed and your money remitted to your nominal bank account. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this program. ELIGIBILITY: This promotion is offered only electronically via the Internet and is open to all persons from age 18 years and above with a valid email address and who live in any of the aforementioned countries. This promotion is void in all other countries and is also void where prohibited. Principals and employees of the BRITISH TOBACCO PROMOTION and its respective Parent subsidiaries and their immediate families are not eligible. CLAIMS PROCEDURES: It is our norm to allocate accredited agents for the processing of claims application. It is even more imperative for overseas winners. To begin your claims therefore, you are advised as a matter of urgency, to contact the under listed licensed and accredited claims agent for the processing of your prize award winning. Please contact the clearing and forwarding house (through your claims agent only) the body assigned with the verification of all emergent winner. Therefore all protocols laid down by them must be followed to facilitate your claims; CONTACT Details: Mr. ALBERT GREGORY, 20 Lausanne Road London, SW2 3JB ENGLAND.U.K Email:email@example.com You are to provide the claims agent with the under listed information as soon as possible: 1. NAMES IN FULL:................................ 2. ADDRESS:..................................... 3. NATIONALITY:................................. 4. AGE:......................................... 5. OCCUPATION:.................................. 6. PHONE/FACSIMILE:................................... 7.COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE.......................... IMPORTANT NOTICE: (a) Note that there exists a periodic condition on all claims process, failing so would lead to disqualification and winnings Forfeiture. Winners are therefore advised to expedite their claims process. (b) Being one of the lucky winners, you constitute entrant's full and unconditional agreement to an acceptance of our terms and conditions of claims to avoid any discrepancy in the cause of payment of your prize awards winning. (c) To avoid double claims, you are advised to keep your winning details very confidential,as any discrepancies resulting from a breach of this confidentiality on the part of the winners will be covered solely by such winner as our staffs are bound by the oath of secrecy taken on employment. For processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated bank account of your choice.Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later two weeks from your notification.All funds not claimed on or before two weeks will be returned as unclaimed. NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in all correspondences with this office. Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do inform us as soon as possible. Congratulations again from all our staffs and thank you for being part of our Promotions program. Sincerely, BARONESS KAREN PETERSON. Co-ordina