Scam Emails Archive : Generic


From: Mr Mark Harris <>

This email with the subject "YOUR ERNEST ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 30 Oct 2007 21:55:21 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was Mr Mark Harris <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Friend,

Good day to you, I am Mr. Mark Harris, a citizen of the United  Kingdom. I work with National 
Lottery Commission and Camelot Group  PLC, "the official monitoring body and the operator of the UK 
National Lottery". I would like you to assist me so that we can claim the total sum of  
ÃÂ8,497,985(Eight Million Four Hundred And Ninety Seven Thousand, Nine Hundred And Eighty Five 
Great Britain pounds sterling) for our mutual  benefit. The said amount is an unclaimed lottery 
prize fund from the  National Lottery. The prize result was released  over five months ago  and 
since the result was released, the winner of the prize has not  come with the winning lottery 
ticket to claim his or her winning  prize. Sadly, there is a claim deadline of 180days(six months) 
for the claim of the 
prize; which means that, after the deadline of 180 days,  the funds will be forfeited and remitted 
to the UK.Government if unclaimed. There has been several cases like this were some winners failed 
to claim their lottery winnings, and the prize were forfeited  and 
remitted to the UK Government treasury.

You can check the below BBC news and UK Lottery Post links to see and understand what I am talking 

Below are some of the reasons why some winners fail to claim their winning prize: 

1. The winner may have accidentally throw away the tickets or lost track of the winning ticket 
number and other vital information as regards the lucky win.2. Some winners do not check their 
tickets properly.3.The winner may not be aware of the victory .4. The National Lottery does not 
advice/inform winners of their winning via email hence some may not be aware that they won in the 
draws.5. Some persons are very scared to process their winnings via online as many fraudulent 
emails are circulating using the name of my company(The National Lottery) to scam innocent people. 
Please note that the National Lottery does not give out prizes via email notification. You must buy 
a lottery ticket, play the lottery and win in the draws before you can claim a prize.

In view of the above, I hereby seek your consent to cooperate with me so that I can provide you the 
winning information of the prize 
funds of ÃÂ8,497,985 to enable you claim the funds. When the funds is paid to you, I shall 
compensate you with 45% of the total fund, 
50% will be for me while the remaining 5% will be for travelling expenses, hotel accommodation, 
documentation fees and other 
unforeseen expenses.

As soon as I receive an acknowledgement of your acceptance, I will furnish you with the necessary 
modalities of the transaction.

All I require from you is your honest cooperation and confidentiality in this regard to enable us 
see this transaction through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement 
that will protect you from any breach of the law as I have mapped out all plans to ensure we claim 
this funds without any trace in the future.

I look forward to your quick response while thanking you for your anticipated co-operation.

Best regards,

Mark Harris.

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