This email with the subject "CONGRATULATIONS LUCKY WINNER, CONTACT THE APPROVED PAYING BANK." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 26 Jul 2007 09:37:32 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "RHODE ISLAND (RI) POWER BALL LOTTERY ONLINE DRAWS" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
RHODE ISLAND (RI) POWER BALL LOTTERY ONLINE DRAWS CLAIMS CENTRE PLAMS HOUSE, 51 PLAM AVENUE RHODE ISLAND. FROM: AWARD DEPARTMENT RHODE ISLAND (RI) POWER BALL LOTTERY DATE: 21ST OF JULY, 2007. REF: RIN/33377469937/07 BATCH: 44/00319/IRL ATTENTION: LUCKY WINNER. AWARD NOTIFICATION. We happily announce to you the draw (#4577) of the RHODE ISLAND (RI) POWER BALL LOTTERY, online Sweepstakes International program held on 21st Day of July 2007. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 044-0132-590-129 with Serial number 4117-44 drew the lucky numbers: 14 30 39 43 46 power ball number 14 which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.e. power play 4. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$1, 500,000.00 (One Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars Only) in cash credited to file REF NO. RIN/33377469937/07. This is from a total cash prize of US$15,000,000 shared amongst the 2nd Ten (10) lucky winners in this category. Draws of 21st Day of July 2007. Additional Information Jackpot winner(s) 2 Machine used for draw (RI) Winners by Lucky Dip 216277 Ball set used 7. All participants for the online version were selected randomly from World Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online. This promotion takes place weekly. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your US$1, 500,000.00 (One Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars Only), would be released to you by our approved paying Bank or office in Europe. Our European paying Bank will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact them. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned. To file for your claim, please contact our European Paying Bank; POSTBANK NL in the Netherlands through the Director, Processing/ Verifications Department (PVD). Mr.Edward Stoner. Email: email@example.com Web site: - www.postbank.nl. Also provide him with the following details too: Full Names, Telephone, Fax number, Nationality, Age, and Occupation. For due processing and remittance of your prize money, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in every one of your correspondences with the paying Bank. Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than 4weeks. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed. Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do inform the paying Bank as soon as possible. Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program. Sincerely, Ing. Borman Nelson Co-ordinator.