This email with the subject "CONGRATULATIONS!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 08 Feb 2007 14:27:09 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was NATIONAL.LOTTERY@n20.sivit.org, "U.K" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
ATTN-SIR THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER, NATIONAL LOTTERY,U.K. FROM: THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT, REF: OYL /26510460037/06 BATCH: 24/00319/IPD ATTENTION: Sir RE/ AWARD NOTIFICATION; FINAL NOTICE We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today, 9th Feb,winners of the NATIONAL LOTTERY,U.K INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS held on 30th Jan 2007. You are attached to ticket number 023-0148-790-459, with serial number 5073-11 drew the lucky numbers 43-11-44-37-10-43, and consequently won the lottery in the 3rd category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$500.000.00 in cash credited to file REF NO. OYL/25041238013/02. This is from total prize money of US$80,400,000.00 shared among the seventeen international winners in this category. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn form 25,000 names from Australia, New Zealand, America, Europe, North America,Africa and Asia as part of International Promotions Program, which is conducted annually. CONGRATULATIONS! Your fund is now deposited with a Security company insured in your name. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to your account. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this program. We hope with a part of your prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes US$1.3 billion International Lottery. To begin your claim, please contact your claim agent; Mr. Smith Phillip email@example.com Ventex Finance Company, For due processing and remittance of your prize money. Please send down your Telephone and Fax nos. Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than 31st Feb 2007. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed. NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in every one of your correspondences with your agent. Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible. Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program. Sincerely, MIKE BALLY THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER, NATIONAL LOTTERY,U.K N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification