This email with the subject "ATTN:FINAL WINNING NOTIFICATION" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 07 Mar 2007 19:04:32 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was VILP LOTTERY <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
THE VILP LOTTERY Online Sweepstakes International Program Ref No: 12052006/21 Batch No: 9055490902/188 FINAL WINNING NOTIFICATION This Promotion is approved by the British Gaming Board and also licensed by the The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). We happily announce to you the draw (#1156) of the VILP LOTTERY Online Sweepstakes International program held on Friday 2nd March 2007. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:56475600545 188 with Serial number 5368/06 drew the lucky numbers: 04-07-26-28-39-49 (bonus no.47), which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.e match 5 plus bonus. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £817,828 (Eight hundred and seventeen thousand, eight hundred and twenty eight pound sterling) in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308/03. This is from a total cash prize of £8,413,936 shared amongst the (12) lucky winners in this category i.e Match 5 plus bonus. All participants for the online version were selected randomly from World Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from over 5,000,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online. However, no tickets were sold but all email addresses were assigned to different ticket numbers for representation and privacy and the selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection machine (TOPAZ). For this promotion, your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your £817,828 (Eight hundred and seventeen thousand, eight hundred and twenty eight pound sterling) would be released to you by any of our payment offices in Europe. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims 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. To file for your claim, please contact our European Oversea Claims Agent. Agent Name: Mr. Brad Anderson Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +4407031912120, +447024031687 Endeavour to email your full names, winning numbers, telephone and fax numbers immediately. Congratulations from me and members of staff of THE VILP LOTTERY. Yours faithfully, Mrs Maria K. Lloyd Online coordinator for VOLKSWAGEN INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY Online Sweepstakes International Program