A Scam Email with the Subject "!!!CONGRATULATION YOU ARE A WINNER OF YAHOO LOTTERY 2007!!!." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 18 Apr 2007 10:50:27 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Yahoo Lottery" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Messenger You won £800.000! Yahoo! Mail Congratulates you!
Yahoo! Mail announce you as one of the 10 lucky winners in the ongoing Yahoo Lottery Draw held on the 16th April, 2007.
All 10 winning email addresses were randomly selected from a batch of 50,000,000 international emails each from Canada , Australia , United States , Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually,consequently, you have been approved for a total pay out of 800,000.00 GBP (EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND GREAT BRITISH POUNDS STERLING ).
This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some
multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they have operational base.
Further more your details(e-mail address) falls within our British representative office in United Kingdom , as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of 800,000.00 GBP will be released to you from this regional branch office in UK.
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE
These are your identification numbers.......................
Batch number.....................LWH 09445
Lotto number.......................LWH 09446
Winning number...................LWH 09447
Yahoo!'s Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:
Tel: +44 70457 14367
+44 70457 17639
You are to send the completed verification form below to the our Agent in the United Kingdom whose email address is given above so that you will be advised on what to do to get your prize money. Congratulations once more!!
1. FULL NAME
2. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
3. PRESENT ADDRESS.
4. DATE OF BIRTH
6. TELEPHONE NUMBER
6. FAX NUMBER (IF ANY)
7. MARITAL STATUS
8. WINNING NUMBER, BATCH NUMBER AND LOTTO NUMBER.
For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information
confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your
prize released to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid
double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this programme by non-selected winner or unofficial personnel.
Dr WILLIAM GERRI (PHD)
The Yahoo.com staff