This email with the subject "CONGRATULATIONS YOU HAVE WON!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 17 Apr 2007 07:01:01 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "lottery winner" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
South African 2010 World cup/46664 Bid lottery Award
Lottery Headquarters: 31, Briton Court Carlton East Gate.
We are pleased to announce your email address as one of the lucky winners in the Free Lotto draw held on the 2nd January 2007.computer game in which email addresses were used. It is a promotional program aimed at encouraging Internet users; therefore you do not need to buy ticket to enter for the game.
However, your email address was attached to ticket number 5647560054 188 with serial number 5368/02 draw the lucky numbers 06-09-13-15-40-43-02, which eventually won the lottery in the first category of the draws. Therefore, you have won a lottery jackpot prize award the sum of US$ 700, 000, 00 ( Seven hundred thousand United States Dollars), this is from the total prize money of $80,000,000.00 distributed to winners from 1st to 3rd categories from all over the world.
Note that this program was largely promoted and sponsored by 2010 World Cup host South Africa, a group of philanthropist, industrialists from the internet hardware industry and some other big multinational firms who wish to be anonymous. You may wish to establish contact via e-mail with the particulars presented below citing the batch and reference numbers to this letter .Ref No: SA/9420X/68, Batch No: 074/05/ZY369.
To claim this your US$ 700, 000, 00 ( Seven hundred thousand United States Dollars), you will contact your claim agent who 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 claim your fund, is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you demand 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 Claim your Prize, please contact your Claim Agent immediately, you read this message for quick and urgent Release of your fund; his contact information is as follows!
NAME; Mr. FRANK ZUMA
TELL: 27 73 373 3673
PLEASE CALL YOUR CLAIM AGENT ON HIS DIRECT PHONE NUMBER AND ALSO FORWARD YOU’RE WINNING INFORMATIONS TO HIM IMMEDIATELY.
Our winners are assured of the utmost standards of confidentiality, and press anonymity until the end of proceedings, and beyond where they so desire. Be further advised to maintain the strictest level of confidentiality until the end of proceedings to circumvent problems associated with fraudulent claims.
At your disposal, we remain. Very Truly Yours, Signed:
President Nelson Mandela (chairman)
Thabo Mbeki (President)
Chief Operations Officer
Chief Executive Officer
LAST WINNERS ON 2010 WORLD CUP LOTTERY.
N.B/Call your claim Agent immediately for your claim, Thank you for your co-operation
Mr. JERRY KENN (Zonal Co-coordinator).