This email with the subject "YOUR WINNING NOTIFICATION FOR USING THE INTERNET." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 11 Jun 2007 01:27:02 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "MEGAONLINE 2007" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Internet User, YOUR WINNING NOTIFICATION FOR USING THE INTERNET. I am pleased to inform you that one of the best things that can happen to any Internet user is to be rewarded for spending money and time on the Internet. You may not have known that over one hundred billion people daily surf the Internet on regular basis for one reason or other. These Internet users including yourself, pay access fees to various Internet Service Providers (ISP) all over the word who in turn remit surplus funds to the numerous World Wide Internet Technology Companies (WWITC) for the development and advancement of Global Information Technology. So much money is generated from people like you all over the World for using the Information Superhighway (the Internet) without your being aware the enormous sum that go to the stake holders (WWWITC). Without your patronage, this would not have been possible. After we conducted a research on the issue, we concluded that Internet users should be compensated. As a result, we embarked on a worldwide lottery promotion with a sophisticated automated database to randomly select E-mail accounts that frequently surf the Internet. Consequent upon this, your E-mail address was picked for category 'A'Winner.After the automated computer ballot, You/Your Company e-mail Address attached with Ref #: L/200-26937 and Batch: 2007MJL-01 with serial number 000-15drew The lucky numbers 25-1-06-7-34-23 and consequently won in the second quarter of the 2007 year draw. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of Ј2,500,000(Two Million Five Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling) in cash, which is the winning payout for First category winner.To file for your claim, please contact our claims agent below; Mr.Michael James Foreign Service Manager Burst Trust Holdings Ltd Email:firstname.lastname@example.org TEL:44-702-402-9631. For due processing and remittance of your prize money,Remember you must contact your claim agent not later than two weeks After this date,otherwise,all funds will be returned as Unclaimed.Please contact your claims manager and provide him with the requested information below so that he can Expedite the processing of your claims. 1.Full Name: 2.Full Address: 3.Marital Status: 4.Occupation: 5.Age: 6.Sex: 7.Nationality: 8.Country Of Residence: 9.Telephone/Fax Number: 10:Your winning Batch and Reference Numbers: 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 you are seriously advised to keep all winning lottery information and numbers from the public in line with our company security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by unscrupulous individuals. Again, should there be any change in your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible. Congratulations once more from all members and staff of this program. Sincerely, Mrs. Natasha Washington Awards Manager.