This email with the subject "ATTENTION:LUCKY WINNER" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 15 Jul 2007 18:10:17 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was MICROSOFT WINNING NOTICE <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Attention Winner !!! We happily announce to you the draw (#471) of the MICROSOFT WINNING PROMOTIONS (online program), held on ,Saturday 7 July 2007.Your e-mail address attached to an electronic ticket number: 56475600545 which was assigned to your e-mail address with Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers:1- 9- 1- 20- 43- 44 (32) (bonus no.), which subsequently on you the lottery in the 2nd category i.e match 5 plus bonus. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £250,000 (Two Hundred And Fifty Thousand Pounds Sterling) in cash credited to file KTU9023118309/06. This is from a total cash prize of £1,000,000 shared amongst the first four (4) lucky winners in this category i.e Match 5plus bonus. All participants for the online version were selected randomly from World Wide Web sites through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online. This promotion takes place weekly until the end of the year.(31/12/2007) Please note that your lucky number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your play coupon(5647560054). In view of this, your £250,000 (Two Hundred And Fifty thousand pounds sterling) would be released to you 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 information confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. Please you are advised to contact the agent with your lucky numbers,this is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. And provide him with the following details below: NAME: ADDRESS: STATE /COUNTRY: WINNING AMOUNT: WINNING NUMBERS: SEX / AGE: OCCUPATION: AMOUNT WON: TEL /FAX NUMBER: Send message to: Overseas Claims Unit . United Kingdom Lottery Fiduciary Contact Person: Agent John Kelson Email:firstname.lastname@example.org