This email with the subject "CONGRATULATION: YOU ARE A WINNER." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 14 Sep 2007 10:09:35 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was British International Lottery <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Lottery International Headquarters: 1411-I South Laurel Road London, KY 40744 England. Ref. Number: BTL/491OXI/04 Batch Number: 12/25/0304 Ticket Number: 564 75600545-188 Serial Number: 5388/02 Dear Sir/Madam, We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Winners in our British International Lottery Program held on September, 6th 2007.Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 564 75600545-188 with serial number 5388/02 drew lucky numbers 7-14-18-31-45, which consequentlywon in the 2ND category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of Â250,000 Pounds(Two Hundred And Fifty Thousand Pounds.) CONGRATULATIONS! Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims have been fully processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid multiple claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by someparticipants. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 company and 30,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world. This promotional program takes place every five years. This lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies in Europe as part of their social responsibility to the citizens. This year Lottery Program Jackpot is the largest ever for British Lottery. The estimated Â125 million jackpot would be the sixth biggest in U.K. history. The biggest was the Â363 million jackpot that went to two winners in a May 2000 drawing of The Big Game, Mega Millions' predecessor. To file for your claim, please contact our director of finance. MR.HILLARY MARTINS. BRITISH NANTIONAL LOTTERY SECURITY AGENT. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org PHONE: +44 703-590-1630 Furthermore, should there be any change in your address, do inform yourn Claims agent as soon as possible.you are to fill the form below and send it to the claims agent via email:You are advice to provide him with the following information: 1. Name: 2. Address: 3. Marital Status: 4. Occupation: 5. Age: 6. Sex: 7. Nationality: 8. Country Of Residence: 9. Cell Phone Number: 10.Draw Number above: You are advise to indicate below your prefered method of claims payment PAYMENT OPTIONS 1.WIRE TRANSFER............ 2.CHEQUE DELIVERY........ Congratulations once again from all members of our staff and thanks for being part of our promotions program. Yours Sincerely, Mrs. Kitty Anderson . Executive (International Sweepstakes). Program Warning!!! Fraudulent emails are circulating that appears to be impersonator using our names and addresses, but are not from the LOTTERY ONLINE PROGRAM PLEASE REPORT IMMEDIATELY TO CUSTOMER CARE/COMPLAINTS DEPT. Note: Participants below 15 years are automatically disqualified. All e-mail transmission/correspondence are 100% protected by our Secured Socket Layer.