This email with the subject "Congratulations!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 26 Oct 2006 17:09:51 -0500 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was volkswagen promotions <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Volkswagen Automobile Company
We happily announce to you of this year annual Volkswagen Automobile Company Lottery award held on 8 October 2006, your e-mail address attached a pin Number 8603775966738 with Reference Number 536802, which
subsequently won the lottery.
You are therefore been approved to claim total sum of 1,000,000.00 (One Million Great Britain Pounds) in cash credited to file. This is from a total cash prize of 200,000,000.00, shared amongst 200 winners, All winning emails 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 annually.
Your pin number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe . In view of this, your 1,000,000.00 (One Million Great Britain Pounds) will be released to you by our payment office in United Kingdom, 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 winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your winning prize remitted to you.
This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned.To file for your claim, fill the winner verification form below and forward to me immediately via email.
VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM
Mrs. Jessica Anderson
Congratulations from me and members of staff of Volkswagen Automobile Company.
Mrs. Jessica Anderson.
Volkswagen Automobile Company.