A Scam Email with the Subject "CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOU HAVE WON THE 2008 CATEGORY A CASHPRIZE.." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 28 Jan 2008 07:53:49 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "INTERNATIONAL PRIZE AWARD DEPT" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL PRIZE AWARD DEPT. Attn:Lucky Winner, YOUR WINNING NOTIFICATION FOR USING THE INTERNET. We are 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” Winners. After the automated computer ballot, your E-mail address emerged as a winner in the category "A" with the following numbers attached Ref Number: PS EU 7435 OG 0426, Batch Number:PE 362534667-NL/2008 You and other category “A” winners are therefore to receive a cash prize of $2,500,000.00 (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) from the total payout of One Billion US Dollars earmarked in the lottery for category “A” winners. Your prize award has been insured with your E-mail address, which qualified you for the lottery and will be transferred to you upon meeting our requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory proof of E-mail address ownership. To file in for the processing of your winning cash prize, you are advised to contact our certified and accreditted claims agent for category "A" winners with the information below: CLAIMS AGENT. Name :Brain Louis Email:email@example.com Tel:+31 616 705 360 Fax:+31 847 439 743 You are advised to provide him with the following information: First name: Last Name: Telephone/Fax number: Nationality: Age: Occupation: Ref Number: Batch Number: NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than 14 days, thereafter unclaimed funds would be forfeited after a trio repeated forwarding of this message to you without your response. Remember to quote your reference information in all correspondence. You are to keep all lotto information confidential, especially your reference numbers and the password of your E-mail address. Since we do not know you, if an impostor hacks your E-mail account ID and claims your money without our knowledge, we shall not be liable. Double claims will not be entertained so be careful. Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible. Congratulations!!! And thank you for being a user of the World Wide Web. Yours Faithfully, Caroline Wales Lottery Coordinator.