This email with the subject "Congratulations !!! Your Email Address Won US$600,000.00" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 04 Mar 2008 05:06:06 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "AUSTRALIA LOTTO LOTTERY INC." <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
HEAD OFFICE: 6123 Cool Street Rd. somewher vulle Ax34587, AUSTRALIA LOTTO LOTTERY INC. Date:4/3/2008 Ref:4758961725 Batch: ALLINC 70564943902/188 Winning no:FGNGB2701/LPRC CONGRATULATIONS .................... Dear Sir/Madam, We are delighted to inform you of your prize release on 1st January,2008 from the Australian International Lottery program.Which is fully based on an electronic selection of winners using their e-mail addresses, your name was attached to ticket number;47061725 07056490902 serial number 7741137002. The online draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of 29,031 E-mail addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet. However, no tickets were sold but all email addresses were assigned to different ticket numbers for representation and privacy. This batch draws the lucky numbers as follows 5-13-33-37-42 bonus number17, which consequently won the lottery in the second category. You hereby have been approved a lump sum pay of $600,000.00 (SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS) in cash credit file ref:ILP/HW 47509/02 from the total cash prize of $4.8million shared amongst eight lucky winners in this category. All participant were selected through a computer balloting system drawn from Nine hundred thousand E-mail addresses from Canada, Australia,United States, Asia, Europe,Middle East and Oceania as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually. The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection machine (TOPAZ) from a database of over 900,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world. This Lottery is approved by the British Gaming Board and also Licensed by the The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).This lottery is the 3rd of its kind and we intend to sensitize the public. This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they have operational base. Further more your details(e-mail address) falls within our African representative office in Nigeria, as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of $600,000.00, will be released to you from this regional branch office in Nigeria. HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE : Simply contact our fiducial agent,MR.ANDREW OGUIKE AT:firstname.lastname@example.org to file for your claim.Please quote your reference, batch and winning number which can be found on the top left corner of this notification as well as your full name, address and telephone number to help locate your file easily. For security reasons,You are to keep all lotto information away from the general public especially your ticket number and ballot number. (This is important as a case of double claims will not be entertained). This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this programme by non-participant ,unofficial personnel and lottery in posters. Note, all winnings MUST be claimed under two weeks of receiving this message otherwise all funds will be returned as Unclaimed and eventually donated to charity . Congratulations once again on your winnings!!! NIGERIAN CLAIMS CENTER: email@example.com OFFICIAL NUMBER : +2348035742407 BEST REGARD, Mr.Mike Miller, co.ordinator,