This email with the subject "Mastercard winner 2007 !!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 14 Dec 2007 15:15:29 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was =?iso-8859-1?b?TWFzdGVyQ2FyZK4=?= / =?iso-8859-1?b?TWljcm9zb2Z0rg==?= INTERNATIONAL MEGA JACKPOT <INFOMAIL_MASTERCARD406@YAHOO.COM>, although it may have been spoofed.
MasterCard® / Microsoft® INTERNATIONAL MEGA JACKPOT BARCLAYS BANK PLATINUM VISA CARD BARCLAYS PREMIERSHIP MICROSOFT OFFICE, UNITED KINGDOM PRESENT DIRECTOR; Mr. Dennes Vandergate TEL: +44-704-574-6837 FAX: 44-702-408-3565 or +44-702-408-3565 REGISTRATION NO: 9027640 INSURANCE NO: MSTC006 TAX CLEARANCE NO: 28456 AMOUNT WON: £6,600,000.00 Finally,this email address has brought you an unexpected luck, please readthrough this message. Your e-mail address was selected and confirmed by our co-
sponsor Microsoft International, through their latest internet software. You are therefore been approved by MasterCard Int. /Microsoft UK the sum of £6,600,000.00 (SIX MILLION, SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS). Equivalent to $11,064,000 USD. (Eleven Million, sixty four thousand US Dollars). In cash, Credited to a valid cashier's check, With winning Reg. No. MCIMJ: 5148/4178. Be informed that your prize has been insured and ready for pay out. All the 08winners were selected through the Microsoft computer ballot system (MCBS) drawn
from each continent and from each ISP, by the most powerful Microsoft Software Incorporation, as part of our International "E-MAIL" Promotions Program, to promote the use of MasterCard?s and the use of Microsoft Offices all over the World. Further more, to promote the use of E-mails and cards for online payments. Send the claims requirements to your claims administrator for further instructions see two email addresses below. Claims Requirements: 1. Full Name: 2. Address: 3. Nationality: 4. Age: 5. Date of Birth: 6. Occupation: 7. Phone: 8. Fax: 9. State of Origin: 10. Country: MasterCard® / Microsoft® Claims Administrator Name: Mr. Dennes Vandergate E-mail: email@example.com EXT 009 PROCEEDURES / RIGHTS AND PRECAUTIONS. 1. Contact the Claims Administrator with all your claims requirements well filled. 2. Your Winning Credit card MasterCard (5148 6547 8940 6543), has been insured to it real value. 3. Payments are made in Great British Pounds. (£6.6, million pounds) 4. Any mail received of such should be reported to the claims Administrator above. This will help fight scam.5. Your claims administrator, has the due right to disqualify you for misconduct
6. Do not reply this mail, please, contact your claims administrator by email as given above OK? 7. All prizes should be claimed on or before 21 days (three weeks) after announcement. Secretary Mr. Macwell Hunt @ MasterCard® / Microsoft® Mega Jackpot. WARNING!!! ANY MAIL RECIEVED OF THIS SUCH WITH ANY OTHER TRADE MARK OR ADDRESS SHOULD BE FOWARDED TO YOUR CLAIMS AGENT IMMEDIATELY; THIS WILL HELP US TO FIGHT SCAM AND LOTTERY IMPOSTERS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ANTICIPATED CO-OPERATION.