This email with the subject "Winner" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 23 Jan 2008 03:08:45 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was E-Lottery International <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
E-Lottery International 1745 Wilcox Avenue Los Angeles 90028 United States of America Dear Winner, We are pleased to announce you as one of the 3 lucky winners in the E-Lottery draw held on the 23rd of January, 2008. All 3 winning addresses were randomly selected from a batch of 5,000,000 international emails. Your email address emerged alongside 2 others as a 3rd category winner in this month's draw. Consequently, you have therefore been approved for a total pay out of Â2,000,000 Pounds (Two million pounds) only. The following particulars are attached to your lotto payment order: (i) Winning numbers: 89,4,12,1,20,50 (ii) Serial number: 23-10-2007 (iii) Lotto batch number: US-987 (iv) Reference number: ELI-520-4 Please contact the under listed claims officer as soon as possible for the immediate release of your winnings: Mr. Richard Morley Claims Manager Gold Coin Finance UK Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 2070600365 Ext 2 Tel: +44 7045718751 Fax: +44 7005981754 This is to give you a brief explanation of how you emerged a winner in the E-Lottery. The third category draws of E-Lottery is a promotional draw, whereby participants do not have to buy tickets to formally enter into the draws, about 5,000,000 international and local emails were selected randomly by a computer ballot system and entered into the draws, you consequently emerged as one of the 3 winners in this category. This entitles you to a cash prize of Â2,000,000.00 Once again on behalf of all our staff, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Sincerely, Frank Moss Promotions Manager Tel: +1-360-5195514 Fax: +1-425-8710225 Note: 1. All claims are nullified after 10 working days from today. 2. Your Ref number must be in all your mails with the claims officer. 3. Do inform the claims officer of any change of names or addresses. 4. All winners under the age of 18 are automatically disqualified. 5. Please contact your claims agent by fax or email (Mr. Richard Morley) This email may contain information which is confidential and/or privileged. The information is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the contents is prohibited. If you have received this electronic transmission in error, please notify the sender by telephone or return email and delete the material from your computer.