This email with the subject "You Have Won One Million Pounds Cash Prize" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 07 Mar 2008 06:30:44 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "YAHOO PROMOTIONS UK" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER INTERNATIONAL GRANTS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT REF:YAHOO7/315116127/27 BATCH:15/623/UK. We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Yahoo! Financial new year promotions held on the 13/02/2008.Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 883734657492-5319 with serial number 7263-267, batch number 8254297137,lottery ref number 7336065782 and drew lucky numbers 14-22-28-37-40-44 which consequently won you the cash prize in the 1st category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of £1,000,000.00 (i.e One Million United Kingdom Pounds). Please note that this Promotional Programmes tagged "Thanks for contributing to our financial Sucess" was sponsored and organized by the Yahoo! Corporation in view of the Financial benefits YAHOO! have received from its numerous customers either through adverts, hosting and personal emails. The reason this lottery was organized is to thank the numerous public including users and non-users of YAHOO! MAIL for the financial benefits THE YAHOO! CORPORATION have received as a result of their Patronage last Year. This Lottery is approved and licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). This lottery is the first of its kind organised by YAHOO! In view of this, your One Million United Kingdom Pounds (£1,000,000.00) would be released to you by the claims office here in UK. To file for your claims, please contact our claims director Mr.Van Williams who is incharge of the claims office for the claims of your One Million United Kingdom Pounds. You are to contact the claims officer with his office email address and telephone number provided in the below details: contact: Contact Name; Mr.Van Williams REMMITANCE DIRECTOR YAHOO PROMOTIONS UK 44 Moorfields London EC2Y 9AL UNITED KINGDOM Tel: +447024096270 Fax: + 44 7075767527 Email: email@example.com For processing and remmitance of your winnings, you are required to contact our designated claims officer with the following underlisted informations: APPLICATION FOR PRIZE CLAIM (Receipt Official Notification Letter) FULL NAMES* CONTACT ADDRESS* COUNTRY* SEX* AGE* MARITAL STATUS* OCCUPATION* NATIONALITY* TELEPHONE NUMBER* EMAIL ADDRESS* HAVE YOU A PASSPORT OR LICENCE (identification on delivery)* TICKET NUMBER* SERIAL NUMBER* BATCH NUMBER* REFERENCE NUMBER* Once again on behalf of all our staff, CONGRATULATIONS!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Yours Sincerely, Rev Mrs. Amelia Hunts Online Promotions Manager Uk Administrative Unit.