A Scam Email with the Subject "CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOU ARE A LUCKY WINNER!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 30 Jan 2008 09:11:31 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "AUSTRALIA LOTTERY INC." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM:THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT INTERNATIONAL
PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARDS DEPARTMENT AUSTRALIAN
INTERNATIONAL SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY COPORATION:
DATE : 30/01/2008
BATCH : 7050470902/189
WINNING NO : GB8101/LPRC
REFERENCE NO : 435062725
DEAR LUCKY WINNER,
We are delighted to inform you of your prize which was
released on 29th of JANUARY 2008, from the Australian
International Lottery programe, which is fully based
on an electronic selection of winners using their
e-mail addresses from some sites. Your email address
was attached to ticket number; 47001725070 and
serial number 7741134002. This batch draws the lucky
numbers as follows 5-13-33-37-42 and bonus number
17,which consequently won the lottery in the second Category.
You hereby have been approved a lump sum pay of
£1,000,000.00(ONE MILLION BRITISH POUNDS STARLEY)
in cash credit file ref: ILP/HW47509/09
from the total cash prize £17,000,000.00
shared amongst eight lucky winners in this category.
All participants were selected through a computer
balloting system drawn form Nine hundred thousand
E-mail addresses from Canada,Australia, United States,
Asia, Europe, Middle East,Africa and Oceania as part
of our international promotion program which is
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 an operational base.
Furthermore, your details (e-mail address) fall
within our Africa representative office in Abuja
as indicated in your play coupon and your prize
of £1,000,000.00 will be released to you from this
regional branch office in Nigeria.
We hope that with part of your prize, you will
participate in our end of year high stakes for £3.3
Billion international draws. To file for your claim,
Please contact the regional claims agent for guideline
on how to claim your price money.
THE CLAIMS AGENT
Name: DR.LUKE JOE
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, we advice all winners to keep this
information confidential from the public until your
claim is processed and your prize released to you.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid
claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this
programmed by non-participants or unofficial personnel.
Note: all winnings MUST be claimed within fourteen
days from the day of notification, otherwise all
funds will be returned as Unclaimed and eventually
donated to charity organizations.
Congratulations once again on your winnings!!!
Best Regards REV.Caddick Jones (co-coordinator).
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.CONTACT
YOUR CLAIMS AGENT DR.LUKE JOE
YOU MUST CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS AGENT WITH ALL
THE E-MAIL ADDRESSES THAT HAVE BEEN INDICATED
ANY BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY ON THE PART OF
THE WINNERS WILL RESULT TO DISQUALIFICATIONS.