A Scam Email with the Subject "Urgent and Beneficial Opportunity!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:36:26 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Mark Harris"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello! I sincerely beseech your pardon for my unsolicited encroachment into your privacy. There is no doubt that my unsolicited contact will arose your scepticism because the Internet which has transformed the world into a global village where genuine transaction should be taking place has turned into a night mare due to the proliferation of Internet scam. Notable amongst these scam is the "lottery scam" which is wide spread. The victims are mostly ignorant of the fact that you cannot win a lottery prize without buying a lottery ticket or partaking personally in the lottery draws. Also, a genuine lottery company does not demand any fees from its winners before prizes are released and even if the prize is to be couriered to the winner, it is done at the expense of the lottery company and not the winner. Though some of such notifications claim that the victim`s email was drawn while some claim that the victim has been awarded some amount that does not exist. At the end, the victim will be made to pay some fictitious fees all in the name of redeeming a prize that never existed in the first place. Most of these scams are perpetuated by using genuine and existing lottery companies name and logos e.g "The UK National Lottery" in disguise to lure the victims into parting with their hard earned money. However, I am Mark Harris; a British citizen. I work as an Executive Officer with the National Lottery Commission, "the official monitoring body of the UK National Lottery". My reason for contacting you is to share a very confidential opportunity about an unclaimed prize money in my company(National Lottery). The unclaimed prize money could be paid to you for our mutual benefit if you are interested and willing to cooperate with me. I shall furnish you with more details about this opportunity when you signify your interest to cooperate with me. Thank you for your time and God bless., Mark Harris.