Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Urgent and Beneficial Opportunity!!!

From: "Mark Harris"<>

This email with the subject "Urgent and Beneficial Opportunity!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:54:56 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was "Mark Harris"<>, although it may have been spoofed.


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 

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.