This email with the subject "CONGRATULATION!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:57:19 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "OVERSEAS STAKES SOUTH AFRICA"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
OVERSEAS STAKES SOUTH AFRICA. OFFICE: 8-10 NELSON MANDELA AVE, BRYSTON, JOHANNESBURG REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA. Contact Agent Williams Jacob. Email: Williams.firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone +27-83-879-5528. REF NUMBER; OSL/653/029/03 BATCH NUMBER; AT-040-SB06-03 Dear Sir/madam, We are pleased to inform you, that as a result of our recent lottery draws held on 12th November 2014.Your email address attached to ticket number 27522465896-532 with serial number 652-662 drew lucky number 7-14-18-23-31-45 which consequently won 2nd category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pays out of US$1,820,000.00 One Million Eight Hundred and Twenty Thousand United States Dollars Note: ALL participants in this lottery program have been selected randomly through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 companies and 30,000,000 individual email addresses from all search engines and web sites. This promotional program takes place every year, and is promoted and sponsored by eminent personalities like the sultan of Brunei, Bill Gates Of Microsoft Inc, Multi Choice and other corporate organizations. This is to encourage the use of the internet and computers worldwide. For security purpose and clarity, we advise that you keep your winning information’s confidential until your claims have been processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. We look forward to your active participant in our next year USD50 Million slot. You are requested to contact our clearance officer below to assist you with your winning and subsequent payments. All winning must be claim not later than two months after the date of this notice. Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delay and complications remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore should there be any change of addresses do inform our agent as soon as possible. Congratulations once more and thank you for being part of our promotional program. Please take note that all reply should be addressed to this email. (Williams.email@example.com ) NOTE; YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED IF YOU ARE BELOW 18 YEARS OF AGE. Sincerely yours, James Church. --- This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active. http://www.avast.com