This email with the subject "CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AS ONE OF THE BEST USERS OF FACEBOOK COMPANY 2014 EDITION!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:15:13 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "FACEBOOK PROMPTION LOTTERY"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FACEBOOK ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY FROM: THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT. INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS / PRIZE AWARD. CATEGORY: 3ND (323) 305-4476 CONGRATULATIONS FROM FACEBOOK WE ARE PLEASED TO INFORM YOU OF THE RESULT THAT JUST CONCLUDED ANNUAL FINAL DRAWS HELD ON THE (17th DECEMBER 2014) BY THE FACEBOOK GROUP IN CASH PROMOTION TO ENCOURAGE THE USAGE OF FACE BOOK WORLD WIDE, AND YOUR NAME WAS AMONG THE 20 LUCKY WINNERS WHO WON $600.000.00 U.S.D. EACH ON THE FACEBOOK GROUP PROMOTION AWARD ATTACHED TO LUCKY NUMBER (23456895410), TICKET NUMBER (5647600545189), BATCH NUMBER (2551236002/244) AND SERIAL NUMBER (55643451907). THE ONLINE DRAWS WAS CONDUCTED BY A RANDOM SELECTION OF EMAIL YOU WERE PICKED BY AN ADVANCED AUTOMATED RANDOM COMPUTER SEARCH FROM THE FACEBOOK IN OTHER TO CLAIM YOUR $600.000.00 U.S.D THE LOTTERY PROGRAM WHICH IS A NEW INNOVATION BY FACEBOOK, IS AIMED AT SAYING A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR USERS FOR MAKING FACEBOOK THEIR NUMBER ONE MEANS TO CONNECT, COMMUNICATE, RELATE AND HOOK UP WITH THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OVER THE YEARS. AND THIS IS PART OF OUR SECURITY PROTOCOL TO AVOID DOUBLE CLAIMING AND UNWARRANTED ABUSE OF THIS PROGRAM BY SOME PARTICIPANTS AND SCAM ARTISTS ALL PARTICIPANTS WERE SELECTED THROUGH A COMPUTER BALLOT SYSTEM DRAWN FROM OVER 20,000 COMPANIES' AND 30,000,000 INDIVIDUALS' EMAIL ADDRESSES AND NAMES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. THIS PROMOTIONAL PROGRAM TAKES PLACE EVERY THREE YEARS. YOU HAVE TO BE REST ASSURED THAT THIS IS REAL AND 100% LEGITMATE..AND THERE ARE SOME SCAM ARTISTS AROUND...THANKS TO THE FBI...216 OF THEM HAVE BEEN ARRESTED... THE SOFTWARE CORPORATION TO ENCOURAGE SOME FEW INDIVIDUALS WITH WEB SITE AND EMAIL ADDRESSES PROMOTED THIS LOTTERY. FULL NAME: FULL ADDRESS: MOBILE PHONE NO: OCCUPATION: MARITAL STATUS: NATIONALITY: LUCKY NUMBER: TICKET NUMBER: BATCH NUMBER:: SERIAL NUMBER: YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS: All winnings must be claimed not later than First of January 2014. and After this date, all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. To avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in all correspondences. Furthermore, if there is any change in email address please contact us on time THANKS AND MORE CONGRATULATIONS! FACEBOOK © 2014 CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN FROM FACEBOOK COMPANY!!! Thanks, Regards, Patrick Widen Promo Coordinator.