A Scam Email with the Subject "Re: (Call to confirm notification)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 12 Jul 2007 14:09:14 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "http://www.ikea.nl" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Foundation's Officer, Stitching INGKA Foundation, The, Netherlands. http://www.ikea.nl/ Attn: Sir/Madam This is to notify you that you have been chosen By the Board of trustees of the above International charity organization based in the Netherlands as one of the final recipients of a Cash Grant/Donation for your own personal, education and business development The Dutch-registered Stitching INGKA Foundation is named after Kampar, and owns INGKA Holding, the parent company for all IKEA stores. The charitable foundation was reported by the business newspaper, the Economist in May 2006 to be technically the world's wealthiest charity - with an estimated value of at least US$36 billion in 2006 (larger than the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) - but its primary purpose is, by some, believed to be corporate tax-avoidance and anti-takeover protection for IKEA. Kampar is chairman of the foundation. Having been rated as the biggest charity foundation in Europe for the year 2007, the foundation has decided to randomly select email addresses that would benefit from this year's donation/award. Stitching INGKA Foundation in conjunction with the United Nations Organization (UNO) and the European Union is giving out a yearly donation of One Hundred Million United States Dollars as specific Donations/Grants to 50 lucky international recipients worldwide in different categories for their educational pursuit, health care, personal Business development and uplift of their environment. These funds are freely given to you to use for your business educational and personal development and at least 30% to be used by you to develop a part of your environment, as this is a yearly program, which is a measure of universal development strategy, and eradication of poverty. Please kindly note that you are not the only beneficiary in your country this year and your country is not the only country that is benefiting from this donation, as beneficiaries have been chosen from countries from all continents. The idea of this donation is that within ten years from now, there will be notable richness among many unusual people around the world. This will give many people the opportunity to get their lives to a stage where they had always wanted. Kindly note that, you will only be chosen to receive the donation once. Which means that, subsequent yearly donation will not get to you again, so it’s your choice to spend the donation wisely on something that will last you a long time. And please do not bother following up this email, if you have benefited from this donation in previous years. Based on the random selection exercise of internet service providers (ISP) and millions of Super market cash invoices worldwide, you were selected among the lucky recipients to receive the award sum of $1,500,000.00(One Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States dollars). As charity donations/aid from the Stitching INGKA Foundation and the UNO in accordance with the enabling act of Parliament. Note that, your email was selected from either the internet, or a Shop's cash invoice around your area in which you might have purchased something from. You are required to expeditiously Contact the Executive Secretary below for qualification documentation and processing of your claims, from Monday through Sunday. On contact with this officer, you'll be given your donation pin number which you will use in collecting the funds. Please endeavor to quote your Qualification numbers (N-222-6747, E-900-56) in all discussions. *********************************** Executive Secretary, Mr.Leonaert Bramer Fax: +31-847-368-137 Tel: +31-622-150-295 Email: email@example.com ********************************** Please note that these donations/Grants are strictly administered by "European Union" under delegated powers from the UNO. you are by all means hereby advised to keep this whole information confidential until you have been able to collect your donation, as there have been many cases of double and unqualified claim, due to beneficiaries informing third parties about his/her donation. Finally, all funds should be claimed by their respective beneficiaries, not later that 15 days after notification, as failure to do so will be to that particular beneficiary cancelled and its donation reserved for next years recipients. On behalf of the Board kindly accept our warmest congratulations Yours Sincerely, Dr. Benjamin Van Prijs (Foundation officer) http://www.ikea.nl