An example of a US lottery which was sent to several dozen people at once. It also features the classic signs of a scam; no entry needed, the request for confidentiality, and a Yahoo contact email for someone who is supposedly a barrister and the "fiducially" agent for a lottery supposedly run by multinational "conglomorates".
From: kimberly bruggeman <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 05:11:25 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS YOUR EMAIL WON $600,000 IN THE U.S.A LOTTERY 2007
Winning no: KB8701/LPRC
We are delighted to inform you of your winning for 2007,from the United States of America International Lottery Programme
which is partially based on an electronic selection of winners using their
Your e-mail address was attached to ticket number; 575061725 8056490902
serial number 6741137002 .This batch draws the lucky numbers as
follows: 4-13-33-37-42 bonus number 17, which consequently won the lottery in
the second category.
All participants were selected through a computer balloting system
drawn from Nine hundred thousand E-mail addresses from Canada, Australia,
Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Africa as part of our international
promotions program which is conducted annually.
This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomorate of some
multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the
citizens in the communities where they have operational base and you are
entitled with a huge lump of $600,000.00 u.s.
HOW TO FILE YOUR CLAIM: Simply contact our EUROPEAN and ASIAN
Fiducially Agent, Barrister Elvis Raymond at
;( [email protected] )
Please quote your Date of draw, Reference Number, Batch Number and
Winning Number, which can be found on the top-left corner of this message.
Also, you should give in your telephone number to help locate your file
easily. For security reasons, we advice the winner to keep this
information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and
been released to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid
double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this programme by
non-participant or unofficial personnel.
Note: all winnings participants MUST be claimed in time before ending of 2007; otherwise
the fund will be returned as Unclaimed and eventually donated to
Congratulations once again on your winning!
Miss. KIMBERLY BRUGGEMAN
(For the co-ordinator).