[source: 220.127.116.11 (Nigeria)]
From: email@example.com < firstname.lastname@example.org> [verified by SPF]
UK National Lottery,
22 Garden Close,PE9 2YP
Dear Selected Winner,
This is to inform you that you have been selected for a cash Price of
2,000,000.00 (Two Million Pounds Sterling) in cash credited to file
637409467-Nll.from International programme held on the 1st of
October 2007 in the United Kindom.
The selection process was carried out through random selection in our
computerised email selection system from a database of over 250,000
email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world which your
email was among the first ten (10) lucky winners.
Contact the verification department by providing your Winning numbers:
Lott22 -55-BBK-22, Email ticket number: (7PWYZ2007), and the
1. Full Names;.........
2. Full Contact Address;..........
3. Nationality & Present Country;........
Mr. Harry James
TEL: +44 703 196 6198
Elizabeth Townsend (Mrs) Co-Coordinator
(Online Promo Programme).
NOTE: YOU ARE TO CONTACT THE PROCESSING OFFICER VIA THIS EMAIL:
Lottery scam quick guide: it's a scam if...
- you win any lottery where you didn't buy a ticket! It's really that easy! It's not just too good to be true: it's bait in a trap!
- you receive a generous grant out of the blue. Sadly (but not surprisingly) there aren't any benevolent people regularly throwing around millions of pounds/dollars/euros to randomly chosen people. This is just the lottery scam without the ticket.
- they send you partial payment in the form of a cheque, money order, or direct bank transfer and want you to pay them fees out of that money. They're playing you for a sucker: cheques are frequently forged, and direct transfers made by compromising some poor schmuck's online banking service. You'll wind up a victim of fraud, or a party to it.
- they want you to send them any money of any sort for any reason. They might try to say there are courier fees or taxes to cover. They're lying. Call their bluff and tell them to take the fees out themselves -- they'll never ever agree, because they can't defraud you unless money is making the reverse trip from you to them somehow.