Yawn! Someone would have me believe I’ve won yet another lottery…
From: “Troy Robinson” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2009 19:49:52 -0500
Why would a so called “winning notification message” have an Albert Einstein Healthcare Network email address?
UK CONVENTRY PROMOTIONS
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road,
Victoria, London SW1W 9SP,
PRIZE AND AWARD NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today of winners of the UK CONVENTRY EMAIL LOTTERY MEGA JACKPOT WINNINGS PROGRAMS held on 10th of Nov 2009.
I’m pleased to inform you that you’re full of shit.
Your company or your personal e-mail address, is attached to ticket number 9901-0148-790-691, with serial number 66109-17 drew the luckynumbers 990-11-815-37-10-83, and consequently won the lottery in the 2nd category.
Not the 1st category? What kind of scam is this?
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of £500,000.00 in cash credited to file REF NO: EML/56-TF-8890776.This is from total prize money of £5,000,000.00 shared among the Ten (10) international winners in this category.
To claim your winning prize, you must first contact the claims department by email or phone for processing and remittance of your prize money to you.
The claims officer contact email is:
MR. David Bent
UK CONVENTRY LOTTERY,U.K.
An AOL email address? <sarcasm> I’m impressed. </sarcasm>
You are also advised to provide him with the under listed information as soon as possible;
1. Reference and Batch Number
2. Names in full
3. Telephone and Fax
Congratulations again from all our staff for being part of our promotions program.
Copyright (c) 2009 Euro Millions Inc.
How does “Troy Robinson” <email@example.com> fit into all this?
This message is intended for the use of the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged and confidential, the disclosure of which is governed by applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, or distribution of this information is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message by error, please notify the sender immediately to arrange for return or destruction of these documents.
What are you going to do, call the police?
This email appears to originate from the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network. Either one of their computers has been compromised, or an employee is seeking some additional income.