The scammer is making use of a bbc news about a real Euromillion winning, and pretending to be the winner. According to the mail header the email appears to come from India (IP 188.8.131.52), and not UK.
But the scammer isn’t smart – why on earth would any real lottery winner want to send broadcasting email asking for personal particulars of strangers, asking them to “claim”?
The scammers are stupid, but you don’t have to be equally stupid by replying this this dumb mail.
The details of the email submitted to hotscams.com:
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: The Bayford <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, March 4, 2013 2:51 PM
Subject: This is a personal email directed to you.
This is a personal email directed to you. I am Adrian Bayford,I and my
wife won a Jackpot Lottery of 148 million pounds in the latest
Euromillion Lottery result that was announced recently. If you get this mail, I
want you to consider yourself lucky.Kindly provide the requried details of yours for
claims(click reply )
KINDLY VIEW LINK FOR PROPER UNDERSTANDING(http://www.bbc.
We await your response in this regards