Any good or bad event can be used as the background story for a scam, even when it sounds so ridiculous. The best thing is that they have used email addresses from eBay, Yahoo and webmail.co.za, my goodness.
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Delivery-date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 09:01:38 -0500
Received: from [188.8.131.52] (helo=ebay.com)
From: MR ISAAC MOLEWA [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Reply-To: MR ISAAC MOLEWA [email@example.com]
X-NAS-BWL: No match found for ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ (215 addresses, 0 domains)
Subject: YOU HAVE WON SOUTH AFRICA 2010 WORLD CUP BID LOTTERY AWARD
THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
2nd Floor SABC
Universal Building P.O. Box 91711,
Auckland Park, 2006 Henley Road.
Johannesburg, South Africa.
CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR LOTTERY WINNING:
We happily announce to you the draw of South African 2010 World cup Bid lottery Award International program held in Zurich, Switzerland. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: B9665 75604546 251 with Serial number 907846 drew the winning:06/08/10/19/35/45, Reference number NT421496587, Batch number CF54346548, which subsequently won you the lottery award in the category (B). Your name has therefore been approved to claim the sum total of US$2,000,000.00(Two million United States Dollars) in cash credited to file KPC/909657445846/01. This is from a total cash prize of US$40,000,000.00 (Forty Million United States Dollars) shared amongst the first 20 lucky winners in this category (Z) world-wide.
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our lottery Booklet representative office in South Africa as indicated in the play coupon.In view of this, your US$2,000,000.00 ( Two Million United States Dollars ) would be released to you through the assistance of our CLAIM AGENT in South Africa. He will commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. Also your claim includes a FREE FLIGHT TICKET TO SOUTH AFRICA FOR THE 2010 WORLD CUP and ONE MONTH HOTEL RESERVATION IN ONE OF THE FIVE STAR HOTELS IN SOUTH AFRICA .
All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web sites through computer draw systems and extracted from over 100,000,000 companies and individual email addresses. The Lottery Programme took place to promote South Africa’s 2010 World Cup Award. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money is remitted to you.This is part of our precautionary measures to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.
Please you are advised to file for your claim immediately through our Claim Agent on the following information:
NAME:MR ISAAC MOLEWA
EMAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com EMAIL ADDRESS:firstname.lastname@example.org OFFICE ADDRESS:4TH FLOOR FIDELITY HOUSE BRYANSTON JOHANNESBURG 2030, SOUTH AFRICA
immediately you received this message because you stand a risk of loosing the prize if you fail to claim within a month from the day you received this notification.
MR GOODLOCK JOHNSON.
BELOW ARE THE RECENT JUBILATING WINNERS ON NATIONAL LOTTERY ONLINE PROGRAMME