Tuesday, May 11, 2010

SPAM Mails: Part 1

Below is the SPAM mail which I received in my INBOX. To make it realistic spammers had gone one step ahead and provided with contact numbers and few images to make it realistic and entice users to give their personal information.

FROM THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR:
UK INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY PRIZE AWARD DEPT

WINNING NOTIFICATION FOR CATEGORY "A" WINNER ONLY

Amount Won: £1,000,000.00 Pounds

Dear Lucky winner,

We are glad to inform you that you have won a prize money of One Million
Great Britain Pound Sterlings (£1,000,000.00) in our last lottery promotional
draw.

We are pleased to inform you of the final announcement of the result in
UK INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY PRIZE AWARD DEPT. Your email address was selected by our Electronic Random Selection System (ERSS) from an exclusive list of e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies. No tickets were sold.

With Ref.Number: GP 14-M-246-04,
Batch Number: 573881545-UK/2010
Ticket Number: PP3502/8707-01.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!:
To file for Your Claims Please contact.
********************************************
Name: MR JOSEPH POUNCH
Tel:+447014275315
Email:
josephpounch18@gmail.com
*******************************************
However you will have to fill and submit this form to the events manager for
verification & direction on how you canclaim your winning fund.
Fill the Details Below:
1. Full name...............
2. Contact Address......
3. Age.........................
4. Mobile Number.........
5. Marital Status..........
6. Sex.........................
7. Occupation..............
8. Company................
9.State:......................
10.Country..................
11.Nationality...............
12.Address.................
13.Valid ID Proof (Send as email attachment)
Your Reference and Batch number at the top of this mail:

Mrs Vivian Jones.
Lottery Coordinator

Most of the netizens fall pray for this and end up providing their information. Above details can be used to crack passwords with intelligent guesses.

Before providing information in reply to such mails think once, "who the hell in this world is going to give free money !!! "