Another variant, claiming to be the Japan email lottery, although the address provided is in Beijing, China.
Also note that recent scam has a note for keeping the winning confidential. This is used as an escape route for the scammers when someone gets suspicious or contacts the police, they say that you have breeched the confidentiality clause, and hence are not eligible anymore for the award amount.
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2007 21:21:03 +0300
From: "japanpromotion center" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS YOU JUST WON!
JAPAN EMAIL INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY
Private Bag X50, Auckland Park, 2006
China Branch,Beijing China
PRIZE AWARD NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement made on 6th August 2007, of winners of the JAPAN EMAIL LOTTO PROMOTION,in alliance with Asia NGOS, as part of our promotional draws.
Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from all parts of the world as part of our electronic business Promotions Program.
Note that you/your email address qualified for the draw.
As a result of your visiting various websites we are running the e-business promotions for You/Your Company email address, attached to ,
Reference number 152/716/5047 , with serial number 8742-517drew the Ticket numbers 27533465196-6451, and Bonus number 15 and consequently your email address were among the TEN lucky winners that won in the fouth
Category of the JAPAN FORTUNE LOTTO DRAW
Your winning Reference is Number. 016/809/5176.Your Serial Number. 94562-678
Your Ticket Numbers are. 27533465196-6451 Bonus Number 14
Your INSURANCE Number: JLS555/711L/JMSA
You have therefore been approved for the payment of the sum of
US$500,000,00 in cash, which is the winning amount for the FOURTH
category winners. This is from the total prize money of
US$5,000,000.00 shared among the TEN international LUCKY winners in the FOURTH category. CONGRATULATIONS!
Please be informed that your WINNING sum of US$500,000.00
address which won you this prize is been processed, therefore you should contact
(TRANSGLOBE FINANCE) our agent and give them your full names so
that they will re-insure your WINNING under your full names,award your winning certificate and direct you to the payee bank for onward transfer of your winning funds.
To begin your claim, please call your claim agent immediately.
FOREIGN SERVICES MANAGER,
TRANSGLOBE FINANCE SECURITIES
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please
remember to quote your reference and batch numbers and other
information provided above and below in every one of your
correspondences with our claims agent.
Age & Ref.Numbers:
Congratulations'' once again from all our staff. Thank you for
being part of our promotions program.
MRS. ROSE WANG
VICE PRESIDENT INT.PROMOTIONS
NOTE: Please you are advised to keep Your Winning Reference Number secret and confidential until your claims has been processed and your money Remitted to you to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. THANKS