Sophos.com reports that there’s a new facebook phishing scam in the wild. We’ve not seen it here at UD–yet.
See Graham Cluley’s article, Beware Facebook lottery email scam, published yesterday. Bottom line, if you get email from “Facebook” that you’ve won a lottery and just need to send some money to an address in London to claim it…. Don’t believe it. Delete it.
Another moldy oldie: You’ve won the lottery! Just send us your personal information. Don’t.
From email@example.com Mon Oct 17 13:35:57 2011
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 13:35:54 -0400
From: POWERBALL ONLINE INTL JACKPOT
Subject: YOUR EMAIL HAS WON
POWERBALL ONLINE INTL JACKPOT / LOTTERY ASSOCIATION ASIA PACIFIC OFFICE regional
operations BANGKOK THAILAND
This is to inform you of the release of the Power ball Online Lottery PRIZE DRAW,
held on the of AUGUST 2011 in Bangkok Thailand.
Your email was attached to ticket number 085-12876077-09 with serial number 51390-0 that
drew the lucky numbers of 03-06-08-10-12-16-27, which consequently won the lottery in
the 5th category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout
of $ 1,000, 000,00. (ONE MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS ONLY), in cash credited to
file with REF: N.EGS/3662367114/13. This is from a total cash prize
of 5,000.000.00, shared among the five international winners in this category.
The lucky numbers:
Ball number 3Ball number 6Ball number 8Ball number 10Ball number 12Ball number 16Ball number 27
You are required to file a letter of Claim and fill out the form below and send to the
CLAIM SERVICES LTD for further Instructions and Diraectives on 'how to Claim your Prize.
WINNING NUMBER :________________________
Serial NUMBER :________________________
FIRST NAME LAST NAME :__________________ :______________
DATE OF BIRTH :_______________ SEX :__________________
HOME ADRESS :_____________________________
CITY :__________ STATE :____________ ZIP / POST CODE_____________
MARITAL STATUS :___________________ A_________
Country Of Residence :_____________________
Email Address :_____________________
MOBILE / CELL PHONE NUMBER__________________________________
CLAIM SERVICES LTD.
10 290 Samutprakan BANGKOK, THAILAND .
All Participants Were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from email addresses
& official addresses, from Asia , Australia , New Zealand , Europe , North and
South America, Middle East and Africa , as part of our International Promotions Program.
CONGRATULATIONS!! Once Again from all members of our staff and thank you for being a part of
our International Promotions program.
We wish you continued good fortunes.
Online Intl Powerball Jackpot / Lottery Association
Asia Pacific Region