Some spammers are easier to detect than others. The first giveaway is that they tend to use strange Yahoo! domains for sending their mail. This one, acting under the alias of David Thomas Clark, urges me to contact a Ms Jane Furness Gordon, who is supposed to be working for a company in England, but uses a yahoo.gr email address. Now how believable is that?
It’s nothing but yet another lottery scam.
from POWERBALL EURO <email@example.com>
to undisclosed-recipients <>
date Oct 23, 2007 4:02 PM
subject Powerball Code Number: PBE/1O/2007
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT
POWERBALL EURO E-MAIL INTERNATIONAL
PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT
RE: POWERBALL PRIZE AWARD
We are pleased to announce the winners and the result of the Multi country powerball mega lottery online Cyber Lotto Draws of the POWERBALL EUROPEAN LOTTERY PROMOTION that was just concluded.
Powerball striking Number:2-5-16-36-40-36
Powerball Code Number: PBE/1O/2007
Powerball Online Reference Number: PBE/11/EUR
Your Email Address was attached to Powerball Online Reference Number: PBE/11/EUR and picked as one of the 2007 Powerball European Online Winners in category ”A” winning you a sum of Eight Hundred and fifty thousand Euro.Hence you are eligible for the prize of Eight Hundred and fifty thousand Euro.Please contact the under listed Fiduciary Coordinator Via Email immediately for processing of your claim:
CONTACT NAME: Jane Furness GORDON(Ms)
CITY/ COUNTRY: LONDON, ENGLAND.
CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN!!!
David Thomas Clark