Received from: email@example.com
Purported to be from: UK LOTTERY GAME
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £516,778.00 (Five hundred and Sixteen thousand,seven hundred and seventy eight pounds sterling only)Thanks so much, Agent Peter and Mrs. Baines! Also for your kind plea for two new urgently needed English plurals (informations and datas). That was long overdue. Not to mention thanks for the biblical therefore leading into this stroke of pure luck.
To file for your claim, please kindly provide the following informations and send it to our Fiduciary Agent who shall clear you as a winner.
(1)FULL NAMES (2)DATE OF BIRTH(3)SEX (4)MARITAL STATUS(5)CONTACT ADDRESS (6)PHONE NUMBERS(7)OCCUPATION
Mr Peter Taylor(CLAIMS AGENT)
Upon receipt of the duly requested datas,he shall send to you the contact information of the paying Office.
Mrs. Lucy Baines
I wonder what would happen if you responded to firstname.lastname@example.org (every agent would be proud to have such an official-looking e-mail address).
I can only surmise that
- you might get a friendly e-mail asking you for a transfer of funds as up-front processing fees before you receive the millions you've won, or
- you might get tons more of lovely offers as your e-mail address has been verified as being functional and spam-worthy.