Scam Emails and a bit of baiting

Mrs. Vera Donald Award Notice

Published / by Dave McDave / 2 Comments on Mrs. Vera Donald Award Notice

WARNING: These are scams. They are Emails sent to a honeytrap address only ever used for this purpose. Do not reply to these people, they will try to con you into paying out money in return for nothing.

CAVEAT: Please note that some of these Emails may be impersonating a genuine company or person. We wish to make it clear that any such name mentioned within these Emails has no connection to the scam. For the sake of searching, we leave these messages untouched, but we will respond to any concerns left in our comments.

From: "Mrs. Vera Donald" <>
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2019 15:13:11 +0800
Subject: Award Notice

Dear Winner,

We are glad to inform you that the Heineken Global Promotion in Collaboration with fundraiser and email address free-ticket draw of the 2019 Heineken promotion Award has just been released, and we are glad to announce to you that your email address came out in the first category and entitles you to claim the sum of 780,000.00 Pounds Sterling.

This is a promotional program to encourage dutiful individuals to continue to buy our product. Your email address was entered for the online draw on this free ticket number: AMD061557 with reference number: i20LFM4995 and Serial number: EN/18273, Batch number: AMD/30021 drew the Lucky number: 07-01-41-26-24-17- Bonus 09. This subsequently won you the award in the 1st category ie. Matches 6 lucky numbers plus Bonus number.

You have therefore been allocated to claim a total sum of 780,000.00 GBP(Seven Hundred And Eighty Thousand Pounds Sterling Only) in cash which is credited to file AMD/7672145308/12. This is from a total cash prize of 130, 280,000.00 shared amongst the 194 with (2) lucky winners "1st" category. You are mandated to keep your winning details confidential until your winning funds are fully delivered to you.

Contact our office immediately with details below to commence release of your winning prize by providing your winning details above.

Mr. Menard Dwire
Alternative e-Mail:
Office: +27 73 436 4555


Yours Sincerely,

Mrs. Vera Donald
Head of Award Department
Heineken Global Promotion


  1. Got one of these this morning. It was in my junk mail folder, where it clearly belongs…. Especially given that I had to hit the “forward” button to get the complete address (and to see which email address of mine had been hacked…). Oh, and anyone reading this? Good luck harvesting the email address below — because while technically still valid, I can no longer access it…. Snerk.

  2. Thanks for commenting. The Email you entered when commenting is not displayed on the public facing page so it will not be harvested. It is only used to inform you of any replies to your comment.

    By the way, if you do come back and read this, you could always use “view source” and examine your Email headers to discover which Email address was used, and possibly get some information on the sender.

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