SPAM / Scam mails are just getting more personal. This mail wasn’t catched by my spam-filter and cought my attention, because it’s the first spam mail that mentions my correct first and last name.
From: “LINDA SMITH”
To: (email address only used for whois)
Subject: Confidential letter to Randolf Jorberg
Hi Randolf Jorberg
RE: BENTLEY28722662/726-099Randolf Jorberg
I am delighted to announce to you an award from Bentley organization.
Via a computer ballot system conducted by Bentley as part of their Easter promotions for the year 2007, your name and email address came up in a random draw for a cash award of $300,000 (Three hundred thousand United States Dollars only).
Your award winning number is: BENTLEY28722662, ticket number 726-099. You are strongly adviced to keep your winning confidential. Hense contact your claims executive immediately to begin processing your cash award winning.
Mr. Robert West
Please email the following details to Mr. Robert West your claims executive:
Your full name ,Your telephone number including area code, your cellular phone number (most importantly including area code)
Your fax number including area code
Your recent email address and mailing address (for delivery of your certified check)
Your reference number: BENTLEY28722662/726-099Randolf Jorberg
Your claims executive shall provide you detailed information about the promotions and also advice you on how to receive your cash award. Your certified check has been issued and currently with your claims agent hence contact him for further information.
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY THIS EMAIL RATHER CONTACT ONLY YOUR CLAIMS AGENT
Congratulations on your success in this years Bently promotions award
Data (including my full name) is obviously taken from domain whois data and I wonder what this spam mails purpose might be: simple data (lead) generation or is there going to be a follow up answer with some kind of phishing attempt? Anyone got the same mails?