Below is an email saying I've won the Shell International Lottery:
GOOD DAY ESTEEMED AWARD WINNER,
SHELL INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT SPAIN has just concluded final draws from it's periodical promotional program An exclusive list of thousands of individual and corporate bodies were picked by automated random computer search from the internet No tickets were sold. You emerged as one of the lucky winners and you are therefore entitled to a sum of €350.000.00 Euros Only .
See attachment for more details and procedures.
For the security purpose,a password is required to enable you view the
Dr Ellen R.Gomez,
Online Coordinator for .
Shell Petroleum Company Spain.
No 72 Avenida Parque Grande,
There is a Microsoft Word document attached and when you open it up, you are prompted for the password above that I would read as (boy). However trying different variants of this password does not work. I wonder if the scammer did this on purpose to get you to email them directly and state password issues so the individual will have a valid email address to harvest elsewhere.
Be careful and watch out for somewhat poorly convincing scams that exist out there!!
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