Patrick David McManamon, Euro Millions (Scam Alert)

This is a curious combination of a standard advance fee scam message and a lottery scam message. “Patrick” works for the lottery, he says — like many scammers claim to work for banks — and he can help you win a fortune as long as you give him a cut — just like the phony bank scammers claim to have access to dormant accounts.

From: “Banwell, Matthew Allen”
Subject: About Euro Millions Draw
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 09:36:41 +0000
Reply-To: “”

I am Patrick David Mc Manamon, the System Operation manager in charge of the Euro Millions draws. I found your contact online. After a brief cogitation, I decided to contact you for an opportunity to have a confidential deal discussed with you if only you will be interested in the deal. I can help you win the Euro-Million prize but I will take 50% of the winnings. Please kindly express your interest by responding to this email so that I can enlighten you more about the deal.
Patrick David Mc Manamon

This particular hook is one that we haven’t seen before here at If it is a successful one (for the scammer) I’m sure we’ll see more.