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Monday, September 14, 2009

Beware of email scam

An email claiming that I've won*yeah* which is fake*sob* after I checked the email.

This site does not exist so it is fake:

microsoftwindowlive.co.uk does not exist

Here is the email:

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Microsoft Corporation,
40 Ryecroft Way Stopsley ,
London SW1E 5JL
England UNITED KINGDOM
FILE REF: HL/5564/06/07/MICS
BATCH: MC11/834/5PDH /E

OFFICIAL WINNING NOTIFICATION.

We wish to use this medium to congratulate you over your success in this
year’s annual promotion of results of the E-mail electronic online Sweepstakes
organized by Microsoft Corporation, in conjunction with the foundation for the
promotion of software products, (F.P.S.) held recently in the United Kingdom.

The main reason for this promotion is to enhance and encourage the use of the
web, Trust, Confidence and Knowledge Base of Microsoft users. Your email
address luckily emerged as one of the online Winning email addresses in the
2nd category and therefore attracted a cash prize of 450,000.00(four hundred
and fifty Thousand pounds sterling).
Our winners are arranged into four categories with different winning prizes
accordingly in each category. They are arranged in this format below:

CATEGORY NO.OF WINNERS WINNING PRIZES
1st. 2 500,000.00 Pounds each
2nd. 8 450,000.00 Pounds each
3rd. 13 350,000.00 Pounds each
4th. 27 170,000.00 Pounds each

We write to officially notify you of this award and to advise you to contact
the processing office immediately upon receipt of this message for more
Information concerning the verification, processing and eventual payment of
the above prize to you. It is important to note that your award information
was released with the following particulars attached to it.

These are your identification numbers:
(1) Award numbers: PQ 63/1268
(2) Email ticket numbers: EW3CA-142527
(3) Batch numbers: MC11/834/2CAT /W3C
(4) The file reference numbers: HL/7774/43/07/W3CS
{5} Serial Numbers: MQST/006/NL46588

For verification purpose be sure to include:
(1) YOUR FULL NAME:
(2) YOUR CONTACT ADDRESS:
(3) YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER/FAX NUMBER:
(4) YOUR NATIONALITY/COUNTRY:
(5) GENDER:
(6) DATE OF BIRTH:
(7) OCCUPATION:
(8) EVER WON/RECEIVED ONLINE LOTTERY:
(9) EMAIL ADDRESS:
(10)Choose Your Preferred Method of Receiving Your Price (From Below)
Mode of Price Remittance.
(1)COURIER DELIVERY (Courier Delivery Of your Certified Winning Cheque and
other Winning Documents safely to you.)
(2)SWIFT BANK TRANSFER
(3)CASH PICK UP (You coming Down to UK Personally to Pick Your Price).

To file for your claim, Please contact your Claims Representative for
VALIDATION of your winning within Twenty-nine working days of this winning
notification. Winnings that are not validated within Twenty-nine working days
of winning notification are termed void and invalid. You are required to
mention the above Particulars of your award in every correspondence to enable
the Agent validate your winning.
CONTACT:
**************************************************************************************************************************************
Barrister Michael Brown
E-mail: msc-00000001@windowslive.com
Claims/Legal Representative
Microsoft 2009 Annual Promotion
Land Line: 00 4487 150 39 997
Direct Line:00 4470 240 80 584
***************************************************************************************************************************************
The Microsoft internet E-mail draw is held periodically.

Once again on behalf of all our staff,

CONGRATULATIONS!

Yours Sincerely,
Mr.Miguel Hoffmann
M.S.PROMOTION. WORLD COORDINATOR.

2 comments :

Johnny Ong said...

oh u had just won yr first one? i'm a billionaire already

sah90 said...

ha3..
I also already receive maybe about 50 scam email..
Winning things...
If they are not scam..
I'm also a bilionaire man...:)

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