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Microsoft Lottery Win

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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
From : micro_ soft_org57
Sent : 25 August 2007 04:13:11
Subject : WINNING NOTIFICATION
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FROM: THE DESK OF THE E-MAIL
PROMOTIONS MANAGER INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT,
MICROSOFT CORPORATION WORD LOTTERY
UNITED KINGDOM.61-70 Southampton Row,
Bloomsbury London United Kingdom WC1B 4AR.
REFERENCE NO: MSW-L/200-26937
BATCH NO: 2005SEPTL#22
WINNER NO:5

OFFICIAL WINNING NOTIFICATION:

DEAR WINNER:

It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find time to read it carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the following official publication of results of the E-mail electronic online Sweepstakes organized by Microsoft,in conjunction with the foundation for the promotion of software products,(F.P.S.)held on the 15th of AUGUST 2007,in UNITED KINGDOW .

Wherein your electronic email address emerged as one of the online
winning emails in the 1st category and therefore attracted a cash award of USD$1,000,000.00 (One Million United states Dollars only) which your file falls in our South African Claim office in Johannesburg
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 USD$1,000,000.00 each
2nd. 8 USD$800,000.00 each
3rd. 13 USD$470,000.00 each
4th. 27 USD$170,000.00 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.
(1) Award numbers: ** **/****
(2) BATCH NO: *********#**
(3) REFERENCE NO: ***-*/***-****


For verification purpose be sure to include:
(1) Your mailing address.
(2) Your Tel/Fax numbers.
(3) Your Nationality/Country.
{4}Your Full Names


To file for your claim,Please contact your Validating Officer 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 in South Africa validate your winning

CONTACT:
*******************************
FOREIGN TRANSFER MANAGER
NAME DR.OWER DOUGLAS
MICROSOFT SECURITY DEPARTMENT(RSA)
TEL:+00 27 78 228 7025
E-mail:[email protected]
********************************

The Microsoft Internet E-mail lottery Awards is sponsored by our
CEO/Chairman, Bill Gates: and a consortium of software promotion companies. The Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell Computers and other International Companies. The Microsoft internet E-mail draw is held periodically and is organized to encourage the use of the Internet and promote computer literacy worldwide.

Once again on behalf of all our staff,

CONGRATULATIONS!

Yours faithfully,

Past Winners
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Dr.Rudolf P. Markhams
MICROSOFT E-MAIL LOTTERY PROMOTION COORDINATOR.
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Copyright é 1994-2007 The Microsoft Internet E-mail lottery Awards Promotion Inc. All rights reserved. Terms of Service -Guideline.

I received this email a few days ago and I just wandered what you people thought of it.
I assume this is some sort of scam but to use Microsoft's name and inparticular Bill Gates seems a bit risky in terms of what they could be sued for.
I looked at the addresses of the images included in the email and they are from Google, Wikipedia and BBC so surely it is a scam as if it were from Microsoft it would be images from Microsoft.

The only thing that puzzles me is where my emal address was taken from as this particular email account is only used when I apply for jobs rather than every day use.
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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
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#2
Congrats!, Its a scam from Japan!
banned#3
And that's an extract of a poem from the isle of man.
#4
and why wud microsoft use the windows logo at the top of the email lol random
#5
JDeal
And that's an extract of a poem from the isle of man.


my strawberry jam, just spilled on my ham, whilst eating a flan.
wait, i neeed a new plan
banned#6
singsonger
my strawberry jam, just spilled on my ham, whilst eating a flan.
wait, i neeed a new plan


That was delightfull. Are you not bitter that your game has been renamed and reposted?
#7
JDeal
That was delightfull. Are you not bitter that your game has been renamed and reposted?

what??? where????? how???? who???? when????
banned#8
Rather than answering the individual questions, shall I just post this link?
#9
why dont you answer the questions, too mentally taxing for you is it?? too tricky??? hmmmm!!
banned#10
As you insist...

1. What I said.

2. In the link I gave you.

3. Using the submit a new thread button.

4. The person that started the thread in the link I gave.

5. The date and time that is shown in the thread, in the link of the first post.
#11
JDeal
As you insist...

1. What I said.

2. In the link I gave you.

3. Using the submit a new thread button.

4. The person that started the thread in the link I gave.

5. The date and time that is shown in the thread, in the link of the first post.


lol:giggle:
#12
JDeal
As you insist...

1. What I said.

2. In the link I gave you.

3. Using the submit a new thread button.

4. The person that started the thread in the link I gave.

5. The date and time that is shown in the thread, in the link of the first post.

20 question marks= 20 questions, you only gave 5 replies, im conflusticated

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