The MICROSOFT EMAIL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL scam email shown below claims that the recipient has won money in an international lottery. The email is an attempt to initiate a dialogue with potential victims and subsequently trick them into sending money to the scammers responsible. There is no “MICROSOFT EMAIL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL” and no prize money.
In spite of the name used, the message is not, in any way, endorsed or condoned by Microsoft.
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Email Lottery Scams – International Lottery Scam Information
Subject: CONTACT YOUR AGENT YOU HAVE WON:
MICROSOFT EMAIL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL.
HOOFGHESS 103 KL
FROM:THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT.
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD.
BACTH NO: 213-127-798-ppl1102.
This is to inform you of the release of the MICROSOFT EMAIL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL/ WORLD GAMING BOARD held on the 14th Febuary 2005 Due to the mix up of numbers, the results were released on the 16th febuary 2005. Your name attached to ticket666/09/pr also with with drew the lucky numbers of 7-9-2-8 which consequently won the lottery in the 1st category. You have therefore been approved for payment THREE HUNDRE AND FIFTY THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY.( US$350,000.00 ) cash credited to file with REF. NO.633/98/401
Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money Remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some paticipants.All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from only Microsoft users from over 20,000 company, and 3,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world.This promotional program takes place every three years. For your processing of your claim please contact our fudicial agent in the legaldepartment.
Mr. Paul Smith
Email:email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
MICROSOFT EMAIL LOTTERY INTER.
processing and remittance of your winning prize money to a destination of your choice.Any claim not made befor 27th febuary this day will be returned to the MINISTERIAL VAN DE ECONOMIA NETHERLANDS. Note that all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake.
Also in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all your correspondence with Mr.Paul Smith
Please follow all his instructions.Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform us as quickly as possible.
Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
Sandra Blaze Hoornbeck
MICROSOFT EMAIL LOTTERY INTER.
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