Microsoft lottery winning notification
Sent: Tue, Feb 7, 2006
From: “MSW MSW”
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS: YOU HAVE WON THE MSW LOTTERY.
To: [email protected]
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
ELECTRONIC MAIL AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION
AWARD PRESENTATION CENTER: UNITED KINGDOM
WINNING NOTIFICATION !
Dear Sir/ Madam,
We the MICROSOFT COOPERATION MANAGEMENT WORLDWIDE are pleased to inform you of the todays winners of our annual MS-WORD LOTTO LOTTERY conducted in AFRICA BEING THE HOST OF THE EVENT FOR THIS PRESENT YEAR MEGA JACKPOT LOTTO WINNING PROGRAMS HELD ON 1ST FEBUARY 2006 .
Your Personal E-mail address or Company email is attached to WINNER NO : 5 JANUARY -2006-02MSW, with serial number S/N-00168 drew the lucky numbers 887-13-865-37-10-83, and consequently won in the first lottery category. You have therefore been approved for lump sums pay of GBP Ј550,000.00 ( (Five hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds Sterling ) in cash Credited to file REF NO:MSW-L/200-26937 this is from total prize money of GBP 5,500,000.00 POUNDS, shared among the Ten (10) lucky international winners in first and second category.
All participants were selected from Worldwide Websites especially yahoo mail through our Microsoft computer ballot system drawn from 21,000 e-mail address, 3,000 e-mail address from each continent (Canada, Asia, Australia, United state, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania , as part of International ” E-MAIL ” Promotions Program, Which is conducted annually for our prominent MS -WORD users all over the world, and to encourage the use of Internet and Computers worldwide.
Your fund (certified cheque) has been insured with your REF NO: MSW-L/200-26937 and will be ready for delivery. It will be delivered to you by one of our Paymaster Staff in charge of African zone ( PROF . FAHIM HAFIZ ). Your E-mail address should be used in all correspondence with your claims officer, please Note that, you are to contact your claims officer via email and phone as we are promoting the use of E-mail. Also you have the right to call him to confirm your winnings and government tax payment that is all, as he will provide you with the necessary details on how to claim Your prize.
You are to keep your ref. number and batch number from the public, until you have been processed and your prize money delivered to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and the act of scamming people of their ref number and prizes. We hope with a part of your prize, you will participate in our next year High stakes of US$0.3billion International Lottery. To claim your winning prize, you must first contact our African claims department by email for Processing and remittance of your prize money to you.
THE PAYMASTER OFFICER CONTACT EMAIL IS:
PROF . FAHIM HAFIZ
( PAYMASTER )
E-MAIL : [email protected]
Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than the 28 TH FEBUARY 2006 . All funds not Claimed on or before the fixed date will be returned as Unclaimed and donated to charity organization in Africa.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in all correspondences with your claims officer. Do not reply any other mails like this on net, as they are a lot of scam artist out there pretending to be us. You may see mails like this do not reply. Do contact your claims officer ( PROF . FAHIM HAFIZ ).At once you will be asked to provide some details to enable the office proceed with your winning certificate and file keeping.
Congratulations, once more from the entire Management and Staff of Microsoft Cooperation to all our lucky winners this year. Thank you for being part of this promotional lottery program. Our special thanks and gratitude to Bill Gate of Microsoft and all his Associates for alliviating poverty round the World .
Mrs. Basheera Manama Mrs. Caro Smith
(Co-ordinator). ( Secretary )
LOTTERY SPONSORS : CHIEF SPONSORS;
MICROSOFT CORPORATION UK, MICROSOFT CORPORATION AFRICA,
MICROSOFT CORPORATION USA, MICROSOFT CORPORATION ASIA .
At the first glance, this winning notification looks very impressive. Let us look on the details:
- The email was not sent to me personally. I must have been part of a mailinglist. I wonder how many other were on that list? Here are some of them: http://www.google.com/search?q=MSW-L%2F200-26937
- The email was sent from a free email account at Yahoo. A real lottery would not do that.
- The royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom look most impressive, but what is it doing in a lottery?
- The “MICROSOFT CORPORATION WORD LOTTERY” does not exist. The address “61-70 Southampton Row” is false. There is an office building, Victoria House, at 37-63 Southampton Row. The Spink building is located at 69 Southampton Row. Koolays Cafe is located at 68-70 Southampton Row.
- A signature from Carl A. Nobody together with the word APPROVED does not impress me.
- The telephone and fax numbers are Nigerian mobile phones.
- I like the phrase ” You may see mails like this do not reply “. Do not reply to this one either!
- The picture of co-ordinator Mrs. Basheera is in fact a picture of Nadia Bakhurji. She is an architect from Saudi Arabia.
- The picture of secretary Mrs. Caro Smith is in fact a picture of Queen Salote Tupou III of Tonga. She died in 1965!
- There is nothing called “MICROSOFT CORPORATION UK”, “MICROSOFT CORPORATION AFRICA” and “MICROSOFT CORPORATION ASIA”.
- The pictures of “past winners” are from other lotteries and a conference (see below).
Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom
Spink building at 69 Southampton Row, LondonMicrosoft lottery winning notification Sent: Tue, Feb 7, 2006 From: “MSW MSW” Subject: CONGRATULATIONS: YOU HAVE WON THE MSW LOTTERY. To: [email protected]
MICROSOFT WINNING NOTIFICATION 2015
Is this a Email from Microsoft or another hoax ?
MICROSOFT LONDON (CARDINAL PLACE) 100 VICTORIA STREET LONDON SW1E 5JL.
MICROSOFT WINNING NOTIFICATION 2015
We wish to congratulate you once again on this note, for being part of our lucky winner selected
at 2015 MICROSOFT/NOKIA/AOL ONLINE AWARD ANNIVERSARY PROMOTION. Microsoft &
AOL in Conjunction with Nokia Cell phone are currently running a beta test and for this had set out, £750,000.00 GBP (SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND GREAT BRITISH POUNDS) for these winners. This promotion was set-up to encourage the active user of the Internet Microsoft Windows and use of Global system for mobile (GSM). We wish to formally announce to you that you have successfully passed the requirement, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report Test conducted for all online winners.
A debit Card will be issue in your name by Microsoft Corporation board or the fund transferred to your account. You have won sum of £750,000.00 GBP
BAR. MAC PHILIP STEVNS
For: Microsoft Promotion Award Team
FOR YOUR CLAIM: REPLY TO THE TWO EMAILS
FAX NO: +448715036232
Alternative Email: *** Email address is removed for privacy ***
Email: *** Email address is removed for privacy ***
Provide your claim agent with your full details to enable him process your payment:
Date of birth (yyyy-mm-dd):
Winning file number/email :
WINNERS ARE ADVISED TO KEEP THEIR WINNING INFORMATION SECRET TO AVOIDIs this a Email from Microsoft or another hoax ? MICROSOFT LONDON (CARDINAL PLACE) 100 VICTORIA STREET LONDON SW1E 5JL. MICROSOFT WINNING NOTIFICATION 2015 We wish to congratulate you once again on ]]>