Lottery Scam Email:
Microsoft UK Award Promo
Below is another example of a fake lottery; this one claiming to
be from the "Microsoft Uk Award Promo" which they say is sponsored
by Microsoft in the United Kingdom.
Note the usual clues to an obvious fraud that we
have highlighted in the
letter. Especially notice the free Yahoo email return address.
Doesn't it make sense that Microsoft would notify winners of a lottery it
sponsors, via a competitor's email system? And if that isn't an obvious enough
sign for you, since when does Microsoft operate a lottery?
This one is really too stupid to believe that anyone would fall
for it... And for another, even worse attempt Microsoft scam,
see this page.
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 07:32:46 -0800
Subject: MICROSOFT EMAIL AWARD PROMO RESULT!!!!!!
This is to inform you that you have won $12.5 Million USD in the quarterly promo
of the Microsoft Uk Award Promo. Your email address was attached to the winning
number. Contact the Claims Agent right away his email address is:
Names of Scam / Fake / Fraud Lottery
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