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Sample Lottery Scam Email:
Microsoft Award Team Sweepstakes
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Microsoft and AOL" from Olivia Freeborn, MR. GARRY JOLLY, Kyle Hitchens or other names

"The prestigious Microsoft and AOL..." this email begins. This scam email is one of the funnier ones due to it's pathetically bad writing. Even if you get past the fact that AOL and Microsoft are absolute competitors, neither company is going to simply give away money in a sweepstakes.  they're in business to MAKE money, not hand it out randomly.

Notice the gibberish writing and other clues to an obvious fraud that we have highlighted in the letter; keep confidential, selected by a random computer lottery of email addresses, use of free email accounts, etc.

It is a typical scam sweepstakes winning notification. 

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Sample Microsoft Award Team scam email

From: "Microsoft Award Team" < sehifa@bellsouth.net >
To: win@mirosoft.com
Subject: HELLO!!
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 8:11:41 -0500

Microsoft Award Team
20 Craven Park, Harlesden London NW10,United Kingdom.

Ref: BTD/976/06
Batch: 409979k

Dear Lucky winner,

WINNING NOTIFICATION

The prestigious Microsoft and AOL has set out and successfully organised a Sweepstakes marking the end of year anniversary we rolled out over 100, 000.000.00 (One Hundred Million Great Britain Pounds) for our end of year Anniversary Draws.

The selection was made through a computer draw system attaching personalised email addresses to ticket numbers. Microsoft and AOL are now the largest Internet companies and in an effort to make sure that Internet Explorer remains the most widely used program, Microsoft and AOL are  running an e-mail beta test.

Your email address as indicated was drawn and attached to ticket number 008795727498 with serial numbers BTD/9080648302/06 and drew the lucky numbers 14-21-25-39-40-47(20) which subsequently won you 1,000, 000.00 (One Million Great Britain Pounds) as one of the jackpot winners in this draw.

You have therefore won the entire winning sum of 1,000,000.00 (One Million Great Britain Pounds. The draws registered as Draw number one was conducted in Brockley, London United Kingdom on the 31th January,2006.

These Draws are commemorative and as such special. Please be informed by this winning notification,to file your claims,you are to make contact with your designated agent who shall by duty guide you through the process to facilitate the release of your prize.To file for your claim Please Contact your fiduciary agent

MR. GARRY JOLLY
Microsoft Promotion Award Team
Head Winning Claims Dept. Email: microsoft.claimsagent@yahoo.co.uk 

Sincerely,

Mr.Olivia Freeborn
Head Customercare Service
Microsoft Promotion Team


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