WTF!!! I just received an e-mail

ertaboy356b

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Total Scam :)

MICROSOFT INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY INC.
5th Floor East Commonwealth Centre
55 Currie Street London L70 1NL.

Dear Selected winner,

This is to inform you that you have been selected for a cash Prize of
£500,000.00(Five Hundred Thousand Pound Sterling) in cash.from Microsoft
International Lottery Programme held on April 2009 in the United
Kindom,The selection process was carried out through random selection in
our computerised email selection system from a database of over 250,000
email addresses drawnm from all the continents of the world which your
email was among the lucky winners,from a file E-ticket Number credited to
KTU/9023118308/03. You are therefore advise to contact Claims Agent for
the release of your winnings provide him with the under listed
informations.

We hope with part of your prize, you will participate in our end of year
high stakes for L1.3 Billion international draw.

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU QUOTE YOUR BELOW WINNING PARTICULARS WHEN
CONTACTING YOUR AGENT:

Batch number...................16/12/0011
Ref number....................MSN-L/212-34441
Winning number.................PL7866

Microsoft Lottery Fiduciary Agent.
CONTACT PERSON: Mr.Terry Martins.
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 703 191 0798
+44 703 198 2976


Do not have doubt over Your participation in this Promotion, as all
Participants were selected Through an electronic computer ballot system
for all email users drawn From over 2,500,000 email addresses of
individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia,
Europe,Middle East,Oceania,North American,and South American.To file in
for your claims.

Contact your Claims Attorney with the following information:

1. Name:2. Telephone Numbers:3. Age:4. Address:5. Country:6. Occupation:
7. e-ticket:Number:8. Amount Won:

Msn Lottery Prize must be claimed not later than 15 days from date of Draw
Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has won. Any prize not
claimed within this period will be forfeited.

Once Again Congratulations,
Yours in service,

Mrs. Mary Mosqueda.
Online Co-ordinator.
 

Romek

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I always wanted to play along until they make you pay money. :D

The title is somewhat misleading. I was prepared to answer "Congratulations. Though everyone here gets email". :p
 

ertaboy356b

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The price is too darn good to be true

a 1.3 billion (in sterling pounds) lottery?? Who the heck could afford that?

Maybe the richest guy in the planet, but I doubt he would give away money that big.
 

Romek

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It's obviously a scam. But it's a good laugh to play along with it until you're told to go somewhere or pay money to some account.

£1.3billion lottery is unreal. They could've chosen a more believable sum of money. =|
The grammar is poor too. :p
 

ertaboy356b

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I never thought Microsoft would make such typo :)

And wth, 2,500,000 emails is way too small.. and I'm not even using MSN / hotmail.
 

SFilip

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Beat you to it, phyrex1an. :p
 

Romek

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It'd be funny if all those banners were true like that, and all the site owners did feel like that. >_<

And in that case, I guess it'd be a coincidence that I've been the 100,000,000th visitor to about 53204 sites. :D
 

SFilip

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It'd be funny if all those banners were true like that, and all the site owners did feel like that. >_<

And in that case, I guess it'd be a coincidence that I've been the 100,000,000th visitor to about 53204 sites. :D
The point is that even if there is one out there that actually is true, it would just get ignored because of all the fake ones.
 

Varine

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I almost won a car online. Unfortunately I was seven seconds late, so they gave me a free subscription to ten thousand monetary offers that only require fifty hours of your time to fill out, and half of what the award prize will be upfront so that they are able to effectively transfer the money.
 

Romek

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> The point is that even if there is one out there that actually is true, it would just get ignored because of all the fake ones.
I know.

> Unfortunately I was seven seconds late
Lol? :)
 

Varine

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> The point is that even if there is one out there that actually is true, it would just get ignored because of all the fake ones.
I know.

> Unfortunately I was seven seconds late
Lol? :)
It's what I was told. "Dear Mr.(s) Varine, we apologize but you were approximately seven seconds late..." something like that. Shortly afterward I was assailed with requests to help someone out of the Kingdom or something about getting paid online to click links.
 

UndeadDragon

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I had one of those recently:



Dear Customer,

This e-mail has been sent to you by BT Internet to inform you that we were unable to process your most recent payment of bill. This might be due to either of the following reasons:

1. A recent change in your personal information. (eg: billing address, phone)
2. Submitting incorrect information during bill payment process.

Due to this, to ensure that your service is not interrupted, we request you to confirm and update your billing information today by clicking here.

If you have already confirmed your billing information then please disregard this message as we are processing the changes you have made.

Regards,
BT
Billing Department

Thanks for your co-operation.
And the link lead to some http://dalnerechensk.ru/something/... (please remove link if you think someone will be stupid enough to visit it)
 

Varine

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Seems like they could at least use paragraphs that weren't divided in the middle of sentences.
 

Wiseman_2

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Whatever happened to the Spanish lottery? Is the pound now weak enough to get away with being used in these scam emails? :p

I haven't had an email like this in several years now. Either spam blockers on BTInternet email work fine, or I haven't being posting my email left right and centre :rolleyes:
 

Varine

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Whatever happened to the Spanish lottery? Is the pound now weak enough to get away with being used in these scam emails? :p

I haven't had an email like this in several years now. Either spam blockers on BTInternet email work fine, or I haven't being posting my email left right and centre :rolleyes:
Dude I put a resume up for half an hour and got suckerpunched from behind.
 
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