FROM: THE DESK OF THE E-MAIL PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
MICROSOFT WORD LOTTERY,UK
REF NO: MSW-L/200-26937
ELECTRONIC MAIL AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION
DEAR ESTEEMED WINNER
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today of winners of The
MSW MEGA JACKPOT LOTTO WINNINGS PROGRAMS held earlier this year,2007. Your
company or your personal e-mail address, is attached to Winning number
20-12DEC-2005-02MSW, 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 a lump sum pay out of £500,000.00 GBP
(FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS STERLING) credited tofile REF NO:
This is from total prize money of £2,500,000.00 GBP (TWO MILLION FIVE
HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS STERLING), shared among the Five (5) international
winners in this category. All participants were Selected through our
Microsoft computer ballot system drawn form 21,000 names, 3,000 names from
each continent, as part of International "E-MAIL" Promotions Program,
which is conducted annually for our prominent MS WORD user all over the
world, and for the continuous use of E-mail.
To claim your winning prize, you must first contact the claims Department
by email for processing and remittance of your prize money to you. The
claims officer contact email is:
Name: Mr. William Butler
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE TO FILLAND SEND THE BELOW INFORMATIONS REQUIRED
TO CLAIM YOUR WINNING PRIZE TO YOUR CLAIMS OFFICER:
*WINNING E-MAIL ADDRESS*
*TOTAL AMOUNT WON*
Upon receipt of the duly requested data, He will send you the contact
information of the payment office so you can proceed with effecting the
release of your claim in anyway you deem fit, submit backimmediately.
Mr. Steve Scott
For MS WORD LOTTO UK.
Lottery scam quick guide: it's a scam if...
- you win any lottery where you didn't buy a ticket! It's really that easy! It's not just too good to be true: it's bait in a trap!
- you receive a generous grant out of the blue. Sadly (but not surprisingly) there aren't any benevolent people regularly throwing around millions of pounds/dollars/euros to randomly chosen people. This is just the lottery scam without the ticket.
- they send you partial payment in the form of a cheque, money order, or direct bank transfer and want you to pay them fees out of that money. They're playing you for a sucker: cheques are frequently forged, and direct transfers made by compromising some poor schmuck's online banking service. You'll wind up a victim of fraud, or a party to it.
- they want you to send them any money of any sort for any reason. They might try to say there are courier fees or taxes to cover. They're lying. Call their bluff and tell them to take the fees out themselves -- they'll never ever agree, because they can't defraud you unless money is making the reverse trip from you to them somehow.