FROM THE DESK OF
THE E-MAIL PROMOTIONS MANAGER
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD
DEPARTMENT, MICROSOFT WORD
CORPORATION LOTTERY, USA
Winning No: GB8701/LPRC
We are delighted to inform you of your prize
release on November 7th 2007, from the
International Lottery Programme; which is fully
based on an electronic selection of winners
using their e-mail addresses from different
sites.Your email address was attached to ticket
number: 17212, Serial Number 7741137002.
You hereby have been approved a lump sum
pay SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND BRISTISH
POUNDS STERLING in cash credit file Ref:
ILP/HW 47509/02 from the total cash prize
shared amongst eight lucky winners in this
All participants were selected through a
computer balloting system drawn from nine
hundred thousand E-mail addresses from
Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe,
Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of our
international promotions program which is
conducted annually. This Lottery was promoted
and sponsored by the Microsoft Co-operation
world wide as part of their social responsibility
for the eradication of poverty and to promote
the use of the internet globally.
Further more, your detail (e-mail address) falls
within our England Representative Office in
London as indicated in your play coupon and
your prize of SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND
BRISTISH POUNDS STERLING will be released to
you from our regional branch office in London.
We hope that with part of your prize, you will be
able to participate in our end of year high
stakes for ONE MILLION BRISTISH POUNDS
STERLING International Draw.Your Winning Fund
(International Certified Cheque) has been
insured with the Paying Bank with REF NO: MSW-
L/200-26937 and will be ready to be handed
over or delivered to you when you are through
with the official process involved.
It will be delivered to you by our Claims
Officer/Paymaster Staff in charge of the London
Zone (Mr.Jackson Owen). Your E-mail address
should be used in all correspondence with your
Claimed Officer. Please note that you are to
contact him via email and phone calls as we are
promoting the use of E-mail services. Also you
have the right to call him to confirm your
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE:
Simply contact our Claims Officer/Pay Master,
Phone No: +447045742479 to file for your
Please ensure that you quote your Reference,
Batch and Winning Numbers which can be found
on the top left corner of this notification, as
well as your full name, address and telephone
number to help locate your file easily. For
security reasons, we advice all winners to keep
this information confidential from the public
until your claim is processed and your prize
released to you. This is part of our security
protocol to avoid double claiming.
Congratulations once more from the entire
Management and Staff of Microsoft Co
operation to all our lucky winners this year.
Thank you for being part of this promotional
lottery program. Our special thanks and
gratitude to Bill Gates of Microsoft and all his
Associates for alleviating poverty round the
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- 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.