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Posted: 2011-02-04 by    Vivek mitra

Lottery scam

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Microsoft
India
Sir,
I received the mail from Microsoft that I have won 500.000.00 GBP. When I phoned the contact no., I had a conversation with a certain Terry Bledsoe telling me that I have won the the lottery. I am in a fix to decide whether it is a scam or not because it sounded pretty original. Here is the letter :
REF NO: YM/35447/XN
BATCH NO: YM/09102/XN

This is to inform you that your email has won a consolation prize of
Ł500.000.00 (FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND GREAT BRITISH POUNDS) in the
Microsoft Corporation EMAIL DRAW held today. kindly contact ourOversea
claims agent.

To file your claim, contact our Oversea claims agent:

...
Name:Mr Terry Bledsoe
EMAIL: claimsunit20100@hotmail.co.uk
TEL: +447466425683
...

FULL NAME: ...
ADDRESS: ...
OCCUPATION: ...
COUNTRY: ...
AMOUNT WON: ...
TELEPHONE: ...

Mrs Kelive Snook
Microsoft Award Promotion Coordinator).
And after that :
CLAIMS AND RELEASE DEPARTMENT.
Microsoft International Lottery
The Marina Offices, St Peters Yacht Basin,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1HX
England.

Attention: Winner,

RE: PENDING CLAIMS PROCESS COMPLETED


Congratulations once again on behalf of the International Lottery Board.

On Behalf of the Screening Committee of The International Lottery Board Payment Centre, I wish to formally announce to you that you have successfully passed the Email Screening and Verification Form Matching Test conducted for all online winners in your Category at the headquarters of the International Lottery. Endeavour to forward the below details to the bank for transfer:

Full Name:
Account Number:
Sort Code (If any):
Bank Name:
Phone Number:
Amount Won:
Country of Origin:

Hence you are therefore CLEARED and can now claim your winnings. You are required to contact our transfering bank for immediate transfer of your won funds to your nominated bank account. Below is the transfering bank details:

*********************************************
Direct On-line Wire Transfer.
Barclays Foreign Transfer Bank (United Kingdom)
Mr. Christopher Campbell (Account Officer)
Email: customerdesk@barclaybnkgroup.co.cc
Tel: +447586609451
Fax: +447586609451
International funds transfer department
*********************************************

NOTE: YOU MUST CALL THE HELP DESK OF THE BARCLAYS FOREIGN TRANSFER UNIT AFTER SENDING AN EMAIL TO ENABLE THEM GIVE YOUR MAIL AN URGENT ATTENTION.

Also, be inform that the services that will be rendered by the transfering bank will be handled by you the Winner and not the Lottery Board, Which state that you will have to adhere to all instructions from this bank on how to finalize the final process.

Endeavour to get back to me with every information concerning your dealings with the transfering bank.

Regards

Mr. Terry Bledsoe
Claims & Release Department
Comments India Scam & Fake Checks
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 16th of Nov, 2007 by   tawsif patel 0 Votes
dear sir,
under your most respected name there are some people who are openly making lots of money by sending fake winning mails & luring innocent people.i want to know are this geniun offers or just another scam under the esteemed name of microsoft.please help......attaching the recived email for your kind reference.
ohn David to me

show details Nov 13 (3 days ago)



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Attention: Tawsif Patel,

Following the meeting of the board members today, i wish to notify you that your fund approval documents has been issued to you. Furthermore, I am directed to inform you that your Award and other certificates has been approved and issued by the Board to you which will necessiate the realease of your fund.

Do acknowledge attachment copy of your winning award certificate including payment approval as the Beneficiary of the Fund. These documents are in the attachment to enable us meet up with our obligation and we have issued a Letter of Credit to the THE HSBC BANK OF LONDON to expedite action in crediting your winning sum.

Kindly forward your Bank Account details by Fax/Email to the Bank immediately you receive this mail and call MR.VAN BRUCE for attention,please addressed to:
The Foreign Credit Manager
THE HSBC BANK OF LONDON
MR.VAN BRUCE
Tele: +44 703 186 1166
Fax + 44 870 479 7419
Email: forexunit@hsbc-forex.net
forexxhsbc_forexd@yahoo.co.uk


The Bank have assured to contact you immediately they have received the Letter of Release and your Bank account details and do call the bank urgently.
Bank Name:
Account Number:
Name of Beneficiary:
Swift Code No if any:
Bank address:
your private phone and fax numbers

Feel free to call us at any time.
Congratulation once more

Yours Faithfully,
Dr. John B. David

Tele + 44 703 197 3213
Fax + 44 870 479 3651

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 1st of Jul, 2008 by   Jay Makana 0 Votes
Dear Sir,
I too recieve such award winning notification from a Mr. John Gee and was asked to call a Mr. Van Bruce whom according to the award notification I recieved is the : Foreign Credit Manager of H.S.B.C in London.
Please do advise if this is a genuine award and there is such person bearing such name exists in your Bank.

I await your swift reply before responding further to them.

Cheers and regards.

Jay Makana
 30th of Nov, 2008 by   Brownie 0 Votes
Date: Friday, November 28, 2008 9:43 AM
From: MICROSOFT
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: Winning Notice!
Size: 2 KB



Dear Lucky winner,



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.. Participants for the draws were randomly selected

and drawn from a wide range of web hosts which we enjoy their patronage.

You email address won one million pounds(£1, 000, 000).Contact Your Claims
Officer
with the

follownig information:

Name:

Address:

Telephone Number:

Amount Won:

Country:

Occupation:





The Office of

MR. Donald Riggs

CHIEF CLAIMS OFFICER
(MICROSOFT LOTTERY)

Telephone: + 44 704 5788 926

Email: claims_officer.donald@lycos.co.uk
a_donald@live.com


Sincerely
Mr.Karl Moore
Award Agent

I want this crap stopped. This is bad for the names of your companies.
 25th of Mar, 2009 by   Michael Morse 0 Votes
I never enterd a lottoery and the way the economy is i believe that the false hope of winng 11.4 million dollors is moraly wrong and they should be shut down. the co. out of the United Kingdom even gave me a number that they just randomly picked via computer but did not give me a telephone numer so that i may contact them in regards to this awesome winings, This is totaly wrong and when they use a notable company name ie. Microsoft it ruins the credibility of the company.
 4th of Feb, 2011 by   pirate171552 0 Votes
you should know that ALL of these lottery winnings are scams. EVERY ONE OF THEM!

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