I have received the following message. It is too good to be true. Is it a scam?
Microsoft Award Team
20 Craven Park, Harlesden
London NW10, United Kingdom.
Batch number: 12/25/0340
Reff number: MSN-L/200-26937
Winning number: YM09788
Microsoft Award Notification
This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of FIVE HUNDRED
THOUSAND POUND(£500, 000.00) for the New Edition 2008 Lottery promotion
which is organized by YAHOO LOTTERY INC & WINDOWS LIVE.YAHOO & MICROSOFT
WINDOWS, collects all the email addresses of the people that are active
online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo and Hotmail we only
select five people every Month as our winners through electronic balloting
System without the winner applying, we congratulate you for being one of
the people selected.
PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM
You are to contact your Claims Agent with immediate effect to facilitate
the protocol of your winning prized before the date of Claim, Winners
Shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre 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.
These are your identification numbers:
To begin your claim please contact our licensed and accredited agent
assigned to you
Mr. Terry Martins
(VERIFICATION DEPARTMENT MANAGER)
Fax: +44 870 471 6651
You are therefore advised to send the following information to the claims
agent to facilitate them and in order for them to have access in
proceeding with the transferred of your funds to your nominated bank
1. Full name...
3. Contact Address...
4. Telephone Number...
5. Marital Status...
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.
Congratulations!! once again.
Yours in service,
Mrs. Elizabeth Mark.