I received a mail like this give below.
From: the desk of the e - mail microsoft promotions manager international promotions / prize award department united kingdom lottery
Reference no: msw - ll / 200 - 26938
Batch no: 2008. Octomber,
Electronic mail award winning notification
Award presentation center: united kingdom
Microsoft co - operation management worldwide are pleased to inform you that you are a winner of our annual ms lotto lottery conducted in united kingdom being the host of the event for this present end of the year mega jackpot lotto winning programm held on 15 november. 2008.
Your personal e - mail address or company email was attached to mswll. With serial number s / n - 00169 drew the lucky numbers 887 - 13 - 865 - 37 - 10 - 88, and consequently won in the first lottery category. You have therefore been approved for lump sums of ?500, 000. 00 (Five hundred thousand pounds) payable in cash credit file ref no: msw - l / 200 - 26938 this is from total prize money of ?21, 000, 000. 00 gbp, shared among lucky international winners in first and second category.
All participants were selected from worldwide websites through our microsoft computer ballot system drawn from 21, 000 names, 3, 000 names from each continent (Asia, austalia, united state, europe, middle east, and oceania, as part of international "e - mail" promotions program, which is conducted annually for our prominent ms users all over the world, and to encourage the use of internet and computers worldwide.
Your fund (Certified cheque) has been insured with your ref no: msw - ll / 200 - 26937 and will be ready for delivery. It will be delivered to you by our delievery agent in charge of your zone. Dr. Mark leonard
Your e - mail address should be used in all correspondence with your claims officer, please note that, you are to contact your claims officer via email and phone as we are promoting the use of e - mail. Also you have the right to call him to confirm your winnings and government tax payment that is all, as he will provide you with the necessary details on how to claim your prize.
As part of our security protocol you are to quote this security code msw / sep / xxxx07 to your claiming agent. This is to prevent scam.
Claims agent officer contact email is:
Dr. Mark leonard.
:makleonard_leo@yahoo. Co. Uk
Remember, all prize money must be claimed as soon as possible. All funds not claimed on or before the fixed date will be returned as unclaimed and donated to charity organization in usa
Note: in order to avoid mistakes, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers and your security code of msw / sep / xxxx07 in all correspondences with your claims officer. To prevent scam, report any e - mail like this to us immediately. Do contact your claims officer. Dr. Mark leonard. At once you will be asked to provide some details to enable the office proceed with your winning certificate and file keeping.
This is all you need to provide.
1] your full name and country.
2] your state and your mobile.
3] your age and sex.
4] your occupation.
Congratulations, once more from the entire management and staff of microsoft cooperation to all our lucky winners this end of the year. Thank you for being part of this promotional lottery program. Our special thanks and gratitude to bill gate of microsoft and all his associates for alleviating poverty round the world.
I think this is a big scam using th name of microsoft. Ms should take some action against them in a casre of cyber crime.