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Microsoft Windows Xp [] / scam???

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I received the following email: is this a scam? yes, I think so so please beware!
Microsoft corporations:
Customer service
New london road,
File ref: hl/5564/06/07/mics
Batch: mc11/834/5pdh /eu

Dear winner,

It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find time to read it carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the following official publication of results of the e-mail electronic online sweepstakes organized by microsoft, in conjunction with the foundation for the promotion of software products, (f. p. s.) held this september 2008 in london uk.

Where in your email address emerged as one of the online winning emails in the 1st category and therefore attracted a cash award of 500.000.00 (five hundred thousand pounds sterling) our winners are arranged into four categories with different winning prizes accordingly in each category. they are arranged in this format below:

These are your identification numbers:mcs-26799/097

Category no. of winners winning prizes
1st. 2 :500, 000.00 pounds each
2nd. 8 :350.000.00 pounds each
3rd. 13 :250, 000.00 pounds each
4th. 27 :70, 000.00 pounds each

We write to officially notify you of this award and to advise you to contact the processing office immediately upon receipt of this message for more information concerning the verification, processing and eventual payment of the above prize to you.

It is important to note that your award information was released with the following particulars attached to it.

(1) award numbers: nl 56/7766
(2) email ticket numbers: eaasl-130877
(3) batch numbers: mc11/834/8pdh /eu
(4) the file reference numbers: hl/5574/41/07/mics {5} serial numbers: mcst/006/nl46560

1. full names:
2. residential address:
3. phone number:
4. fax number:
5. occupation:
6. sex:
7. age:
8. nationality:
9. present country:
10. next of kin name/address:

Mode of price remittance.

(1) cash pick-up (you coming down to uk personally to pick your price).

(2) courier delivery of your certified winning cheque name and other winning documents safely to you.

To file for your claim, please contact your validating officer for validation of your winning within twenty-nine working days of this winning notification. winnings that are not validated within twenty-nine working days of winning notification are termed void and invalid. you are required to mention the above particulars of your award in every correspondence to enable the agent validate your winning.

Foreign transfer manager
Mr. larry smith.
Microsoft security department (uk). uk

The microsoft internet e-mail lottery awards is sponsored by our ceo/chairman, bill gates and a consortium of software promotion companies. the intel group, toshiba, dell computers and other international companies. the microsoft internet e-mail draw is held periodically and is organized to encourage the use of the internet and promote computer literacy worldwide.

Once again on behalf of all our staff,



Mr. steve clerk.
M. s. pro. zonal coordinator.

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  • Ti
      22nd of Sep, 2008
    0 Votes

    I got one like this too
    Is this a mail to be taken serious or not?

  • Ti
      22nd of Sep, 2008
    0 Votes

    Ok i checket and am now sure this is fraude.
    all the sef and numbers in your mail are the same as in mine so this is a mail has been send to many people and all won with the same numbers: FILE REF: HL/5564/06/07/MICS
    BATCH: MC11/834/5PDH /EU
    and same :
    (1) Award numbers: NL 56/7766
    (2) Email ticket numbers: EAASL-130877
    (3) Batch numbers: MC11/834/8PDH /EU
    (4) The file reference numbers: HL/5574/41/07/MICS
    {5} Serial Numbers: McST/006/NL46560
    i toss it away !!!

  • Se
      22nd of Sep, 2008
    0 Votes

    I recieved the same E-mail with identical numbers. Fraude!!!

  • Kh
      5th of Oct, 2008
    0 Votes

    j'ai reçu un email de votre part (peut être ) avec les references suivants :

    Microsoft Corporations:
    Customer Service
    Wrights Lane,
    Kensington London W85SP
    FILE REF: HL/5564/06/07/MICS
    BATCH: MC11/834/5PDH /EU
    Ticket Number: 94857390735
    Lucky Number: 703515182170
    Ticket Number: 94857390735
    Lucky Number: 703515182170
    Mr.Williams Woods.
    Microsoft payment Unit
    Tell: : +44 704 576 5467

    j'aimerai bien que vous me disiez si c'est de votre part ou non et mrci

  • Ho
      31st of Oct, 2008
    0 Votes

    yes I have been receiving thousands of the same sorts of letter from many sources saying from nokia, uk lotto, europe lotto, so and so.
    receiving that kind of junk mails are so annoying. One time, I tried to call the number that mention in the letter. A guy answered and told me that ' so, you received the email?' I said, yes. and he said you need to send me £ 500 for the courier charges. then i know that that was a scam. I am thinking of reporting official about this scam. But I am not sure how far I should go. Tell me what you think please

  • Be
      19th of Jan, 2011
    0 Votes

    My email received a similiar one, but the location indicates, without a doubt that this is a scam. Thank you for submitting yours and you Microsaoft for your support.

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