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MS Word Promotions / Fake e-mails saying I've won money

1 United States

I keep getting these fake e-mails saying I've won money. This is what they look like.


MS WORD PROMOTIONS
(Thanks for contributing to our Financial Success)
FROM: THE DESK OF THE E-MAIL PROMOTIONS MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT MICROSOFT WORD LOTTERY,UK
3b Olympic Way, Sefton Business Park,
Aintree, Liverpool , L30 1RD
REF NO: MSW-L/[protected]
BATCH: 2005MJL-01

Dear Esteemed Winner,

We are sorry to let you know that our site is still under construction, as we are updating our site. Your fund has been deposited in an escrow account and insured with your REF NO: MSW-L/[protected] and your E-mail address,You have the right to call the bank, as we will provide you with the necessary details on how to claim your prize. You are to keep your ref. number and batch number from the public, until you have been processed and your money remitted to your account.

This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and the act of scamming people of their ref number and prizes. We hope with a part of your prize, you will participate in our year high stakes US$1.3 billion International Lottery.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE TO FILL AND SEND THE BELOW INFORMATIONS REQUIRED TO CLAIM YOUR WINNING PRIZE TO YOUR CLAIMS OFFICER:



*FULL NAMES*
*NATIONALITY*
*AGE*
*DATE OF BIRTH*
*SEX*
*MARITAL STATUS*
*CONTACT ADDRESS*
*TELEPHONE NUMBER*
*OCCUPATION*
*WINNING E-MAIL ADDRESS*
*REF/ BATCH NUMBERS*
*TOTAL AMOUNT WON*

Upon receipt of the duly requested data,I will send you the contact information of the payment office so you can proceed with effecting the release of your claim in anyway you deem fit, submit back immediately.Remember that all prize money must be claimed not later than 27TH of October, 2007. All funds not claimed on or before the fixed date will be forfeited.

NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in all correspondences with your claims officer. Do not reply any other mails like this on net as they are alot of scam artist out there pretending to be us. You may see mails like this do not reply. Do contact your claims officer Mr.TONY TOKA at once by email. You will be asked to provide some details to enable us proceed file keeping.PLEASE KEEP THIS CONFIDENTIAL as we wish you a blissful year!!!

The following underlisted forms are the modes in which you can claim your winnings. You are to choose an option on how you want your winnings to be delivered to you and get back to us via this email immidiately.

MODES OF CLAIM
1: BANK TRANSFER
2: COURIER COMPANY DELIVERY

Once again we formally congratulate you for emerging a lucky winner of the MICROSOFT WORD PROMOTIONS.

Yours Sincerely,

MR TONY TOKA
CLAIMS DIRECTOR
Microsoft Lottery Promotions.

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