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Microsoft Official Notification- Is this Legit????

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  • -----Original Message-----
    From: Microsoft Products Promotion Division [mailto:szegedvakok@invitel.hu]
    Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 4:33 PM
    To: Undisclosed recipients:
    Subject: Officail Notification (MCS-26798/096)

    MICROSOFT® (Uk. Regional Office)
    Products Promotion Division,
    Microsoft Building, Wright Lane,
    Kensington London W85sp.
    Email:mr_eldenwoods@hotmail.co.uk,
    Serial NO:MCS-26798/096
    Batch :MC11/834/8PDH /EU
    Your Reference No:HL/5574/4/41/07/MICS,
     
    Dear Lucky Winner,
     
    The prestigious Microsoft Product Award Team has set out and successfully organized a Sweepstakes marking the new year anniversary for 2009, we rolled out over Eight Hundred And Fifty thousand Great British Pounds Sterling (Ј850, 000, 00) Draws.
     
    Participants for the draws were randomly selected and drawn from a wide range of web hosts which we enjoy their patronage.
    Your email address as indicated was drawn and attached to Batch :MC11/834/8PDH /EU with serial numbers MCS-26798/096 and drew the lucky numbers 14-21-25-39-40-47(29) which subsequently won you Eight Hundred And Fifty thousand Great British Pounds Sterling(Ј850,000,00) as one of the jackpot winners in his draw. You have therefore won the entire winning sum of Eight Hundred And Fifty thousand Great British Pounds Sterling (Ј850, 000, 00)
     
    These are your Reference identification numbers: HL/5574/4/41/07/MICS
     
    Kindly fill below Claims Requirement form for immediate Validation of your winning prize:
     
    1. Full names:
    2. Residential address:
    3. Phone number:
    4.. Fax number:
    5. Occupation:
    6. ____:
    7. Age:
    8. Nationality:
    9. Present Country:
    10.How do You feel as winner:
     
    Mode Of Price Remittance.
     
    Courier Delivery Of your Certified Winning Cheque and other Winning Documents Backing your prize monay stating that the prize was legally obtain from Microsoft Products Award Team safely to you.
    CONTACT:
    ********************************************************
    FOREIGN TRANSFER MANAGER
    MR.ELDEN WOODS.
    MICROSOFT PRODUCT PROMO DEPARTMENT (UK).
    Phone: +44 704 576 5467
    E-mail: mr_eldenwoods@hotmail.co.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,
    CONGRATULATIONS!
     
    Yours Faithfully,
    Mr.Elden Woods.
    Mic. Claims Office,
    The MPA Foundation.        
    • Moved by Mike Walsh FINModerator Tuesday, June 30, 2009 6:48 AM off-topic (From:MSDN and TechNet Search Feedback)
    Monday, June 29, 2009 11:48 PM

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    However I can say that this is clearly not official.

    The sums of money are far too high and you should be wary of Microsoft using a hotmail.co.uk address.

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    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 6:48 AM
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  • not real llok at the email addy it came from anything that ends in a 2 letter designation is form outside the us and jsut delete it not worth the email its printed on

    we can all laearn together to be better than we are
    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:36 PM
  • I got same letter with a different email contact name. legit?- don't know.
    Monday, August 24, 2009 9:52 PM
  • A friend.. has just received the same mail!!!
    ....

    FOREIGN TRANSFER MANAGER
    MR.ELDEN WOODS.
    MICROSOFT PRODUCT PROMO DEPARTMENT (UK).
    Phone: +44 704 576 5467
    E-mail: mr.eldenwoods@sify.com

    Sify.com????

    India News!! lol!
    Thursday, August 27, 2009 10:15 PM
  • ohh, i have read also this message in my email, wondering if this is legit..
    Sunday, September 27, 2009 2:19 PM
  • MICROSOFT®
    United Kingdom Regional Office
    Microsoft Building,
    Kensington London W85SP.
    Data File Number: F1367-2011

    It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise, Please
    find time to read it carefully as we congratulate you,following official
    publication of results of the E-mail electronic online Sweepstakes organized
    by Yahoo Msn Lottery, in conjunction with the Microsoft Windows held on the
    10th of March 2011, in United kingdom, A Draft of £850,000.00 GBP STERLING
    (Eight Hundred And Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling) will be
    issued in your name. For Validation Purpose, Please Forward The Following
    Information as Listed Below and Send It to Our Event Manager Office For Claim:

    Full Names_________________
    Residential address________
    Mobile No/Telephone________
    Nationality________________
    Country____________________
    Age________________________
    Sex________________________
    Occupation/Position________

    SEND DETAILS FOR VALIDATION:
    Promotion Director : Mr. Ray Gibson.
    Contact Email: mrraygibson1@hotmail.co.uk

    Secretary,
    Mrs. Dora Lazmon.

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