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CONGRATULATION!!! MICROSOFT WINNER

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    I received an email on 08 June 20007 and I need to know if it is a scam it even has the microsoft logo on it.  Here is a copy of the email:

     

    Microsoft Award Team
    20 Craven Park, Harlesden
    London NW10
    United Kingdom
    Ref: BTD/968/05
    Batch: 409978E

    Dear Winner,
                      
    The prestigious Microsoft and aol  has set out and sucessfully organised a Sweepstakes marking 2007 anniversary we rolled out over £5,000.000.00 (Five million Great Britain Pounds) for our year Anniversary Draws. Participants for the draws were randomly selected and drawn from a wide range of web hosts which we enjoy their patronage.
     
    The selection was made through a computer draw system attaching personalised email addresses to ticket numbers. If you ignore this, you will regret it later. Microsoft and AOL are now the largest Internet companies and in an effort to make sure that Internet Explorer remains the most widely used program, Microsoft and AOL are running an e-mail beta test.
     
    Your email address as indicated was drawn and attached to ticket number 008795727498 with serial numbers BTD/9080648302/06 and drew the lucky, numbers 14-21-25-39-40-47(20) which subsequently won you £500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Great B ritain Pounds)  as one of the 10 jackpot winners in this draw. You have therefore won the entire winning sum of £500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds).
     
    The draws registered as Draw number one was conducted in Brockley, London United Kingdom on the 1ST JUNE 2007. These Draws are commemorative and as such special.
     
    Please be informed by this winning notification,to file your claims,you are to make contact with your designated agent who shall by duty guide you through the process to facilitate the release of your prize.To file for your claim Please Contact your fiduciary agent,
     
    Mr.Fredrick Holifield
    Microsoft Promotion Award Team
    Email: [Redacted bogus email address]


    You are advised to contact your fiduciary agent with the following details to avoid unnecessary delays and complications: Your Name (in Full), Country, Ticket Numbers, Batch Number, Serial Number,Lucky Numbers as indicated in this winning Notification and Phone numbers.Thank you for being part of this promotional award program.
     
    Our special thanks and gratitude to Bill Gates and his associates.We wish you the best of luck as you spend your good fortune.Thank you for being part of our commemorative year Anniversary Draws.
     
    Sincerely,
    Dr. Steve Jordan
    Microsoft Promotion Team

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    Confidentiality Notice: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and contains confidential and privileged information.  Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message.
     
    Sunday, June 10, 2007 12:12 PM

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  • VipinChopra,

     

    If you ask me, there is absolutely, positively, ZERO chance that the email you received is genuine.

    Sunday, June 10, 2007 11:51 PM
  • Microsoft Award Team
    20 Craven Park, Harlesden
    London NW10
    United Kingdom

    Ref: BTD/968/05
    Batch: 409978E

    Dear Winner,

    The prestigious Microsoft and aol has set out and successfully organised a Sweepstakes marking 2008 anniversary we rolled out over £500.000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds) for our year Anniversary Draws. Participants for the draws were randomly selected and drawn from a wide range of web hosts which we enjoy their patronage.
    The selection was made through a computer draw system attaching personalised email addresses to ticket numbers. If you ignore this, you will regret it later. Microsoft and AOL are now the largest Internet companies and in an effort to make sure that Internet Explorer remains the most widely used program, Microsoft and AOL are running an e-mail beta test.
    Your email address as indicated was drawn and attached to ticket number 008795727498 with serial numbers BTD/9080648302/06 and drew the lucky, numbers 14-21-25-39-40-47(20) which subsequently won you £500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds) as one of the 10 jackpot winners in this draw. You have therefore won the entire winning sum of £500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds).
    The draws registered as Draw number one was conducted in Brockley, London United Kingdom on the 3rd MAY 2008. These Draws are commemorative and as such special.
    Please be informed by this winning notification, to file your claims, you are to make contact with your designated agent who shall by duty guide you through the process to facilitate the release of your prize. To file for your claim Please Contact your fiduciary agent.
    Mr. Mark Jones
    Microsoft Promotion Award Team
    Email: [Redacted bogus email address]

    You are advised to contact your fiduciary agent with the following details to avoid unnecessary delays and complications: Your Name (in Full), Country, Age, Ticket Numbers, Batch Number, Serial Number, Lucky Numbers as indicated in this winning Notification and Phone numbers. Thank you for being part of this promotional award program.
    Our special thanks and gratitude to Bill Gates and his associates. We wish you the best of luck as you spend your good fortune. Thank you for being part of our commemorative year Anniversary Draws.
    Sincerely,
    Dr. Steve Jordan
    Microsoft Promotion Team

    ===========================================================================
    Confidentiality Notice: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and contains confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message.
     
    I've received this email yesterday, and i wonder if its genuine or its a fraud please help
    Tuesday, May 06, 2008 9:21 AM
  • Attention Winner !!

    This email is to notify you that your email address was randomly selected and entered into our free Third Category draws.
    You have subsequently emerged a winner and therefore entitled to a substantial amount of 1,500,000.00 Great British Pounds.

    kindly confirm receipt of this email, by forwarding Your Details to the claims department.

    Mr Carl Anderson
    Email: [Redacted bogus email address]
    KINDLY FILL THE PAYMENT PROCESSING FORM BELOW

    FULL NAMES....
    DATE OF BIRTH..
    ____...
    CONTACT ADDRESS..
    COUNTRY..INDIA
    MOBILE NUMBER..
    OCCUPATION..
    EMAIL...

    Regards,

    Award Notification Team.
    Microsoft Online promotion.

     

     

    I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THIS IS TRUE AND REALLY CAME FROM MICROSOFT...PLS HELP ME TOO.THANK YOU..

    Monday, November 15, 2010 4:53 AM
  • Monday, November 15, 2010 5:46 AM