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  • I have just received a mail claiming that i have won 820,000 usd.In order for me to clam the award, i am supposed to send 520usd to a certain bank in SA.Is this a hoax.
    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 1:30 PM

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  • "Annmurage" wrote in message news:39b43eb3-d94c-4f59-a0df-ca38181ac59b...
    I have just received a mail claiming that i have won 820,000 usd.In order for me to clam the award, i am supposed to send 520usd to a certain bank in SA.Is this a hoax.

    Yes it's a hoax -they hope to get your money and your personal information so that they can steal your identity - if you look at the email address to which you are to respond, it's likely to be a disposable Hotmail/GMail, or similar account. If MS were to do such things (and AFAIK, they have NO intention of doing so), then they would use microsoft.com email accounts.
     
    HTH

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 2:04 PM
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