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  • I received an email with a microsoft trademark attached to it..How do i find out if it's legit. RE: Msword Lottery: Please Contact the Courier:
    MS-WORD, 2008 AWARD NOTIFICATION
    MICROSOFT MEGA JACKPOT EMAIL LOTTERY

    REF NO: M5.5/WL08
    MICRO (LOTTERY) CHIP NO: 67887768


    YOUR MS-WORD PAYMENT RELEASE HAS BEEN APPROVED; CONTACT OUR ACCREDITED COURIER COMPANY IMMEDIATELY.
    We acknowledge the receipt of your details. You are required to make contact with the delivery company as soon as possible, and discuss with them how your msword lottery winning cheque of 5.5 million pounds will be delivered to your home country. You will need to contact Hi-Speed Freight Services Ltd. This is our accredited delivery company. You are to reach them with the information below.


    NOTE: You do not have much time to get this done. I advise you act fast and get in touch with Mr. Godfrey C. Hammer of the Hi-Speed Freight Services Ltd. His contact information is stated below:

    Hi-Speed Freight Services Ltd,
    -Cargo Area, Jersey, JE3 7BY, UK
    -London, Heathrow
    Mr. Godfrey C. Hammer
    E-mail:
    hi-speedfreightdelivery3@live.co.uk

    We have taken care of the custom duties, Tax payment e.t.c. therefore, there would be no need worrying about that. All documents pertaining to this have all been sent to Hi-Speed Freight Services Ltd. All you have to do now is just to contact the courier firm and proceed with the insurance and delivery of your winning parcel containing a check of 5.5 million pounds made out in your name.

    You are to contact them with the following information within with immediate effect;

    1. Full name:
    2. Address where you would want the parcel delivered:
    3. Telephone Number/Fax Number:


    We look forward to your prompt response, should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us as soon as you possibly can.

    Microsoft® Incorporated UK.


     


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    Friday, November 28, 2008 7:03 PM

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  •  Unless it is cash in small notes why would you have to contact a freight company? You have not won a lottery. It's not from Microsoft. It is a phishing scam. Delete it.

    Friday, November 28, 2008 7:53 PM
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  • It is a scam. Delete it.

     

    You're off topic for this forum, which is dedicated to Windows Live OneCare.

     

    -steve

     

    Monday, December 1, 2008 1:08 AM
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