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Microsoft/AOL Email Tracking Hoax RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear Friends,
     
    I Received enclosed mail it contains the Microsoft & MSN Logo as well.
    But i enquired about it and found it fake.
    So if u receive such mail just ignore it!!!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Microsoft Award Team
    20 Craven Park, Harlesden
    London NW10
    United Kingdom

    Ref: BTD/968/05
    Batch: 409978E
     
     
    Dear Winner,
                     
                                          WINNING NOTIFICATION
     
    The prestigious Micrsoft and Aol  has set out and sucessfully organised a Sweepstakes marking the year 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 20th of April 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.Gabriel Michael
    Microsoft Promotion Award Team
     
    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 new year Anniversary Draws.
     
    Sincerely,
    Dr. steve Jordan
    Microsoft Promotion Team
    Saturday, May 26, 2007 3:20 AM

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  • Dear Friends,

     

    @Yogesh VERRY GOOD POST.

     

    Friends, kindly aware of all these SPAM and MALWARE messages. The person who have several time to waste are opt to do this kind of doings. They will ask you to provide the information and pay the shipping cost alone. SO dont believe these things.

     

    Regards,

    Saturday, May 26, 2007 7:07 AM
  • Thanks YOGESH ,

    that's a good source of information
    keep it up
    Saturday, May 26, 2007 2:12 PM
  • Ur Welcome!!! Be aware!! Don't respond to these kind of mails
    Saturday, May 26, 2007 4:37 PM
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    @ Yogesh

     

    Have you received this email in Inbox or Spambox?

     

    If in Indox, can you please tell me the name of email service?

    means yahoo, hotmail, gmail or ...??

    Saturday, May 26, 2007 5:08 PM
  •  

    because

    I have very bad experience of Yahoo.

    Yahoo is very poor in spam protection.

     

    I am receiving same kind of 2-3 emails everyday.

    Saturday, May 26, 2007 5:11 PM
  • All these chain mails are sent just to spam our inboxes.. The best thing we can do is stop forwarding such mails...
    Sunday, May 27, 2007 4:50 AM
  • thanks for bringing it to everyones notice..atleast everyone will be aware....
    Sunday, May 27, 2007 12:51 PM