Pls can give me an answer on that? I recieved an email that seems to be from MICROSOFT winning team....? RRS feed

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  • Microsoft Corporations

    Stamford New Road,

    Altrincham Cheshire,

    WA14 1EP


    United Kingdom.






    We wish to congratulate you once again on this note, for being part of our winners selected this month. This promotion was set-up to encourage the active users of the Internet Microsoft Windows.


    Hence we do believe with your winning prize, you will continue to be active and patronage to the Microsoft Windows. We wish to formally announce to you that you have successfully passed the requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report Test conducted for all on line winners.


    A winning cheque will be issued in your name by Microsoft Corporation board, You have therefore won the entire sum of Ј450,000,00 {Four Hundred And Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds} and also a certificate of prize claims will be sent along side your winnings cheque.



    Sir Kelvin Joe

    Microsoft Promotion Award Team


    Tel:+447031935686 +447031927943


    You are advised to contact your Foreign Transfer Manager with the following details to avoid unnecessary delay and complications:



    (1) Your contact address.

    (2) Your Tel/Fax numbers.

    (3) Your Nationality/Country.

    (4) Your Full Names.

    (5) Occupation/Age.

    (6) Your Preferred Method Of Receiving Your Prize(From Below)


    Mode Of Prize Remittance.


    (1)Cash Pick-Up (You coming Down to United Kingdom Personally to Pick Your Prize).


    (2)Courier Delivery Of your Certified Winning Cheque Name and other Winning Documents safely to you.



    The Microsoft Windows lottery has discovered a huge number of double claims due to winners informing close friends relatives and third parties about their winning and also sharing their pin numbers. As a result of this, these friends try to claim the lottery on behalf of the real winners. The Microsoft lottery has reached a decision from headquarters that any double claim discovered by the Lottery Board will result to the canceling of that particular winning, making a loss for both the double claimer and the real winner, as it is taken that the real winner was the informer to the double claimer about the lottery. So you are hereby strongly advised once more to keep your winnings strictly confidential until you claim your prize.


    Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of the interactive Lotteries Board Commission



    Dr. Vicki Abraham

    Microsoft Promotion Award Team

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  • It is a scam. Delete the e-mail.
    Jim - MVP Windows Live - Forum Moderator - Live One Care - Live Mesh - Microsoft Security Essentials
    Tuesday, July 14, 2009 2:45 PM