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    This e-mail was sent to me proporting to be something to do with MICROSOFT.  I think this is a con and Microsoft should warn its customers and investigate this con artist!

     

    Chrisisr

     

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Power Ball Lottery [mailto:info@powerball.co.uk]
    Sent: 13 December 2007 01:10
    Subject: MICROSOFT WINDOWS YEARLY RESULT

     

     

     

     

    YAHOO/MSN MICROSOFT AWARD TEAM

    INCORPORATION

    Baley House, London,

    SM1 4te,

    United Kingdom.

    **************************

    Batch number: YM09102XN

    Ref number: YM35447XN

    Winning number: YM09788

    **************************

     

    YOU HAVE WON 950,000 POUNDS STERLING

     

    This is to notify that you have won prize money of (£950,000.00)

    Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great Britain Pounds Sterling) for the

    month of December 2007 Xmas Bonanza Lottery Promotion.

     

    The winning ticket was selected by YAHOO/MSN LOTTERY INC & WINDOWS

    LIVE.YAHOO/MSN & MICROSOFT WINDOWS collects all the email addresses of

    some people that are active on-line from which your e-mail address came

    out as the winning coupon. We hereby urge you to claim the winning

    amount quickly as this is a monthly lottery. Failure to claim your

    winning prize money from us within the next Seven (7)

    working days from the date of draw will result into the reversion of

    the funds to our following month promo.

     

    1. Full Name:

    2. Contact Address:

    3. Age:

    4. Sex:

    5. Telephone Number:

    6. Marital Status:

    7. Occupation:

    8. Company:

    9. State:

    10. Country:

     

    Contact the below email with the above datails for final claim process

     

    Name: Mr. Clinton Moore

    CONTACT EVENT MANAGER

     

    Email: microsoft_contactdepartment07@webmail.org.in

     

    For urgent response and advise on your claim file process, contact

    Event Manager Department at Tel: +44 704-574- 0747 or +44 703-197-2362

     

    Thank you and accept my hearty congratulations once again!

     

    Yours faithfully,

    Mrs. Linda Robinson.

    Thursday, December 13, 2007 10:38 PM

Answers

  • Hello Linda,

     

            Thank you for visiting the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Forum and for providing this information.  The purpose of this forum is the support of Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) program. The information you have provide may be an email scam. Please use your favorite search engine and search for Reporting Email Scams. Here you will be able to find agencies you may be able to work with as well as turn in this information.  Also please use your favoirte search engine and look up info@powerball.co.uk . In turn you may be able to locate further informaiton and where you may submit scam emails.  There are several sites which can educate you on how to detect scam emails and teach you from becoming a victim. 

     

     

    Thank you,

     

    Stephen Holm

    Thursday, December 13, 2007 11:22 PM