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  • I got a mail from 'Microsoft web / Email usage Campaign  Microsoft Online Promotions', UK. 
    what is the genuine of this mail. Is it fraud? I got several mails regarding this. 
    I have to sent a mail what i got through this 

    CONGRATULATIONS/YOU WON SUMS OF £ 500,000.00
    Microsoft web / Email usage Campaign
    Microsoft Online Promotions
    United Kingdom.
    REF: BTD/969/07,
    BATCH:59978ED.
    LOTTO NUMBER 00012399HE.
    Lucky Serial NO 3772554,
    MSN®2010
    Congratulations!!
    The prestigious Microsoft has set out and successfully organized an awards programme to mark our yearly web/email usage awareness campaign, we rolled out over Five Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds ((£ 500,000.00) for the recently concluded web and email usage promotions. Participants for the draws were randomly selected and drawn from a wide range of World Wide Web (www) hosts, from whose patronage we have become what we are today.

    Your email address as indicated was drawn and attached REF: BTD/969/07, BATCH:59978ED, Lucky Serial NO 3772554,
    which subsequently won you Five Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds (£ 500,000.00) in our recently concluded promotions/campaign.
    Hence you are advised to contact claims and processing agent;
    HON:WALTER MURPHY 
    Email:mrwaltermurphy39@yahoo.co.uk
    mobile: 00447031876029
    PHONE: 00447010041638
    with the following details to file for claims and avoid delays and complications of funds claim while the promotions last. 
    Kindly contact the agent on the above email stating the under listed informations
    **Full Names........................
    **Country.........................
    **Residential Address.....................
    **Occupation..........................
    **Age.......................
    **Company Name................. 
    **Phone...........................
    **Gender.......................
    **Marital status..................................
    **Next Of Kin..........................
    Necessary information,s and procedures would be passed accross in due course. Once again Congratulations and we do like to hear from you soon.
    Sincerely,
    Mr Walter Murphy
    On behalf of
    Microsoft mail usage Promotions Board.
    MSN® /2010

     

    Please tell me what should I do.

    Thanks & Regards

    Vikram Singh Chouhan

    Sunday, June 13, 2010 5:17 AM

Answers

  • Hey i got the same mail and stupidly i have given all my personal details including my bank account details. What i should do now?? Help me!!

    Go to your bank and close your accounts immediately!  If you don't, they will be emptied by the email scammer!  Do it now!
    Carey Frisch
    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 3:54 PM
    Moderator

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  • "Vikram Singh Chouhan" wrote in message news:b5bd310d-f443-448b-abc5-12950ce81b59...

    I got a mail from 'Microsoft web / Email usage Campaign  Microsoft Online Promotions', UK. 
    what is the genuine of this mail. Is it fraud? I got several mails regarding this. 
    I have to sent a mail what i got through this 

     


    total scam - they're phishing for your life story so they can steal your identity.

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Sunday, June 13, 2010 5:58 AM
    Moderator
  • Hey i got the same mail and stupidly i have given all my personal details including my bank account details. What i should do now?? Help me!!
    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 3:17 PM
  • Hey i got the same mail and stupidly i have given all my personal details including my bank account details. What i should do now?? Help me!!

    Go to your bank and close your accounts immediately!  If you don't, they will be emptied by the email scammer!  Do it now!
    Carey Frisch
    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 3:54 PM
    Moderator