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Is this email sent by Microsoft from Mr. Kevin Turner, Public Relations Officer a scam or a valid Microsoft email using infonews@microsoft.com email. RRS feed

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  • Dear Sir/ Madam,

    The prestigious Microsoft and AOL has set out and successfully organized a
    Sweepstakes marking year 2009 anniversary.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
    personalized email addresses to ticket numbers. If you ignore this
    message, you will definitely regret it later. Microsoft and AOL are now
    the largest Internet companies & in effort to make sure that Internet
    Explorer remain 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 reference and
    ticket number xxxxxxx  with serial numbers MIC-AOL/8303/09 and drew
    the Lucky numbers 05-16-39-38-53-46 (23),which subsequently won you £
    950,000.00 (Nine Hundred And Fifty Thousand Pounds ) as one of the jackpot
    winner in this draw. You have therefore won the entire winning sum of £
    950,000.00 (Nine Hundred And Fifty Thousand Pounds ) the draw registered
    as Draw number one was conducted in Liverpool, UK on the 19th October,
    2009.

    These Draws are commemorative and as such special. Please be informed by
    this winning notification to file your claims immediately. You are advised
    to make contact to your referred agent who shall by duty guide you through
    the process to facilitate the release of your winning prize.

    To file for this claims, Please Contact your referred agent with your
    verification information as required on the form below, beginning the
    claims Of your winnings funds as conducted by the lottery company. We
    dedicate our special thanks & gratitude to Bill Gates {Now Retired from
    Microsoft Corporations} .We wishes you the best of luck as you spend your
    good fortune in this season.

    Note: You have Two (2) weeks from the date of this publication to claim
    your prize or you may forfeit your winnings. Thank you for being part of
    our year Commemorative Anniversary Draw. Find below your referred agent
    and the verification form:

    Address: 18 South Drive, Hepworth,Diss,N0rfolk, IP22 2HF, UK
    Contact Mr.Desmond Harry
    [deleted]
    NOTE: DUE TO FRAUDSTERS, WE HAVE DECIDED TO EFFECT TRANSFER TO YOUR BANK
    ACCOUNT ONLY AND WHEN CONTACTING YOUR REFERRED AGENT, DO QUOTE YOUR TICKET
    NUMBER AND SERIAL NUMBER FOR SECURITY REASONS.

    Mr. Kevin Turner
    Public Relations Officer
    ©2009 Microsoft Corporation
    Wednesday, October 21, 2009 11:40 AM

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  • This is a scam. Delete the e-mail.
    Jim - MVP Windows Live - Forum Moderator - Live One Care - Live Mesh - Microsoft Security Essentials
    Wednesday, October 21, 2009 2:08 PM
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  • You Email id just won £ 950,000.00 (Nine Hundred And Fifty Thousand Pounds ) Microsoft and AOL Sweepstakes with  Serial No. MIC-AOL/8303/09 and lucky no. 05-16-39-38-53-46 (23) as Draw number one was conducted in Liverpool, UK on the 6th December, 2009.Note: You have Two (2) weeks from the date of this publication to claim your prize or you may forfeit your winnings.

    [deleted]
    Tuesday, December 8, 2009 9:37 PM
  • See this post: 

    http://windowslivewire.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!2F7EB29B42641D59!42740.entry

    -steve


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