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    I'm 15m richer!

    I know that these go around ALL the time, however, what made me particularly laugh about this one, was the date when the draw was made!

    Someone really should check their calendar, when they are sending out phishing attacks!!!



    FROM: THE DESK OF THE E-MAIL PROMOTIONS MANAGER,
    INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
    MICROSOFT WORD LOTTERY,UK
    61-70 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury,
    LONDON, United Kingdom, WC1B 4AR
    DIRECTOR:MR.DAVID HAMPTON

    REF NO: MSW-L/2011-105
    BATCH: 156-EWN/44


    ELECTRONIC MAIL AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION

    We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today of winners of the MSW MEGA LOTTERY WINNINGS PROGRAM held on the 30TH OF FEBRUARY,2011.Your company or personal e-mail address is attached to winning number 13-30JAN-2011-11MSW, with serial number S/N-01313 drew the lucky numbers 887-13-865-37-11-83,and consequently won in this category. You have been approved of the sum of GBP1, 500,000.00 POUNDS in cash credited to file REF NO: MSW-L/2011-106/01. This is from total prize money of GBP15, 000,000.00 POUNDS, shared among the Ten (10) international winners in this category.

    All participants were selected through our Microsoft computer ballot system drawn from twenty one thousand (21,000) E-mail addresses; three thousand (3,000) E-mail addresses from each continent, as part of International 'E-MAIL' Promotions Program (I.P.P), which is conducted annually to encourage the continuous use of ELECTRONIC MAIL (E-mail).

    Your fund has been deposited in an escrow account and insured with your REF NO: MSW-L/200-26937 and your E-mail address. Please note that you are to contact us via E-mail as we are promoting the use of E-mail. (ALL communications with this office should be by E-mail).You has the right to call the bank as we will provide you with the necessary details on how to claim your prize.

    You are to keep your ref. number and batch number from the public until you have been processed and your money remitted to your account. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming. To claim your prize, you must first contact the claims department by E-mail for processing and remittance of your prize money to you. The claims officer's E-mail contact is:

    CLAIMS OFFICER : SIR GREG COLE
    Contact E-mail : Gregcole_38@yahoo.com
    TEL NO. : ++447-011147551

    ** WINNERS must claim their winnings before the 20TH MARCH,2011.All funds not claimed on or before the fixed date have to be forfeited by the beneficiary.

    THE FOLLOWING DETAILS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE CLAIMS OFFICER WHEN CONTACTING HIM FOR FILE KEEPING BEFORE TRANSFER OF FUNDS.

    FIRST NAME,LAST NAME,RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS,DATE OF BIRTH,PHONE NUMBER,EMAIL ADDRESS,BATCH NUMBER,REFERENCE NUMBER,OCCUPATION,MARITAL STATUS

    NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delay and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in all correspondences with your claims officer. Do contact your claims officer MR. Greg Cole, at once by e-mail.

    Congratulations!!!

    Regards,
    LILIAN MURIE.
    LOTTERY CO-ORDINATOR.

    NOTE: YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO KEEP ALL YOUR WINNING DETAILS CONFIDENTIAL TILL CLAIM IS MADE TO AVOID ANY COMPLICATIONS.

    NOTE: Do not reply this mail. You are to contact your claims officer immediately.

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    MICROSOFT CO-OPERATIONS UK;MICROSOFT CO-OPERATIONS ASIA;MICROSOFT CO-OPERATIONS USA;AMTRAK COURIER EXPRESS;GLOBAL COURIER EXPRESS

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    nice. Your round then.

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    I always knew I'd win the lottery on the 30th of February

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    Chop chop! You only have nine (9) days to collect your winnings.

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    You are incorrect.

    It clearly states the following "You have been approved of the sum of GBP1, 500,000.00 POUNDS in cash"
    and then goes on to say "This is from total prize money of GBP15, 000,000.00 POUNDS"

    I love it how the Microsoft rep has a Gregcole_38@yahoo.com email address .... it adds sooooo much to the authenticity.

    Do people really still fall for these emails? are people so stupid/gullible?

    Its scary to think banks trust users online to do banking .... no wonder they lose so much money.

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    The postcode in Maps goes to Unite the Union, on Theobald's Rd Camden. Something there.

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    Sorry....You're right!

    I was blinded by the 15,000,000!!!

    Anyhoooo...I answered it and they said that all I had to do was send them 1500 and they'd send me the cheque.

    Have done the bank transfer....just waiting for the 1.5m to come rolling in!

    Apparently, the transfer will come from their Nigerian account.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galway View Post
    Do people really still fall for these emails? are people so stupid/gullible?
    Do people still play the National Lottery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    I always knew I'd win the lottery on the 30th of February
    There is actually nothing in that email that is true is there, not even the date!

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    I like the MS co-operations bit.........
    MICROSOFT CO-OPERATIONS UK;MICROSOFT CO-OPERATIONS ASIA;MICROSOFT CO-OPERATIONS USA

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    I do.

    I do it for a number of reasons

    1) The chance of winning ..... big or small.
    2) TO reduce the amount of change in my pocket at that time ... I hate small change.
    3) The good causes that benefit.
    4) To pee everyone off at work should I win a job threatening amount of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    You know your chances of winning the lottery are only slightly improved by buying a ticket?
    Actually, your chances of winning are improved infinitely by buying a ticket. They're still not great odds though /nobbery

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    You know your chances of winning the lottery are only slightly improved by buying a ticket?

    Edit: Apologies for the temporal anomalies. My signature is playing up and you replied to a deleted post.

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    If that dont work out for you Matt has this advice.


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    I got this email of Sir Greg too... what are the chances!!! i needless to say replied straight away and should be receiving my cheque within two days

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