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Windows 7: Microsoft is Giving Money Away! (Not really)

17 Dec 2012   #1

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 
Microsoft is Giving Money Away! (Not really)

Oh my... I smell a scam.

Quote:
MICROSOFT CORPORATION'S LONDON
145-157, ST JOHN STREET,
LONDON, EC1V 4PY United Kingdom


OFFICIAL XMAS BONUS NOTIFICATION.

It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find time to read it carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the following official publication of results of the E-mail electronic online Sweepstakes organized by Microsoft, in conjunction with the foundation for the promotion of software products, (F.S.P) held this 2012,in London UK.

Where in your email address emerged as one of the online Winning emails in the 2nd category and therefore attracted a cash award of 950.000.00 (Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand pounds sterling) Our winners are arranged into four categories with different winning prizes accordingly in each category.

They are arranged in this format below:

These are your identification numbers:MCS-26799/097

CATEGORY NO.OF WINNERS WINNING PRIZES
1st. 2 1,000,000.00 pounds each
2nd. 8 950.000.00 pounds each
3rd. 13 750,000.00 pounds each
4th. 27 470,000.00 pounds each

We write to officially notify you of this award and to advise you to contact the processing office immediately upon receipt of this message for more information concerning the verification, processing and eventual payment of the above prize to you.

It is important to note that your award information was released with the following particulars attached to it.

(1) Award numbers: **********
(2) Email ticket numbers: *********
(3) Batch numbers: **********
(4) The file reference numbers: *********
{5} Serial Numbers: **********

For verification purpose be sure to include:

(1) Your contact address.
(2) Your Tel/Fax numbers.
(3) Your Nationality/Country.
(4) Your Full Name.
(5) Occupation / Age.
(6) How Do You Feel as A Winner?
(7) Ever Won an Online Lottery?

Mode of Prize Remittance

(1)Cash Pick-Up (You coming Down to Uk Personally to Pick Your Price).

(2)Courier Delivery Of your Certified Winning Cheque Name and other
Winning Documents safely to you.
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17 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote:
Oh my... I smell a scam.


Yup, wouldn't touch that one with a ten foot pole!
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17 Dec 2012   #3

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

I know quite a few people who would answer false stuff just for the sake of adding confusion to their databases.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2012   #4

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Unfortunately, I've know people that have responded to things like that...& after they clicked & d/l ed something, I got to clean up the mess....
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18 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Just remember this: You cannot win a lottery or other competition unless you have entered it. These are pure scams, nothing more nothing less, and they are designed to prise your personal information from you.
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18 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I wouldn't be surprised because some words must be written in CAPSLOCK and the ''XMAS'' word must be written in complete spelling.
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19 Dec 2012   #7

Vista Home Premium, contemplating moving to Linux
 
 

I get emails telling me I have a faxed scan waiting for me. Which I don't do. So I just delete them.
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19 Dec 2012   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

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20 Dec 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Brings to mind the, "If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is." But, the African Prince who was trying to hide his millions in my bank account I thought was a good idea. Too bad I deleted the email.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Brings to mind the, "If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is." But, the African Prince who was trying to hide his millions in my bank account I thought was a good idea. Too bad I deleted the email.

LOL!!! Yup, I have gotten that one as well.
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