Monday, October 24, 2011

Microsoft Sweepstakes Promotion

This one landed in my Yahoo Mail this morning:

From: Microsoft Sweeptakes Promotion
Subject: End of Year Promotions!

Micro-soft Sweepstakes Promotion,
100 Victoria St, London SW1E 5JL
United Kingdom
Customer Service.

Your Batch No: 074/05/ZY369
Your Reference No: SHK/SMO/0829

We wish to congratulate and inform you on the selection of your cash prize �550,000 British Pounds and a Toshiba laptop (Five Hundred And Fifty Thousand Pounds)  in the Micro-soft Sweepstakes Promotion Program held on the 15th October 2011. The selection of your e-mail address process was carried out through random selection in Our computerized email selection system (ESS) from a database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from which you were selected. In addition, your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 56475600545 188 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers: 05, 06, 17, 20, 28, 42 (Bonus 33), which subsequently won you the Prize in the first category i.e. match 5 plus bonus. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of �550,000 British Pounds and a Toshiba laptop (Five Hundred And Fifty Thousand Pounds) in cash credited to file KTU/ 9023118308/03. Match 6 plus bonus. Please contact your fiduciary Agent Mr. Mark Foster immediately with the fe!
ed Verification/Fund Release Form Below:

Verification/Fund Release

1. Full Name:
2. Full Address:
3. Marital Status:
4. Occupation:
5. Age:
6. Sex:
7. Nationality:
8. Country of Residence:
9. Telephone Number:

Agent Name: Mr. Mark Foster
Tel: +44-703-186-55-28
We get overexcited when it comes to raffles, contests, lotteries and all. But when you receive the very same email I just did, just relax and then immediately delete it. It is not true. There is no raffle / lottery sponsored by Microsoft. Another one you have to remember is how can you win a raffle when you didn't join it in the first place? No wonder that the email went straight to my spam folder.

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