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Microsoft Mega Jackpot Scam

Lottery scams are one of the most common types of fraudulent email currently hitting inboxes. The Microsoft Mega Jackpot Scam email shown below is an example of one of these scam emails. Be wary of unsolicited email that informs you that you have won a large sum of money or other prizes in an international lottery. There is no lottery and no prizes. Those who initiate a dialogue with the scammers by replying to the lottery scam emails will eventually be asked for advanced fees to cover expenses associated with delivery of the supposed "winnings". They may also become the victims of identity theft.

In spite of the companies named, the message is in no way endorsed or condoned by Microsoft or AOL.



Example of Microsoft Mega Jackpot Scam:
Subject: MICROSOFT MEGA JACKPOT

MICROSOFT & AOL AWARD, ONLINE SWEEPSTAKES

REFERENCE NUMBER: MSW/56B-672GH/L

BATCH NUMBER: 4583JL/WIN

SERIAL NUMBER: SSN/MSLTT/009883

MICROSOFT MEGA JACKPOT LOTTERY PROMOTIONS, EMAIL AWARD PROMO: UNITED KINGDOM

Finally today, we announce the winners of the MICROSOFT MEGA JACKPOT LOTTO WINNINGS PROGRAMS held on 10th March 2007. Your company or your personal e-mail address, attached to winning number 23-76-06-54-42-08, with Serial Number: SSN/MSLTT/009883, consequently won in the Tenth lottery category.

You are therefore been approved for lump sums pay out of GBP 1,500,000.00 POUNDS ($2,763,678 USD) in cash Credited to file REF NO: MSW/56B-672GH/L and winning number 23-76-06-54-42-08, this is from total prize money of GBP 37,500,000.00 POUNDS, shared among the Twenty five (25) international winners in this category.

All participants were selected through our Microsoft computer ballot system drawn form 42,000 Names, 6,000 names from each continent, as part of International "E-MAIL" Promotions Program, for our prominent MS WORD user all over the world, and for the Continuous use of E-mail. Your fund (certified cheque) has been insured with your REF NO:
MSW/0277-6355/GH/L and winning number 23-76-06-54-42-08. To claim your winning prize, you must first contact the claims department by email for Processing and remittance of your prize money to you. The claims processor is:

Name: Mr. Elliot Davis

E-mail: winningsreport@yahoo.co.uk

Do email the above email addresses, all at once. In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and winning numbers in all correspondences with your claims officer.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE TO SEND THE BELOW INFORMATIONS REQUIRED TO CLAIM YOUR WINNING PRIZE:
1. Full Name:...........................................................

2. Address:..............................................................

3.Nationality:.........................................................

... 4. Age: ....................... Date of Birth: .......................

5. Occupation: ..........................................................

6. Phone: ...........Fax:

................................................ 7. State of Origin : ......Country: ...................
8: DELIVERY OPTIONS:........................................

Upon receipt of the duly requested data, I will send you the contact information of the payment office so you can proceed with effecting the release of your claim in anyway you deem fit, submit back immediately.

DELIVERY OPTIONS:

(1) BANK SWIFT WIRE TRANSFER

(2) COME TO OUR OFFSHORE PAYMENT CENTER IN SPAIN

(3) BY A COURIER FIRM,

Sincerely,

Secretary

Mrs. Maurrine Diane H


Alphabetical List of Lottery Scam Examples

For more information about Lottery Scams see:
Email Lottery Scams - International Lottery Scam Information