Scam Type: 419 Scam (Lottery Scam)
Fake Names: Mr.David Ben, Donald Newton
Offer Type: Lottery Winnings
Winning Amount: Approx. US$10 million (5.5mil GBP)
Storyline: You won a lottery which you did not join
Scammer Location: Claims to be London, UK
Scammer Email: email@example.com, and fake microsoft.com email address
You did not win a lottery.
This is a fake lottery scam claiming to be from Microsoft. Check out the above link about lottery scams, which attempts to make you pay for advance fees before you can collect the prize. If you send you personal information to them, they might use the data for identify theft.
From: MICROSOFT MEGA JACKPOT LOTTERY [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Subject: OFFICIAL PRIZE NOTIFICATION!!!!
MICROSOFT MEGA JACKPOT LOTTERY
UNITED KINGDOM. LONDON.
MICROSOFT HOUSE, LONDON.
Director: MR. donald newton
REF NO: M154S/WL07.
MICRO (LOTTERY) CHIP NO: 8465207
ELECTRONIC MAIL AWARD PROMOTION. MICROSOFT MEGA JACKPOT
LOTTERY UNITED KINGDOM.
Today, we announce the 10th lucky winners of the MICROSOFT MEGA
JACKPOT LOTTO WINNINGS PROGRAMS held on 28TH OF August,2007. Your
company or your personal e-mail address, attached to the Chip Number:
8465207,won in the sixth lottery category 2007. Your email address has
brought you an unexpected luck, please read through this message.
You are therefore been approved for lump sums pay out of
£5,500,000.00, FIVE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS. Equivalent
to, ($10,064,000 USD), Ten Million, sixty four thousand US Dollars. In
cash Credited to file REF NO: M154S/WL07. And MICRO (LOTTERY) CHIP NO:
8465207, you are the sixth lucky winner of the total winners of 10.
You all won £5.5, million Pounds each.
All the 10 participants were selected through our Microsoft computer
ballot system (MCBS) drawn from each continent, as part of
International “E-MAIL” Promotions Program, to promote the use of
ELECTRONIC MAILS (E-MAILS) all over the World, and to promote the use
of Microsoft Office. Your funds (certified Cashiers cheque) have been
insured with the FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION, LONDON, With
your REF NO: M154S/WL07. To claim your winning prize (£5.5, million
pounds), you must first, contact the claims department by email for
Processing and remittance of your prize money to you. The claims
Name : Mr. DAVID BEN
E-mail : email@example.com
Phone #: +447011137259
Do email the above email address, at once with all the claims
requirements. In order to avoid unnecessary delays and
NOTE: Do not reply this mail. You are to contact your claims processor
immediately by email. Be aware and be informed, that there will be
upfront charges, either for transfer of funds to your account or
either by transportation (courier) you will be asked to pay for the
delivery charges or transfer charges. You will also be given
information?s on how to claim your prize; you will be given the
contacts to the offices in charge of the necessary certificate if
necessary. Have it in mind that this is not a Scam; we want you to
understand that there will be upfront charges for the delivery or for
the transfer of your funds.
your mode of Transfer by indicating (x) (Bank Transfer or Courier Delivery)
1. Bank Transfer…….. 2. Courier Delivery……………
Congratulations once again and wish to here from you through claims