Hot Scam Specifications:

Scam Type:
419 Scam (Lottery Scam)
Fake Names: Mrs. Vanessa White Scott, Mrs. Dolly Michaels
Offer Type: Lottery Winnings
Winning Amount: £500k (out of £2.5million)
Storyline: You won a lottery which you did not join
Scammer Location: Seems to be UK, but see the email address below (.hk??)
Scammer Email:
info@yahoo.co.uk, verificationunit231@yahoo.com.hk
Scammer Phone: 887-13-865-37-10-83

Fake Microsoft Lottery scams are not new, but this is the first time we are receiving a scam related to a software application by Microsoft. We are wondering if the scammers know what is “Microsoft Word”… maybe they think that its another popular name for Microsoft.

—–Ursprüngliche Nachricht—–
Von: Online Promo Lottery 2008 [mailto:info@yahoo.co.uk]
Gesendet: Sonntag, 10. Februar 2008 16:54
An: undisclosed-recipients:
Betreff: [!! SPAM] [SPAM] *You Have Won 500,000.00 GBP*

*You Have Won 500,000.00 GBP*

Dear Esteemed Winner,

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Microsoft Word
International Promotions Program held January 2008. Your e-mail address attached to
Winning number 20-12JAN-2008-02MSW, serial numberS/N-00168, drew the
lucky numbers 887-13-865-37-10-83 which consequently won in the 1st category,
you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 500,000.00GBP.

This is from total prize money of GBP2,500,000.00 POUNDS shared among
the five international winners in this category. To claim your prizes kindly
submit the completed form to your verification unit by email:

*Name of Winner:
*Email Address:
*Phone no:
*Amount won:.

The claims officer contact email is:
Name: Mrs. Vanessa White Scott
E-mail:  verificationunit231@yahoo.com.hk

Yours Truly,
Mrs. Dolly Michaels
Co-ordinator (Online Promo Programmed)