This email with the subject "Microsoft Corporation Sweepstakes Promotion," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 28 Jul 2010 05:08:22 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Microsoft Corporation Sweepstakes ." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Microsoft Corporation Sweepstakes Promotion, Customer Service. Your Batch No: 2010/281/CB Your Reference No: KBLE/MCS/4097 OFFICIAL WINNING NOTIFICATION.We are pleased to inform you of the release of the long awaited results of Sweepstakes promotion organized by Microsoft Corporations, in conjunction with the FOUNDATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF SOFTWARE products, (F.P.S.) held 27th July 2010, in the Netherlands. Where in your email address emerged as one of the online Winning emails in the 2nd category and therefore attracted a cash award of 650,000.00 euro (Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros Only) and a Toshiba laptop. To begin your claim, do file for the release of your winning by contacting our Foreign Transfer Manager:
Carolyn T. Willis (Mrs.) Tel:0031 684 858 815 Fax:0031 847-308-238 Email: email@example.comThe Microsoft Internet E-mail lottery Awards is sponsored by former CEO/Chairman, Bill Gates and a consortium of software promotion companies. The Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell Computers and other International Companies. The Microsoft internet E-mail draw is held periodically and is organized to
encourage the use of the Internet and promote computer literacy worldwide. Congratulations!! Sincerely, Mr. Harry Witkamp, Promotions Manager. (Group Co-ordinator)