This email with the subject "MICROSOFT LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 22 Jan 2007 19:49:22 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was WINNING NOTIFICATION <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Microsoft Corporation Lottery International 20 Craven Park, Harlesden London NW10 United Kingdom Ref: BTL/491OXI/04 Batch: 12/25/0304 20th of January 2007 Dear prize winner, We happily announce to you the draw of the MICROSOFT CORPORATION LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL programs held on the 31st of December 2006 in London. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 694 75600545 721 with Serial number 886/04 drew the lucky numbers: 31-6-26-13-35-7, which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category. You are therefore, been approved to claim a total sum of US$100,00.00 (One Hundred Thousand , United States Dollars) in cash credited to file RPC/9080118308/04.This is from a total cash prize of US $125 Million dollars, shared amongst the first Fifty (50) lucky winners in this category. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 names from the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Canada, Europe, USA and North America. All anticipants in this Lottery Program have been selected randomly through a computer Ballot System drawn from over 200,000 Companies and 30,000,000 individual email addresses from all search engines and web sites. This promotional program will take place every year until the games begin in Beijing China in 2008. However, winners are only eligible for claims once. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is to avoid double claims amongst other anticipated glitches that may and could lead to your prize being diverted. Please be warned. This year Lottery Program Jackpot is the largest ever for Microsoft Corporation .The estimated $125 million jackpot would be the sixth-biggest in U.K. history. The biggest was the $363 million jackpot that went to two winners in a May 2000 drawing of The Big Game, Mega Millions' predecessor. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in our play coupon. In view of this, your US$100,00.00 (One Hundred Thousand , United States Dollars) would be released to you by our affiliate bank in London. CLAIMS PROCEDURES: It is our standard practice to allocate accredited agents for the processing of claims application. It is even more imperative for overseas winners. To begin your claims therefore, you are advised as a matter of urgency, to contact the under listed licensed and accredited claims agent for the processing of your prize awards winning. Please contact the clearing house (through your claims agent only) the body assigned with the verification of all emergent winner. Therefore all protocols laid down by them must be followed to facilitate your claims; CONTACT AGENCY: BRENT AND ASSOCIATE LTD U.K, 20 Lausanne Road London, SW2 3JB ENGLAND.U.K Fax:+44-870-136-3382 Tel:+44-702-421-7991 CONTACT PERSON: MR NICK NELSON Tel: +44-701-421-9770 +44-701-421-9796 Email add:Microsoftaolagent02@yahoo.co.uk IMPORTANT NOTICE (a) Being one of the lucky winners, you constitute entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of our terms and conditions of claims to avoid any discrepancy in the cause of payment of your prize awards winning. (b) To avoid double claims, you are advised to keep your winning details very confidential, as any discrepancies resulting from a breach of this confidentiality on the part of the winners will be bourne solely by such winner as our staffs are bound by the oath of secrecy taken on employment. (c) By this lottery prize awards winning, you acknowledge your acceptance to be added to our lottery master player database. (d) By this prize winning, you agree to receive periodic mailings which will include, but are not limited to; Newsletters, Invitations to Play, Announcements, Adverts and Offers we feel would be of interest to our master players, from all the sponsoring entities. (e) By this winning, you understand that you reserve the discretion to be removed from any such mailing list which automatically disqualifies you from this and subsequent lottery entries. Removal instructions are on every mails. (f) We hereby do solemnly pledge to maintain the privacy of our master players/lucky winnerís database and shall not make available for sale, rent, lease or the illegal use of information about our players/winners. (g) In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in every one of your correspondences with your agent. (h) Should there be any change of your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible. To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with us or our designated agent. Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program. Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery program. Sincerely, Mrs Mathila Agatha Osbert .Zonal Coordinator