This email with the subject "CONGRATULATION!!! MICROSOFT NEW YEAR WINNER." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 19 Jan 2008 09:41:33 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Mr Habib Audu" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Microsoft Award Team 20 Craven Park, Harlesden London NW10 United Kingdom Ref: BTD/968/05 Batch: 409978E Dear New Year Winner, The prestigious Microsoft and aol has set out and sucessfully organised a Sweepstakes marking 2008 New anniversary we rolled out over £5,000.000.00 (Five million Great Britain Pounds) for our New year Anniversary Draws. Participants for the draws were randomly selected and drawn from a wide range of web hosts which we enjoy their patronage. The selection was made through a computer draw system attaching personalised email addresses to ticket numbers. If you ignore this, you will regret it later. Microsoft and AOL are now the largest Internet companies and in an effort to make sure that Internet Explorer remains the most widely used program, Microsoft and AOL are running an e-mail beta test. Your email address as indicated was drawn and attached to ticket number 008795727498 with serial numbers BTD/9080648302/06 and drew the lucky, numbers 14-21-25-39-40-47(20) which subsequently won you £500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds) as one of the 10 jackpot winners in this draw. You have therefore won the entire winning sum of £500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds). The draws registered as Draw number one was conducted in Brockley, London United Kingdom on the 10th January 2008. These Draws are commemorative and as such special. Please be informed by this winning notification,to file your claims, you are to make contact with your designated agent who shall by duty guide you through the process to facilitate the release of your prize. To file for your claim Please Contact your fiduciary agent, Mr.Fredrick Holifield Microsoft Promotion Award Team Email: firstname.lastname@example.org You are advised to contact your fiduciary agent with the following details to avoid unnecessary delays and complications: Your Name (in Full), Country, Ticket Numbers, Batch Number, Serial Number,Lucky Numbers as indicated in this winning Notification and Phone numbers. Thank you for being part of this promotional award program. Our special thanks and gratitude to Bill Gates and his associates.We wish you the best of luck as you spend your good fortune.Thank you for being part of our commemorative year Anniversary Draws. Sincerely, Dr. Steve Jordan Microsoft Promotion Team ================================================================== Confidentiality Notice: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and contains confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message.