This email with the subject "WINNING NOTIFICATION!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 30 Mar 2008 22:46:32 -0700 and has been classified as a Lotto/Lottery Scam.
The sender was "=?iso-8859-1?b?TWljcm9zb2Z0rg==?= Inc." <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
We are pleased to inform you of the results of the just concluded Microsoft® New year Promotions which drew your email address as one of the lucky winners of this quarter's Platinum Vacation Trip Card. Being one of the lucky winners of the Microsoft® Bonanza, you are therefore a recipient of the Platinum Vacation Trip Card which affords you the opportunity to tour round five major cities in Europe, America and Asia as a special vacation plan, arranged by Microsoft® Inc., your accommodation and feeding costs are all inclusive in your winning Platinum Vacation Trip Card. The Vacation Platinum Card has an instant cash value of £525,000.00 GBP (FiveHundred and Twenty Five Thousand Pounds Sterling), which is redeemable in cash.
Winners can either redeem the Platinum Vacation Trip Card, to engage in theMicrosoft® Inc. Round the world vacation trip, or its equivalent Cash amount of £525,000.00GBP. All Email Addresses where collated from our world wide database and other database like aol.com, yahoo etc, and electronically extrapolated,and
after a random computerized ballot selection by our secure MICROSOFT®ORACLE DATA BASE raffle system, five MSN® Hotmail® email addresses emerged as the 2nd category lucky winners of this quarter MSN® Hotmail® Promo and 2 lucky winnersfrom non MSN® Hotmail® email addresses in which your email address was randomly
selected as one of the lucky winners. To redeem your claims please contact any of the following Microsoft®Claims Redemption officer. DIANE WHITMORE PAUL ANDERSON MSN CLAIMS REDEMPTION OFFICE. Microsoft Corporation UK, Thames Camp Valley Park Reading Berkshire RG61WG. United Kingdom Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Personal Email: email@example.com Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.org When you contact him/her, please provide him/her with your secret pin code x7pwyz2007 & Ref: No: MSN/17336ITTL/GRCC/07. You are also advised to provide him/her with the under-listed information assoon as possible: 1. Name in full: 2. Address: 3. Nationality: 4. Age: 5. Occupation: 6. Phone/Fax: Please endeavour to quote your Secret Pin Code & Reference number in all correspondence with the claims redemption officer and you are also strictly advised to keep your winning particulars from the public, until you haveredeemed your claims. Note: Do not write to this email account respond to the above mentioned officer. On behalf of members and staff of Microsoft® Round Trip Promo. Please accept my hearty congratulations. Best Regards, Ronda Shultz Microsoft® Inc. Promo © 2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved