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27.8.11

Another Internet Scam: MICROSOFT DIRECTORATE UNIT

ONLINE NOTIFICATION
 
Microsoft Promotion Award Team.
Stamford New Road,
Altrincham Cheshire
WA14 1EP
London.
United Kingdom.
 
MICROSOFT OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION.
 
It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find time to read it carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the following official publication of results of the E-mail electronic online Sweepstakes organized by Microsoft, in conjunction with the foundation for the promotion of software products, (F.P.S.) held AUGUST 2011, in United Kingdom. Where your email address emerged as one of the online Winning emails in the 2nd category and therefore attracted a cash award of 950,000.00 {Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling's}. The selection process was carried out through random selection in our Computerized Email Selection System (C.E.S.S.) from a database of over a million email addresses from each continent of the world wide web drawn from all the co
 
They are arranged in this format below:
 
CATEGORY NO.OF WINNERS WINNING PRIZES
 
1st. 2 950,000.00 pounds each
2nd. 8 850,000.00 pounds each
3rd. 13 550,000.00 pounds each
4th. 27 350,000.00 pounds each
 
We write to officially notify you of this award and to advise you to contact the processing office immediately upon receipt of this message for more information concerning the verification, processing and eventual payment of the above prize to you. It is important to note that your award information was released with the following particulars attached to it.
 
(1) Award numbers: MT95L#HF2011
(2) Email ticket numbers: 9575-8578-738-56,
(3) Batch numbers: 950#7585
(4) The file reference numbers: M908-2011-YTYL
(5) Serial Numbers: MDW/658/MLW85U
For verification purpose be sure to include:
 
VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM.
 
1. Full Names:
2. Sex:
3. Age:
4. Marital Status:
5. Nationality:
6. Residential Address:
7. Occupation/Position Held:
8. Telephone Number:
9. Fax Number:
10. Have you ever won an Online Lottery ?
 
To file for your claim, Please contact your Validating Officer for VALIDATION of your winning within Twenty-nine working days of this winning notification. Winnings that are not validated within Twenty-nine working days of winning notification are termed void and invalid. You are required to mention the above particulars of your award in every correspondence to enable the Agent validate your winning.
 
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M.S. PRO. ZONAL COORDINATOR.
FOREIGN TRANSFER MANAGER
.Mr.Stanley Williams
MICROSOFT SECURITY DEPARTMENT (UK).
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The Microsoft Internet E-mail lottery Awards is sponsored by our 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. The Microsoft Window lottery has discovered a huge number of double claims due to winners informing close friends relatives and third parties about their winning and also sharing their pin numbers.
 
As a result of this, these friends try to claim the lottery on behalf of the real winners. The Microsoft lottery has reached a decision from headquarters that any double claim discovered by the Lottery Board will result to the Canceling of that particular winning, making a loss for both the double claimer and the real winner, as it is taken that the real winner was the informer to the double claimer about the lottery. So you are hereby strongly advised once more to keep your winnings strictly confidential until you claim your prize.
 
Once again on behalf of all our staff,
 
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
 
Sincerely,
MICROSOFT DIRECTORATE UNIT
M.S.PRO. ZONAL COORDINATOR.

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