I won A Million Dollars Today!
September 18, 2006 8:24pm CST
Just got this email... hehe It's fun to think about but pretty sure it's a scam. YOUR EMAIL ID HAS WON $1.000,000.00 USD CONGRATULATIONS!!!. MICROSOFT EMAIL LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL FROM:INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION / PRIZE AWARD. PROMOTING INTERNET USAGE OVER THE GLOBE (MICROSOFT ENCOURAGE GLOBALIZATION) FROM: THE LOTTERY COORDINATOR, INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT Microsoft B.V. Boeing Avenue 44 9459 PE Schiphol-Rijk. RESULTS FOR CATEGORY "A" DRAWS Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice, the results of the First Category draws of MICROSOFT LOTTERY INT. We are happy to inform you that you have emerged a winner under the First Category in our yearly promotional draws. The draws are being officially announced today 18th of September 2006. Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania as part of our International Promotions Program. Your e-mail address, attached to ticket number _______, with serial number _______ drew the lucky numbers _________ and consequently won in the First Category. You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of $1,000,000.00 (One Million United State dollars), which is the winning payout for Category A winners. This is from the total prize money from 2,000,000 shared among the 2 winners in this category. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your fund is now deposited with the paying Bank. In your best interest to aviod mix up of numbers and names of any kind, We request that you keep the entire details of your award strictly confidential from public notice until the process of transferring your won money prize has been completed, and your funds remitted into your bank account. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by Participants / Nonparticipants of this program. Please contact your claims agent immediately for due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice: To file for your claim,please contact the fiduciary agent. ********************************************** Dr.Hendrik Van Bos , Mrs Cheryl Klein Huis NETPOINT CLAIM MANAGEMENT SERVICES. (Claims undewriter, Claims assessor,Claims adjustor,claim negotiator) TEL/ 0031-619-253-449. Email:email@example.com *********************************************** You are advised to contact the agents by email. Failure to do so may warrant disqualification. NOTE: For easy reference and identification,Do remember to quote your reference and Batch numbers as below in all your correspondence with your claims agent. REFERENCE NUMBER: Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program. Sincerely Yours, Iries Van Guus Lottery Coordinator.
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7 Oct 06
I've got letter like that. But it is not lottery, its freelotto.com. Here is the details. Prasad Rao, PCC, a division of PNI, has awarded over seventy-five million in US dollars to hundreds of thousands of fortunate recipients in 41 countries; creating fourteen millionaires and four ten million US dollar winners. PNI, a sponsor of online sweepstakes, gives away awards of amounts up to ten million US dollars daily. Prasad Rao Yallapragada OF Vijayawada, review the official listing below to see if you are qualified to receive a check, upon proper submission in accordance with sponsor rules. FIRSTNAME LASTNAME CITY STATE AMOUNT STATUS Susan Vasquez Waukegan IL $1,000,000.00 PAID Isabelle Bradley W. Mifflin PA $10,000,000.00 PAID Prasad Rao Yallapragada Vijayawada $1,000,000.00 PENDING Ilene Claps Boca Raton FL $10,000.00 PAID Richard Knue Oconomowoc WI $300.00 PAID Elaine D. Statesville NC $300.00 PENDING Michael Char Piermont NY $1,000,000.00 PAID Joseph Lyddane Waldorf MD $10,000.00 PAID Ginger Becker San Antonio TX $100,000.00 PAID Timothy Dahnke Kennesaw GA $100,000.00 PAID Jerry Mitchelson Sierra Vista AZ $300.00 PAID Dennis S. Oak Harbor OH $10,000.00 PENDING Prasad Rao, if you're on the winning list, the next step is to verify your PIN # on the following page. It assures you, that upon submitting the winning entry in accordance with the Rules of FreeLotto, using the convenient F.A.S.T. service Prasad Rao Yallapragada and only Prasad Rao Yallapragada will be paid $1 Million (One Million Dollars) in the Classic FreeLotto Game or other prizes.
• United States
13 Oct 06
No that one is actually real, just send them all the fees they ask for, should not be more than 4 or $5000 and then if you do that each time they send you one like that you should spend that million in no time. Oh I am soory did you think you would get to collect it first? Lmao. any contest that come from outside US to you in the US is a scam. Because the FBI can't do anything about it. Ever win the free lotto? I won 37 times. Never collected tho lol.
18 Oct 06
Maybe the government could help with the fight against spam. A new rule that the money has to be given first and then the notification could help filter out the scammers. If there is a lot of money, some of it could be used to search the winner after all.
18 Oct 06
that's right. A common thing about spam is that nobody knows what to do with it. That's why i find it important to use a rule to make it nearly impossible to scam people by apply "First money then notification" because if there is enough money to give away , there is also enough money to search the winner.
19 Sep 06
Congratulations... you`ve got spam in your e-mail!!! Sorry, ... but it sure would feel good for you to know that you`ve won... right?? Maybe one of this days... don`t lose hope!!! But... Isn`t it better if you tried to look for something to pay you a million dollars than wait for the lottery to give you those money??? I think you have better chances... Don`t you??
18 Oct 06
People should NOT forget about spam e-mail. Bad advice. It's against the law to spam. If rules are changed life should be much better. The rule for won prizes should be : First the Money then the Notification. If there is a lot of money to be given away there is money enough to search the winner.
• United States
19 Oct 06
Yes, this falls into the category of 419 scam. You'll need to pay some money for "paperwork" then a little more "to speed the proccess" and again and agin till you realize you've been had. A fun hobby of mine is turning the tables on these people. I have about 20gmail accounts I use to drive these people crazy. When they think they have a real sucker on their hands, you can get them to do a lot of funny things. Aw heck, it's been awhile. I think I'll e-mail them and have a little fun. Message me if you want to hear how it goes. Force