I won A Million Dollars Today!

@peetred (272)
United States
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:netpointagents@aim.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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161 responses
@ssh123 (31107)
• India
19 Sep 06
Donot worry, I will be there with you to collect the cash.
3 people like this
@sunrisekn (1468)
• United States
12 Oct 06
Hey, I got that one too!!! I also won one from China. I can't wait for my 2 million!!! lol
• Canada
18 Oct 06
I have had 3 or so of those. I wish they were real.
2 people like this
• United States
18 Oct 06
Yeah I got enough of those kind of e-mails to be a millionaire, and for sure are a scam. Sad that some people just might fall for it though.
1 person likes this
@LANA70 (138)
• United States
19 Sep 06
All those words just to say "Gotcha". They even misspelled some words.
3 people like this
• India
13 Oct 06
u r lieing
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@LANA70 (138)
• United States
13 Oct 06
What r u talking about?
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• Netherlands
18 Oct 06
obvious... this is scam if the participant doesn't get his/her money first. First the money then the notification should be a new rule.
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@prasad1961 (5605)
• India
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.
@Mwanza1 (345)
• Kenya
11 Oct 06
I got the same from freelotto.com and they ask for my credit card, they charge $14.99 per month to play their lottery.Please advise if this is also a scam.
2 people like this
• India
11 Oct 06
Still you got doubt. Then try your luck.
1 person likes this
@Moneyy (36)
• United States
12 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.
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@MySpot (2602)
• United States
24 Sep 06
First thing I'd ask is, "Did you enter?" If not, it's probably SPAM mail.
2 people like this
• Netherlands
18 Oct 06
Yes it's a spam e-mail, and annoys people all over the world.
1 person likes this
• India
18 Oct 06
Yes it can be spam e-mail.
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@abccba (1916)
• Denmark
27 Sep 06
i got a lot of emails telling me i won money, TV's and a lot of other things... Even an airmailed letter with the post, that said i won 5 million... But none of it was true... Theres so many scams out there like that!
2 people like this
• Netherlands
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.
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@bimal10p (1220)
• India
27 Sep 06
i got an email from uk lottery...like this only last month...but i dont no way to do wit it
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• Netherlands
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.
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@Schubler (1530)
• Romania
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??
2 people like this
• Netherlands
18 Oct 06
People should be protected against this kind of e-mails by changing rules. First the Money Then the notification.
@antoisra (821)
• Sri Lanka
18 Oct 06
Wow.. You guys say you've won two or three or those? I have never gotten anyone!
1 person likes this
• Netherlands
18 Oct 06
thats right. it promises wealth but it's untrue and that's exactly why it's a scam (and a spam)
@TEKOIS (926)
27 Sep 06
it's a scam, forget about it and have a laugh. http://www.homegrownlaughter.com/jokes-95.shtml
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• Netherlands
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.
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@TEKOIS (926)
18 Oct 06
i quite agree
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@Aali311 (6127)
• United States
11 Oct 06
Yeah you and a million others, I get one of those emails daily, wow I must be rich, ha ha...it's a scam just hit delete.
1 person likes this
• Netherlands
18 Oct 06
It would be much nicer if you had to get the money First Before you get a notification like this one (if new rules are formed). That would make scammers even much easier to track& arrest.
@heysimmi (451)
• India
27 Sep 06
Spam is getting interesing by the day
1 person likes this
• Netherlands
18 Oct 06
spam isn't interesting at all. but a won prize is !
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@Force_Fed (748)
• 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
• United States
11 Oct 06
congratulations :p
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@van123 (1288)
• India
27 Sep 06
Congratulations
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@rmuxagirl (7570)
• United States
10 Oct 06
It's a scam. Keep this in mind: If you didnt sign up or enter to win anything how could you win it?
• Netherlands
18 Oct 06
wrong, it's a scam BUT if you didn't sign up or enter to win anything you eighter A. are subject to a scam such as this or B. you forgot that you enter to win in a sweepstake which DOESN'T REQUIRE PAYMENT TO WIN
• Nigeria
22 Oct 06
There are scams everywhere
@locolady (375)
• Canada
23 Oct 06
I got paid!!!! No sales man came to visit.Term life! Thanks MSN!
@locolady (375)
• Canada
23 Oct 06
Free mail box also!!!! Join now!!!
@jend80 (2068)
11 Oct 06
well, if it wasn't a scam you'd have just lost out on your winning for breaking the confidentality. It's probably trrying to get you to respond aso they know your email is vialid to be followed by an attempt to get hold of your bank account details.
@Lshauna1 (216)
• United States
18 Oct 06
You is so right that is how they do it. Just Crooks
7 Oct 06
It's fantastic when I win a lottery I never entered! If I have the energy I usually try to wind them up and think they've 'got' one.
• United States
2 Nov 06
Yeah, baiting can be alot of fun huh? It's great watching their English skills go down the drain the further you get them off script. Force
@zyfro2k6 (392)
• India
7 Oct 06
its not scam but i think what u made is scam..
7 Oct 06
And that makes sense how?
• United States
12 Sep 10
where is my money for account did your know what number my account in microsort not relationship with me why your put money iam winner for microsort so i send response for your please invesgation in microsort ok iam thankyour so much