Man, it seems that scammers and phishing protagonists have pulled out all the plugs in an effort to score some dollars before years end. Maybe these lowlifes have a big New Years Party planned and need a little cash to fund it. I just got this one this morning. Apparently my email address won over 475,000 Euros and an Acer laptop, but unfortunately I have to pay for my own courier service delivery. :doh_tb:
Here is the email.
REFERENCE NUMBER: MSFT-2008-X54-BX
BATCH NUMBER: MSFT-2008- GM-0001
YOUR MSFT WORD RESOURCE LINK: www.microword.com
Welcome to Microword Corporation end of year promotions. We are pleased to inform you of the released results of Sweepstakes Promotion organized by Microword Corporations, in conjunction with the foundation for the promotion of software products, held this December 27th 2008, here in Zaragoza – Spain. Where in, your
Your Acer laptop, Certificate of winnings and your cheque of ?475,000.00,
Will be sent to your contact address, as soon as all necessary verification as
been made, to confirmed your winnings.
Consequently, lucky winners are to pay for their courier services delivery.(Microword corporation only provides lucky winners with Acer laptop and thesum of ?475,000.00 only). To begin your claims, do file for the release of your winnings by contacting our MSFT Word Resource Foreign Transfer Manager via mail or by telephone.
Mr. Maurice Pascal
This Email Lottery is sponsored by Microword Corporation, And all the members of Spanish MSFT Word Resource Consortium Software Promotion Companies. This Internet E-mail draw is held periodically, And is organized to encourage the Internet users, And to promote computer literacy worldwide.
Sr. Femin Eloy Bermúdez.
Msft Word Resource Zaragosa.
After doing a search I have found that there are versions of this email from as far back as 2005. It seems that the scam artists merely edit it to suit their own needs. The English in this particular version is, if I must say, a little poor. The link in the email appears legit although it’s not unreasonable that the site was developed just to lend credence to the scam although I wouldn’t put it past these vermin to use an honest site to front their scam.
Anyway, it’s an obvious phishing attempt and should be completely disregarded.
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