Yet another one these scams got through my spam filters…
Subject: Microsoft Outlook Award Winner…
23 KIKIRTIAN STRAAT
125 AD NOORD AMSTERDAM
Mrs. Helen Van Patt
We are pleased to inform you the result of the Microsoft Outlook Award Lotteries, held on the 7th Sept. 2006.
Why should I care?
I suppose that’s better than being second in the 1st class of the draws.
You are to receive €1,000,000.00 (One Million Euros).
One Million Euros? How much is that in real money? 🙂
Because of mix up in cash payouts, we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your money (€1,000,000.00) has been fully remitted to you by our accredited pay-point bank.
Pretty sloppy operation you have there, if you ask me.
This measure must be adhere to avoid loss of your cash prize – winners of our cash prizes are advised to adhere to these instructions to forestall the abuse of this program by other participants.
You are going to lecture me about abuse?
It’s important to note that these draws were conducted formally, and winners are selected through an Internet ballot system from 60,000 individual and companies e-mail addresses the draws are conducted around the world through our Internet based ballot system.
What the hell kind of business plan is that?
The promotion is sponsored and promoted by WORLD MICROSOFT OUTLOOK PROGRAMM.
WORLD MICROSOFT OUTLOOK PROGRAMM – What the hell is that?
We congratulate you once again. We hope you will use part of it in our next draws; the Jackpot winning is 2, million Euros.
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 20 days.
Darn! I got this email on September 7, 2006. It looks like I waited too long.
After this date all unclaimed cash prize will be forfeited and included in the next sweepstake. Please, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications remember to quote personal and winning numbers in all correspondence with us.
Congratulations once again from all members of Internet Microsoft Lotteries.
I doubt Microsoft is in the lottery business.
Thank you for being part of our promotional program.
You are so welcome.
For immediate release of your cash prize to you, please kindly contact our Paying Bank (Laagste Heypotheekofferte Bank Amsterdam,)
Send them the following Information Through the Email Address below:
(i). Your names
(ii) Contact telephone and fax numbers
(iii) Contact Address
(iv) your winning numbers
(v) Quote amount won.
Laagste Heypotheekofferte Bank. N.L.
Mrs. Jennifer Clark,
Email : email@example.com
Email: laagstesbank2@ aim.com
Wouldn’t a bank in Amsterdam have its own internet domain?
Congratulations once again.
Yours in service,
Mrs. Helen Van Patt
Mrs. Helen Van Patt, you claim to be in the Netherlands, yet this email came from the Czech Republic.