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Another Scam??

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by twizzle, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. twizzle

    twizzle Gigabyte Poster

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    Just thought i'd paste this email i got today. It sounds more convincing than those nigerian ones but its still gotta be a scam. What do you guys think? Consider it was sent to a hotmail account and mentions Microsoft giveing them the email address to "encourage the utilization of the net", like it dosent get used for enough rubbish!




    "To whom it may concern;

    you email address have won you this said amount in our first sweeps draw for the
    year.

    This draw was done electronically with several email addresses provided
    to this office by microsoft to encourage the utilization of the internet. Your
    email address was attached to Reference Number LSUK/2031/8161/04 and was Picked
    as One
    Of the Five Winning email Addresses. This have Qualified You to Claim the
    total Cash Prize Of £135,292.00 (One hundred and thirty five thousand, two
    hundred and ninety two pounds sterling)
    Your Winnings Will be issued to You as soon as Our Claims
    Department Verifies and confirms Your Winning which is after You Must have
    filled your Payment Processing
    form that Will be Given to You In Due Course. We Do Not need Your Bank
    Information for You to Claim Your Winnings. You are Advised to Contact Our
    Claims department via these details:

    Email; claims.office@national-sweepstakes.com
    Phone; +44 704 011 6737

    Quote Your Reference Number as LSUK/2031/8161/04 when
    You are Filing Your Claims. Congratulations From All Our Members Of Staff.


    from MRS SILVIA M. DULLE <mikea98@charter.net>
     
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  2. zimbo
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    LOL come on twizz! :biggrin
     
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  3. nugget
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    Hmm, what's that smell?? :scratch
     
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  4. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Seems legit to me... :twisted:

    lol
     
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  5. twizzle

    twizzle Gigabyte Poster

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    its funny but if you try to go to the web site mentioned in the email reply address all i got was a black screen and a redirecting note saying No forwarding set for national-sweepstakes.com.... Good site!! Good job i looked at this in work i think lol
     
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  6. zom414

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    I got one of these before Christmas. I almost divorced the wife when I read that I'd won over £500,000! However, common sense prevailed and it proved to be a scam. I forwarded it to the National Lottery bods, they have a fraud link on their website for you to send stuff to and a list of names these firms use. If it looks too good to be true it probably is :)
     
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  7. drum_dude

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    Congratulations on your win twiz ;)
     
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  8. Lord Deckard

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    Aside from the dodgy grammar, the likelihood of microsoft arranging to supply e-mail addresses from ISPs and the broken website... its also got an 0704 number. Odds are that if you try to call you're re-directed to an offshore premium rate number that will make you cry when you see your phone bill. Scammers will get money out of you one way or another!!
     
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  9. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    070401 is rate pn2 - 50p/min

    Harry.
     
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  10. twobellies

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    how original!
     
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  11. fsimeta

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    What's with the Capitalisation Of Every Single Word In The Bulk Of The Email? :eyecrazy

    "We Do Not need Your Bank Information for You to Claim Your Winnings", but just sign <here> in blood...muahahahha

    :daz


    Fsi
     
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  12. Pete01

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    I followed one of these up once and after a couple of emails they asked me for a 'processing fee' in order to progress any further - can't remember how much it was but was quite a bit.
     
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  13. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    That's the usual method of the scam.

    It's amazing how many people pay the 'processing fees'!

    Harry.
     
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