Yahoo and Microsoft Award Program RRS feed

  • Question

  • Here we go again. Why does Microsoft allow this to continue? Or is the following true?

    From : info@microsft.org <jeremiah.parker@mygroupuser.com>, sylviegueron@noos.fr
    Subject : Microsoft Ltd.
    Fri Nov 5 2010 2:29:40 AM

    Microsoft Ltd.
    Microsoft Campus
    Thames Valley Park
    Reading, Berkshire RG6 1WG
    United Kingdom

    Dear Cash Winner,

    'All enquiries, comments, and response should be sent to the verification manager Mr. Jeremiah Parker Via Email: jeremiah.parker@mygroupuser.com And please note if this message appears on your Junk, please click "Wait, its safe, this message will authomatically move to your inbox!". This problem occurs Due to our web interference, we sincerely apologize.'

    Now this is to inform you that your e-mail address was selected and confirmed by Microsoft International promotions, through our latest internet software. You have been approved by MICROSOFT® CORPORATION UK the sum of £2,500,000.00 (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds Pounds). These funds are in cash, credited to a valid cashier's check, with a winning Registration number of : MCIMJ: 36925/0751.
    This Email Electronic Draws was promoted and sponsored MICROSOFT WINDOWSLIVE as part of our social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where we have operations based. All Participants were selected randomly through a computer balloting system from over 100,000 unions, associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania.

    Mission Statement of the Bureau of State Lottery
    * to thank the public for all the financial benefits & Microsoft has received from its numerous customers.
    * To help and limit hardship round the globe through financial assistance.
    * To generate revenue for the state of International world with the public good.
    * To provide quality gaming/lotto entertainment to the International world with the Statutory mandate.
    * To maintain the integrity of lottery games and activities.

    You are to contact the verifications' manager with immediate effect to facilitate the protocol of your winning prize before the expiry date of Claim; Winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre. Prize must be claimed not later than 15 days from date of Draw Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has won. Any prize not claimed Within this period will be forfeited. These are your identification numbers:

    Batch number....................12/25/0340
    Ref number.......................Reg. No. MCIMJ: 36925/0751
    Winning number...................YM09788

    Be informed that your prize has been insured and ready for pay out to you. You are to contact Verifications' Manager Desk below with your required information's

    You are to contact Claims Verification Manager.
    Name: Mr. Jeremiah Parker
    Email: jeremiah.parker@mygroupuser.com
    Tel: +44 702 403 5944

    You are therefore advised to send the following information to the claims agent Mr Jeremiah Parker on email :jeremiah.parker@mygroupuser.com to help facilitate the claims of your prize.

    NOTE: It is mandatory you use the email of the Accredited agent above to send your response so that your email will be attended to, if you click reply on this message you will not get the response of your Accredited agent, so you are expected to carefully use the email address of the claims director above to provide your requested information.
    Do email the above Claims Administrator, at once with this Claims Requirements;

    1. Full Names: ................
    2. Age: ...............
    3. ____: ................
    4. Phone: ............... Fax: ................
    5. Occupation/Nature of Work: ...............
    6. Winning Email Address: ..............
    7. Amount Won:..................
    8. Batch Number:................
    9. Ref Number:..................
    10. Winning Number:...................
    11. Comment on Winning the Lottery:
    12. Nationality: ..................

    NOTE: Your required information above will only be used for the stated purpose of assisting you legally to receive your prize as announced in this notification letter. Any other distribution, use, or release of any of your information to a third party is highly prohibited without your consent, to maintain your privacy and personal safety.

    WARNING: Do not tell people about your Prize Award until your money is successfully handed over to you to avoid disqualification that may arise from double claim. You may also receive similar e-mails from people portraying to be other Organizations or Microsoft co. this is solely to collect your personal information from you and lay claim over your winning. In event that you receive any e-mail similar to the notification letter that was sent to you, Kindly delete it from your mail box and give no further correspondence to such person or body.
    Microsoft shall not be held responsible for any loss of fund arising from the above mentioned.

    Yours in service,
    (Operation Manager)
    Microsoft Promotion Award Team.
    Microsoft Winning Notification
    Copyright © 2010 Microsoft® Inc. UK.

    Sunday, November 7, 2010 12:59 AM

All replies

  • First, Microsoft has no control over who sends email and what it contains.

    Second, don't even entertain the idea for a second that this might be true.

    Ellis Tyd


    Friday, February 18, 2011 2:13 PM
  • Shouldn't you be taking responsibility, or otherwise action when the mails are being sent from domain @microsoft.co.uk?

    If I should not trust such emails sent from @microsoft.co.uk, then how can you ensure that contents on www.microsoft.co.uk or www.microsoft.com are not compromised as well.


    Thanks, loser!

    Thursday, July 7, 2011 9:16 AM