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  • Is this real, or should I just erase it?
    The problem is they ask me to pay €395 to €960 as a delivery fee, as shown below:



    Microsoft Corporation Sweepstakes Promotion, Customer Service.
    Your Winning Batch No: POK/LTY/2901
    Your Winning Reference No: GFMS/600/XXXX


    We are pleased to inform you of the release of the long awaited results of Sweepstakes promotion organized by Microsoft Corporations, in conjunction with the FOUNDATION FOR THE  PROMOTION OF  SOFTWARE products, (F.P.S.) held this May 2011, in Madrid Spain. Where in your email address emerged as one of the online Winning emails in the 2nd category and therefore attracted a cash award of 350,000.00 euro (Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros Only) and a Toshiba laptop. To begin your claim, do file for the release of your winning by contacting our Foreign Transfer Manager:

    Mr. Steven Magua
    Tel:0034-634- 020-681

    The Microsoft Internet E-mail lottery Awards is sponsored by former CEO/Chairman, Bill Gates and a consortium of software promotion companies. The Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell Computers and other International Companies. The Microsoft internet E-mail draw is held periodically and is organized to encourage the use of the Internet and promote computer literacy worldwide.



    Mrs. Anita Rüdiger ,
    Promotions Manager.
    (Group Co-ordinator)





    ATTENTION:CSELLE MIKLÓS                    

                                                                          ORDER CODE REFERENCE NUMBER: ESP3019104MC
    Welcome to Esp International Courier. We are a Diplomatic courier company that ensure a safe , sound and secure delivery of your parcels , making sure you get them when expected. This is to inform you that we are in possession of a certified check from the Microsoft Corporation International Program along with your LAPTOP which is to be couriered to you . 
    Your parcel containing your cheque of Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros only, the original copies of your winning certificate, alongside with consolation prizes which include a TOSHIBA LAPTOP, together with a covering document (Letter of Affidavit for Claims) from the Spanish Government stating that the money was obtained legally through Microsoft Corporation International Program. Your cheque and consolation prizes have been picked up from the Microsoft Corporation International Program Foundation head office and is ready for dispatch.
    The dispatch charges  are a little bit high because of the Hardcover insurance Policy we have undertaken incase of loss, Damage or Theft of your highly sensitive document and funds. We assume all responsibilities in case of any eventualities and we don't deliver on cash on delivery (C.O.D) because we don't accept cash.

    Service Options: You are required to select a service option below.

                                                                  PARCEL DELIVERY INVOICE



    1. Courier  Express 

    2. Courier   regular 

    3. Courier   Economy 






    24 Hrs Next Day

    2-3 Working days

    4-5 Working days


          865 Euros

          550 Euros 

         370 Euros


         210 (PAID)








           95 Euros

          33 Euros

          25 Euros

    TOTAL COST (Euros)

         960 Euros

          583 Euros

          395 Euros

     Please respond to this email by making a selection from the three options above. Mode of payment for our delivering charges is  through  our accredited  Western Union or Money Gram or through bank to bank transfer depending on the one you think it's more appropriate for you . We advice Western Union or Money Gram money because the money can be pick up the same day, and it makes the delivering of your parcel very fast but with bank transfer  it will take maximum of four working days. Please indicate in your next email to enable us provide the details you will take to make the payment along .
    We have received instructions from Microsoft Corporations International Program Awards Foundation head office that all winnings not claimed after one week of notification should be considered forfeited as it shall be sent back to their headquarter where it shall be reused for the year's promotion. However you must be quite aware that we only operate on pay before delivery.
    Furthermore you are mandated to contact the undersigned via telephone if you have any further question for confirmation. 

    We are glad to be of service to you!

    Best Regards, 

    Esp International Courier
    Mrs. Rosemary Gilder
    Tel:0034 603 241 150
    Fax: 0034 91 769 2810
    Note: The information in this message and in any attachments contains confidential information and is intended solely for the attention and use of the names addressee(s). It must not be disclosed to any person(s) without authorization. If you are not the intended recipient, or a person responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, you are not authorized to, and must not, disclose, copy, distribute. Or retain this message or any part of it.
    Wednesday, June 1, 2011 7:09 AM

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