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From: Ralph Calkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 3, 2007 12:56:40 PM
Subject: WINNING NOTIFICATION !
FROM: THE DESK OF THE E-MAIL PROMOTIONS MANAGER INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE
AWARD DEPARTMENT, MICROSOFT CORPORATION WORLD LOTTERY
UNITED KINGDOM.61-70 Southampton Row,
Bloomsbury London United Kingdom WC1B 4AR.
REFERENCE NO: MSW-L/200-26937
BATCH NO: 2006OCTOBER5 L#22
WINNER NO: 02MSW
ELECTRONIC MAIL AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION
AWARD PRESENTATION CENTER: UNITED KINGDOM
WINNING NOTIFICATION !
Dear Sir/ Madam,
We the MICROSOFT COOPERATION MANAGEMENT WORLDWIDE are pleased to inform you of the today winners of our annual MS-WORD LOTTERY conducted in UK BEING THE HOST OF THE EVENT FOR THIS PRESENT YEAR MEGA JACKPOT LOTTO WINNING PROGRAMS HELD ON 1st April ,2007.
Your Personal E-mail address or Company email is attached to WINNER NO: 02MSW, with serial number S/N-00168 drew the lucky numbers 887-13-865-37-10-83, and consequently won in the first lottery category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of ( £500.000.00(G.B.P). the value of the amount comes to ($917,956.00 USD) Nine Hundred and Seventeen thousand, Nine hundred and fifty-six United States Dollars.
All participants were selected from Worldwide Websites especially yahoo mail through our Microsoft computer ballot system drawn from 15,000 Names,300,000 emails from each continent (Canada, Asia, Australia, United state, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania , as part of International "E-MAIL" Promotions Program, Which is conducted annually for our prominent MS -WORD users all over the world, and to encourage the use of Internet and Computers worldwide.
Your fund (certified cheque) has been insured with your REF NO: MSW-L/200-26937 and will be ready for delivery. Claims Agent Contact E-mail address should be used in all correspondence with our affiliated courier company, please Note that, you are to contact your claims officer via email and phone as we are promoting the use of E-mail. Also you have the right to call him to confirm your winnings and government tax payment that is all, as he will provide you with the necessary details on how to claim Your prize.
You are to keep your ref. number and batch number from the public, until you have been processed and your prize delivered to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and the act of scamming people of their ref number and prizes. We hope with a part of your prize, you will participate in our next year High stakes of US$0.3billion International Lottery. To claim your winning prize, You have to send the following details to your claims agent in order to fascilitate the processing and release of your winning to you.
11.BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY/INDIVIDUAL:.........
CLAIMS OFFICER CONTACT:
E-mail : email@example.com
You are automatically disqualified if you are below 18 years of age.Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification.
Remember, all prize money must be claimed not later than Two weeks after the receipt of this mail. All funds not Claimed after the fixed date will be returned as Unclaimed and donated to charity organization in Africa.
Congratulations, once more from the entire Management and Staff of Microsoft Cooperation to all our lucky winners this year. Thank you for being part of this promotional lottery program. Our special thanks and gratitude to ( Bill Gate of Microsoft ) and all his Associates for alliviating poverty round the World.