Stupidest Email Scam

Here is a copy of the E-mail I got…

Microsoft Award Team
Promotion/Claims Department
Po Box 1030 London Wc2r 0qs
England,United Kindom
(Customer Services)
Attn:Winner
Winning No:Msoft/677/786/2011
Email Ref No:Msoft/999/33/2011

AMOUNT WON:500,000.00GBP (Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds).
This email has brought you an unexpected luck,
Your e-mail address was selected and confirmed by Windows Live & Microsoft Windows, through their latest internet software.
You are therefore been approved the sum of 500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds).
WINDOWS LIVE & MICROSOFT WINDOWS, collects all the email addresses of people that are active online,
among the millions that subscribed to HOTMAIL,YAHOO,GMAIL,MSN AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL DOMAIN
we only randomly select ten lucky people every year as our winners through electronic balloting System without
the winners applying or buying a ticket online,we congratulate you for being one of the people selected.

PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM
You are advised to contact the processing office immediately upon receipt of this message for more information
concerning the processing and eventual payment of the above prize to you with the following details to avoid unnecessary
delay and complications,These are your identification numbers:
Winning No:Msoft/677/786/2011
Email Ref No:Msoft/999/33/2011
To begin your claim please contact our licensed and accredited agent assigned to you.
(VERIFICATION DEPARTMENT MANAGER)
CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR
Name: Mr Blanco Rodriguez
Phone # :+44 702 402 4652
Fax # : +44 756 193 1695
E-mail:microsoft_awardteam2012@yahoo.com.hk

Do email the above Claims Administrator, at once with all the claims requirements below.To avoid unnecessary delay.They are needed to proceed.
Claims Requirements:
1. Full Name:_____________________
2. Address:_____________________
3. Nationality:___________Sex:________
4. Age:________Date of Birth:___________
5. Occupation:_________Martial Status_________
6. Cell Phone:___________Fax:___________
7. State of Origin:_________Country:_______

MSN Lottery 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.

Congratulations!! once again.

Sincerely,
Mrs.Carolina lennon(Secretary)
Microsoft Corporation.All rights reserved

Now you would look at this and notice the several glaring obvious mistakes… but the one OVERWHELMING most stupidest mistake is…. THE YAHOO.COM EMAIL ACCOUNT.

E-mail:microsoft_awardteam2012@yahoo.com.hk

Don’t you think that a Microsoft Award Team, even based in England would have a MSN.COM or HOTMAIL, or Live.com address…. I mean Microsoft does own those email addresses.. why would they get a Yahoo.com email address for a response to…

I have thought about emailing them and pointing out their mistake. Instead I thought that I would ridicule them publicly and hopefully everyone will pass this on and they will see their mistake on the web… I doubt it but one can hope

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About Lee Devine

I love life. I am a program facilitator at the Dixie Applied Technology College in St. George Utah. I can't think of anything I want to do more than help people succeed at education.
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3 Responses to Stupidest Email Scam

  1. renxkyoko says:

    And there are so many glaring errors that make that letter very unprofessional, that is, if you copied and pasted it on here. Geez, I wonder if there is any who has actually believed and given personal information.

    • Lee Devine says:

      That is exactly the way it was sent.. I copied and pasted it exactly as written.. the only change I made was to highlight a couple of things…
      I am sure that there will be people out there that will answer. It seems that a large proportion of the population is looking for a way to get something for nothing….

  2. pammyoakley says:

    So how much in American money is this. What if your passing up being aa millionire……..no really, it is stupid……..

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