Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts
This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.
Saturday, June 06, 2009
Fake Microsoft / Microword Lottery Prize Win Scam - Promotions Dept
email came from firstname.lastname@example.org (spoofed I assume)
APARTADO DE CORREOS
48, 28230 las Rozas,
REFERENCE NO: MSFT-2008-X74-RS
BATCH NO: MSFT-2008- GM-0221
OFFICIAL WINNING NOTIFICATION.
Welcome to Microword Corporaton end of year promotions, We are pleased to inform you of the released results of Sweepstakes Promotion organized by Microword.com Corporations, in conjunction with the foundation for the Promotion of software products, held this May 11th 2009, here in Madrid-Spain.
Your email address emerged as one of the on-line Winning emails, in the 1st category and therefore You have been approved for a cash award €500,000,00 euros (FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EURO) this is from a total cash prize of FIVE MILLION EUROS Shared among the ten International winners in the 1st category.
To begin your claim, do file for the release of your winning by contacting our Accredited agent: Foreign Transfer Manager MICROWORD CORPORATIONS.
Mr. Eric Manfred.
NOTE: This Email Lottery is sponsored by Microword.com Corporation, And all the members of Spanish MSFT Word Resource Consortium Software Promotion Companies.
Remember your winning must be claimed not later than (23-05-09) after this date funds might be returned to the MICROWORD RESOURCE MADRID This internet E-mail draw is held periodically,
And is organized to encourage the use of the Internet users, And to promote computer literacy worldwide.
Mrs. Roselyn Bermudez.