Beware! Its a Cyber World - - Winning Notification: Microsoft Sweepstakes Promotion
Almost two months back I shared a fake winning notification pretending to be from Microsoft Sweepstakes Promotion. Now the cybercriminals come up again with the same trap; as I received following mail today.
They only changed few thing in the email content and started sending to their prospective victims. (See here the older version).
Another lottery scam for the innocent internet users. An official winning notification from Mr. Rose Patrick on behalf of Microsoft Sweepstakes Promotion; Mr. instructed to contact Mr. Parry Cole (Foreign Transfer Manager).
From: Microsoft Office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sent: Sat, March 12, 2011 3:38:04 AM
Subject: microsoft winners 2011
Microsoft Sweepstakes Promotion,
100 Victoria St, London SW1E 5JL
Your Batch No: 2011/19803/CMT
Your Reference No: UK/9420X/05
OFFICIAL WINNING NOTIFICATION.
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 February 2011, in London. Where in your email address emerged as one of the online Winning emails in the 2nd category and therefore attracted a cash award of 550,000.00 Pounds (Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds Only) and a Toshiba laptop. To begin your claim, do file for the release of your winning by contacting our Foreign Transfer Manager with your reference and your batch numbers for verification.
(Foreign Transfer Manager)
Mr. Parry Cole
Tel: +44 704-571-0545
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. Rose Patrick
Microsoft Sweepstakes Promotion
Don't ever response to such kind of winning notification. These are devised to steal your personal information and cheat the prospective victims for processing fee.