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icypinksmurf
09-26-2008, 09:33 PM
Hey guys, I don't know if this is the right place to put this, but I got this suspicious looking email and, I'm not sure what to do...

"Itís with great pleasure to announce to you, that you just won the sum of
500,000.00 GBP (five hundred thousand pounds
sterling). In the MSN AWARD TEAM PROMO. The Microsoft word is offering a
free donation to hotmail and msn subscriber,
including other web-based email ID and domains. So if you receive this
letter of notification you are also a winner and you
are required to participate.
Our online ballot box machine selected your email ID automatically, with
the following information affiliated to your email
ID.
Your Identification numbers are given below."

Thanks! :woop:

SuperNova X2X
09-26-2008, 09:35 PM
Hmmm, ounds a bit too fishy. Who is the e-mail from exactly? That should give you a rough idea of whether or not it's legit. Doesn't seem to be though.

LOCKDOWN123
09-26-2008, 09:36 PM
In answer to your question - probably - don't do anything stupid!

icypinksmurf
09-26-2008, 09:39 PM
In answer to your question - probably - don't do anything stupid!

Yeah, I know. It says that it is from Microsoft Award Team... I just don't want to pass it up on the off chance that its legit.

LOCKDOWN123
09-26-2008, 09:42 PM
I would just leave it.

Taker447
09-26-2008, 09:43 PM
try and google some info on it. someone else might have posted the same thing somewhere else. or it could be on one of them big this is a scam website. google it and you'll find more info i am sure.

Fonkey Monkey
09-26-2008, 09:44 PM
some of the wording and the fact it says your 'required' to participate makes me think its fake.

Taker447
09-26-2008, 09:47 PM
Yeah, I know. It says that it is from Microsoft Award Team... I just don't want to pass it up on the off chance that its legit.
sorry for the double post but just want to make sure you notice this.

its a big scam.

heres a few websites that have it listed as a scam.

http://forums.microsoft.com/Forums/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3810156&SiteID=1

http://www.419legal.org/lottery-scam-letter-archives/25670-msn-award-team-2008-a.html

icypinksmurf
09-26-2008, 09:47 PM
try and google some info on it. someone else might have posted the same thing somewhere else. or it could be on one of them big this is a scam website. google it and you'll find more info i am sure.

Thanks, Taker! It was a scam, w00t for google! :woop:

Genesis x360a
09-26-2008, 09:49 PM
You no what they say if it to good to be True.

InkedUp
09-26-2008, 09:51 PM
Sounds weird. I would just try to contact Microsoft and ask someone about it, at least they should be able to tell you if its legit or not. Just don't enter any kind of personal information about yourself if you think something is not right

JC
09-26-2008, 09:52 PM
It seems to good to be true = scam. :(

SuperNova X2X
09-26-2008, 09:58 PM
Thanks god you asked us the! Otherwise you may have done something you would have regretted. Thanks to Taker!

RFT 123
09-26-2008, 10:54 PM
Sounded like a scam to me.

StolenKyle/
09-26-2008, 10:58 PM
Scam scam scam..

SuperNova X2X
09-26-2008, 11:00 PM
Tiz ah Scams!

BlamelessSoul
09-27-2008, 12:40 AM
for sure a scam. Nothings for free in this world

Y0UNGERKILLER
09-27-2008, 01:05 AM
yeah dude its a scam i got the same email

Webb
09-27-2008, 01:17 AM
We're quite aware it's a scam... I mean Taker provided links to prove it... It's not an excuse to go "It's a scam" and spam like crazy.

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