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This one not only made it past my GMail spam filter, but had an interesting enough title that I actually opened it.  Imagine my surprise to learn that I was a


We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today of winners of the MICROSOFT WORD E-MAIL MEGA JACKPOT LOTTERY PROGRAMS held on 19th OCTOBER 2007. Your company or your personal e-mail address is attached to winning number 19-10OCTOBER-2007-02 MSW, with serial number S/N-00179 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 of GBP 1,000,000.00POUNDS credited to file REF NO: MSW-L/200-334841 This is from total prize money of GBP 7,000,000.00 POUNDS, shared among the SEVEN (7) international winners in this category. You are assigned to contact your claims officer below:

Mr.Joe Harrison
Microsoft Promotion Award Team
Head Winning Claims Dept
E-mail Address:

If you want to waste your time with these morons, feel free. Someone should probably write Agent Harrison and let him know that Microsoft typically doesnt use Yahoo email addresses for their promotions.

Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 12:12 AM General Interest | Back to top

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