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Microsoft Corporation World Lottery

This is from



Reference No:MSW-L/327015002/07
BATCH NO: 2007MAR#414


Dear Winner,

Microsoft  Co-operation Management Worldwide are pleased to inform you today 28th of March 2007  that you are a winner of our annual MS-WORD LOTTO LOTTERY  conducted in Africa being the host of the event for this present year MEGA JACKPOT LOTTO WINNING PROGRAM held on the 18th of March 2007.

Your email address was attached to ticket number 214-056-278  with serial number s/n-01025 and drew the lucky numbers 724-595-62-07-45 and consequently won in the 3rd category.

As a result of this , you have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of US$1,000,000:00 (One million united states dollars) payable in cash credited to file Reference No:MSW-L/327015002/06 . This is from  total prize money of US$50,000,000 (Fifty million united states dollars) shared among Fifty lucky international winners in this category.

All participants were selected through our Microsoft computer ballot system drawn from a collation of frequent internet users  all over the world from America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia,  as part of International Email Promotions Program, which is conducted annually to encourage the use of internet and computers worldwide.

Your fund (Cashier’s cheque) has been insured with your Reference No:  MSW-L/327015002/06 and will be ready for delivery but in order for your cheque to be issued and insured in your name and for you to begin your claim you are urgently required to provide the following information through email to Mr.Victor Lustig, Foreign Service Manager, London United Kingdom, {}

1) Your full names
2)Your full home / office address
4)Direct Land/Mobilephone/fax numbers
5) Occupation / Age
6) Sex
7) Next of kin
8) Amount won
9) Lottery date

Please note that above detailed information will be absolutely neccessary for the processing of your payment cheques,drafts or wire transfers.

Also this winning is valid for Two WEEKS and failure to issue claims after this period will automatically void your payment.

Remember to quote your ticket number, serial number and lucky number in your future correspondence and most importantly as part of our security protocol you are to quote this security code MSW/JUN/SS06 to the Foreign Service Manager, this is to prevent scam.

Congratulations once again from the entire management and staff of Microsoft Corporation to all our lucky winners this year and thank you for being part of this Promotional lottery Program. Our special thanks and gratitude goes to Bill Gates of Microsoft and all his associates for alleviating poverty around the world through this promotion.

Mrs.Olivia Malik

Past winners.

[Many thanks to Annabel Hazama for forwarding this scam email]


GEO HON Enterprises CO, Ltd

This is from ( is an online portal with free services including free email)

Dear Gentlemen:   

Taiwan GEO HON Enterprises CO, Ltd. has made the Food Machines with scientifically and good quality. We can provide the best reasonable price and detailed quotation to every customer to satisfy the needs of manufacturers so when customer decides to buy the machines; they can consider Geo Hon as their first priority. Our management team, from preparing the quotation, receiving an order, designing, manufacturing and assembling have good procedures and for sure the using of our machines to the clients. In the past 40 years, we have sold many machines in Taiwan, China, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Nigeria, Hong Kong, Japan, America, Panama, etc. Especially in Japan, America and Spain which increases many orders in the present. W have such a growth is based on our company’s management method, (1) continuous management (2) good quality and improve continuously. Even though in the face of the low price competition in Mainland China, we hope that GEO HON can be the famous supplier around the worldAnd we also invite those who are willing to join us and become our agents.

Products List

ContactJohn Chen

Mobile:  + 886-935-435-587

If you go to the company website the content of this message from product list to the contact info is an exact copy of the contents on the left sidebar. Try contacting to verify if this is not a scam and please let us know.


Bank of China United Kingdom

This is from with reply to

Good day,

I am  Mr. Michael Leyden,a staff of Private Banking Services at the Bank of China (BOC) United Kingdom. I am contacting you concerning our customer and, an investment placed under our banks management 4 years ago.

I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail. I contacted you independently of our investigation and no one is informed of this communication. I would like to intimate you with certain facts that I believe would be of interest to you.
In 2002, the subject matter; ref: bb/boc/bank/0012   came to our bank t engage in business discussions with our Private Banking Services Department. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of 8.35 million United States Dollars, which he wished to have us turn over (invest) on his behalf.

I was the officer assigned to his case; I made numerous suggestions in line with my duties as the de-facto chief operations officer of the Private Banking Services Department, especially given the volume of funds he wished to put into our bank. We met on numerous occasions prior to any investments being placed. I encouraged him to consider various growth funds with prime ratings. The favored route in my advice to customers is to start by assessing data on 6000 traditional stocks and bond managers and 2000 managers of alternative investments. Based on my advice, we spun the money around various opportunities and made attractive margins for our first months of operation, the accrued profit and interest stood at this point at over 10 million United States Dollars, this margin was not the full potential of the fund but he desired low risk guaranteed returns on investments. In mid 2004, he asked that the money be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash payments in Europe. He directed that I liquidate the funds and had it deposited with a firm. I informed him that the bank would have to make special arrangements to have this done and in order not to circumvent due process, the bank would have to make a 9.5 % deduction from the funds to cater for banking and statutory charges. He complained about the charges but later came around when I explained to him the complexities of the task he was asking of us. Cash movement across borders has become especially strict since the incidents of 9/11. I contacted my affiliate in  and had the funds available. I undertook all the processes and made sure I followed his precise instructions to the letter and had the funds deposited in a
security consultancy firm, the firm  is a specialist private firm that accepts deposits from high net worth individuals and blue chip corporations that handle valuable products or undertake transactions that need immediate access to cash. This small and highly private organization is familiar especially to the highly placed and well-connected organizations. In line with instructions, the money was deposited . He  told me he wanted the money there in anticipation of his arrival from Norway later that week. This was the last communication we had, this transpired around 9th October, 2004.

In January last year, we got a call from the security firm  informing us that the inactivity of that particular portfolio. This was an astounding position as far as I was concerned, given the fact that I managed the private banking sector I was the only one who knew about the deposit , and I could not understand why he had not come forward to claim his deposit. I made futile efforts to locate him I immediately passed the task of locating him to the internal investigations department of the bank of china. Four days later, information started to trickle in, apparently he was dead. A person who suited his description was declared dead of a heart attack in Canne, South of France. We were soon enough able to identify the body and cause of death was confirmed. The bank immediately launched an investigation into possible surviving next of kin to alert about the situation and also to come forward to claim his estate. If you are familiar with private banking affairs, those who patronize our services usually prefer anonymity, but also some levels of detachment from conventional processes. In his bio-data form, he listed no next of kin. In the field of private banking, opening an account with us means no one will know of its existence, accounts are rarely held under a name; depositors use numbers and codes to make the accounts anonymous. This bank also gives the choice to depositors of having their mail sent to them or held at the bank itself, ensuring that there are no traces of the account and as I said, rarely do they nominate next of kin. Private banking clients apart from not nominating next of kin also usually in most cases leave wills in our care, in this case; he died intestate.

In line with our internal processes for account holders who have passed away, we instituted our own investigations in good faith to determine who should have right to claim the estate. This investigation has for the past months been unfruitful. We have scanned every continent and used our private investigation affiliate companies to get to the root of the problem. The investigation did not ever yield any result My official capacity dictates that I am the only party to supervise the investigation and the only party to receive the results of the investigation.  This leaves me as the only person with the full picture of what the prevailing situation is in relation to the deposit and the late beneficiary of the
deposit. According to practice, the firm will by the end of this financial year broadcast a request for statements of claim to BOC, failing to receive viable claims they will most probably revert the deposit back to BOC. This will result in the money entering the BOC accounting system and the portfolio will be out of my hands and out of the Private Banking
Services Department. This will not happen if I have my way.

What I wish to relate to you will smack of unethical practice but I want you to understand something. It is only an outsider to the banking world who finds the internal politics of the banking world aberrational. The world of private banking especially is fraught with huge rewards for those who occupy certain offices and oversee certain portfolios. You should have begun by now to put together the general direction of what I propose. There is US$ 8,370,000.00 deposited , I alone have the deposit details and they will release the deposit to no one unless I instruct them to do so. I alone know of the existence of this deposit for as far as BOC is concerned, the transaction with our deceased customer concluded when I sent the funds to the firm, all outstanding interactions in relation to the file are just customer services and due process.  They are simply awaiting instructions to release the deposit to any party that comes forward. This is the situation. This bank has spent great amounts of money trying to track this man’s family; they have investigated for months and have found no family. The investigation has come to an end.

My proposal;  I am prepared to place you in a position to give instruction for the release of the  deposit to you as the closest surviving relation. Upon receipt of the deposit, I am prepared to share the money with you in half. That is: I will simply nominate you as the next of kin and have them release the deposit to you. We share the proceeds 50/50.
I would have gone ahead to ask the funds be released to me, but that would have drawn a straight line to me and my involvement in claiming the deposit. I assure you that I could have the deposit released to you within a few days. I will simply inform the bank of the final closing of the file relating to the customer  I will then officially communicate with  firm  and instruct them to release the deposit to you. With these two things: all is done. The alternative would be for us to have firm direct the funds to another bank with you as account holder. This way there will be no need for you to think of receiving the money from the firm.  We can fine-tune this based on our interactions.

I am aware of the consequences of this proposal. I ask that if you find no interest in this project that you should discard this mail. I ask that you do not be vindictive and destructive. If my offer is of no appeal to you, delete this message and forget I ever contacted you. Do not destroy my career because you do not approve of my proposal. You may not know this but people like myself who have made tidy sums out of comparable situations run the whole private banking sector. I am not a criminal and what I do, I do not find against good conscience, this may be hard for you to understand, but the dynamics of my industry dictates that I make this move. Such opportunities only come ones’ way once in a lifetime. I cannot let this chance pass me by, for once I find myself in total control of my destiny. These chances won’t pass me by. I ask that you do not destroy my chance, if you will not work with me let me know and let me move on with my life but do not destroy me. I am a family man and this is an opportunity to provide them with new opportunities. There is a reward for this project and it is a task well worth undertaking. I have evaluated the risks and the only risk I have here is from you refusing to work with me and alerting my bank. I am the only one who knows of this situation, good fortune has blessed you with a name that has planted you into the center of relevance in my life. Let’s share the blessing.

If you find yourself able to work with me, contact me through this same email account. If you give me positive signals, I will initiate this process towards a conclusion. I wish to inform you that should you contact me via official channels; I will deny knowing you and about this project. I repeat, I do not want you contacting me through my official phone lines
nor do I want you contacting me through my official email account. Contact me only through  through this email address. I do not want any direct link between you and me. My official lines are not secure lines as they are periodically monitored to assess our level of customer care in line with our Total Quality Management Policy. Please observe this instruction religiously. Please, again, note I am a family man; I have a wife and children. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to what the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is the one truth I have learned from my private banking
clients. Do not betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord, send me your response on this email: to enable us commence this line of discussion.

I await your response.

Michael Leyden.

The name Michael Leyden also appears on a previous post.


Zone Trade LTD

Is this a job offer scam? This is from

Dear Alfredo Jr. Palconit!

We invite you to work in our company

Personality is the prior policy in our HRM (human resource management). We really estimate personal abilities, self-confidence and willingness to have a stable and worthy income rather than all kinds of diplomas and certificates.
We do not promise that you will earn $1 000 000 a month or assume the office of the chief executive after a week of working, because this is not real

But we will provide you with:
· A respectable work in dependable company;
· A worthy and bringing self-affirmation income;
· A realizable career ladder;
· Reliable workmates;

Joining our company you will receive all needed toolware to build success.
After that you will begin to understand that your life is in your hands.

This job will allow you to:
- Work efficiently from home;
- Increase available personal time;
- Achieve financial independence in half the normal time (1-3 hours per day);
- Interact and associate with other members in order to benefit from their knowledge and experiences;
- Become able to share time and money with others less fortunate than you;
- Develop high self-respect and esteem

Objective of the manager:

The manager accepts payment for our production from our clients
The manager should send this payment to our employee

Your salary will make 10-12 % from the sum of payment plus monthly bonuses

Click here to be registered and start to work

You can ask some question on e-mail

We wait for you in our company

Zone Trade LTD 

The domain has just been registered less than a month ago (02/25/2007) as confirmed from But the site claims it has been operating since 2002. This kind of company reminds me of Latnos Co.

For me this is a job scam with the too-good-to-be-true impression and the expected salary from the company.  Let me know your thoughts.


Poste Italiane


This is an Italian Scam attempting to steal your credit card information.

Caro cliente,

Il Servizio Tecnico di Poste Italiane sta eseguendo un aggiornamento programmato del software al fine di migliorare la qualita’ dei servizi bancari. Le chiediamo di avviare la procedura di conferma dei dati del Cliente. A questo scopo, La preghiamo di cliccare sul link che troverà alla fine di questo messaggio

Accedi a » Accedi ai servizi online di e verifichi il suo account »

Il sistema automaticamente, dopo aver ricevuto la documentazione e averne verificato la completezza e la veridicità, provvederà immediatamente ad riattivare il suo account.
Grazie della collaborazione

The fake site is

Copying from the original


African Development Bank

This is from
African Development Bank, (WWW.AFDB.ORG)
Matama,Aria 1 Abuja
Nigeria, West Africa.
Tel:234-8055760492,Ext 111

Subject: You’re Fund Release

I am Mr. Donald Kaberuka, The President of the  African Development bank, I am  writing this  message to inform you that my office  has  Taking over all the  money Transaction  originated from any  part Of  Africa and  Europe counties as  Contract payment, Fund   Inheritance or Lottery Winning due to  excessive  demand of up  Front payment by  corrupt officials of Apex banks and some    Security companies as reported by the  International Community,

Subsequently, the World Bank Group has  Mandated  the African  Development  bank via  my office to release funds to approved  Fund  beneficiaries  through  a certified   International  Cashier’s Bank Draft or  Telegraphic wire  Transfer, Hence Your  Name/Email address appears as one of the  approved  fund   beneficiaries whom their  fund was Successfully cleared recently from   Terrorist and Money laundry,  therefore  your money will be Released to you  through An  International Cashier’s Bank Draft or  Telegraphic Wire Transfer on  Your contact to our Account Officer, Rev Bassey Duke through  his Telephone  Number:234 8055760492 ext 212  Email

On this process you are advised to forward  your direct  telephone numbers,  complete  name and mailing address to Rev Bassey Duke  for  immediate release  of your money to you, Note that Ten Million Dollars Only  (US10,000,000.00)  was allocated to you,  Be  also  informed that the   Fund Approvals and  authorization  document  Including   Antiterrorist  Clearance Certificate was    issued in your  name and has been handed   over to Rev Bassey Dukes to  Authorized him  Issue the International cashier’s bank  Draft in your name and  send to you through a  faster courier  company Preferably DHL,

Finally, You are advised to dissociate from  any way you may  have been  working  to  receive this money no matter your  commitment to avoid Mis  information and excessive  demand of  upfront payment, The account  officer Rev  Bassey Duke is  standby to  receive your communication and release your  fund  to  you through International Cashier’  Bank  Draft without further  Delay,  Make  your contact directly to Rev Bassey Duke  through  Telephone Number: 234 8055760492 ext 212

Thanks for Your Cooperation.
Mr. Donald Kaberuka,
The President.ADB,

Please note that they used the actual name of the Company President, Mr. Donald Kaberuka of the African Development Bank. Please also note that this email was sent from a free email (yahoomail) and not from the company mail. Scammers use names of real people to convince potential victims into cooperating with their scam attempt.


Senator Luisa Estrada

WOW! I can’t believe these scammers use real names, and this time they used Luisa Estrada as the sender! This is a definite scam!

This is from with reply to

Dear Friend,

The political unrest in my country (PHILIPPINES), necessitated this email, though this approach appears desperate, difficulties encountered in efforts to establish a business abroad also necessitate this search for someone to assist me in securing and investing the sum of USD18,000,000 (Eighteen million dollars) deposited in my name abroad.

By way of summarized profile of myself, I am Senator Luisa Estrada, a 66years old lady and the wife of Joseph Ejercito Estrada (former head of state and President of Philippines).

From past experiences, many people I had regarded as close friends and relatives has capitalize on my family’s travail to run away with my money. In order to avert this negative development, I in conjunction with my son now seek your permission to allow us do a CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP/REASSIGNMENT OF CREDIT of stated funds from the holding
company to your name, so that the funds (US$18million) would be released to you as the BENEFICIARY (on behalf of me and my family).

Our family trustee have secretly protected the deposit, you are to assist us to lay claims of the funds with the aid of all legal
documents that will be forwarded to you as time goes on. If you agree to help, we shall discuss the disbursement ratio in our next correspondence after we have been acquainted. I have decided to offer 20% of the above sum to you if you agree to assists us to secure these funds overseas or 30% share for possible help on investing in any reliable venture.

No doubt this proposal will make you apprehensive, please I employ you to observe utmost confidentiality and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us.


Your full name and address:
Your telephone/fax numbers:
Company name (If any):

Once I receive this information, my son will prepare the necessary documents that will put you in place as the new owner of the funds. The money will then be released to your custody by the Bank.

Awaiting your swift response via my private email:

Sincerely yours,
Luisa Estrada.


Mrs Rosemary Clarke King

This is from with reply to

 Dear Beloved,

My name is Mrs.Rosemary Clarke King I am a dying woman who has decided to donate what I have to charity through you.You may be wondering why I chose you. But someone has to be chosen. I am 59 years old and was diagnosed for cancer about 2 years ago,after the death of my husband who had left me everything he worked for.I have been touched by the Lord to donate from what I have inherited from my late husband to charity through you for the good work of humanity,rather than allow my relatives to use my husband’s hard earned funds inappropriately.

I have asked the Lord to forgive me all my sins and I believe he has,because He is merciful. I will be going in for an operation,and I pray that I survive the operation.I have decided to WILL/Donate the sum of $15Million (Fifteen Million, five hundred thousand Dollars)to charity through you for the good work of the Lord, and to help the motherless,less privileged and also for the assistance of the widows.At the moment I cannot take any telephone calls, due to the fact that my relatives are around me and I have been restricted by my doctor from taking telephone calls because I deserve all the rest I can get.

Presently,I have informed my consultant about my decision in WILLING this fund to charity through you. I wish you all the best and may the good Lord bless you abundantly, and please use the funds well and always extend the good work to others.If you are interested in carrying out this task,i will inform my consultant, so that he can arrange the release of the funds to you. I know i have never met you but my mind tells me to do this,and I hope you act sincerely.I decided that 30% of this money should be taken by you from the total sum upon the success release of this fund, because I am now too weak and fragile to do things myself because of my cancer.

NB:I sincerely know that a lot has been written about some SCAM coming out of the world,but I assure you that this will never in any way associated with that as you will be given the right to verify this directly with the the finance company where the fund was deposited.

I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished,as I don’t want anything that will Jeopardize my last wish, due to the fact that I do not want relatives or family members standing in the way of my last wish.

Please reply me via this email address:

Your sincerely,
Rosemary C. King



Microsoft Mega Jackpot Lottery

This is from


REF NO: M154S/WL06.


Dear Mr/Mrs/Sir/Madam:

Today, we announce the 10 lucky winners of the MICROSOFT LOTTERY PROGRAM held on 5th March 2007. Your company or your personal e-mail address, attached to the Chip Number: 8977742, won in the First lottery category 004. Your email address has brought you an unexpected luck, please read through this message.

You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £1,000,000 GBP (One Million Great Britain Pounds) in cash credited to file MSW/9080118308/02/LA.This is from a total cash prize of £10.000,000 GBP (Ten Million Great Britain Pounds) shared amongst the ten (10) lucky winners.

All participants were selected randomly from ‘World Wide Web’ site through Microsoft computer ballot system (MCBS) and extracted from over 100,000 individuals and companies. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and money remitted to you in the manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is a part of our precautionary measure to avoid unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.

Note that all claims process and clearance procedures must be duly completed early to avoid impersonation arising to the issue of double claim, you are advised to keep this notice to yourself because we shall not be responsible for any divert of funds as a result of you disclosing your lottery award details,I hereby advice you to report to the Microsoft lottery claims agent whose information is stated below.

Contact Person: Barrister Teddy Williams

Do email or call the above mentioned person, at once with all the claims requirements below. In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications.

1. full Name:
2. Address:
3. Nationality:
4. Date of Birth:
5. Occupation:
6. Phone:
7. Mobile:
8. Fax:
9. State of Origin:
12.E-mail Address:

The above requirements are needed to enable the immediate release of your
won prize.

Best Regards,

Mrs. Edlyn Albert
Microsoft Mega Jackpot Lottery

NOTE: Do reply this mail. You are to contact your claims processor immediately via email or fax. Be informed, that there will be upfront charges, either for transfer of funds to your account or activating a non residence premium account with the official paying bank. Have it in mind that this is not a Scam; we want you to understand that there will be upfront charges.


Microsoft Mega Jackpot Lottery, property of the Microsoft Inc. Copyright®2007. All Rights reserved.
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