I hear the faint beeping sound from my Blackberry while I'm in the shower, notifying me I received new e-mail. Fifteen minutes later, I pick up my little window to the world and notice an e-mail from "micor soft". I ask myself "When did Microsoft start misspelling and adding spaces to their corporate name?" Furthermore, what kind of idiot at Microsoft would simply add only "Kindly Open The Attached File" in the body of the message?
Microsoft Winning Lottery Award Promotion 2009 is the subject of the e-mail and according to the attached document (opened in Google Docs), my e-mail address (ID) has been randomly selected. The entire e-mail and attached document stinks of dumbass scammer syndrome. What happened to the good e-mail spoofs? Have the scammers become this lazy or have their targets become dumber? Whatever the reason may be, the lack of any legitimacy in this e-mail should sound an alert in the mind of even the dumbest person alive (hey there Nancy Pelosi). Anyway, the following is in the document.
Micor soft Award Team
29 Craven Park, Harlesden London NW10
Today your e-mail id was selected through the computer ballot system, as a winner of Microsoft online end of year anniversary lottery program. The Draw numbers was conducted in Brockley, London United Kingdom on the
2nd Jan 2009 to make the new year anniversary lottery program Please Contact your fiduciary agent and filled
the claims requirement form below
You have to contact your claim agent for your Payment process and include your personal information for smooth transaction.
Claim Agent; MR. Dave Waxson
Tele: +44 70 31 83 19 94
Tele/Fax +44 703 185 0911
For verification purpose, forward to him your claim details below;
6.MOBILE /Fax NUMBER
11. TICKET NUMBER BATCH NUMBERS. LUCKY NUMBERS AND SECURITY CODE
12 Account Numbers
Ticket number: micro2008kj20080808
Batch number: msn2009
Lucky No.: 13 12 2007 38 41
Security code: 6762009
Amount Won: GBP500, 000 (Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds)
You have to contact him not later than three working Days to avoid unnecessary delays and complications:
Our special thanks and gratitude to Bill Gates and his associates. We
wish you the best of luck. Thank you for being part of our promotional
award program and commemorative Anniversary
Mrs. Umamah Mohammed
Head Customer care Service
Microsoft Promotion Team
As you can see, it is the same old dumb spoof message, poor grammar, misspellings and plain stupidity. I would like to note, the document did have some images included in it. One image looks like the photo of a retail copy of Windows ME. Anyhow, if you become one of the lucky winners of this Microsoft Lottery, let me know how it turns out if you are one of those that contact Mrs. Umamah Mohammed and/or Mr. Dave Waxson.