Microsoft Lottery 2016 (scam warning)

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The message below is a classic example of a lottery scam message. In the first place, there’s no such thing as the “Microsoft Lottery.” Second, even if there were such a lottery, you should always remember the number one lottery rule: if you didn’t enter, you haven’t won. No legitimate lottery awards prizes to random people who didn’t enter their contest.

Subject: Congratulations/You have won.
From: “ryutsu005@data-max.co.jp” ryutsu005@www2321.sakura.ne.jp
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2016
Reply-To: llottooffice@gmail.com

MICROSOFT CORPORATION’S LOTTERY RESULTS 2016
MICROSOFT CORPORATIONS INTERNET LOTTERY
Microsoft Corporations International Lottery Office,
33 Sumkumvit Rd Wassana, Bangkok Thailand

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Microsoft Corporations announced you as one of the 7 lucky winners of the ongoing Microsoft Corporations lottery Award of the Year Held this month.All 7 winning email addresses were randomly selected from a batch of 800,000,000 international emails each from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually, consequently, you have been approved for a total pay out of TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS (USD$2.5M).

This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they have operational base.Further more your details (e-mail address) falls within our Branch office here in Bangkok Thailand, as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of (USD$2.5M). will be released to you from this main branch office of Microsoft Corporations Bangkok Thailand.We wish to informed you that your fund has been approved and insured in your name as well as ready for delivery.

These are your winning identification numbers.

Ticket number…………………679-568-9228
Serial number…………………..37016
Lucky number……………….56-34-13-00
Ref number……………….MSCB4900
To begin your lottery claims, Please contact our Microsoft Corporations Lottery Co-ordinator as follows,

Name;:::::: DR NSHAKI KUUM
E-mail Contact;::: llottooffice@gmail.com
Fax ::::: +66-8478-8725-56
You are to send the completed verification form below to the co-ordinator whose email address is given above so that you will be advised on what to do to get your prize money. Congratulations once more!!

Full Name:……………….
Country Of Origin:…………
Present Address:…………..
Date Of Birth:……………..
Occupations;………………….
6.Telephone No:…………….
Sex:………………………
Ticket and Lucky No:…….

NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in all correspondences with us, Furthermore, should there be any change of address, please do inform our Co-ordinator as soon as possible.

An original copy of your lucky winning ticket and your deposit certificate will be sent to you by Lottery Administrative Remittance Operation.

We wish you continued good fortunes.

Yours Sincerely.
Mrs Akarawan Juthathip
Head of Publications Department, Microsoft Corporations Online Promo.
Copyright! 2015-2016 The Microsoft Corporations Thailand.

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Bangkok Bank Funds Transfer

Wouldn’t it be nice to receive ten million dollars? Scammers know it would, so they figure if they can convince you that there’s money waiting for you, that will make it easier for them to pick your pocket.

This is a standard advance fee fraud message that promises you a fortune, if only you’ll agree to the terms of the transfer. (Read more about how advance fee frauds work.) In fact, if you reply to the scammer, you’ll discover that you have to send a “transfer fee” or “bank tax,” and then the scammer will disappear and your non-existent fortune will vanish.

Reply-To: Bangkok Bank transferpayment006@gmail.com
From: Bangkok Bank dcollin1@tcd.ie
Subject: Transfer Notification …
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2015

Dear Beneficiary,

kindly get back to us now for the Transfer of your funds $10,000,000.00 Via Swift Electronic wire transfer directly into your account in your Country as instructed by the Central Bank of Thailand.

We have been instructed to ensure you receive your Funds Payment transfer directly into your account within Five working Days.

Reply Fast for more details on your funds swift electronic wire transfer arrangement with the Bangkok Bank Thailand.

Yours faithfully.
Bangkok Bank. Head Office.
Address: 333 Silom Rd, Silom, Bang Rak.
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
Tel:+6626869616

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Frank Williams, An Orphan

It’s another rich orphan scam! In this example a young man has lost his whole family in the African wars, but not before his father was able to deposit eleven million dollars in the bank to support him. If you’ll just help to liberate this money and invest it properly, you can have a cut (sucker).

from: Frank Williams (frankfw@centrum.sk)
date: Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 8:18 PM
subject: Expecting to hear from you soon.

Hello Dear,

My name is frank, from Sierra Leone . My father and I escaped from our country at the heat of the civil war after loosing my mother and two of my senior brothers in the war. As a result of the political instability in my country even after the war, my father established his cocoa and coffee export business in Abidjan , Ivory Coast . He was in Buake, A northern city to negotiate for the purchase of a cocoa plantation when he was shot and killed by the rebel troupes fighting to take over the Government of the country on the 22nd September, 2002. The death of my father has now made me an orphan and thereby exposing me to danger.Before the unfortunate death, my late father had in his personal account with a bank here the sum of $11.7m. As a result of the present insecurity of lives and property in this country, I wish request that you assist me use your account in your country to transfer the balance of my father’s account. Again to assist me with a letter of invitation that will make me get a visa to your country for residence in order for me to continue my education and to invest the fund in a viable business venture.

Iam willing to give you 15% while 5% has been earmarked for expenses. If this is acceptable to you, Send me a mail through my regular e-mail account (frankfw4@yahoo.co.th) so that we can discuss further on this matter.

Best Regards

Expecting to hear from you.

Frank williams

Mr Abram Tony’s Investment Plan

Your business genuity caught the attention of “Mr. Abram Tony” so he has decided to contact you even though he doesn’t know you. (Little did you suspect your business genuity was so widely known, not to mention your sincerity and loyalty.) With this brief message, “Mr. Tony” hopes to hook you, so he can eventually pick your pocket. You’re a good business investment for him. Is he a good one for you? Not so much.

from: Mr. Abram Tony (abramtony47@yahoo.co.th)
reply-to: info.abramt47@gmail.com
date: Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 8:21 AM
subject: Having heard about the numerous business opportunities in your country.

Dear Friend,

Having heard about the numerous business opportunities in your country I decided to contact you through the only identified secure means of communication on an investment plan I have with a chunk of money I had hoped on investing in the future. I have not known you but going through your profile I found out we may have something in common (sincerity and loyalty). Kindly contact me on my personal email id below for clarifications and business plans of the future with you: Email: info.abramt47@gmail.com

I hope meeting and knowing you will bear fruit on both sides, I only contacted you based on your formal introduction profile of your business genuity.

Sincerely,
Mr. Abram Tony

Barrister Morgan Freeman

The message below is a standard advance fee “419” scam, inviting you to assist in the transfer of secret funds, if only you’ll provide an advance fee to grease the transaction. But hey, you’ll be a millionaire soon, so what’s a few thousand, right? Note how the “from” and “reply-to” addresses differ — that’s a common feature of scam messages.

from: Morgan Freeman (morganf@mail.nhu.edu.tw)
reply-to: barr.morganfr@live.com
date: Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 11:46 AM
subject: Hello!

Good day.

Please, understand my reason for contacting you today through this medium; I am Barrister Morgan Freeman, of Morgan Chambers & Associate United Kingdom and also Attorney at law to Mr. Thaksin Shinawatra, Former Thailand Prime Minister, who went on exile for allege assassination and accusation levy against him. He gave me the mandate to contact you for partnership deal in other to move part of his funds he deposited with a security firm in Europe which can not be disclosed for now due to the nature of this transaction…, under your custody as a business partner due to the warrant arrest levy against him. See the web link for more details:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/thailand/2540164/Arrest-warrants-issued-for-Man-City-owner-Thaksin-Shinawatra.html

Despite the nature of things going on the internet, and due to the internet abuse many see such opportunity as illegal which is not true to this project. Also note that this transaction is not going to be done with you if you are not a good business partner.

For further details about this transaction, send response to my details barr.morganf@live.com or call: Tel: +44 704 571 1918

Thanks for your co-operation on this matter!

Yours Sincerely,

Barrister Morgan Freeman
Morgan Chambers & Ass.
Suite 304 Queens Drive
London, M3R J1H
United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 704 571 1918
E-Mail: barr.morganf@live.com

Mr. Brian Wayne, Tsunami Victim

Another tsunami victim! Mr. Brian Wayne left behind millions in the bank, and if you’ll only pose as his next-of-kin, you can get a cut. After all, he left no relatives and it wouldn’t really be stealing from anyone, would it?

From: Mrs. Bridget Hughes bridget.hughes@virgin.net
Date: Sep 13, 2005 10:33 AM
Subject: Re: Your Kind Interest

From: Mrs. Bridget Hughes,
Bank of Bermuda (Isle of Man) Limited
12/13 Hill Street
Douglas, Isle of Man IM99 1BW
British Isles.
Email: bridget.hughes@virgin.net

Re: Prospective Partner,

How are you, your family and business? I suppose you are doing very fine and this correspondence meets you in good health.

Though, we have neither met nor done any business together before, I am hopeful that this would be the beginning of a lasting mutually rewarding union among us if you give this proposal a priority attention. I believe business is risk, contacts and people worthy of trust hence, the need for this correspondent.

Before the Tsunami crisis one of our very good customer Mr. Brian Wayne who was a business man made a number of fixed deposit with us with a total value of Sixty Two millions Seven Hundred Thousand United State Dollars ($62.7 million USD) now representing the total account balance of Mr. Brian Wayne in my branch of the Bank of Bermuda. Upon maturity during the first financial quarter this fiscal year there was an arrangement made to send the money to China because of the oncoming fiscal policy only to discovered that Mr. Brian Wayne and his wife died in Khao Lak beach during the Tsunami in Thailand early this year.

After further investigation it was also discovered that Mr. Brian Wayne did not declare his next of kin in the official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit. He confided in me as his account manager that no one except his late wife and me knew of his deposit in my bank. Now, Sixty Two Millions Seven Hundred Thousand United State Dollars is lying in my bank as abandoned and no one will ever come forward to claim it. What bothers me most is that in accordance with the financial policies and regulations of this country, if an account is dormant for a period more than “Six Months”, the account would be frozen, investigated and total account balance sent to sundry account for the benefit of the Government of this country – Isle of Man. In avoidance of this therefore, may I crave your indulgence to represent the Next of Kin of Mr. Brian Wayne for the purpose of this transaction only which would be of immense benefit to both of us if pursued to its conclusion.

However, I would like to assure you at this junction that the success of this transaction is guaranteed provided that you cooperate with me and follow my directives hence, every arrangements to move these funds have been perfected but I need a trusted partner who talk less and worthy of trust. I am ready to consider your prize to the best of my ability and upon acceptance, a legally binding agreement shall drafted in association with this transaction and forwarded to you for your signature prior to the movement of funds in your names as would be agreed upon.

At the moment, all I need from you is your letter/E-mail of acceptance with your detailed “Resume Information” given me a better knowledge/understanding of my prospective partner which shall be forwarded to my legal adviser for necessary action to be taken as regards the legal documents of this transaction.

Your earliest response is appreciated to enable us conclude this matter is good time without delays.

Thank you for your kind attention in anticipation of your response ASAP.

Regards
Mrs. Bridget Hughes.