Identity Theft Scam

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by simie, May 16, 2008.

  1. simie macrumors 6502a

    simie

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    Didn't know where to post this guys, but thought someone might like to read it.

    "MICROSOFT AWARD TEAM" <linda_clarkson@aapt.net.au>

    Microsoft Corporation
    #1 Microsoft Way,
    Redmond, WA 98052
    Ref: BTD/968/07
    Batch: 409978E.

    MICROSOFT EMAIL LOTTERY AWARD PROMOTION: UNITED KINGDOM

    Finally,today we announce this months winners of the MICROSOFT MEGA
    JACKPOT
    held on the 16th of May,2008.This is an Electronic Mail Award in which
    email
    addresses from all over the world were selected from our Email
    Selection
    Machine (TOPAZ),of which Your email address was a lucky winner of
    $500,000 USD
    in a Certified Bank Draft to your personal e-mail address,attached to
    the
    winning number 00-00-00-00-00-100,With serial number 0000000,Ref:
    BTD/968/07
    and Batch: 000000E.Selection process was carried out through random
    selection
    in our computerized email selection machine (TOPAZ) from a database of
    over
    1,000,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the
    world.You are
    to contact your claims(winnings) through our fiduciary agent.

    CLAIMS FIDUCIARY AGENT: Mr. Mark Blair
    E-mail: microclaims_blair@live.com

    NOTE THAT THE BELOW INFORMATION IS REQUIRED TO CLAIM YOUR WINNINGS:

    1.Full Name: 2.Address: 3.Nationality: 4.Age/Date of Birth:
    5.Occupation: 6.Tel/Fax: 7.State of Origin: 8.Country: 9.Sex:
    10.Ref/Batch no:


    Sincerely,
    Mrs. Linda Clarkson
    Secretary.
    2008 Microsoft.
     
  2. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

    Hawkeye411

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    Lucky you!!

    All I have had is some guy from a foreign country that has mysteriously placed 30,000,000,000 dollars in an account for me :(

    Seriously though ... thanks for the heads up!!

    Remember .... stay safe out there kids!!
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    There's really nothing special about this, just run of the mill crap trying to get some information out of you. Probably one of millions/billions sent out each day.
     
  4. simie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    ya think?
     
  6. simie thread starter macrumors 6502a

    simie

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    The thing is people fall for scams like this all the time.
     
  7. Jason Edwards macrumors regular

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    You mean I didn't win. Darn....better cancel that new Mac Pro I ordered after getting that email. :D
     
  8. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Just to add to what everyone else is saying,i get roughly about 5 of this type of mail a week,yesterday i went along with one gave a force address etc & mailed it back,a couple of hrs later i got a reply from a so called courier company stating that they had a parcel for me & a list of prices to cover the insurance of delivery. This is were the rest of scam lies ( apart from identity theft ) as it was a made up company & a western union transfer

    It's a jungle out there kiddies be aware
     
  9. Consultant macrumors G5

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  10. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a

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    These Scams have gotten so bad that my bank now....

    Post information on their bulletin board with the address for these scammers!
    I get this M$ reward scam once or more a month!
     

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