What Scam is This?

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  1. froggy
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    I got this in an e-mail

    Attention: Customer.

    This is the second email we are sending you now after two weeks, if you
    get this, we write to inform you that we have already sent you $5000.00
    USD dollars (Five Thousand US Dollars) through Western Union as we have
    been given the mandate to transfer your full compensation payment of
    $500,000.00 USD (Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) through Western Union
    Money Transfer by this Government.

    We shall be sending $5000.00 USD dollars (Five Thousand US Dollars)per
    day for you to pick up from the nearest Western Union Money Transfer
    office in your location.

    Contact Mr. Donald Bruce for the receiver's information the (MTCN Number
    and Senders's Name and Address) for you to pick up the first $5000.00
    USD dollars (Five Thousand US Dollars) contact Mr. Donald Bruce with the
    below information with your direct telephone number:

    Payout Officer
    Name: Donald Bruce
    email: customercare@wutangfan.com

    Regards,
    Lee Wallace


    Anybody else get this message?
     
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    I'm Donald Bruce. It's no scam. I need your banking information so I can transfer the funds to you..... :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Same old scam that's been going around for years. From what I understand most of these scams are originating in Algeria.
     
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    Just recieves another one.


    DEAR WINNER:

    It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find time to read it carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the following official publication of results of the E-mail electronic online Sweepstakes organized by Microsoft, in conjunction with the foundation for the promotion of software products, (F.P.S.)held on the 24th May of 2010,in United Kingdom.

    Wherein your electronic email address emerged as one of the online winning emails in the 1st category and therefore attracted a cash award of Ј1,000,000.00 (one million great britain pounds sterling only) which your file falls in our South African Claim office in Johannesburg.

    We write to officially notify you of this award and to advise you to contact the processing office immediately upon receipt of this message for more information concerning the verification, processing and eventual payment of the above prize to you. It is important to note that your award information was released with the following particulars attached to it. REFERENCE NO: MSW-L/200-26937/ BATCH NO: 2010 MAY # 24 AWARD NUMBERS: NL 56/7765
    PROVIDE OUR CLAIM DEPARTMENT WITH THE INFORMATION BELOW:

    1. FIRST NAME AND LAST NAME
    2. DATE OF BIRTH
    3. GENDER
    4: OCCUPATION
    5: NATIONALITY
    6: COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE AND RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
    7. TELEPHONE NUMBER AND FAX NUMBER
    8. MODE OF PAYMENT: {BANK TRANSFER OR COMING FOR YOUR CLAIM)

    To file for your claim, Please contact your Validating Officer for VALIDATION of your winning within Twenty-nine working days of this winning notification. Winnings that are not validated within Twenty-nine working days of winning notification are termed void and invalid. You are required to mention the above particulars
    of your award in every correspondence to enable the Agent in South Africa validate your winning
    CONTACT:
    *******************************************************************
    FOREIGN TRANSFER MANAGER
    NAME DR.TONY DOUGLAS
    MICROSOFT SECURITY DEPARTMENT (RSA)
    TEL: +00 27 78 228 7025
    E-mail: contact.dr.tonydouglas@gala.net
    ********************************************************************
    The Microsoft Internet E-mail lottery Awards is sponsored by our CEO/Chairman, Bill Gates: and a consortium of software promotion companies. The Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell Computers and other International Companies. The Microsoft Internet E-mail draw is held periodically and is organized to encourage the use of the Internet and promote computer literacy worldwide.

    CONGRATULATIONS!
     
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    You need to tweak your anti-spam settings.
     
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    I think I'd run a complete in depth security scan on my computer if I were you to see what else is lurking there in the background.

    I suspect with that "+00+ in the phone number you would not reach Bill Gates or anyone else he's said to be connected with in this e-mail.
     
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    That's funny, I keep getting secret admirer links to e-cards directing me to a PORN site. Some of them are from GIRLS.:eek:

    DAYum. Had no IDEA I was such a hottie. :lol:
     
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    very common thing called an advance fee fraud letter.

    and that's nigeria, granny, not algeria, though i've gotten them from everywhere except the US and Canada, but they make up for it by sending me notices saying that i won lotteries i didn't enter.

    do not waste any time on it at all. law enforcement on any level, starting with the ISP will do nothing. answering them just exposes your personal information to them which is one the things they're after.

    and barb, if you give me any more pos rep for this post, you can count on getting more e-mail hitting on you and i won't keep it secret.
     
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    Loan me $20, you're rich now.
     
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    It is a south african phone number. That should tell you something right there
     

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