To help others better recognize phishing scams, and have a good laugh, I give you, “Best of Spam.”
Today’s classic spam: The Microsoft Lottery
From: “MICROSOFT ONLINE EMAIL LOTTERY” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Aug 6, 2010 11:59 AM
Subject: Email ticket numbers: EAASL-56473
To: Email ticket numbers: EAASL-56473
We write to officially notify you that your email address has won £950,000.00 in the MICROSOFT ONLINE EMAIL LOTTERY held on 6th of August 2010 in London. It i important that you acknowledge the receipt of this email with the following:
VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM.
1. Full names:
2. Residential address:
3. Phone number:
4. Fax number:
MODE OF CLAIM:
(1)Cash Pick-Up(You coming Down to London Personally to Pick Your Price).
(2)Courier Delivery Of your Certified Winning Cheque Name and otherWinning Documents safely to you.
Contact: Mr. Maxwell Anderson
Congratulations once again.
Mr. Paul Morgan
(Web-Email Information Manager)
Microsoft is a tech company, they don’t give away money.
And never, ever give you personal information away via email.
Practice safe computing.