Best of Spam: “You’ve Won The Microsoft Lottery!”

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” <joeglaze@bellsouth.net>
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:

5. Occupation:

6. Sex:

7. Age:

8. Nationality:

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
Email: maxwellanderson098@hotmail.ca
Congratulations once again.

Yours Sincerely,
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.

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