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In which i’m a lucky girl

I knew that I was a lucky person, in more ways than one, but today has begun even luckier than usual.  Why, you might ask?  Because I just won the Microsoft Corporation Sweepstakes Promotion.  Yeah, I know this is an Internet Scam but that’s why I’m so lucky!  You see, I couldn’t figure out what to write about and a subject just appeared in my inbox.  Here is my winning letter…now don’t get jealous because you didn’t get one.  Someday, maybe you will too!

 

Microsoft Corporation Sweepstakes Promotion, Customer Service.

Your Batch No: 2010/281/CB

Your Reference No: KBLE/MCS/4097

 

OFFICIAL WINNING NOTIFICATION.

 

We are pleased to inform you of the release of the long awaited results of Sweepstakes promotion organized by Microsoft Corporations, in conjunction with the FOUNDATION FOR THE  PROMOTION OF SOFTWARE products, (F.P.S.) held 1st of March 2011 in the Netherlands. Where in your email address emerged as one of the online Winning emails in the 2nd category and therefore attracted a cash award of 650,000.00 euro (Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros Only) and a Toshiba laptop. To begin your claim, do file for the release of your winning by contacting our Foreign Transfer Manager:

 

Carolyn T. Willis (Mrs.)

Tel:0031 684 858 815

Fax:0031 847-308-238

Email: mcsoftclaims@luckymail.com

 

The Microsoft Internet E-mail lottery Awards is sponsored by former 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!!

 

Sincerely,

 

Mr. Harry Witkamp,

Promotions Manager.

(Group Co-ordinator)=

 

 

Now normally, on a good junk mail day I just hear from all of the stores I have EVER ordered from begging me to reorder.  Beyond that it’s just messages from American Airlines telling me that I’m not flying enough to ever warrant an upgrade so why don’t I just concede and turn in my Frequent Flyer Account; but this might be my FIRST INTERNET SCAM ever!  SO, I’m pretty psyched.  Knowing that I might have Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros only, and being incapable of doing the math to transfer it into dollars, I decided to check out why Mr. Bill Gates (not to mention the consortium of software promotion companies) had picked little old me out of all the email addresses in the world, to give their money to. 

 

After all, Bill Gates is already fairly well known in the computer and internet world and why he would need to promote that fact was somewhat confusing to me.  SO I quickly Googled the company and lo and behold, SCAM!!!  Now, I had already spent the 650 thousand Euros mentally (well, not exactly as I had yet to convert them to dollars) and you can imagine my devastation when the document quickly explained how the scam works.  Apparently, for me to “Claim” my prize, I have to send “money” to the group.  Really?  REALLY?  Does this money making venture actually work?  Are there people who actually send money to receive money?  And really, if people are so dumb as to think that’s all kosher, don’t they deserve to be scammed?

 

I suppose I’m just being mean (shocker) because many people really need money so perhaps they’re so desperate that they actually latch onto this as a real way to get money.  At any rate, I personally believe that I deserve some money from Microsoft.  After all, not only do I use many of their products but I’ve let my son get addicted to the Xbox 360 and he’s no longer a functioning human being although, I must say, he is kickass in Halo and is, in fact, on level 43 which (yes I checked up at GameStop and this is very impressive) is apparently amazing.  So the fact that Microsoft owes me was already in the back of my brain.

 

At any rate, this post has no point as per usual.  I just wanted to share my great tidings with you.  If you guys receive the money, let me know and I’ll go ahead and call the number which appears to be international.  However, I already feel like a winner because I actually wrote a goddamned posting.

 

I’m just saying…

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16 Comments

  1. myevil3yearold
    March 7, 2011

    I work at a a bank and we had a customer that was very wealthy. He was married but had no children. He had one account that had over $300,000 in it and these scams bled it dry. We tried everything to stop it. He would bring in these letters so excited that he had won. We would pull it up on the internet and show him it wa a scam. He was senile and it was really sad. They latched on to him and wouldn’t let go. Horrible way to do people.
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    • Lynn
      March 7, 2011

      Ok, that’s truly awful. I know these scams pray on the weak but I couldn’t believe when I got it! Now I feel kinda bad making fun of it but why didn’t his wife have him declared incompetent. It’s awful.

      But I was all like “Bill Gates choose me! Yeah!!!!!”

  2. Lady Estrogen
    March 7, 2011

    I’m impressed that the English is so good on yours! Mine are usually pretty bad.
    You have win! Please do email back and send you are details. lol.

    • Lynn
      March 7, 2011

      Yes…English is my fifteenth language so I can read spam good!

  3. liz
    March 7, 2011

    did you know that i was the lucky recipient of 3 free iPads – all in the span of 5 minutes – on Twitter on Saturday?

    • Lynn
      March 7, 2011

      I get the stuff on Twitter but that is the first to my email! I didn’t apply for the win though

  4. Casey Freeland
    March 7, 2011

    “Where in your E-mail address emerged…” That is priceless. Sounds like a submarine or a medical condition, that E-mail.

    There have been a lot of these floating around lately. I’m receiving them daily at work from customers personal addresses.

    Maybe the best part is that they offer your what is probably close to a million bucks… And a laptop. LOL!

    Cheers,

    Casey

    • Lynn
      March 7, 2011

      I was so psyched that Bill Gates had chosen me…you know? Oh well, I never took it further but it put me in a good mood

  5. Sharon Heg
    March 7, 2011

    Wait, you mean you’ve NEVER received an email from the former president of Nigeria or a diplomat in Zimbabwe, offering you a buttload of cash? You must be hanging out on the wrong websites, Lynn. There was an article someone wrote – (s)he really did follow up with “whoever,” just to see what they would say/do, Didn’t send them any money but kept writing back. It was hysterical ;-).
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    • Lynn
      March 7, 2011

      I bet that would be funny…I should do that

  6. Pamela D. Hart
    March 7, 2011

    My son’s a Halo buff too! And no, it’s not because he’s busy shinning the one on his head! I swear the kid is hiding horns beneath that long hair he insists is “in style”!

    I digress.

    You think you’re lucky! I got an email that told me my long lost brother was found, albeit dead, but he left me MILLIONS! Problem is my dad never knew he had a son named Ronald. I told my dad he must’ve been drunk that night–although that didn’t go over well, considering my dad doesn’t drink!

    I deleted the email. **sigh** If I was meant for millions, I guess I would’ve been born Pamela Gates! ;-)
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    • Lynn
      March 7, 2011

      Ok, that’s awesome although, if I end up with yet another brother I’m not going to be happy. On the other hand, getting millions would be awesome too! Halo rocks, huh?

  7. Rebecca
    March 7, 2011

    I get the emails offering to show me how to make millions of dollars working just minutes a day.

    I’ve considered the offers, obviously, but they always end the email with some nonsensical blurb like “Door out Jason on misplace sneaker the” and I’m just not sure what to make of that.

    • Lynn
      March 7, 2011

      Hahaha…I’ve never gotten one like this before so I thought it was rather funny!

  8. Name *
    March 8, 2011

    If you REALLY have some time to waste, look up “scam baiting.” Here’s a place to start http://www.419eater.com/

    Trust me when I say you will laugh your ass off.

    • Lynn
      March 8, 2011

      thanks…i have a ton of time to waste so i’ll check it out

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