Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Microword Corporations

Today's Scam Letter

LINK: http://www.microword.com/


We are pleased to inform you of the released results of the Sweepstakes Promotion organized by Microword Corporations, in conjunction with the foundation for the promotion of software products, held this March, 2009 here in Madrid, Spain. Where your email address emerged as one of the online winning emails, in the 3rd category and therefore attracted a cash award of 450,000.00 (Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros Only) and a Toshiba laptop.

This is incredible! Was I entered into the contest by buying a Microword product? I mean, I installed a copy of my friend's software on my computer that was made by that corporation: Windows View, or Vista or something. Is that your company? Do you know Bill Gates (is that his name, the rich guy?)?

I was unaware of the foundation for the promotion of software products. Is this some kind of a solicitation for me to donate to that foundation?

And if the 3rd category wins $450,000 Euros and a Toshiba laptop, what do the other categories win?

Can I even use Euros here? I am in America and we use "dollars" (they do in Canada, too, but not US dollars).

Oh, and why do I get $450,000 Euros and a Toshiba laptop. I mean, not that I won't take the computer (is it new?) but I think I can actually buy one or two of those with that kind of money!!! Right??? Haha!

To begin your claim, file the release of your winning by contacting our Foreign Transfer Manager via email or by telephone below.

Mr. Bobby Williams
Tel/ 0034 645 749 452
Fax/ 0034 911 817 496
Email: microword.winnersinfo@gmail.com

I hate to sound picky, but those don't even look like phone numbers, so that's why I am writing to you instead. Frankly, those look like lottery numbers or the 'key' I had to type in to get Windows View to work.

This Email Lottery is sponsored by Microword Corporations and all the members of MSFT Word Resource Consortium Software Promotion Companies including Intel Group, Toshiba and Dell Computers. This internet E-mail draw is held periodically and is organized to encourage the use of the Internet and promote computer literacy worldwide.

I'm glad Microword is heading this up. They have a great reputation. I know their stuff really good.

How come I didn't win something from Dell? Are you holding out on me? I actually like Dell better than Toshiba, cuz Dell is made in America. Nothing against your country Europe.



Mrs.Yolanda Fernando
Promotions Manager

Thank you Mrs. Fernando (can I call you Yolanda? I love the español sound of that!) Get back to me soon!

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Friday, March 20, 2009


The Scam Letter As it Arrived

[My replies inserted]

From: infonoreply@deltalloyd.nl
Subject: Hello
Date: March 17, 2009 9:55:28 AM PDT
Reply-To: jacobklaas@aol.nl


My name is Jacob Klaas I work as an international auditor for the delta lloyd Bank (ALM) Asset Liability Managerial department monitoring five branches including Singapore, Belgium and Netherlands.

Hey, nice to meet you. Can I call you Jake? Wonderful of you to write to me and a presumably large number of 'unknown recipients' with this 'offer.' Don't you guys know that one of the tip-offs regarding scam letters like yours is the obvious fact that you're mailing the same thing to so many people?

Another clue is that you claim to have an important position in a bank that has several branches, but you forget to capitalize the name of your bank. "Hello," indeed.

And really, while we're on it, what's with an e-mail message subject: "Hello"?

Is that considered original? Congenial? Inviting? Everyone I know says Hello.

I have taken pains to find your contact through personal

Through personal what? That's all you're giving me at this time?

Is this the bait?

Come on... I am left to wonder: through personal... problems? tragedy? classified ads? space? hygiene?

'I just gots to know...'

I have a business proposal for you

Okay... I will take it.

You got me.

I'll bite.

How about you and I become partners immediately. Let's split everything 50/50. I don't know you, and you don't know me, but we've already got a rapport built on trust, so let's go for it.

Yours truly,

(as if you needed to tell me)

Jacob Klaas.

Any relations to "Santa?"

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hope You Receive This Message!!!

The Original Scam Letter

From: teddywilliams@yahoo.com.hk
Subject: Hope you receive this message!!!
Date: March 3, 2009 4:53:17 PM PST
Reply-To: teddywilliams@yahoo.com.hk

Hope you receive this message!!!

And I hope you receive my answer!!! I am not sure whether to write back to your Yahoo Hong Kong address above or the AOL address, below...

On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Engr.Jьrge Krьgger.

Wow... I am certain I would remember a name like that.

I once again try to notify you as my earlier letter were returned undelivered.
So you wrote to the same e-mail address again? I guess second time's a charm...

I wish to notify you that late Engr. Jьrge Krьgger made you a beneficiary to his WILL. He left the sum of Thirty Million, One Hundred Thousand Dollars (USD$30,100.000.00) to you in the Codicil and last testament to his WILL.

I have a strong inclination to regard this as good news. However, I am a little confused by your use of double decimal points in the above. I will reserve my excitement pending further clarification. Upon receipt of a properly placed comma, I will resume elation.

This may sound strange and unbelievable to you, but it is real and true.
Well, it does... but your reassurance using the words "real" and "true" has a settling effect on any dubiousness on my part.

Being a widely traveled man, he must have been in contact with you in the past or simply you were nominated to him by one of his numerous friends abroad who wished you good.

You're probably right. Being a thinly traveled man, myself (I remain at home in the dark, day after day with my books and my cats) I may have actually met him if he managed to drop by my flat. Anyone who wishes me good is a friend of mine, regardless of their grammar.

Engr. Jьrge Krьgger until his death was a member of the Helicopter Society and the Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers.

The Helicopter Society? I was with them when they merged with the Dirigible Society! We have a lot in common!

Please if I reach you as I am hopeful, endeavor to get back to me as soon as possible to enable me conclude my job.

I promise if you reach me, you will be the first to know. I look forward to you reaching me.

You are advice to contact me with my personal email: wllbrrtddy@aim.com
Await your prompt response.

And you are advice to get a thesaurus and a decent handle on the English language before you try this stuff on any American again.

Yours in Service,
PRINCIPAL PARTNERS: Barrister Aidan Walsh.Esq Markus
Wolfgang, Mr. John Marvey Esq., Mr. Jerry Smith Esq.

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