Received this morning:"FROM THE MANAGEMENT OF MICROSOFT WORD LOTTERY,UK INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT 3b Olympic Way, Sefton Business Park, Aintree, Liverpool, L30 1RD."I won't quote the whole thing but, at the bottom of the message is:"PLEASE NOTE THAT BECAUSE OF THE INTERNET LOTTERY SCAMS,YOU MUST QUOTE YOUR SECURITY CODE (UK-184/08) SO THAT THE SCAMMERS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET YOUR WINNING INFORMATION."Well, well!!
From what I see on Google, this scam has been going on both here in the UK, and the USA, since December 2004.Obviously people are still falling for it.
It is a tax on people who cannot be trusted to have money.G
The point of my post seems to have been unclear. It was to emphasise the scammer warning they have now tagged on the end, not that I have received a 419 email.
It's quite interesting, it is a scam email, but have a look at this link click here at the Liverpool branch of Camelot. Nice touch that little bit at the end of your post €dstowe :)
this one has been around for a few years.
It still seems that the point I was trying to emphasise has not been noted.I'll close it.
Why would you put sensitive information into an email that might get intercepted by scammers or other lowlifes?<whistles>
€dstowe, sorry I saw your point and had a good laugh.Would you like to know the security code I got for my prize award?
with a similar last paragraph before - it isn't anything new, they just update the so-called security code to include the appropriate two-digit year code.
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