419 email

  €dstowe 10:33 01 May 2008
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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!!

  anchor 10:51 01 May 2008

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.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 10:58 01 May 2008

It is a tax on people who cannot be trusted to have money.

G

  €dstowe 13:36 01 May 2008

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.

  octal 21:46 01 May 2008

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 :)

  Forum Editor 22:06 01 May 2008

this one has been around for a few years.

  €dstowe 22:26 01 May 2008

It still seems that the point I was trying to emphasise has not been noted.

I'll close it.

  g0slp 10:04 02 May 2008

Why would you put sensitive information into an email that might get intercepted by scammers or other lowlifes?

<whistles>

  pj123 14:54 02 May 2008

€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?

  Forum Editor 17:57 02 May 2008

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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