Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Winner of 1 million Euros

That's me! That's me! I've won 1 million Euros. Yipee yay yay. I've become a millionaire without even trying. I didn't have to do anything. I didn't even buy the winning ticket as mentioned in the notification email below.


Microsoft B.V. Boeing Avenue 44 9459 PE Schiphol-Rijk.

Congratulations to you as we bring to your notice, the results of the First Category draws of MICROSOFT PROMOTION INT. We are happy to inform you that you have emerged a winner under the First Category, which is part of our promotional draws. The draws are being officially announced today 14th of November 2005. Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 email
addresses of individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia,Europe, Middle East, and Oceania as part of our International Promotions Program.

Your e-mail address, attached to ticket number 50941465206-529, with serial number 5772-54 drew the lucky numbers 3-4-17-28-35-44 and consequently won in the First Category. You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of 1,000,000 (One Million Euros), which is the winning payout for Category A winners. This is from the total prize money from 2,000,000 shared among the 2 winners in this category CONGRATULATIONS! Your fund is now deposited with the paying Bank. In your best interest to aviod mix up of numbers and names of any kind, we request that you keep the entire details of your award strictly from public notice until the process of transferring your claims has been completed, and your funds remitted to your account.

This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants/nonparticipants of this program. Please contact your claims agent immediately for due processing and remittance of your
prize money to a designated account of your choice:
To file for your claim,please contact the fiduciary agent.
Mr.Sticker van Haren,
Email :prudenttrusttx@maktoob.com

You are advised to contact the agents by email.
Failure to do so may warrant disqualification.
NOTE: For easy reference and identification, find
below your Reference and Batch numbers. Remember to quote these numbers in your correspondence with your claims agent.


Congratulations once again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program.

Sincerely Yours,

N.B: Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to disqualification.Contact your fiduciary agent immediately.

Wait a minute! I think I've just disqualified myself from the prize money. I'm supposed to keep this confidential till the money has been moved into my account.

Aah, well. Easy come, easy go.


Kak Teh said...

Lydia, I very nearly wanted to pledge you as my friend for life - u can belanja me all the roti bakars and sekaya in the world and then you let me down with that news u are disqualified! hehehe - we get this all the time...nothing is free.

Queen Of The House said...

When will you get the money, if ever? Tell me again, how does the windfall work (read: how does the SCAM work)?

Heheh, never mind the disqualification. You don't lose what you don't have to begin with :)

dr in the house said...

Yeah I almost beieved it since you're well-known to win competetions...at least I can brag that I know you VIRTUALLY! hehhe

bergen said...

Knowing you, I'm pretty sure you'd give away like 70% to charity and keep the rest for needy cases.

KK said...

Eh Poh Nim from TheStar universe told me "beware of Greeks bearing gifts". I supposed to tell her that "water from longkang are all black".

Chris-u said...

Compers don't go for SCAMS like this. Anyway, the mail is too shoddy for Microsoft. I think the scammer (?) is insulted our collective intelligence lah~!

Anonymous said...

Hi, can I introduce my self. I'm felicia from Indonesia. I read your blog because I search "netherlands promotion+microsoft" in Yahoo search engine. I'm sorry, but I had received the same e-mail too. I suspicious that this is like a deceit.Because the e-mail is same like mine. Nothing different. But if u want to contact me for talking about this u can send an e-mail to v_clave2@yahoo.com thanks

Lydia Teh said...

KT, last time I won RM30K what, can be friends for half a lifetime or not? Our first half already gone by without knowing each other.

Queen, I'll never get the 1 million euros. The scammer will of course try to fleece some "admin fees" from me.

Dr, I almost pulled it off, didn't I.

Bergen, 70%?! No-lah. I'm not so generous-lah. Don't forget I got 4 kids to raise and miserly royalties from my books.

p3p4, Eh Poh Nim says, not only is water from longkang black, sometimes sea water also like teh-o.

chris-u, Microsoft should sue this fella for using its name for a con job.

Hi, Felicia. This is not the first time I've received winning emails of this nature. And it won't be the last either. Scammers lurk around cyberspace waiting to make mincemeat of the gullible. We must be sceptical of claims such as these.

DEWA said...

Huh ?? lotterry ? millions ? money ? soory..quite blur.just woke up. anyway, hi there again, was fun being here duirng my past life.

Lydia Teh said...

Dewa, are you Adiejin resurrected? So Adiejin didn't really die lah? Good, from now on I call you Dewa.

DEWA said...

hehehe..adiejin is dead..finito..

marsha said...

Ha ha ha!!! I receive this type of emails every single day and my mailbox has to be cleaned out regularly because some Prime Minister is dying and he has no heir or some people forgot to write a will before they die. and then some strange people want to give me loads of money, etc etc etc.

Eh, people still believe in this kind of thing ah? Any one ever fall for this joke? I would like to meet that person! And why are these emails still being sent. Got nothing else better to do?


Lydia Teh said...

Dewa, Moment of silence for Adiejin.

Marsha, I remember reading in the papers about someone falling for this type of scam. I only trust strange people who want to give me loads of money if they're offering them within the ambit of a contest. Scammers, don't get any ideas.

petalingstreet said...

a friend of mine actually bought this scam. she went as far as TTing money (500 euro!) to the scammer's acc (supposedly for processing fees). of course she first spoke to the guy who was in the netherlands to make sure it was genuine. the final step was to send some documents to them. that was when she knew she "kena" already -- the courier company said there was no such postcode. an expensive lesson eh...

Lydia Teh said...

Some of us seem to have the blinkers on when it comes to $$.