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The Spam Report: Day #130: "EASTHER LOTTO WINNING NOTIFICATION"

By Adam Schrager, aschrager@wisctv.com
Published On: Apr 25 2014 10:34:48 AM CDT
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MY DESK: MADISON -

Microsoft, the company, has a net worth of roughly $70 billion, depending on how the stock market is doing that day. 

So, you would think if it were honestly sending out emails telling me I'd won a company sponsored lottery that I never entered, wouldn't it have employed its own spell-check program for the "EASTHER LOTTO WINNING NOTIFICATION"?

Yes, you would. Further, you'd expect when they articulate the amount of money I'd won, they would use a dollar sign rather than the "?950,000 Euro" that is in the below email. That actually made me laugh.

This is ridiculous. Just hit delete and hope future spammers/scammers make it a little more challenging for us to realize their lameness. This kind of note is simply too easy.

Have a great weekend.

Adam

From: MICROSOFT LOTTO NOTIFICATION [mailto:europeansloto1@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:44 AM
To: Adam Schrager
Subject: EASTHER LOTTO WINNING NOTIFICATION CALL MRS ROSE YOUR PAY AGENT

 

MICROSOFT LOTTO has given you Cash Grant of

?950,000.00 Euro in our 2014

EASTER PROMOTION.Your email was selected

from our email ballot system with WINNING

NO: SB/02/72728 and REFERENCE NO:

MCL/9420X/05, No tickets was sold, your

email is what qualifies you for this draw.

Contact the Netherland Fiduciary Agent Mrs. Rose

Walter, Email: nationalagency11@aol.com

Tel: +31 6176 46 561 , Send Your Name, Tel and

Address to her via email for more details

on how to claim your prize.

Congratulations once more.

Regards,

Mr. James Moore.

Microsoft Lottery Controller General.

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