The improbaly named Dr Wigan Carvert, who basks in the even more improbable title of EURO AFRO-ASIAN ZONAL CO-ORDINATOR, sent me an email today claiming that I have won the Microsoft Lottery.
He even tried to make the email look genuine by writing it in red, blue and black; there's class for you!
Regrettably for Dr Carvert I am not a dribbling simpleton, this is such an obvious scam as such the email has been destroyed.
E.A.A.S Lottery Headquarters:
Euro - Afro Asian Sweepstake Lottery
an Affiliate of Foundmoney International
Arena Complex Km 18 Route de Rufisque
I.P.P Award Dept.
MICROSOFT WINNING NOTIFICATION.
We happily announce to you the draw of the Euro - Afro Asian Sweepstake Lottery International programs Held On Thursday 29th MARCH 2007 in LONDON ENGLAND.Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: EAASL-130876 which subsequently won you the lottery in the 3rd category.You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £150,000 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand pounds sterling)
This is from a total cash prize of £1500,000,000 ,shared amongs the first ten(10) lucky winners in this category.Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our europe booklet representative in LONDON , ENGLAND as indicated in your play coupon.
In view of this, your £150.000.00 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand pounds sterling) Cheque would be released to you by our fudiciary agent in LONDON,ENGLAND.Our Fudiciary agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your check as soon as you contact him. All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web sites and guestbooks through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 individuals and companies.This promotion takes place annually and it is sponsored by Sultan of Brunei, Bill Gates of Microsoft and his associates to encourage the use of internet and computers world wide.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning informations confidential till your claims is processed and your cheque delivered to your nominated address through an approved delivering officer appointed specially for this program.
To begin your claim please contact our licensed and accredited agent assigned to you.
MR. ALEN KNOWELS.
EURO AFRO-ASIAN LOTTERY
Information and Payment Bureau:
1290 London Representative Office.
Congratulations, once more from all members and staffs of this program.Thank you for being part of this promotional lottery program. Our special thanks and gratitude to Sultan of Brunei, Bill Gates of microsoft and all his associates.
DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL, CONTACT YOUR FIDUCIARY AGENT DIRECTLY .
FROM:DR WIGAN CARVERT.
EURO AFRO-ASIAN ZONAL CO-ORDINATOR.