I’ve Won £500,000 With An MSN Vcard

Or at least that’s what the email I received claims –

From: Visa Card Msn Results Dept. 2008

Subject: VisaCard / Msn Winning No:VCard/877/798/2008
To:
Date: Sunday, November 30, 2008, 9:51 AM

Visa Card® / Msn® INTERNATIONAL MEGA JACKPOT
PROMOTION/CLAIMS DEPARTMENT
440 THE STRAND LONDON, WC2R 0QS
ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
DIRECTOR:DR.GLENN EDWARD

Attn:Winner
Winning No:VCard/877/798/2008
Email Ref No:VCard/699/33/2008
Notification Date:29/11/2008
AMOUNT WON:500,000.00GBP (Five Hundred Thousand Great
Britain Pounds).
This email address has brought you an unexpected luck,Your e-mail address was
selected and confirmed by our co-sponsor Msn
International, through their latest
internet software.You are therefore been approved by Visa Card Int./Msn UK the
sum of 500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds).
===================================
CONTACT CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR
=================================== NAME: Ricardo González
Email: mltc_vcard008@hotmail.co.uk
Phone # : +44 703 594 3145 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +44 703 594 3145      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax # : +44 756 193 1695
Visa Card® /Msn® Promotion Department
Do email the above Claims Administrator, at once with all
the claims
requirements below.To avoid unnecessary delay.They are
needed to proceed.
Claims Requirements:
1. Full Name:_____________________
2. Address:_____________________
3. Nationality:___________Sex:________
4. Age:________Date of Birth:___________
5. Occupation:_____________________
6. Cell Phone:___________Fax:___________
7. State of Origin:_________Country:_______
8.Winning No:_______Email Ref No:______
PROCEEDURES / RIGHTS AND PRECAUTIONS.
Choose from payment options and Contact the Claims
Administrator with all your
claims requirements well filled @
mltc_vcard008@hotmail.co.uk

(i).Bank Transfer
(ii).Delivery of Prepaid Visa card® Valued
500,000.00GBP by a
registered Courier Company.

Secretary,
Mrs.Dora Lazmon
Visa Card® /Msn® Mega Jackpot
©2008 Microsoft Corporation.All rights reserved

Of course it’s not true at all, as much as I wish it was.

The above email is obviously a scam as I have never heard of an MSN Vcard, let alone possess one!

Additionally, the fact that the reply address is a hotmail account is a bit of a giveaway too!

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Comments

  1. Kabiru jubril says:

    I recived a message on my phone that have won E115,000.00 pounds in nokia uk mobile promo. With ref no. Nk141.

  2. I just got one, that had Marks photo on the header saying I had won $300,000 usd, asking me to reply to facebookfiduciaryagent2010@gmail.com
    it would be lovely to have $300,000 ….. I would send it to queensland for the flood appeal! I would like to know what is facebook going to do about it when they are using the inventor of facebooks image as a lure!
    deb, melbourne, victoria, australia

  3. i got 2 emails in a month.. how this is possible n is it true?

  4. What would it take for these bastards to be extradited and prosecuted?

    • Strangely enough, I don’t think that is ever likely to happen, not least because they are virtually anonymous, using cyber cafes. etc, to perpertrate their scams.

  5. Visa Card+ / Msn+ INTERNATIONAL MEGA JACKPOT
    PROMOTION/CLAIMS DEPARTMENT
    440 THE STRAND LONDON, WC2R 0QS
    ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
    DIRECTOR:DR.GLENN EDWARD
    Winning No:VCard/877/798/2009
    Email Ref No:VCard/699/33/2009

    Notification Date: 10/09/2009

    Attn: Winner,
    AMOUNT WON:500,000.00GBP (Five Hundred Thousand Great
    Britain Pounds).This email address has brought you an
    unexpected luck,Your e-mail address was selected and
    confirmed by our co-sponsor Msn International,through
    their latest internet software.You are therefore been
    approved by Visa Card Int./Msn UK the sum of
    500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds).

    ===================================
    CONTACT CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR
    ===================================
    NAME: Charles Gibson
    Email: fdcry_gnt4@hotmail.co.uk
    Phone # : +44 701 117 3566
    Fax # : +44 756 193 1695
    Visa Card+ /Msn+ Promotion Department
    Do email the above Claims Administrator, at once with
    all the claims requirements below.To avoid
    unnecessary delay.They are needed to proceed.

    Claims Requirements:
    1. Full Name:_____________________
    2. Address:_____________________
    3. Nationality:___________Sex:________
    4. Age:________Date of Birth:___________
    5. Occupation:_____________________
    6. Cell Phone:___________Fax:___________
    7. State of Origin:_________Country:_______
    8.Winning No:_______Email Ref No:______

    PROCEEDURES / RIGHTS AND PRECAUTIONS.
    Choose from payment options and Contact the Claims
    Administrator with all your claims requirements well
    filled @ fdcry_gnt4@hotmail.co.uk
    (i).Bank Transfer
    (ii).Delivery of Winning Cheque Valued
    500,000.00GBP by a registered Courier Company.

    Secretary,

    Mrs.Dora Lazmon

    Visa Card+ /Msn+ Mega Jackpot
    +2009 Microsoft Corporation.All rights reserved.

    wtf! same here.. :/

  6. my email received claims what would i do rigth now. suggest me.

    • siva ananthan says:

      From: MasterCard® / Visa® Promotion Award Team MasterCard® / Visa
      Subject: Visa Card® / Msn® INTERNATIONAL MEGA JACKPOT/Contact Mr John Lawler For Affidavit Of Claims??
      To: ksina1055@yahoo.com.my
      Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 5:04 PM

      Visa Card® / Msn® INTERNATIONAL MEGA JACKPOT
      PROMOTION/CLAIMS DEPARTMENT
      440 THE STRAND LONDON, WC2R 0QS
      ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM

      ATTN:***PRIZE WINNER***SIVA ANANTHAN KUNADHASAN,
      Winning No:VCard/877/798/2009
      Email Ref No:VCard/699/33/2009

      Congratulations once more,Our regards to your family,For the Courier to be able to render 24hours delivery service of your winning cheque you need to get a legal clearance from the MAGISTRATE COURT OF JUSTICE here in LONDON to a sworn affidavit on your behalf for the notarization of your cheque, in compliance with the UNITED NATIONS COUNTER TERRORISM/ANTI-TERRORISM ACT ADOPTING RESOLUTION 1373 UNDER CHAPTER VII of the UNITED NATION CHARTER, that any huge amount of money that is to be delivered or remitted from one country to another must first be registered and notarized in the court from the country where the said fund or cheque is leaving.you will have to notarize your lotto prize cheque in the MAGISTRATE COURT OF JUSTICE in LONDON since the cheque has been issued and insured in your name, the fees is not deducttable.

      The notorization document will be released and issued in your name from the MAGISTRATE COURT OF JUSTICE here in LONDON to our office.The notarization of your cheque is mandatory because it will be attached to your cheque before the courier service deliver your cheque due to the huge amount involved.It is not the policy of Visa Card® / Msn® INTERNATIONAL MEGA JACKPOT to accept fund from any of our winners, but it was resolved after the bombing of the world trade centre complex on the 11th of September, 2001, incident in the United States of America and more recently the july 7th london bombings in the United Kingdom,that to enhance speedy delivering of the won prize cheque to the beneficiary and to duly certify that the fund is not related to Drug money, Money Laundering and Terrorist Sponsoring fund,the cheque must be notarized in the MAGISTRATE COURT OF JUSTICE in LONDON for it to be cleared by the courier service, to save time and cost it became imperative.You are therefore required to contact the Visa Card® / Msn® INTERNATIONAL MEGA JACKPOT LAWYER for the notorization of your winnings of £500,000.00 GBP with the contact below:

      NAME:BARRISTER JOHN P.LAWLER,
      LAWLER AND ASSOCIATES
      UNIT 7, FOXHILL FARM ESTATE,
      LONGCROSS ROAD,
      CHERTSEY,SURREY
      UNITED KINGDOM
      KT160DN
      Email :johnlawlerattorneyukchamber@yahoo.co.uk

      You are to contact him to enquire from him all it will take him to draft the Affidavit in your name upon your winning and be advised to cooperate with him to enable the needfull done so that the Courier Company can Commence on the delivery of your winning immediately.Kindly make sure a copy of the Affidavit is forwarded to this DESK/OFFICE when available to you for confirmation and official acknowledgment.

      Congratulations once more from members and staffs of the Visa Card® / Msn® INTERNATIONAL MEGA JACKPOT.

      Best Regards,
      Mr.Ricardo González
      Visa Card® /Msn® Claims Admininstrator

      THIS E-MAIL IS CONFIDENTIAL. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify us by return e-mail and delete the document. If you are not the intended recipient you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful.Visa Card® / Msn® International Mega Jackpot is not liable for the proper and complete transmission of the information contained in this communication or for any delay in its receipt

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