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
Date: Sunday, November 30, 2008, 9:51 AM
Visa Card® / Msn® INTERNATIONAL MEGA JACKPOT
440 THE STRAND LONDON, WC2R 0QS
ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
Email Ref No:VCard/699/33/2008
AMOUNT WON:500,000.00GBP (Five Hundred Thousand Great
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
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
requirements below.To avoid unnecessary delay.They are
needed to proceed.
1. Full Name:_____________________
4. Age:________Date of Birth:___________
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 @
(ii).Delivery of Prepaid Visa card® Valued
500,000.00GBP by a
registered Courier Company.
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!