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WARNING:spam mail lottery winner:

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    Default WARNING:spam mail lottery winner:

    Do not respond to this mail. Do not give bank/passport/credit card details etc.
    Microsoft Corporations
    Stamford New Road,
    Altrincham Cheshire,
    WA14 1EP
    London,
    United Kingdom.

    Dear Lucky Winner,
    The prestigious Microsoft and AOL has set out and successfully organized a Sweepstakes marking the new year anniversary for 2010, we rolled out over ? $900,000.00 Hundred Thousand United State Dollars Draws. Participants for the draws were randomly selected and drawn from a wide range of web hosts which we enjoy their patronage.
    Your email address as indicated was drawn,.........

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    This alleged to be scammed email still on-going until today. Hopefully the people nowadays will be more alert on those too-good-too-be-true email.

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    Not a lottery win, but this is so convincing, I'm still almost wondering:
    Dear Valued Customer,

    In view of the Reserve Bank of India new directive that all Indian bank users
    should update there account profile for verification.

    We have issued this warning message for the safety and integrity of your account.
    You are required to update your account profile to avoid been suspended for banking.

    Kindly download the attached file to update your account profile.

    We appreciate your co-operation and understanding whilst we continuously strive to offer
    you exceptional service.

    Thanks for your continued patronage.


    Sincerely,
    RBI Management Team
    The from-address looks convincing too.

    In case you're wondering, I did not click on the attachment, and it is consigned to Junk.

    Some of us have been recognising spam for a decade or two: if we find something convincing, then what hope for the inexperienced and the naive?

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    People get these from time to time. Ignore these (Ignore anything with "MONEY" in emails)

    Why bumping a old thread?
    You Live What You Love

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    Why bumping a old thread?
    Quote Originally Posted by pinkypainter View Post
    This alleged to be scammed email still on-going until today.
    ... I suppose! The warning is still timely.

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    Please forward the email to RBI

    Also from full header find the IP from where originated.
    Inform concerned ISP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by essbebe View Post
    Please forward the email to RBI

    Also from full header find the IP from where originated.
    Inform concerned ISP.
    what happens when someone reports phishing to google?? they do something?
    job takes the child away.

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    No, they just label it as spam.
    You Live What You Love

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickey View Post
    what happens when someone reports phishing to google?? they do something?
    The ISP or search engine or our local governance council members can do nothing except we, as the recipients be more alert and cautious when receive the email.

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