Please avoid this scam email that is circulating. This one promises big reward money and leverages the popularity of Facebook and Microsoft to attempt to lure you into giving up details. Avoid being phished with an attack this primitive.
This type of phishing attempt tries to get you to cough up details that can be then used against you. Don’t ever give out sensitive details in email, especially one like this that doesn’t really pass muster. If you do, you might find more of your accounts liquidated and you’ll have no one to blame but yourself.
You have to hand it to them, they really are offering one whale of a prize! One million British pounds equals $1,550,700 in US dollars these days so it’s easy to imagine people getting excited about this type of prize. Don’t! It’s not real and you need to stay smart to avoid getting spammed.
FACEBOOK/ MICROSOFT MILLENNIUM LOTTERY AWARD
London Head Office
91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL.
Congratulations your email was chosen as one of the lucky winners in the
on going FACEBOOK/MICRO-SOFT MILLENNIUM LOTTERY AWARD,as part of our
official support to this year 2012 LONDON OLYMPIC.
Your email address has just won you the total sum of (ONE MILLION BRITISH
POUNDS ( £1, 000. 000.000 GBP) in the on going FACEBOOK /MICRO-SOFT 2012
AWARD HELD IN LONDON ON THE 1ST/MAY/2012. For payment approval and
delivery of your PRIZE, This is your (ATM CARD NO.4539 7978 0214 3027 WITH
SECRET NUMBER 4462 AND VALUE ( £1, 000. 000.000 GBP), To begin your
lottery claims, Please contact our Coordinator as follows below and
remember to indicate your ATM NO.4539
7978 0214 3027 WITH SECRET NUMBER 4462 to the coordinator as
KINDLY RECONFIRM BELOW INFORMATION:
1, YOUR FULL NAME
2, YOUR DIRECT CONTACT ADDRESS
3, YOUR DIRECT CONTACT PHONE NUMBER/FAX
4 YOUR OCCUPATION
5, YOUR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN/PLACE OF BIRTH
ONCE AGAIN CONGRATULATIONS FROM FACE-BOOK/MICRO-SOFT 2012 MILLENNIUM
Mr. Paul Wilton
Email: [email protected]
Dr.Williams Bright Kennedy
Executive Board and Chief Organization
FACE-BOOK/MICRO-SOFT 2012 MILLENNIUM LOTTERY
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