This scam is a hybrid version of some old free mobile phone scams that used to circulate, and the regular 419 nigerian lottery scams. The email itself was pretty much empty;
It was from [email protected] and the senders name is set to User90911271. If i hit reply it tries to email the centurylink.net email.
The attachment itself is called “Confirmation Letter zxaa665.pdf” and contains this;
Ok, so firstly its obviously a scam – I mean, come on??
Secondly, there is no way on earth Microsoft Outlook, Windows (another MS product, not sure why they would endorse something separately?) and Nokia would club together and run a raffle!
It later mentions Aol, Gmail and Yahoo! – just in case you didn’t use one of the products mentioned earlier, they’ve surely snagged your interest now, right?
Then just in case you thought it might be a scam as you never signed up for no damn lottery – they drop a link in saying how its all electronic and automated and the winner is picked without anyone applying.
Then, of course, comes the usual “please send your details” part at the bottom, however there is no mention of anything financial in this email or attachment. Many of the recent scams have been like a “double opt in” style, where the first one is to gain interest and then in their reply to you they will drop the clanger.
I’ve emailed back asking for my prize, so hopefully they get back to me soon and I can add in part 2 of this humorous email scam 🙂
PS this wasnt caught in Gmail spam filters, so watch out as who knows what else will slip through!