• Report: #540239
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  • Submitted: Wed, December 16, 2009
  • Updated: Wed, December 16, 2009

  • Reported By: Kayemmess — Boksburg South Africa
Dr James Douglas Claim/Delivery Manager. (MICROSOF Internet United States of America
  • Phone: +44 703 174 6804{Voice co
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  • Category: Lottery

Microsoft AOL America Online / Nokia / HSBC Rather obvious but very elaborate rip-off. Probably Nigerian origin. UK Lottery type scam London Internet

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Notification of winnings of GBP 1,000,000.00 in a UK based Microsoft / AOL / Nokia lottery draw. Instructions to respond providing contact details.  A rather obvious scam, but very elaborate content including a certificate of award, digitally signed by "Mr. Bill Gates". 

I was immediately dubious and sceptical, but played along to discover where the pay-off came in for the scamsters. It seems to be in the payment of a "courier charge" when they send your "HSBC Bank Certified Draft".

I was a lot more interested in being led to a site like Rip-Off Report. If we can't put these fraudsters in jail where they belong, maybe at least we can stop their activity.

South Africa.

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