Thursday, 1 March 2007

Best. Spam. Ever.

I received some wonderful spam yesterday. It's basically a variation on the Microsoft / AOL sweepstake email, telling me I'd won a stack of cash (which is nice). I'll add the full text as a comment to this post, but here for your delight and delectation are the highlights:



  • "Microsoft and AOL are now the largest Internet companies and in an effort to make sure that Internet Explorer remains the most widely used program, Microsoft and AO L ar! e running an e-mail data test"
  • (The draw has) "won you £1,000,000,00. (five hundred thousand Great British Pounds)"
  • "You have therefore won the entire winning sum of £5,000,000,00 (Five Hundred thousand Great British Pounds)"
  • "These Draws are commemorative and as such special."
  • "your £1,000,000,00 (One million Great British Pounds) cheque would be released to you"
  • "Our special thanks and gratitude to Bill Gates and his associates"
  • "Sincerely, Mrs Travolta Spikes"

1 comment:

Phil Whitehouse said...

THE MICROSOFT LOTTERY BOARD Microsoft Award Team 20 Craven Park, Harlesden London NW10 United Kingdom Ref: BTD/968/05 Batch: 409978E Dear Sir/Madam, WINNING NOTIFICATION The prestigious Micrsoft and Aol has set out and successfully organised a Sweepstakes marking the end of year anniversary and we have rolled out over £25,000,000.00(Twenty-five Million Great British Pounds) for the end of year Anniversary Draws. Participants for this draws were randomly selected and drawn from a wide range of web hosts which we enjoy their patronage. The selection was made through a computer draw system attaching personalised email addresses to ticket numbers, if you ignore this, you will regret it later. Microsoft and AOL are now the largest Internet companies and in an effort to make sure that Internet Explorer remains the most widely used program, Microsoft and AO L ar! e running an e-mail data test. Your email address as indicated was drawn and attached to ticket number 008795727498 with serial numbers BTD/a9080648302/06 and drew the lucky numbers 14-21-25-39-40-47(20) which subsequently won you £1,000,000,00. (five hundred thousand Great British Pounds) already issued in a cheque as one of the 10 jackpot winners in this draw. You have therefore won the entire winning sum of £5,000,000,00 (Five Hundred thousand Great British Pounds). The draws registered as Draw number one was conducted in Brockley, London United Kingdom . These Draws are commemorative and as such special. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our British booklet representative in England as indicated in your play coupon, In view of this, your £1,000,000,00 (One million Great British Pounds) cheque would be released to you by our Fiduciary Agent in England, Our Fiduciary agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the relea se of your cheque as ! soon! ! as you c ontact him. Make contact with your designated agent who shall by duty guide you through the process to facilitate the release of your winning cheque. For further Information about your Winnings,contact our Lottery Fiduciary Agent MR ASHLEY RICHARD with the following contact Address. Name;MR ASHLEY RICHARD E-mail Address:-claimsoffice_microsoftagent@yahoo.dk TEL :-+44-704 571 2039 You are advised to contact your Fiduciary Agent with the following details to avoid unnecessary delays and complications with your Name (in Full) : Country: Address: Direct Telephone No.: Age: Sex: Occupation/position Ticket Number: Serial Number: Amount Won: Thank you for being part of this promotional award program. Our special thanks and gratitude to Bill Gates and his associates. We wish you the best of luck as you spend your good fortune. Sincerely, Mrs Travolta Spikes Microsoft Promotion Team NB: PLEASE NOTE! Any claim not made before (10) working days from date of notification will indicate that the winner has voluntarily forfeited his/her winnings.