From: Keser <[redacted]@mail.dumlupinar.edu.tr>
You have won the sum of Seven Hundred And Ten Thousand Pounds from Microsoft Company on our 2010 Yearly bonanza award.
You are to contact him with your details below; 1.Name. 2.Address. 3.Nationality. 4.Age. 5.Occupation. 6.Phone/Fax.
Contact Person:Donald Preece
Tel:+44 702 408 [redacted]
Congratulations once again.
Microsoft Online Coordinator
Signs that the Microsoft Yearly Bonanza Award is a ScamHow did I know this email was a scam? It matches several of the warning signs listed in the Top Signs of a Sweepstakes Scam. Namely:
- I didn't enter the "Microsoft 2010 Yearly Bonanza Award"
- It comes from overseas.
- The email address that it comes from doesn't match the so-called sponsor (neither dumlupinar.edu.tr or discuz.org match Microsoft)
- It never mentions my name or any other information specific to me.
- The spacing, capitalization, and grammar are off.
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