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Tony Sperling
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      09-09-2008
Just recieved an e-mail - it's a spinal reaction here to zap'em as they
arrive, but I am always curious when MS is being referred to in "official"
sounding language.

Any comments?



Tony. . .



 
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DevilsPGD
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      09-09-2008
In message <(E-Mail Removed)> "Tony Sperling"
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Just recieved an e-mail - it's a spinal reaction here to zap'em as they
>arrive, but I am always curious when MS is being referred to in "official"
>sounding language.
>
>Any comments?


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Charlie Russel - MVP
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      09-09-2008
Tony - Never. Ever. Click on or actually even READ that stuff. It's exactly
what it smells like. Putrid SPAM.

--
Charlie.
http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel

"Tony Sperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Just recieved an e-mail - it's a spinal reaction here to zap'em as they
> arrive, but I am always curious when MS is being referred to in "official"
> sounding language.
>
> Any comments?
>
>
>
> Tony. . .
>
>
>


 
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Tony Sperling
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      09-09-2008
I wouldn't dream of making contact, of course. I have lost count of the
number of millions of dollars that I have ignored (while sleeping quite
soundly!) but I keep wondering about the number of missuses of a well
guarded trademark name that just happens to cross my path and I am pretty
well guarded as it is, I think.

The worst kind are the pop-up's, off of regular sites that is attaching to
regular MS advertizing, that tells the unsuspected casual user that his PC
is infected with something and need some sort of scanning job (not an MS
one, of course!)

If the people behind such scam is expecting a 'catch', they will have to
stay up long enough for Microsoft to have time to react - I don't feel
personally offended, but the risk and danger is offending and I would like
to hear if anybody thinks MS might be doing something - because we don't
hear about anything being done, right? Not critical of MS, nor of this NG,
perhaps critical that no knowledge is being spread about any counteractions.
It would be comforting to have some sort of insight.


Tony. . .


"Charlie Russel - MVP" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Tony - Never. Ever. Click on or actually even READ that stuff. It's
> exactly what it smells like. Putrid SPAM.
>
> --
> Charlie.
> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
>
> "Tony Sperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Just recieved an e-mail - it's a spinal reaction here to zap'em as they
>> arrive, but I am always curious when MS is being referred to in
>> "official" sounding language.
>>
>> Any comments?
>>
>>
>>
>> Tony. . .
>>
>>
>>

>



 
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Bobber
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      10-01-2008
Hi I thought you might like to know I just got one from microsoft for a
million and one from chevron for 5.5 million lol .Is there not a way these
companies can stop the spam letters?

"Tony Sperling" wrote:

> I wouldn't dream of making contact, of course. I have lost count of the
> number of millions of dollars that I have ignored (while sleeping quite
> soundly!) but I keep wondering about the number of missuses of a well
> guarded trademark name that just happens to cross my path and I am pretty
> well guarded as it is, I think.
>
> The worst kind are the pop-up's, off of regular sites that is attaching to
> regular MS advertizing, that tells the unsuspected casual user that his PC
> is infected with something and need some sort of scanning job (not an MS
> one, of course!)
>
> If the people behind such scam is expecting a 'catch', they will have to
> stay up long enough for Microsoft to have time to react - I don't feel
> personally offended, but the risk and danger is offending and I would like
> to hear if anybody thinks MS might be doing something - because we don't
> hear about anything being done, right? Not critical of MS, nor of this NG,
> perhaps critical that no knowledge is being spread about any counteractions.
> It would be comforting to have some sort of insight.
>
>
> Tony. . .
>
>
> "Charlie Russel - MVP" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Tony - Never. Ever. Click on or actually even READ that stuff. It's
> > exactly what it smells like. Putrid SPAM.
> >
> > --
> > Charlie.
> > http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
> > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
> >
> > "Tony Sperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> Just recieved an e-mail - it's a spinal reaction here to zap'em as they
> >> arrive, but I am always curious when MS is being referred to in
> >> "official" sounding language.
> >>
> >> Any comments?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Tony. . .
> >>
> >>
> >>

> >

>
>
>

 
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Sharilees
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      10-02-2008
Hi,
I just received the following:

Microsoft Award Team
Baley House, Har Road
Sutton, Greater London
SM1 4te United A Kingdom.
Batch: 12/25/0340

Dear Winner
This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of five hundred
thousand pounds(£500,000) for New Year Edition 2008 Lottery promotion
which is organized by WINDOWS LIVE &
MICROSOFT WINDOWS, collects all the email addresses of people that are
active online, among the millions that subscribed to Hotmail we only
select five people every Month as our winners through electronic balloting
System without the winner applying,we congratulate you for being one of the
people selected.

PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM

You are to contact your Claims Agent with immediate effect to faciliate the
protocol of your winning prized before the date of Claim,Winners Shall be paid
in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre Prize must be claimed not later
than 15 days from date of Draw Notification after the Draw date in which Prize
has won. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.These are
your identification numbers:

Batch number....................12/25/0340
Reff number.......................Ref:MSN-L/200-26937
Winning number...................YM09788

To begin your claim please contact our licensed and accredited agent assigned
to you

MR. Terry Martins
(VERIFICATION DEPARTMENT MANAGER)
Email:(E-Mail Removed)
Tel: +44-703-199-9833
Fax: +44 870 471 6651

You are therefore advised to send the following information to the claims
agent
to facilitate them and in order for them to have access in proceeding with the
tranaferred of your funds to your nominated bank account.

1. Full name .............
2. Country..............
3. Contact Address..........
4.. Telephone Number ......
5. Marital Status .........
6. Occupation .............
7. Company .............
8. Age...................

Msn Lottery Prize must be claimed not later than 15 days from date of Draw
Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has won. Any prize not claimed
within this period will be forfeited.

Congratulations!! once again.

Yours in service,
Mrs Felicia James
(Operation Manager)
Has anyone recieved anything like this and can it possibly be true! They do
not ask for bank accounts or any other vital info just name address etc.
Please help, I don't know if I should respond or not and do not know where to
go to see if it real.


"Bobber" wrote:

> Hi I thought you might like to know I just got one from microsoft for a
> million and one from chevron for 5.5 million lol .Is there not a way these
> companies can stop the spam letters?
>
> "Tony Sperling" wrote:
>
> > I wouldn't dream of making contact, of course. I have lost count of the
> > number of millions of dollars that I have ignored (while sleeping quite
> > soundly!) but I keep wondering about the number of missuses of a well
> > guarded trademark name that just happens to cross my path and I am pretty
> > well guarded as it is, I think.
> >
> > The worst kind are the pop-up's, off of regular sites that is attaching to
> > regular MS advertizing, that tells the unsuspected casual user that his PC
> > is infected with something and need some sort of scanning job (not an MS
> > one, of course!)
> >
> > If the people behind such scam is expecting a 'catch', they will have to
> > stay up long enough for Microsoft to have time to react - I don't feel
> > personally offended, but the risk and danger is offending and I would like
> > to hear if anybody thinks MS might be doing something - because we don't
> > hear about anything being done, right? Not critical of MS, nor of this NG,
> > perhaps critical that no knowledge is being spread about any counteractions.
> > It would be comforting to have some sort of insight.
> >
> >
> > Tony. . .
> >
> >
> > "Charlie Russel - MVP" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > Tony - Never. Ever. Click on or actually even READ that stuff. It's
> > > exactly what it smells like. Putrid SPAM.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Charlie.
> > > http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
> > > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
> > >
> > > "Tony Sperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > >> Just recieved an e-mail - it's a spinal reaction here to zap'em as they
> > >> arrive, but I am always curious when MS is being referred to in
> > >> "official" sounding language.
> > >>
> > >> Any comments?
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Tony. . .
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >

> >
> >
> >

 
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Tony Sperling
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      10-02-2008
Read from the top - nobody gives money away for nothing! Even lottery
tickets you have to buy - what you may win is supplied by all the losers!

This is nothing but a blatant scam. It works pretty much the way they
describe - they have computers scanning i-net traffic for e-mail adresses.
If you respond, they know they found an actual person and they sell your
adress to spammers, if not worse?

Ignore it, and they don't know if they made contact with another robot, your
adress may be discarded at best.

It's depressing enough that they found you, do not reward them by sending
anything back!

In "The three Musceteers" - Alexandre Dumas towards the very end, puts these
words into the mouth of Aramis (if I'm not mistaken), and the object is
Mylady:

"The power of her Evil is in the the fact that she understands love".

Do not respond!!!


Tony. . .


"Sharilees" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Hi,
> I just received the following:
>
> Microsoft Award Team
> Baley House, Har Road
> Sutton, Greater London
> SM1 4te United A Kingdom.
> Batch: 12/25/0340
>
> Dear Winner
> This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of five hundred
> thousand pounds(500,000) for New Year Edition 2008 Lottery promotion
> which is organized by WINDOWS LIVE &
> MICROSOFT WINDOWS, collects all the email addresses of people that are
> active online, among the millions that subscribed to Hotmail we only
> select five people every Month as our winners through electronic balloting
> System without the winner applying,we congratulate you for being one of
> the
> people selected.
>
> PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM
>
> You are to contact your Claims Agent with immediate effect to faciliate
> the
> protocol of your winning prized before the date of Claim,Winners Shall be
> paid
> in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre Prize must be claimed not
> later
> than 15 days from date of Draw Notification after the Draw date in which
> Prize
> has won. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.These
> are
> your identification numbers:
>
> Batch number....................12/25/0340
> Reff number.......................Ref:MSN-L/200-26937
> Winning number...................YM09788
>
> To begin your claim please contact our licensed and accredited agent
> assigned
> to you
>
> MR. Terry Martins
> (VERIFICATION DEPARTMENT MANAGER)
> Email:(E-Mail Removed)
> Tel: +44-703-199-9833
> Fax: +44 870 471 6651
>
> You are therefore advised to send the following information to the claims
> agent
> to facilitate them and in order for them to have access in proceeding with
> the
> tranaferred of your funds to your nominated bank account.
>
> 1. Full name .............
> 2. Country..............
> 3. Contact Address..........
> 4.. Telephone Number ......
> 5. Marital Status .........
> 6. Occupation .............
> 7. Company .............
> 8. Age...................
>
> Msn Lottery Prize must be claimed not later than 15 days from date of Draw
> Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has won. Any prize not
> claimed
> within this period will be forfeited.
>
> Congratulations!! once again.
>
> Yours in service,
> Mrs Felicia James
> (Operation Manager)
> Has anyone recieved anything like this and can it possibly be true! They
> do
> not ask for bank accounts or any other vital info just name address etc.
> Please help, I don't know if I should respond or not and do not know where
> to
> go to see if it real.
>
>
> "Bobber" wrote:
>
>> Hi I thought you might like to know I just got one from microsoft for a
>> million and one from chevron for 5.5 million lol .Is there not a way
>> these
>> companies can stop the spam letters?
>>
>> "Tony Sperling" wrote:
>>
>> > I wouldn't dream of making contact, of course. I have lost count of the
>> > number of millions of dollars that I have ignored (while sleeping quite
>> > soundly!) but I keep wondering about the number of missuses of a well
>> > guarded trademark name that just happens to cross my path and I am
>> > pretty
>> > well guarded as it is, I think.
>> >
>> > The worst kind are the pop-up's, off of regular sites that is attaching
>> > to
>> > regular MS advertizing, that tells the unsuspected casual user that his
>> > PC
>> > is infected with something and need some sort of scanning job (not an
>> > MS
>> > one, of course!)
>> >
>> > If the people behind such scam is expecting a 'catch', they will have
>> > to
>> > stay up long enough for Microsoft to have time to react - I don't feel
>> > personally offended, but the risk and danger is offending and I would
>> > like
>> > to hear if anybody thinks MS might be doing something - because we
>> > don't
>> > hear about anything being done, right? Not critical of MS, nor of this
>> > NG,
>> > perhaps critical that no knowledge is being spread about any
>> > counteractions.
>> > It would be comforting to have some sort of insight.
>> >
>> >
>> > Tony. . .
>> >
>> >
>> > "Charlie Russel - MVP" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
>> > message
>> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> > > Tony - Never. Ever. Click on or actually even READ that stuff. It's
>> > > exactly what it smells like. Putrid SPAM.
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > > Charlie.
>> > > http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
>> > > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
>> > >
>> > > "Tony Sperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> > > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> > >> Just recieved an e-mail - it's a spinal reaction here to zap'em as
>> > >> they
>> > >> arrive, but I am always curious when MS is being referred to in
>> > >> "official" sounding language.
>> > >>
>> > >> Any comments?
>> > >>
>> > >>
>> > >>
>> > >> Tony. . .
>> > >>
>> > >>
>> > >>
>> > >
>> >
>> >
>> >



 
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