Weird/Strange Email from Microsoft???

0vermind

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I got this email..... VERY STRANGE, apears to be from Microsoft. I darded my self to open this email no virus alerts so I think I'm safe ;).

Full Email Header said:
ed Jan 4 04:23:03 2006
X-RocketMail: 00000001;R---S-----------;1486
X-RocketUID: 0000003548
X-RocketMIF: 1136377438;3638;bba48c8fd4600e0c41e635543be94f25
X-RocketYMUMID: APTHjkQAAJrGQ7u+XgX2IX2ycfk
X-Apparently-To: via 68.142.199.244; Wed, 04 Jan 2006 04:23:58 -0800
X-RocketRCL: 2692;1;1792765034;2771
X-Rocket-Track: cat=UK; info=ip:NN<ip=212.216.176.224,policy=n-w0,n100,g0>;sv:UK<ip=66.218.86.238>;sg:UK<size=20,cnt=0>
X-Originating-IP: [212.216.176.224]
Return-Path: <>
Authentication-Results:
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Attn Lucky Winner,

WINNING NOTIFICATION FOR
CATEGORY "A" WINNER ONLY

We are pleased to inform you of the result of
the last final annual draw 01-01-2006, of our International Lottery
Programs.
The online cyber lotto draws was conducted from an exclusive
list of 25,000,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies
picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the
internet. No tickets were sold.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
After this automated
computer ballot, your e-mail address emerged as a winner in the
category "A" with the following numbers attached Ref Number:
MP1/2031/8161/04; Batch Number: R3/A312-59 and Ticket Number: 025/
078742, with serial number 05908 drew the lucky numbers 5-77-09. You
are therefore to receive a cash prize of $1,500,000.00. (One Million
Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) from the total payout,
This is from the total prize money of 18,900,000.00 US Dollars
(Eighteen Million, Nine Hundred Thousand US Dollars) shared among the
international winners in our 1st - 4th categories. CONGRATULATIONS!!!.
Your prize award has been insured with your e-mail address and will be
transferred to you upon meeting our requirements, statutory
obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report.

To
file in for the processing of your prize winnings, you are advised to
contact our Certified and Accredited claims agent for category "A"
winners with the information below:

**********************************************
Mr. Martin Goodman
Email:


**********************************************
You are advice to
provide him with the following information:

Names:
Telephone/Fax
number:
Nationality:
Age:

NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later
than 14 days, thereafter unclaimed funds would be included in the next
stake. Remember to quote your reference information in all
correspondence.
You are to keep all lotto information confidential,
especially your reference and ticket numbers. (This is important as a
case of double claims will not be entertained).Members of the affiliate
agencies are automatically not allowed to participate in this program.
Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent
as soon as possible.

Congratulations once more from our members of
staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.

Yours
Faithfully,

Mrs. Ann van Bosch
Promotion Manager.
Thank you and
congratulations!!!
[/quote]

I hope I get some good advice soon because if this so called "PRIZE" is real and I actully won it (dout it) I want to claim it. [b]ON THE OTHER HAND I SUSPECT IT IS SPAM![/b]

[b]If this is spam how did it get pasted the SPAM FILTER?? No Image hmmmm.....[/b]

Thanks,
Michael
 
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This is scamjunk, I wouldn't bother with it, if I were you. Delete it and forget about it. Sometimes things just make it past the filters, no matter how advanced they are.
 
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It's spam. No doubt. For extra caution I would run an online Virus scan to make sure it really didn't have anything with it.

Spam filters are not perfect. They can only guess at what is legit and what is not based on some given parameters.
 
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It's a scam that comes in a variety of flavors. Do a Google search for microsoftincnl and you'll see what I mean.

Take care.

Kilowatt
 
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Messages
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Ignore it and don't open any links. I once had one from some South African company saying exactly the same. I googled the name of the company and it said that it was a 'con'. BTW I just clicked on one of the links in your post and my Avast! anti-virus got a little upset. :)
 

useeman

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The headers have more then likely been tampered with as it says it came from two IPs...or it could have gone through a proxy...either way neither of the IPs it says it came from are owned by Microsoft (Microsoft I believe owns and uses their own IPs):

IP 212.216.176.224

% This is the RIPE Whois query server #2.
% The objects are in RPSL format.
%
% Note: the default output of the RIPE Whois server
% is changed. Your tools may need to be adjusted. See
% http://www.ripe.net/db/news/abuse-proposal-20050331.html
% for more details.
%
% Rights restricted by copyright.
% See http://www.ripe.net/db/copyright.html
% Note: This output has been filtered.
% To receive output for a database update, use the "-B" flag
% Information related to '212.216.172.0 - 212.216.177.255'
inetnum: 212.216.172.0 - 212.216.177.255
netname: TIN
descr: Telecom Italia Net
descr: PROVIDER
descr: NOC Roma
country: IT
admin-c: TAS10-RIPE
tech-c: TAS10-RIPE
status: ASSIGNED PA
remarks: Please send abuse notification to [email protected]
mnt-by: TIN-MNT
source: RIPE # Filtered
role: TIN-Network Administration Staff
address: TIN - Telecom Italia Network
address: Via Cristoforo Colombo , 142
address: 00100 Roma
address: Italy
phone: +39 06 51441
fax-no: +39 06 51448331
remarks: trouble: Please report spam/abuse notification to [email protected]
admin-c: EB339-RIPE
tech-c: CC297-RIPE
tech-c: GC749-RIPE
nic-hdl: TAS10-RIPE
mnt-by: TIN-MNT
source: RIPE # Filtered
abuse-mailbox: [email protected]
% Information related to '212.216.0.0/16AS3269'
route: 212.216.0.0/16
descr: INTERBUSINESS
origin: AS3269
mnt-by: INTERB-MNT
source: RIPE # Filtered

IP 62.59.40.138

% This is the RIPE Whois query server #2.
% The objects are in RPSL format.
%
% Note: the default output of the RIPE Whois server
% is changed. Your tools may need to be adjusted. See
% http://www.ripe.net/db/news/abuse-proposal-20050331.html
% for more details.
%
% Rights restricted by copyright.
% See http://www.ripe.net/db/copyright.html
% Note: This output has been filtered.
% To receive output for a database update, use the "-B" flag
% Information related to '62.59.36.0 - 62.59.51.255'
inetnum: 62.59.36.0 - 62.59.51.255
netname: VERSATEL-NL-DSL-NAT-2
descr: Versatel Nederland DSL-NAT Customers
country: NL
admin-c: VT1029-RIPE
tech-c: VT1029-RIPE
status: ASSIGNED PA
mnt-by: AS13127-MNT
source: RIPE # Filtered
role: VT HOSTMASTER
address: Hullenbergweg 101
address: 1101 CL Amsterdam ZuidOost
address: The Netherlands
remarks: trouble: For ZON related abuse issues please contact [email protected]
remarks: trouble: For all abuse issues please contact [email protected]
admin-c: RVDK1-RIPE
tech-c: RVDK1-RIPE
tech-c: ROBH1-RIPE
tech-c: RW487-RIPE
nic-hdl: VT1029-RIPE
remarks: This is the Versatel hostmaster role
remarks: Please direct all queries to this role and *not* to person objects
mnt-by: AS13127-MNT
source: RIPE # Filtered
abuse-mailbox: [email protected]
abuse-mailbox: [email protected]
abuse-mailbox: [email protected]
% Information related to '62.58.0.0/15AS13127'
route: 62.58.0.0/15
descr: European Customer and internal transit prefix
origin: AS13127
mnt-by: AS13127-MNT
source: RIPE # Filtered
 
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Your get more spam now if that is your real email address you posted so you better edit it out.
 

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