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The following is one of hundreds of emails I have received over the past two years informing me of millions of dollars awaiting my reply:

From: MICROSOFT MEGA JACKPOT LOTTERY
Date: 9/10/2007
Subject: OFFICIAL EMAIL COMFIRMATIONS!!!!

MICROSOFT MEGA JACKPOT LOTTERY
UNITED KINGDOM. LONDON.
MICROSOFT HOUSE, LONDON.
Director: MR. donald newton
REF NO: M154S/WL07.
MICRO (LOTTERY) CHIP NO: 8465207
ELECTRONIC MAIL AWARD PROMOTION. MICROSOFT MEGA JACKPOT
LOTTERY UNITED KINGDOM.

Today, we announce the 10th lucky winners of the MICROSOFT MEGA
JACKPOT LOTTO WINNINGS PROGRAMS held on 11TH OF September,2007. Your
company or your personal e-mail address, attached to the Chip Number:
8465207,won in the sixth lottery category 2007. Your email address has
brought you an unexpected luck, please read through this message.

You are therefore been approved for lump sums pay out of
5,500,000.00, FIVE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS. Equivalent
to, ($10,064,000 USD), Ten Million, sixty four thousand US Dollars. In
cash Credited to file REF NO: M154S/WL07. And MICRO (LOTTERY) CHIP NO:
8465207, you are the sixth lucky winner of the total winners of 10.
You all won 5.5, million Pounds each.

All the 10 participants were selected through our Microsoft computer
ballot system (MCBS) drawn from each continent, as part of
International \\\"E-MAIL\\\" Promotions Program, to promote the use of
ELECTRONIC MAILS (E-MAILS) all over the World, and to promote the use
of Microsoft Office. Your funds (certified Cashiers cheque) have been
insured with the FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION, LONDON, With
your REF NO: M154S/WL07. To claim your winning prize (5.5, million
pounds), you must first, contact the claims department by email for
Processing and remittance of your prize money to you. The claims
processor is:

Name : Mr. DAVID BEN
E-mail : claims_office@claimsdepartmentoffice.com
Do email the above email address, at once with all the claims
requirements. In order to avoid unnecessary delays and
complications.

You are to indicate the mode of collection of your winnings urgently.