Farelf Posted April 1, 2007 Share Posted April 1, 2007 Most of the phony "There is a winning ticket with your name on it" stuff I've seen fails to explain just how that unlikely event has occurred. Therefore only those who are terminally hopeful or who happen to have actually taken tickets in something resembling the purported draw (overlapping sets, perhaps) are likely to be fooled for an instant. I'm no spam reader but from the source this one YOUR URGENT CONSENT IS NEEDED!!! appears to be trying a half-way feasible explanation for the rest of us - a Micro$soft promotion, as attested by the worthy "Mrs. Sandra Mark Online coordinator for MICROSOFT UK ON-LINE PROMOTIONS." This is hardly new - a touch of Googling reveals numerous examples have been collected - it is just that it is the first one sent to me. There are all sorts of defects in this document (an excessive number of exclamation points for a start) but the point is it has raised the stakes by offereing just a hint of plausibility to a broader public. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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