Several people have forwarded me email messages like the following which is bogus - if you receive something similar then disregard it. We don't have a "Ken Gate", nor do we send emails from "yahoo.co.uk" addresses either.
From: "KEN GATE" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert Yahoo! DomainKeys has confirmed that this message was sent by yahoo.co.uk. Learn more Subject: CONTACT OUR AFFILIATED COURIER FOR IMMEDIATE DESPATCH OF WINNINGS AND GET BACK TO ME To: <name of target email user> MICROSOFT AWARD TEAMMicrosoft Corporation#1 Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052.Ref: BTD/968/06Batch: 409978EAttn:<name of target user>, PAYMENT OPTIONS / DELIVERY PROCEDUREThis is in receipt of your mail and required data inclusive. Also the verification process has been completed. However for your notification, your winnings is not in cash form but in Certified Bank Draft, this advice complies with the Anti-Fraud policy existing between Lottery companies and the British Government. The payment process involves your making a choice from these two(2) options of payment, the one that suits you the most for the release of your winnings.1. Have your winning certified draft couriered by our affiliate Courier firm to you personally so that you can take it to your local bank to cash.2. Have your winning certified draft also couriered directly to your nominated Bank and be deposited in your account on your behalf.Consequently, you have been directed to contact our affiliate courier firm by email with your batch and reference numbers immediately for the delivery of your winning draft.This certified cheque would be taken by you to any of your local Banks to cash or deposited in your Bank accounts as preferred by you. In this regard, you would contact the courier company and state your choice of delivery from the above listed option and also notify us on your most suited option.Stated below is the courier contact details for immediate delivery.Mr kingsley herefordUK Office Informationswift courier express delivery company Ltd(U.K.) Unit 1 Barton Road, Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire, NG10 2FNLondonEngland. UK. email: email@example.comTell:+44 704 574 8306You are hereby directed to make the above contact immediately stating your pin numbers also (92166676) and inform them about your winnings and that you want your delivery made as soon as possible. Inform me as soon as you contact the courier company. Congratulation once more from the entire staff of MICROSOFT AWARD TEAMWarms RegardMr.Ken GateTell:+44 704 571 5657