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419 Scam: Bill Gate, Steve Ballmer and the Winning Ticket

18
Feb
2014

Steve Ballmer, Microsofts former CEO, has made a lot of headlines lately after announcing his retirement, so scammers have decided to use his name in one of their schemes.

A 419 scam aimed at French-speaking users has been identified by experts from ESET. The bogus emails inform recipients that theyve won 250,000 ($342,000) in a Microsoft lottery after their email address has been selected based on certain criteria.

Recipients are asked to respond …

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