Fake Lotteries – MSN LOTTERY International program

Don’t know how many of you are already experiencing this. But I’m sure lot of people experiences this. Couple of days ago I got a mail with the subject of “Your Email I.D Has Won £500,000.00″(I’ve attached the complete mail at the end of this). And also I’ve got lot of such mails before this and I ignored those thinking who is the Generous person to give me such amount of money. And this time I did some google to find the true about this. Then I could find that this is basically a fake lottery claiming that they have selected you (out of nowhere) from a huge lists of email addresses or names.

You may be asked to pay a small sum of admin fees and provide your personal information, before you can claim the prize. This is targeted at greedy individuals who often feel that it is ok to depart with a small sum of “admin fees” of say “US$1,000 to US$5,000” in exchange for hundreds of thousands in prize award. The fact is that there is No real prize award waiting for you, after you pay the admin fees. Note that “admin fees” may be disguised in various forms, e.g. additional fees due to errors, transfer fees, legal fees, etc. The scammers just need to change these terms.

The mail is attached here…

from: Microsoft Award Team
reply-to : msnclaimsdept01@live.co.uk

to : undisclosed-recipients

date : Sat, Mar 23, 2009 at 1:32 PM
subject : Your Email I.D Has Won £500,000.00

Dear Winner This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of five hundred thousand pounds(£500,000) for New Year Edition 2008 Lottery promotion which is organized by WINDOWS LIVE & MICROSOFT WINDOWS,collects all the email addresses of people that are active online,among the millions that subscribed to Hotmail and MSN we only select five people every Month as our winners through electronic balloting System without the winner applying,we congratulate you for being one of the people selected.

PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM

You are to contact your Claims Agent with immediate effect to faciliate the protocol of your winning prized before the date of Claim,Winners Shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre Prize must be claimed not later than 15 days from date of Draw Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has won. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.

To begin your claim please contact our licensed and accredited agent assigned
to you.

MR. Terry Martins
(VERIFICATION DEPARTMENT MANAGER)
Email:msnclaimsdept01@live.co.uk

You are therefore advised to send the following information to the claims
agent

1. Full name ………….
2. Country…………..
3. Contact Address……….
4.. Telephone Number ……
5. Marital Status ………
6. Occupation ………….
7. Company ………….
8. Age……………….

Congratulations!! once again.

Mrs Felicia James
(Operation Manager)

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Biggest Event in this year in Virtusa

It’s time to get ready. Virtusa’s annual get together will be held on this sunday evining at Race Course Grounds, Colombo-07. There will be a live performance by “Gypsies” and many more fun items like Merry-go-round, Pony rides, giant wheel also will be there for attendes. And also there will be food with difference.

Event will be started at 4.00 pm and entrance will be allowed only for the Virtusans and their partners.This will be a real change. VirtuFest 2009 will be an event to remember and I hope you all have a fantastic time this sunday, March 29 2009.

Annual Get Together 2009

In each and every year large number of UEC members get together and share their experiances with the club. There will be not only members currently in the university, but also old UEC members also will be there for this occassion.The event is going through out whole night. Members will have the dinner prepared by themselves on early in the evining and then start to share the experiance and talk about “Manda Stories” in their times.This time it is going to be held at “Gal Bangalawa”, University of Peradeniya on next saturday evining.
Commitee members will be highly appreciated all UEC members participation for this occassion.

Active desktop recovery/script error

Don’t know how many of you are already experiencing this.But I’m sure most of you who are using windows O/S experiences this. Some times you may see the whire screen with the message: “Active Desktop Recovery”.You will receive the following error message, when you click on the “Restore my Active Desktop”, with titled:

Error :
##########################################
Internet Explorer Script Error
Line: 65
Char: 1
Error: Object doesn’t support this action
Code: 0
URL: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Setting…et/Desktop.htt

Do you want to continue runnibg scripts on this page?
Yes/No
###########################################

No matter whether you press Yes or No, nothing will be happened!.

desktop.htt pretty much controls the size and position of your desktop. IE7 is a little bit incompatible with the old profile you may have had already. To fix it go Start >Run, type and enter regedit Go to this key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\SafeMode\Components

Change the value of DeskHtmlVersion to zero instead of decimal 272.

Then close the regedit window and refresh on the desktop. Your problem will solve then.