Received an Email to claim for lottery winning prize
M.S.PRO. ZONAL COORDINATOR.
Original title: CONGRATULATIONS MICROSOFT ANNUAL AWARD BONUS
If it sounds too good to be true. it’s a scam!
Microsoft customers are often targets of this type of scam that uses email messages to falsely promise money.
The scam is designed by hackers to gain access to your account.
They would ask for your personal information such as username, password, date of birth and/or country, credit card information, etc, via email.
Refer to this link to report spam or unsolicited emails.
To help protect yourself from these e-mail hoaxes, you can use the same general guidance that you use to protect yourself from phishing scams.
Microsoft has a green shield on the sender’s name.
This indicates that the email is coming from Microsoft / legit sender.
***IF ever in doubt check your email to see if the green shield is there. ***
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I understand that you have received an Email in which it have mentioned to fill-up the details to claim your lottery. I would like to inform you that, this Email might be a spam. I suggest you to refer the following Microsoft help article and check if it helps.
Deal with abuse, phishing, or spam in Outlook.com
You may also refer the suggestion provided by JMH3143 replied on December 16, 2015 from the following link and check if it helps.
Hope this information is helpful. If you need further assistance, get back to us. We will be glad to assist you.Microsoft Corporations: Customer Service Manchester Business Park 3000 Aviator Way Manchester. United Kingdom. FILE REF: HL/5564/11/15/MICS BATCH: MC11/814/5PDH /EU Dear Winner, It is obvious that
Is it a hoax mail
Microsoft Technology Company
Paleisstraat 5, 25,14 JA Gravenhage
Den Haag Nederlands
Customer Service No: 0800 02 31303
Ref Number: ZAR/2407655001
The Board of Directors, Staff Members of Microsoft Corporation wishes to congratulate you on your success as the STAR PRIZE WINNER of £750 000.00 (Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand pound sterling) from a total cash payout of £ 50 000 000 shared among thirty lucky international patriots in the 2019 Microsoft Techwin Promotion Award held in Netherlands to mark her 36th years of existence.
For confidential purpose, find attached detail on your winning to claim
Mrs Côté Girvin
(Woordvoerder Van de Nederlandse Staatsloterij)
Paleisstraat 5 2514 JA Gravenhage, Den Haag Nederlands
+31 88 912 0100
It is a SCAM.
You have won nothing.
All they want is your money and private and confidential information to steal your identity.
Ignore and delete it.
“What is the Microsoft Lottery scam?”
The Microsoft Lottery scam is a fraud that usually starts with an email message that claims the recipient has won “The Microsoft Lottery.”
There is no Microsoft Lottery and/or Sweepstakes, and any message of this kind is designed to engage you in a dialogue with cybercriminals who want to persuade you to send them money.
You have not won the “Microsoft Lottery”
Microsoft customers are often targets of a scam that uses email messages to falsely promise money. Victims receive messages claiming “You have won the Microsoft Lottery!” There is no Microsoft Lottery. Delete the message.
If you have lost money to this scam, report it to the Police. You can also send the police report to Microsoft and we will use it to help law enforcement catch the criminals who send out these e-mail messages.
Bill Smithers – Microsoft MVP July 2013 – Dec 2020Microsoft Technology Company Paleisstraat 5, 25,14 JA Gravenhage Den Haag Nederlands Customer Service No: 0800 02 31303 Fax: 0031847340001 Ref Number: ZAR/2407655001 Dear Winner, The Board of ]]>