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Is the Microsoft On-line Lottery a scam?

Hello Gods Favorite,

Thank you for posting in the Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum. Just to expand on Mick’s answer, Microsoft DOES NOT have any sort of an online lottery. This is an obvious phishing scam. If you could reply with the header information from the email along with the info in the body of the email it would be helpful.

Jack
Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
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I recently recieved an email asking for personal contact information in order to recieve my so called winnings from the Microsoft On-line Lottery. Has any one else recieve such emails. Does microsoft

I received a message saying that i won $900,000,00 usd

hello , I received a message saying that

This Is to Inform You That You Have Won a Prize Money of Nine Hundred Thousand U.S Dollars($900, 000.00 USD) Laptop for This Year Lottery Promotion Which Is Organized By Gmail/ MSN Windows/Yahoo Lottery Inc. We Collects All The Email Addresses Of The People That Are Active Online, Among The People That Subscribed To Gmail, We Only Select Thirteen People As Our Winners Through Electronic Balloting System Without The Winner Applying Winners

Winner Verification Form (

1) Your Contact Address/private Email Address……

(3) Your Nationality/country………………………………….

(7) Ever Won An Online Lottery? .

(CONTACT EVENTS MANAGER)

E-Mail: *** Email address is removed for privacy ***

ONCE AGAIN CONGRATULATIONS

that is real or a scam? Thanks.

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 2020

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