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Scam email received from microsoft award promotion 2011?

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MICROSOFT 2011 £1,000,000.00 AWARD PRIZE Microsoft Award Team 20 Craven Park, Harlesden London NW10 United Kingdom. Ref: ******** Batch: ****** CONGRATULATION! CONGRATULATION!! CONGRATULATION!!! Dear lucky winner The Microsoft and AOL is running an e-mail beta test programmed award promotion 2011, Your email address as indicated was drawn and attached to ticket number ************* with serial numbers ************** and drew the lucky numbers ************** which subsequently won you the total sum of GBP£1,000,000.00 (One Million Great Britain Pounds) The draw registered number one was conducted in Brockley, London United Kingdom on the 21ST` February 2011. These Draws are commemorative as such as special that, you don’t need to buy any ticket to enter the draws. To claim this prize, you are requested to complete the verification form and send it to the email address shown below, as our London office will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your fund as soon as you contact them. All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 companies, and individual. This promotion takes place annually. DELIVERY AGENT CONTACT INFORMATION: NAME OF COURIER FIRM: ****** . Claim agent manager: ****** Email: ******* Tel: + 44 – ********** Tel: + 44 – ********** Fax: + 44 – ********* YOUR FULL NAME: ------------------------------------------------- ____ & AGE: ---------------------------------------------------------- PERMANENT ADDRESS: ------------------------------------------ COUNTRY: ------------------------------------------------------------ CITY & POSTAL CODE: -------------------------------------------- OCCUPATION: ------------------------------------------------------ MOBILE & FAX NO: ------------------------------------------------- WINNING E-MAIL: -------------------------------------------------- AMOUNT WON: ---------------------------------------------------- TICKET NO: ----------------------------------------------------------- LUCKY NO: ----------------------------------------------------------- SERIAL NO: ----------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIOAL PASSPORT COPY: ------------------------------ Your fund is now insured to your name. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning details strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to your in which ever way you deemed fit to claim your prize. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this program. Finally, you are to make a remittance of a part of your winning prize not lower than 10-percent, to any charity organization of your choice after receiving your allocation. Our special thanks and gratitude’s to Bill Gates and his associations. We wish you the best of luck as you spend your good fortunes on this season. ******** Microsoft Promotion Team Vice President Microsoft has obtained your contact details from public Internet sources. We thought that you could be attracted to be part of this promotion with our company for enquires visit our © Copyright 2011 Microsoft Lottery promotion All Right Reserve" Remember - This is a public forum so never post private information such as email or phone numbers!

 

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MICROSOFT 2011 £1,000,000.00 AWARD PRIZE Microsoft Award Team 20 Craven Park, Harlesden London NW10 United Kingdom. Ref: ******** Batch: ****** CONGRATULATION! CONGRATULATION!! CONGRATULATION!!! Dear lucky winner The Microsoft and AOL is running an e-mail beta test programmed award promotion 2011, Your email address as indicated was drawn and attached to ticket number ************* with serial numbers ************** and drew the lucky numbers ************** which subsequently won you the total sum of GBP£1,000,000.00 (One Million Great Britain Pounds) The draw registered number one was conducted in Brockley, London United Kingdom on the 21ST` February 2011. These Draws are commemorative as such as special that, you don’t need to buy any ticket to enter the draws. To claim this prize, you are requested to complete the verification form and send it to the email address shown below, as our London office will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your fund as soon as you contact them. All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 companies, and individual. This promotion takes place annually. DELIVERY AGENT CONTACT INFORMATION: NAME OF COURIER FIRM: ****** . Claim agent manager: ****** Email: ******* Tel: + 44 – ********** Tel: + 44 – ********** Fax: + 44 – ********* YOUR FULL NAME: ------------------------------------------------- ____ & AGE: ---------------------------------------------------------- PERMANENT ADDRESS: ------------------------------------------ COUNTRY: ------------------------------------------------------------ CITY & POSTAL CODE: -------------------------------------------- OCCUPATION: ------------------------------------------------------ MOBILE & FAX NO: ------------------------------------------------- WINNING E-MAIL: -------------------------------------------------- AMOUNT WON: ---------------------------------------------------- TICKET NO: ----------------------------------------------------------- LUCKY NO: ----------------------------------------------------------- SERIAL NO: ----------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIOAL PASSPORT COPY: ------------------------------ Your fund is now insured to your name. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep your winning details strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to your in which ever way you deemed fit to claim your prize. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this program. Finally, you are to make a remittance of a part of your winning prize not lower than 10-percent, to any charity organization of your choice after receiving your allocation. Our special thanks and gratitude’s to Bill Gates and his associations. We wish you the best of luck as you spend your good fortunes on this season. ******** Microsoft Promotion Team Vice President Microsoft has obtained your contact details from public Internet sources. We thought that you could be attracted to be part of this promotion with our company for enquires visit our © Copyright 2011 Microsoft Lottery promotion All Right Reserve" Remember - This is a public forum so never post private information such as email or phone numbers!

 

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hey agnes125

FALSE

a SCAM

you would be giving you name age and address etc away

microsoft does not contact you unless you make arrangements for them to do so

read this sticky at the top of the forum about microsoft lotteries

these are all similar scams

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistasecurity/thread/9c277bf2-5092-4474-b1eb-b7920c4e45c8

Lisa- Support Engineer<abbr class="affil">Microsoft Support</abbr><abbr class="affil">, Moderator</abbr>

 
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Microsoft customers are often targets of lottery fraud (also known as lottery scams), which use fake e-mail messages that claim that the recipient has won "The Microsoft Lottery."

 

There is no Microsoft lottery and if you receive this kind of e-mail it has been sent by criminals in an attempt to steal money from you.

 

Lottery fraud is a form Advance Fee Fraud (AFF), a crime that tricks victims into paying money in advance for a fictitious gift or cash prize.

 

Tips to help protect against lottery scams

  • Remember, if you haven't entered a lottery, it's unlikely that you've won it.
  • Microsoft Corporation does not conduct cash lotteries.
  • If you receive an e-mail that claims to be from a well-known company that says that you've won a lottery, be very wary. Never part with money in advance.
  • Be aware that once you lose money to a lottery fraud, the criminals are very likely to re-contact you under a new pseudonym, or with a different story, to trick you into handing over more money.
  • Be cautious if you receive a check and then are asked to repay part of the amount. Legitimate companies will not ask you to do this.
  • Be suspicious if you are asked by people you don't know to send money to them by wire transfer. While wire transfers are quick and efficient, unlike bank transfers they are difficult to trace and cannot be reversed.
  • If an e-mail sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Never part with money under suspicious circumstances.

 

For additional information regarding the ‘Microsoft Lottery Fraud’ and information on how to report this to Microsoft please refer to the links below:

 

What is the Microsoft Lottery Fraud?

Avoid scams that use the Microsoft Name fraudulently

Report Microsoft lottery fraud

 

 


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