Free Xbox One from Microsoft scam email

Just a heads up for you folks. I received a scam email several days ago congratulating me on 'winning an Xbox one with Forza Motorsport 5'. Unfortunately as much as I'd love this to be true, the link is to a fraudulent website requesting £429 which will apparently be refunded upon confirming my order. It's a shame there are some ill minded people jumping on the back of a legitimate giveaway. Stay safe people.

 

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Last updated October 6, 2018 Views 9 Applies to:

What was the email address it came from?

noreply@***xboxengage.***.** - I've forwarded all the details including a screenshot of the email to Microsoft. 

I've put stars in place of the characters I don't remember. I've deleted all trace as I'm unsure as to whether my machine would have been infected with some form of malware as a result of opening said email. It was something like *** Email address is removed for privacy ***?

Maybe a Nigerian Prince won them all in the Spanish National Lottery.

It's close to the email addy that we all know and love but not it.  You should also PM one of the support agents on the forums about it as well.  Their cards have an S on them.