Scam -"Official Notification Letter 2014 & Microsoft Google Customers and Users Award 2014"
May 5, 2015
The email message below with the subject: "Official Notification Letter 2014" or "Microsoft Google Customers and Users Award 2014," which claims the recipients are winners of the Google Reward Promotion, is a lottery scam. Please do not respond to the email message with your personal information because the email message was sent by scammers and not by Google or Microsoft, and there is no 'Microsoft Google Customers and Users Award'.
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The Fake Google or Microsoft Email Message
Subject: Re: OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION LETTER 2014
Google Enterprise Operation London
Google UK Ltd
76 Buckingham Palace Road
London SW1W 9TQ
MICROSOFT GOOGLE CUSTOMERS AND USERS AWARD 2014
Congratulations on becoming a selected winner of the Google Reward Promotion. A Copy of Our Microsoft Google Customers and Users Award 2014 Letter is Attached for your Immediate followup. Congratulations on emerging as the Second (2nd) prize winner in our Microsoft Google Users and Customers award for 2014. You are advised to contact the Payment Consultant immediately for the release of your cash prize. Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of Microsoft Google Networking United Kingdom.
VP. Matt Brittin,
Chairman of the Board and Managing Director,
Google United Kingdom.
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