Lottery or Sweepstakes Scam - "Microsoft Promotion Award Team"
Jun 23, 2015
The email message below: "Microsoft Promotion Award Team," which claims the recipients are lottery winners in the Microsoft and AOL sweepstakes, is a lottery scam. Please do not respond to the email message with your personal information. The email message is a fake and was sent by scammers. There is no Microsoft and AOL lottery or sweepstakes.
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The Fake Email Message
Subject: Microsoft Promotion Award Team
The prestigious Microsoft and AOL has set out and successfully organised a Sweepstakes. We rolled out over 100,000.000.00 (One Hundred Million Great Britain Pound Sterling) for our Anniversary Draws. Participants for this draw were randomly selected and drawn from a wide range of web hosts which we enjoy their patronage. Your email address has subsequently won you 2,000,000.00 GBP (Two Million Great Britain Pound Sterling) as one of the jackpot winner in this draw. You have therefore won the entire winning sum of 2,000,000.00 GBP (Two Million Great Britain Pound Sterling).
To file for your claim Please Contact your fiduciary agent with your
Stated below are the details of your Fiduciary agent.
You are to contact him via email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Roy Henshaw
Microsoft Promotion Award Team
Head Sweepstakes Organising Committee.
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