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Lottery Scam - "Congratulations! Your Email Address has Won GBP Read the Attached Document"

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Lottery Scam - "Congratulations! Your Email Address has Won GBP Read the Attached Document"

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The email message below: "Congratulations! Your Email Address has Won GBP Read the Attached Document for Complete Information," is fraudulent and you should not respond to it with your personal information. Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their personal information and/or sending money.

Remember, never send your personal information to anyone in an email message or send money to someone who contacted you via email message.

Also, there is no Microosft, Gmail, Motorola, Google, Hotmail, Live.com, Windows Live, Microsoft Outlook, Windows 8 or Android lottery.

The Fraudulent Email Message

From: karen@eonenet.com

Subject: CONGRATULATIONS!!!YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS HAS WON GBP READ THE ATTACHED DOCUMENT FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION

Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:40:02 -0700

Dear Microsoft User/Winner,

We wish to congratulate you for being among the four (4) selected winners in the ongoing Microsoft E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes; we believe with your prize, you will continue to be an active user in patronizing Microsoft Products and email.

Kindly go though the attached official letter from Microsoft Corporations.

E-mail: validation_windows@163.com

regards,

Owen Sagness

Microsoft Foreign Transfer Manager

Microsoft Corporations, United Kingdom.

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Lottery Scam - "Congratulations! Your Email Address has Won GBP Read the Attached Document"