The email message below, which claims that the recipients are lucky winners of the "Microsoft /Google Award Team for the 37th anniversary 2017" promotion is a lottery scam that is being sent by lottery scammers to their potential victims. There is no "Microsoft / Google Award Team for the 37th anniversary 2017" and recipients of the fake email message should not respond to it or follow the instructions in it. Remember, every month, lottery scammers send out thousands of lottery scamming email messages in an attempt to trick the recipients into thinking they have won the lottery. Once potential victims respond to the fake lottery scamming email messages, they will be asked by the lottery scammers to send thousands of dollars, which the scammers will claim are for taxes and other fees that the potential victims must pay in order for them to receive their so-called lottery prizes. But, once the lottery scammers receive the money sent by their victims, they will disappear, leaving the victims disappointed, frustrated and a few thousand dollars poorer.
A "Microsoft /Google Award Team for the 37th Anniversary 2017" Scam
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: MICROSOFT CORP <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 1:50 PM
Subject: THANKS AND GET BACK TO US
Thames Valley Park,
Reading Berkshire RG6 1WG United Kingdom.
Dear Our Esteemed Winner,
In response to your mail, this is an online promotion from Microsoft /Google Award Team for the 37th anniversary 2017. Which was drawn for the augmentation of Microsoft/Google Play Apps users in the whole universe. The process of claiming your fund remains that your personal and winning details will be verified to ascertain if you are the rightful winner of the fund. After the verification, a confirmation and contact details of the paying bank will be sent to you.
Please provide the following details for processing of your claim.
1, Names in full:
4, Copy of identity/Date of birth:
5, Mobile /Tel/Fax:
7, Ref/Batch No:
Congratulations once more.
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