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Beware of "Microsoft and Google Award Team for the 37th Anniversary 2017 Promotion" Scams

2017-05-23T10:07:37 -  +
Beware of "Microsoft and Google Award Team for the 37th Anniversary 2017 Promotion" Scams

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.

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A "Microsoft /Google Award Team for the 37th Anniversary 2017" Scam

----- Forwarded Message -----

From: MICROSOFT CORP <msoftaward@computer4u.com>

Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 1:50 PM

Subject: THANKS AND GET BACK TO US

Microsoft Corp

Microsoft Campus

Thames Valley Park,

Reading Berkshire RG6 1WG United Kingdom.

www.microsoft.com

Date: 23/05/2017

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:

2, Nationality/Country:

3, Address:

4, Copy of identity/Date of birth:

5, Mobile /Tel/Fax:

6, Occupation:

7, Ref/Batch No:

Congratulations once more.

Best Regards

Mrs. Cole

= Legal Disclaimer =

this e-mail and any attachments are confidential. If you have received this e-mail and any attachment in error, please delete it from your systems without copying or forwarding it, and notify Microsoft Corp Ltd by telephone at +44 03448002400 or by e-mail to msoftaward@computer4u.com

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  • Posted: Mar 20, 2018 at 10:36 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Multan, Punjab, Pakistan

    I received a message that I have won 800000 pounds from Microsoft. Is it true?

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    • Posted: Mar 21, 2018 at 3:32 AM by info

      No, it is not true, it is a scam.

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  • Posted: Feb 28, 2018 at 5:55 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan

    I have receive a message from Microsoft that I won 800000 pound is it real or fake

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    • Posted: Mar 12, 2018 at 11:40 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

      I have receive a message from Microsoft that I won 800000 pound is it real or fake

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      • Posted: Mar 13, 2018 at 1:00 AM by info

        It is a fake.

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  • Posted: Jan 9, 2018 at 7:28 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan

    I have recieved the email in which the above information asked...is it real or not...plz inform me.

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  • Posted: Dec 20, 2017 at 4:40 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan

    Real or fake:

    "We acknowledge the receipt of your mail with regard to the sms which was sent to your Mobile. You have been Awarded £800,000.00 (Eight Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds GBP) in the 2017 Microsoft Management & Finance Group Office, Windows Live Mobile Draw. Your Mobile Telephone Number was selected randomly through our Computer Ballot System from World Mobile Telephone Directories in our bid to fight the pressing global economic crisis and to make poverty a history.

    I write to acquaint you with guidelines that you must follow in order to complete your claims. On our part, we have a mandate to see you through. We will work assiduously to realize this mandate as we respect your views, opinions and most importantly protect your Privacy. this email."

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    • Posted: Dec 20, 2017 at 5:03 PM by info

      It is a fake, there is no such lottery or promotion.

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  • Posted: Oct 9, 2017 at 6:42 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Djibouti, Djibouti

    Here is another scam:

    "Microsoft Campus
    Thames Valley Park,
    Reading Berkshire RG6 1WG United Kingdom.

    Dear Our Esteemed Winner,

    Microsoft Corporation wish to notify all online customers as we celebrates the 37th anniversary 2017; and also to inform you that Your email address have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £750, 000, 00 Pounds Sterling. Including a complimentary Microsoft Bag that includes a Microsoft Lumia 650 smartphone, Microsoft’s Surface Book brand new laptop, Windows 10 T-Shirt & 32GB Pen Drive,as one of the beneficiary Selected in this ongoing 37th Anniversary Program in conjunction with the Google Play Products(G.P.P.).

    For more details send your Ref: BTD/968/05/Batch:409978E to Mrs.Margret Cole.
    Tel/Fax: 443448002400
    Email: msoftaward@computer4u.com

    Yours truly,
    Mrs. Snare Philippa.
    Chief Marketing Officer Microsoft UK

    © Copyright 2017 Microsoft Lottery promotion All Right Reserve"?

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  • Posted: Jul 28, 2017 at 1:11 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

    I got a SMS that my mobile has won 800000 gbp in the 2017 Microsoft mobile draw. I want to ask that it is true or any fake SMS?

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    • Posted: Jul 28, 2017 at 6:26 AM by info

      It is a fake.

      delete


      • Posted: Aug 31, 2017 at 3:37 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan

        I also get same sms ..!?

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  • Posted: Jul 14, 2017 at 5:24 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Muscat, Muhafazat Masqat, Oman

    Dear Sir,

    I got the email messages below, but I do not know if it is true or false:

    -- start of email --
    FROM: THE DESK OF THE E-MAIL PROMOTIONS MANAGER INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT, MICROSOFT CORPORATION WORD LOTTERY AFRICA.
    REFERENCE NO: MSW-L/200-26937
    BATCH NO: 2017 JULY L#22
    WINNER NO: 5
     
    ELECTRONIC MAIL AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION
    AWARD PRESENTATION CENTER: AFRICA NIGERIA.
     
    WINNING NOTIFICATION !

    Dear Sir/ Madam,
     
    We the MICROSOFT CORPORATION MANAGEMENT WORLDWIDE are pleased to inform you that you're among our winners of  MS-WORD LOTTO LOTTERY conducted in NIGERIA BEING THE HOST OF THE EVENT FOR THIS PRESENT NEW MONTH MEGA JACKPOT LOTTO WINNING PROGRAM .
     
    Your Personal E-mail address or your Company email is attached to WINNER NO: 5
    JULY-2017-02 MSW in the first lottery category. You have therefore been approved the sum of   $1,000,000.00  (One Million United States Dollars Only) in cash Credited to file REF NO:MSW-L/200-26937.
     
    All participants were selected from Worldwide Websites especially Yahoo mail,msn mail,aol mail, icq mail and outlook.com through our Microsoft computer ballot system drawn from 21,000 Names, 3,000 names from each continent (Canada, Asia, Australia, United state, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania , as part of International "E-MAIL" Promotions Program, Which is conducted annually for our prominent MS -WORD users all over the world and to encourage the use of Internet and emails worldwide.
     
    Your fund has been insured with your REF NO: MSW-L/200-26937 and will be ready for transfer/delivery to you as soon as possible. It will be delivered to you by one of our Paymaster Staff in charge of AFRICA (NIGERIA) Zone (  DR JAMES MORGAN). Your E-mail address should be used in all correspondence with your claims officer, please Note that, you are advised to contact your claims officer via email and phone as we are promoting the use of E-mail. Also you have the right to call him to confirm your winnings as he will provide you with the necessary details on how to claim Your prize.
     
    You are to keep your REF NUMBERS and BATCH NUMBER  away from the general public, until you have been processed and your prize money transferred to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming.

    To claim your winning prize, you must first contact our claims department by email for Processing and remittance of your prize money to you.

    THE  PAYMASTER OFFICER CONTACT EMAIL IS:
    (PLEASE REPLY WITH THIS EMAIL BELOW)
     
    PAYMASTER/CLAIM AGENT:
    NAME: DR JAMES MORGAN
    EMAIL: mswclaimdepartment2@outlook.com
    TEL:   2348082524833
     
    YOU HAVE TO CONTACT YOUR PAYMASTER WITH THE MICROSOFT WINNER'S APPLICATION/VERIFICATION FORM OF PAYMENT PROCESSING 
     
    WINNER'S PERSONAL DATA
      
    1.First Name..........
    2.Middle Name........ 
    3.Last Name............
    4.Gender............ 
    ..
     
    WINNING INFORMATION.
     
    13.Ref Number...........
    14.Batch Number...........
    15.Winner Number...........
    16.Amount Won..............
     
    Remember, all prize money must be claimed within 14 days. All funds not Claimed on or before the fixed date will be returned as Unclaimed and will be seen as forfeited by you hence will be donated  to charity organization around the world.
     
    NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference and batch numbers in all correspondences with your claims officer. 
     
    Congratulations, once more from the entire Management and Staff of Microsoft Cooperation African/Nigerian Regional office to all our  lucky winners this year. Thank you for being part of this promotional lottery program. Our special thanks and gratitude to Bill Gates of Microsoft and all his Associates for alleviating poverty around the World.

    Sincerely,
    LOTTERY SPONSORS: CHIEF SPONSORS;
    MICROSOFT CORPORATION AFRICA,             MICROSOFT CORPORATION UK,
    MICROSOFT CORPORATION USA,            MICROSOFT CORPORATION ASIA
    -- end of email --

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    • Posted: Jul 14, 2017 at 9:10 AM by info

      The email is fake or a lottery scam. Please delete it and do not follow the instructions in it.

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      • Posted: Aug 25, 2017 at 4:33 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Khairpur, Sindh, Pakistan

        How is it possible that emails came from trusted sites.

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        • Posted: Aug 25, 2017 at 5:33 AM by info

          The emails are not actually sent from the trusted sites, they only appear to. There is a technique called email spoofing that cyber criminals use to make an email message appear as if they came from an email address, but was actually sent from another. Click here to learn more.

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  • Posted: Jun 8, 2017 at 11:16 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    Got the following email with no message, just a .jpg file attached, called peru.JPG. I figured it was a total scam and this site confirmed my suspicion.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: AUBRY PORTER [mailto:porterville@truvista.net]
    Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2017 8:45 AM
    Subject: rewards

    rewards"

    Basically the attachment said that I won 1.5 million dollars, and I should contact someone in Peru to claim my funds. Not!

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