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Beware of the "2018 Microsoft Award" Lottery Scam

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Beware of the "2018 Microsoft Award" Lottery Scam

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There is no "2018 Microsoft Award" lottery or sweepstakes, therefore, recipients of fake email messages like the one below, which claim they are winners in the same so-called lottery, are asked to delete the email messages and should not follow the instructions in them. The fake emails are being sent by lottery scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into believing they are lottery winners and subsequently trick them into sending their personal information and money.

The "Microsoft Promotion Award 2018" Lottery Scam

From: "Microsoft- Corporation." <wewwwwsw@outlook.com>

Date: May 19, 2018 at 6:11:35 AM PDT

To: Undisclosed recipients: ;

Subject: Award Notification.

Attn:

Congratulation!!!

Your e-mail address has won $2million for 2018 Microsoft award. Serial numbers MDB/002 0869958/09 Contact (ADVOCATE FRANKLIN EDWARD) immediately; through his email address (franklinedward@exclusivemail.co.za) or phone number +27736394004 and forward him your Winning No.(19-45-87-36-76-38(77), to redeem your winning prize.

Sincerely,

Dr. Elizabeth Henning.

Once you are asked to send money in order to receive a lottery prize, it is a scam. Legitimate lottery companies will never ask their winners to send money in order to receive their prize.

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  • April 5, 2019 at 2:40 PM by an anonymous user from Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom

    should be fined a years salary

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  • February 27, 2019 at 8:46 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------

    From: Microsoft Corporation <info@microsoft.nl>

    Date: 2019/02/27 16:28 (GMT 02:00)

    To: info@microsoft.nl

    Subject: Microsoft Award £750,000

    Dear User,

    CONGRATULATION!

    The Board of Directors, Staff Members of Microsoft Techwin wishes to

    congratulate you on your success as the STAR PRIZE WINNER of £750,000 from

    a total cash payout of £50, 000,000 shared among thirty lucky

    international patriots in 2019 Microsoft Techwin Promotion.

    For confidential purpose, find attached detail on your winning to claim

    your prize.

    Regards,

    Samantha Goldberg

    (Woordvoerder Van de Nederlandse Staatsloterij)

    Paleisstraat 5 2514 JA Gravenhage, Den Haag Nederlands

    31 88 912 0100

    http://www.microsoft.nl

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  • January 27, 2019 at 3:20 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: MICROSOFT AWARD <infooffice@online-pro.org>

    Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2019 13:08

    Subject: Re: prize

    For our client

    We are delighted to have received an answer. Again, all Microsoft staff would like to use this medium to congratulate you for being the winner of this current award from the Microsoft Corporation Group 2018. All of your data has been sent to our affiliated bank (Cater Allen Bank) for transfer. . They will act accordingly and transfer your earned amount of $ 750,000.00 to your designated bank account, all you need to do is follow their instructions and get in touch with them. It is easy to transfer money from the US through Allen Bank to your account. Contact them now to claim the amount

    Here is the contact information of CATER ALLEN BANK of USA.

    Contact name Williams

    Email: customercare@catalenpb.com

    Telephone number: 1-806-686-0365

    WhatsApp number: 1-267 527-8406

    Once again, we reiterate that you must contact them using the above information and do not forget to include your name, country, address, telephone number and occupation when communicating with the bank. We wish you good luck and do not hesitate to notify us as soon as you receive this amount.

    Warm regards,

    Mr. Ford"

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  • November 29, 2018 at 10:23 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- -- -- -- --

    Von: MICROSOFT AWARD PROMOTION <fchanganaqui@mali.pe>

    Betreff: MICROSOFT WINNING 2018 AWARD

    Datum: 29. November 2018 09:35:13 MEZ

    Antwort an: <financemsoft.gbconline@msofts.uk>

    Attention E-mail Prize Winner, Microsoft wishes to congratulate you for being one of the selected Microsofts Award Winner in our ongoing MICROSOFT GB CORPORATION AWARDS,Kindly view the below attachment and contact our Finance Director, Microsoft UK Ivana Luketic Kostic E-mail: financemsoft.gbconline@msofts.uk to enable you claim your MICROSOFT WINNING AWARD of Ј845,000.00 GBP (Eight Hundred and Forty-five Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling).

    Regards, Michel Van Der Bel Microsoft GB Managing Director

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  • November 7, 2018 at 4:00 PM by info

    Here is the same scam in Spanish:

    "De: MICROSOFT PROMO <infooffice@online-pro.org>

    Fecha: 7 de noviembre de 2018, 8:59:00 GMT-6

    Para: POOH GP <pooh_83_63@hotmail.com>

    Asunto: Re: Premio

    A nuestro cliente.

    Estamos encantados de haber recibido su respuesta. Una vez más, todo el personal del Premio Microsoft desea utilizar este medio para felicitarlo por ser el ganador de este premio actual celebrado en línea por Microsoft Corporation Group 2018. Su correo electrónico fue seleccionado a través del filtro de correo electrónico en la base de datos de Hotmail. Todos sus datos han sido enviado a nuestro banco afiliado (Cater Allen Bank) para su transferencia. Actuarán en consecuencia y transferirán la cantidad ganada de $ 750,000.00 a su cuenta bancaria designada. Todo lo que necesita hacer es seguir sus instrucciones, debe contactarlos con la información requerida.

    Nombre del titular de la cuenta:

    Número de cuenta:

    Nombre del banco:

    Número de teléfono:

    Direccion de casa:

    Copia de pasaporte:

    debe enviar todos los detalles requeridos a este correo electrónico customercare@catalenpb.com

    Aquí están los datos de contacto de Cater Allen BANK of US.

    Oficial de transferencias Nombre Williams Fred

    Correo electrónico: customercare@catalenpb.com

    1-267 527-8406 ">Línea de ayuda Tel 1-267 527-8406

    Una vez más, le reiteramos que debe comunicarse con ellos utilizando la información anterior cuando se comunique con el banco. Le deseamos buena suerte y no dude en notificarnos tan pronto como haya recibido esta cantidad.

    Respecto cálido,

    Sr. Ford."

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  • October 28, 2018 at 9:57 AM by info

    Here is antoher scam:

    "From: Microsoft <info@autoliftout.com>

    Date: October 26, 2018 at 2:45:10 AM MDT

    To: <undisclosed-recipients>

    Subject: Award Notification.

    Attn:

    Congratulation!!!

    Your e-mail address has won $2million for 2018 Microsoft award. Serial numbers MDB/002 0869958/09 Contact (ADVOCATE FRANKLIN EDWARD) immediately; through his email address (franklinedward@webmail.co.za) or phone number 27736394004 and forward him your Winning No.(19-45-87-36-76-38(77), to redeem your winning prize.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Elizabeth Henning."

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  • October 22, 2018 at 5:23 AM by an anonymous user from Rijeka, Primorsko-Goranska Zupanija, Croatia

    Received this:

    "Pristiglo mI danas od:

    Bárbara Bianca Sena <barbara.sena@agu.gov.br>

    Microsoft Promo 2018

    Vaš ID e-pošte osvojio je nagradu od $ 900000,00 USD, od Microsoft Award 2018. Da biste dobilI nagradu, pošaljite svoje ime: Adresa I broj mobitela.

    Copyright © Microsoft Promo 2018."

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  • October 6, 2018 at 4:27 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Microsoft

    Attn: Congratulation!!! Your e-mail address has won $2million for 2018 Microsoft award.

    Serial numbers MDB/002 0869958/09 Contact (ADVOCATE FRANKLIN EDWARD) immediately; through his email address (franklin.edward@executivemail.co.za) or phone number 27736394004 and forward him your Winning No.(19-45-87-36-76-38(77), to redeem your winning prize.

    Sincerely, Dr. Elizabeth Henning."

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  • September 24, 2018 at 2:11 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- -- -- -- -- -- --

    From: MICROSOFT AWARD <anbartan@gmail.com>

    Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 01:02 p. m.

    Subject: Re: WON

    For our client

    We are delighted to have received an answer. Again, all Microsoft staff would like to use this medium to congratulate you for being the winner of this current award from the Microsoft Corporation Group 2018. All of your data has been sent to our affiliated bank (Cater Allen Bank) for transfer. . They will act accordingly and transfer your earned amount of $ 750,000.00 to your designated bank account, all you need to do is follow their instructions and get in touch with them. It is easy to transfer money from the US through Allen Bank to your account. Contact them now to claim the amount

    Here is the contact information of CATER ALLEN BANK of USA.

    Contact name ROLAND MARK

    Email: customercare@catalenpb.com

    Helpline Tel 1-267 527-8406

    Once again, we reiterate that you must contact them using the above information and do not forget to include your name, country, address, telephone number and occupation when communicating with the bank. We wish you good luck and do not hesitate to notify us as soon as you receive this amount.

    Warm regards,

    Mr. Ford

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  • September 9, 2018 at 10:17 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Head of Financial Adviser Services [mailto:donotreply-MS0365Tech@00ddns-urlonmicrosoft-net.com]

    Sent: Friday, 7 September 2018 5:56 p.m

    Subject: [Info] Mail for maria.vito-tupai@dbh.govt.nz 9/7/2018 1:56:15 p.m.

    Head of Operation

    Our Ref.........MLA-2018

    Your Ref........899388DH22

    Mail For : maria.vito-tupai@dbh.govt.nz

    9/7/2018 1:56:15 p.m.

    This message is a notice of quick reminder due to your unclaimed asset, We are writing to inform you that your asset will be cancelled from the list because of the delay to complete the processing of your asset to you. This is just the 1st section category B so the program is still on so we urge you to get back to us by today if you are still interested for the release of your asset because after 48 hours interval, Your email will be removed from the signed winning list. You will be required to contact the assigned attorney that will assist you prepare your asset to avoid any issues due to the policy of receiving the asset.

    It is imperative that you add your Reference Number : 899388DH22 as the subject of any correspondence with the attorney to prove your rights. Below is the contact details :

    Contact Email : att.richardclegg@outlook.com or mr.richardclegg@gmail.com

    Regards,

    © 2018

    Mr Alarico Sanchez

    Head of Financial Adviser Services"

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  • September 8, 2018 at 8:13 AM by an anonymous user from Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    I received one this morning but having this happen to me several times I was aware that it might be a scam just by the e mail address of who sent it.

    If you ever win anything and they ask you send to money IT'S A SCAM. BEWARE

    They said I won $750,000.00 USD

    "FARLEY, ALEX R" <arfarley@email.sc.edu>..This is the person that sent me the e mail..the end is the give away it was sent from a school ..

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  • August 15, 2018 at 11:50 PM by an anonymous user from Reading, England, United Kingdom

    I received the 1.5 million letter into one of my junk email accounts. That was the first clue.

    Second -brevity.

    Third -was, of course, 1.5 million simoleons.

    Fourth -No account number anywhere or identifier to be found?!?!

    Fifth - 2018 award for what? Beer drinking? Now that I would believe.

    No formal MS letterhead, and the list goes on.

    Look for little mistakes, spelling, punctuation. The average Josephine or Joe, should be able to spot a fraud in Short order.

    Delete it, then take a few seconds to fantasize about what you would have done with all that dough, then get on with life.

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  • July 24, 2018 at 11:40 AM by an anonymous user from Cornwall, Ontario, Canada

    Received July 22 2018 also in Toronto Canada

    "Dear Winner

    This is to acknowledge the receipt of the order from the senate house, in respect with the provision act of decree 114 of the 1998 constitution; I am directed to inform you that your payment verification and confirmations is correct. Therefore, we are happy to inform you that arrangements have been concluded to effect your payment as soon as possible and in our bid to transparency.

    All necessary documents that will facilitate the clearance of your $1,500,000.00 USD Parcel in your name has been processed. Your Parcel contains the following documents:

    YOUR BANK DRAFT OF $1,500,000.00 USD

    YOUR PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER IS 2900

    THE MICROSOFT-SURFACE PRO 3 LAPTOP

    CONTACT COURIER VIA EMAIL FOR DELIVERY WITH YOUR FULL DETAILS;

    Full Name:

    Address:

    Phone No:

    Occupation:

    GLOBAL COURIER SERVICE

    Senior Dispatch Officer: Mr Leonard Smith

    Email: globalcourier774@gmail.com

    Once again congratulations

    Regards

    EVENT MANAGER: BARRY DELP"

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  • July 21, 2018 at 12:11 AM by an anonymous user from Boston, Massachusetts, United States

    SCAM ALERT: See below, appears to be from U of S Carolina

    "EMILY A <ekustak@email.uscb.edu>

    FrI 7/20/18, 8:37 PM

    MICROSOFT PROMOTION AWARD 2018

    CONGRATULATIONS,

    Your emaill address has won $1,500,00 USD on behalf of Microsoft Award, kindly Reply with your Full Names, Phone Number And Address for Claims

    Microsoft Award

    Head of Operationns"

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  • June 25, 2018 at 6:14 AM by info

    Received via email:

    "I got the email too, as per your scam page:

    Thanks

    Kind regards,

    Andy

    Sent from Outlook for iPad.

    From: ms0365tech 00ddns-urlonmicrosoft-net.com <ms0365tech@00ddns-urlonmicrosoft-net.com>

    Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018 9:18 am

    Subject: Re: [Info] Mail for 6/25/2018 4:40:08 a.m.

    Microsoft Lottery Award.

    Our Ref.........MLA-2018

    Your Ref........899388DH22

    Your email address ( ) with Reference Number : 899388DH22 was selected along with other winners for the asset. Please be advised to keep this process confidential to avoid double claim which attracts cancellation of your asset immediately. You will be required to contact the assigned attorney that will assist you prepare your winning to avoid any issues due to the policy of receiving such asset.

    It is imperative that you add your Reference Number : 899388DH22 as the subject of any correspondence with the attorney to prove your winning rights. Below is the contact details of the Attorney :

    ATTORNEY RICHARD CLEGG CHAMBERS

    Contact Email : att.richardclegg@outlook.com

    We advise you comply to the attorney instruction to enable successful release to you in your preferred choice. Attached is the claims form, download and fill necessary information then send a copy to the attorney and a copy to this office.

    PLEASE NOTE : Respond back to us if you receive this email content and claims form.

    Regards,

    © Microsoft 2018

    On June 25, 2018 at 12:08 AM Durector <> wrote:

    Contacting back as requested

    Kind regards,

    Andy

    Phone :- 44 (0) 8438 497 635

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE

    The information in this email is confidential and solely for the use of the intended recipient(s). If you receive this email in error, please notify the sender and delete the email from your system immediately. In such circumstances, you must not make any use of the email or its contents. Views expressed by an individual in this email do not necessarily reflect the views of CCL.

    Computer viruses may be transmitted by email. CCL accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this email. E-mail transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free. It is possible that information may be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses. The sender does not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the contents of this message, which arise as a result of e-mail transmission.

    CCL.

    Registered office:- (UK MAIN) 99 Crockerne Drive, Easton-in-Gordano, Pill, North Somerset BS20 0LE. UNITED KINGDOM

    Sent from Outlook for iPad.

    From: Head of Financial Adviser Services <donotreply-ms0365tech@00ddns-urlonmicrosoft-net.com>

    Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2018 9:39 pm

    To:

    Subject: [Info] Mail for 6/25/2018 4:40:08 a.m.

    Head of Operation

    Mail For :

    6/25/2018 4:40:08 a.m.

    Greetings !!

    You have been awarded with an asset value of (*150*000*00*)

    Details regarding your winning are confidential for security reasons due to our policy and privacy terms to avoid double claim.

    Please contact support center with details below

    Reference ID : 899388DH22

    Support Centre : ms0365tech@00ddns-urlonmicrosoft-net.com

    Best Regards,

    Mr Alarico Sanchez

    Head of Financial Adviser Services"

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  • June 18, 2018 at 6:50 PM by info

    Received via email:

    "Hi,

    I have received this email today (13/6/18),

    And it looks like a scam so I googled the persons name and you guys popped up saying it is a scam and to forward emails on to you.

    Please find below the email I received.

    Thank you for the warning.

    With thanks,

    Ms N Farrell.

    --

    Sent from my Android phone with mail.com Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

    On 13/06/2018, 13:01 Head of Financial Adviser Services <donotreply-MS0365Tech@00ddns-urlonmicrosoft-net.com> wrote:

    Head of Operation

    Greetings !!

    You have been awarded with an asset value of (*150*000*00*)

    Details regarding your winning are confidential for security reasons due to our policy and privacy terms to avoid double claim.

    Please contact support center with details below

    Reference ID

    : 899388DH22

    Support Centre : support-MS0365Tech@00ddns-urlonmicrosoft-net.com

    Best Regards,

    Mr Alarico Sanchez

    Head of Financial Adviser Services"

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  • June 4, 2018 at 12:22 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------

    From: Head of Financial Adviser Services <donotreply-MS0365Tech@00ddns-urlonmicrosoft-net.com>

    Date: 6/4/18 9:54 AM (GMT-08:00)

    Subject: [Info] Mail for 6/5/2018 12:54:27 a.m.

    Head of Operation

    Mail For :

    6/5/2018 12:54:27 a.m.

    Greetings !!

    You have been awarded with an asset value of (*150*000*00*)

    Details regarding your winning are confidential for security reasons due to our policy and privacy terms to avoid double claim.

    Please contact support center with details below

    Reference ID : 899388DH22

    Support Centre : support-MS0365Tech@00ddns-urlonmicrosoft-net.com

    Best Regards,

    Mr Alarico Sanchez

    Head of Financial Adviser Services

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Beware of the "2018 Microsoft Award" Lottery Scam