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Beware of the "2018 Microsoft Award" Lottery Scam

2018-05-20T12:52:52 -  +
Beware of the "2018 Microsoft Award" Lottery Scam

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.

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The "2018 Microsoft Award" 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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  • Posted: 2018-06-18T18:50:27 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 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"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-06-04T12:22:43 by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------
    From: Head of Financial Adviser Services
    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

    delete