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The "Microsoft New Year Lottery" Lotto Scam

If you have received the fake "Microsoft New Year Lottery" email below or others like it, which claims that you are a winner in the same lottery, please do not follow the instructions in it. This is because the email is a lottery scam. There is no "Microsoft New Year Lottery" and the fake email message was sent by cyber-criminals/scammers, and not by Yahoo! or Microsoft. Yahoo or Microsoft will never ask their users to send their personal information via an email message. And, sending your personal information to those cyber-criminals will only help them rip you off. 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.

The Microsoft New Year Lottery Lotto Scam
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For online users who have already been tricked by the fraudulent e-mail, please be careful next time. This is because the cyber-criminals/scammers will contact those online users, using the information they have submitted, in an attempt to scam them.

The "Microsoft New Year Lottery" Lottery Scam

From: Microsoft Notification <infos@unlp.edu.ar>

Date: January 2, 2019 at 6:40:29 PM MST

To: Recipients <infos@unlp.edu.ar>

Subject: New Year Winner!

Reply-To: claims_dept19@126.com

You've won (£5,500,000.00.GBP),from the Microsoft New Year Lottery you are

to Send your personal information to Contact Person : Mrs.Kate Jones.Email:

claims_dept19@126.com Info needed:Names,Age,Country.Tel: Home Address:

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The "Microsoft New Year Lottery" Lotto Scam