Remember, if someone asked you to send money, processing fee, taxes or other forms of payment in order to receive a lottery prize, it is a scam.
The "Microsoft Internet Lottery Promotion 2019" Lottery Scam
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:42 PM
Subject: THE PROCEDURE TO CLAIM YOU’RE WINNING PRIZE
Congratulations for being one of our lucky winners in MICROSOFT INTERNET LOTTERY PROMOTION 2019. This is in response to your filled application form forwarded to this office for claiming your winning prize. Your payment files are on the range of South Africa bank.
THE PROCEDURE TO CLAIM YOU’RE WINNING PRIZE
We have verified on our central computer system and confirmed that your reference number is legitimate, the prize still valid with your email address in our computer ballot system as a winner with(firstname.lastname@example.org)as selected. Also note that your payment center fail in South Africa bank.
Firstly, you are requested to travel down to South Africa personally to process your prize claim, as there is certain documentation, which needs to be procured from the South Africa Justice Department as well as the South Africa Revenue Services in your name as the Bonfire Winner of this lottery.
These documents are legal, necessary and very vital to the success and release of your Won prize. You shall make signatories of these documents in question before presenting them to the South Africa Board, for the authorization and confirmation of the release of your Won Prize respectfully.
If you are "unable" to travel down to South Africa within 7 days from today to process your claim personally, we hereby inform you to communicate directly to the paying bank for onward processing of your price.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK (FNB) SOUTH AFRICA.
Tel: + 27 787708462
Kindly understand that we are expecting your call as soon as you acknowledge this mail as it's deemed important, communicate me back with the option suit you most to claim your prize. Also bear in mind that your wining details should remain confidential to you as we are not willing to entertain any double claim as a result of your carelessness with your information.
We shall be waiting for your response.
MAC PHILIP STEVNS
Microsoft Organizing Committee