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The "Microsoft Award Promo" Lottery Scam

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The "Microsoft Award Promo" Lottery Scam

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There is no "Microsoft Award Promo" 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 "Microsoft Award Promo" Lottery Scam

From: SENAPATI, Rajanikant <Rajanikant.SENAPATI@mccain.com>

Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 11:00 AM

Subject: REF#: 1110239231

Microsoft Award Promo

Dated 12th of February 2019

Winning#: 2201920201

Reference#: 1110239231

Your E-mail have won you the sum of $1 million dollar from the Microsoft Award Promo organized in India to promote all Microsoft product all over Asia.

To redeem your prize you are to send your winning# and Reference# above to our agent on this email address: enquiries008@gmail.com

Yours,

(Microsoft Award Team)

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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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