The "2019 Microsoft Award" Lottery Scam

There is no "2019 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 2019 Microsoft Award Lottery Scam

A "2019 Microsoft Award" Lottery Scam

From: Microsoft - wegdfsds@outlook.com

Date: Mon, May 6, 2019 at 1:14 AM

Subject: Payment Letter.

To:

Attn:

Congratulation!!!

Your e-mail address has won $2million for 2019 Microsoft award. Serial numbers MDB/002 0869958/09 Contact (ADVOCATE FRANKLIN EDWARD) immediately; through his email address (franklinedward33@gmail.com) 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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  • February 27, 2020 at 8:03 AM by an anonymous user from: Hamden, Connecticut, United States

    Well, those emails are still circulating, I just received one and it’s 2020.

  • September 15, 2019 at 3:56 AM by an anonymous user from: Martin, Žilinský kraj, Slovakia

    I got this mail, I see everything is copied including the number, which means everyone gets exactly the same mail

    Microsoft- Inc. <Micrwww@outlook.com>

    "Attn:

    Congratulation!

    Your e-mail address has won Two Million United States Dollars for 2019 Microsoft award. Serial numbers MDB/002 0869958/09 Contact (ADVOCATE FRANKLIN EDWARD) immediately; through his email address (franklinedward1@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."

  • August 30, 2019 at 10:35 AM by an anonymous user from: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    I got this scam: "Your e-mail address has won $2million for 2019 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."

  • June 7, 2019 at 8:51 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Original message -

    From: Microsoft <micrisdd@outlook.com>

    Date: 6/7/19 3:55 PM (GMT-05:00)

    Subject: Payment

    Attn:

    Congratulation!

    Your e-mail address has won Two Million United States Dollars for 2019 Microsoft award. Serial numbers MDB/002 0869958/09 Contact (ADVOCATE FRANKLIN EDWARD) immediately; through his email address (franklin.edward@executivemail.co.za) 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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