The "2019 Microsoft Empowerment Program" Lottery Scam

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There is no "2019 Microsoft Empowerment Program" lottery like the one below, therefore, recipients of fake email messages 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 Empowerment Program Lottery Scam
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The "2019 Microsoft Empowerment Program" Scam

From: John Thompson <spam@ecole.ru>

Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2019 5:40 PM

Subject: Dear Microsoft e-mail user, ....... Your Microsoft e-mail address has won you a lump sum of $755,000.00

Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Headquarters

One Microsoft Way, Redmond,

WA 98052 - USA

Dear Microsoft e-mail user,

Congratulation!! ....... Your Microsoft e-mail address has won you a lump sum of $755,000.00 in the year 2019 Microsoft Empowerment program. This year's program has been designed to give out lump sum to Individuals, Companies & Corporate Bodies. Emails listed on the Internet were picked at random from different websites, discussion groups, guest-book and search engine for final selection and grants.

Your e-mail address attach to reference number -12457851245212, serial number - 24512-235665, and batch number - MSC-142/24120KYT was picked by the automated computer ballot system programmed for a random selection and which has qualified you one of the 35 beneficiaries to receive a lump sum of $755,000.00.

To claim your $755,000.00, simply contact the accredited paying bank via the contact details below.

First Citizens Bank

239 Fayetteville Street Raleigh NC 27601 USA

Contact Person: Mr. Peter M. Bristow Jr. (Payment Director)

Contact Phone #: +1 828 278 8746

Contact E-mail: bristow_fcbdirect@aol.com

You are ordered to call and e-mail the payment director immediately you receive this notice, and remember to quote your grant reference number- 12457851245212, serial number - 24512-235665, and batch number - MSC-142/24120KYT while contacting the payment officer to enable them identify your file and attend to you quickly.

NOTE: This program is valid for 14 days from this date of this notice, and failure to forward claims before the expiration of this period will automatically void your claim.

Congratulation from all of us at Microsoft Corporation.

John Thompson

Program Coordinator &

Microsoft Executive 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.

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  • January 7, 2020 at 8:42 PM by an anonymous user from: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    I received an email from John Thompson, management team Microsoft, supposedly that my email address would have been drawn at random for the amount of $ 755,000 that I would have won. I would have to contact the citizen banks at 1-828-278-8746 to confirm my entitlement to this amount of money.

    I note it is a SCAM. THANKS, SHANNA

  • October 11, 2019 at 2:31 PM by info

    "From: John Thompson <johnthompson@onet.eu>

    Sent: October 10, 2019 3:44 AM

    Subject: Congratulation! ... Your Microsoft E-mail Address Has Won$755,000 qqqqq.00

    Microsoft Corporation

    Microsoft Headquarters

    One Microsoft Way, Redmond,

    WA 98052 - USA

    Dear Microsoft e-mail user,

    Congratulation! ... Your Microsoft e-mail address has won you a lump sum of $755,000.00 in the year 2019 Microsoft Empowerment program. This year's program has been designed to give out lump sum to Individuals, Companies & Corporate Bodies. Emails listed on the Internet were picked at random from different websites, discussion groups, guest-book and search engine for final selection and grants.

    Your e-mail address attach to reference number -12457851245212, serial number - 24512-235665, and batch number - MSC-142/24120KYT was picked by the automated computer ballot system programmed for a random selection and which has qualified you one of the 35 beneficiaries to receive a lump sum of $755,000.00.

    To claim your $755,000.00, simply contact the accredited paying bank via the contact details below.

    First Citizens Bank

    239 Fayetteville Street Raleigh NC 27601 USA

    Contact Person: Mr. Peter M. Bristow Jr. (Payment Director)

    Contact Phone #: 1 828 278 8746

    Contact E-mail: peter_fcb.nc@aol.com

    You are ordered to call and e-mail the payment director immediately you receive this notice, and remember to quote your grant reference number- 12457851245212, serial number - 24512-235665, and batch number - MSC-142/24120KYT while contacting the payment officer to enable them identify your file and attend to you quickly.

    NOTE: This program is valid for 14 days from this date of this notice, and failure to forward claims before the expiration of this period will automatically void your claim.

    Congratulation from all of us at Microsoft Corporation.

    John Thompson

    Program Coordinator &

    Microsoft Executive Team"

    Here is another scam.

  • September 22, 2019 at 8:20 PM by an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

    I have just received the same email as above, new it was a scam straight away. But I still did my research, and I am thankful I did.

  • September 19, 2019 at 8:36 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: MICROSOFT EXECUTIVE TEAM <sslee@oslt.co.kr>

    Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:16 PM

    Subject: URGENT REPLY, DEAR MICROSOFT E-MAIL USER.

    Microsoft Corporation

    Microsoft Headquarters

    One Microsoft Way, Redmond,

    WA 98052 - USA

    Dear Microsoft e-mail user,

    Your e-mail address has won you a lump sum of $755,000.00 in the year 2019 Microsoft Empowerment program. This year's program has been designed to give out lump sum to Individuals, Companies & Corporate Bodies. Emails listed on the Internet were picked at random from different websites, discussion groups, guest-book and search engine for final selection and grants.

    Your e-mail address attach to reference number -12457851245212, serial number - 24512-235665, and batch number - MSC-142/24120KYT was picked by the automated computer ballot system programmed for a random selection and which has qualified you one of the 35 beneficiaries to receive a lump sum of $755,000.00.

    To claim your $755,000.00, simply contact the accredited paying bank via the contact details below.

    First Citizens Bank

    239 Fayetteville Street Raleigh NC 27601 USA

    Contact Person: Mr. Peter M. Bristow Jr. (Payment Director)

    Contact Phone #: 1 828 278 8746

    Contact E-mail: bristow1_fcbdirect@aol.com

    You are ordered to call and e-mail the payment director immediately you receive this notice, and remember to quote your grant reference number- 12457851245212, serial number - 24512-235665, and batch number - MSC-142/24120KYT while contacting the payment officer to enable them identify your file and attend to you quickly.

    NOTE: This program is valid for 14 days from this date of this notice, and failure to forward claims before the expiration of this period will automatically void your claim.

    Congratulation from all of us at Microsoft Corporation.

    John Thompson

    Program Coordinator &

    Microsoft Executive Team"

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