The 2020 Microsoft Award Lottery Scam

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There is no "2020 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 2020 Microsoft Award Lottery Scam
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The "Microsoft Promotion Award 2020" Lottery Scam

Attn:

Congratulation!!!

Your e-mail address has won $2million for 2020 Microsoft award. Serial numbers

MDB/002 0869958/09 Contact (ADVOCATE FRANKLIN EDWARD) immediately; through his

email address ( franklinedward1@yandex.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.

Copyright © 2020 Microsoft! Inc. All rights reserved.

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 3, 2021 at 11:12 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: y14 . - y14@gcuto.in

    Sent: Saturday, 30 January 2021, 12:15:52 GMT

    Subject: Winner No. 2

    MICROSOFT CORPERATION!

    MICROSOFT E-MAIL SELECT AWARD HELD IN JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA

    Congratulations!

    Your active email address has just won you the sum of $1, 000, 000.00 USD (ONE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLAR) in our annual international Microsoft Promotion Award held in Johannesburg South Africa, Award winners emerged through random selection of thousands of active email subscribers online. Three out of thousands of emails benefit from this promotion annually.

    Winners are to be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre. This Prize Award must be claimed in not less than 60 days from date of draw and notification, after which unclaimed prizes will be cancelled.

    YOU ARE A WINNER NO: 2

    These are your identification numbers below:

    Batch Number: TB/08/GNIM-432757ZAR

    Reference Number: TPN565482019B

    Award File Security code: SA/ QU3101101

    Kindly contact the processing manager with the details below:

    Dr Riaan Evert.

    Telephone: 27 68 222 8019

    Email: awardsection@collector.org

    Email: awardssection@gmail.com

    Office Address: 3 Rivonia Rd, Illovo, Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa, 2196.

    Kindly send the following information to him for the facilitation/release of your fund.

    1. Full Name:

    2. Country of Origin:

    3. Country of Resident:

    4. Telephone Number:

    5. Fax Number:

    6. S*x/Gender:

    7. Age:

    8. Marital Status:

    9. Winning Email Address:

    10. Occupation:

    11. Contact Address:

    12. Copy of your ID, International passport or Drivers license:

    Once our agent acknowledges receipt of this required detail, transfer would commenc...

  • November 27, 2020 at 4:47 AM by an anonymous user from: Sector 18, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

    "this is to inform you that your winning prize of (90lakh inr) awarded to you by microsoft company in (u.K) has been approved, the royal bank of scotland new delhi branch are in charge of the transfer, please check your mail for more details, and send your account details for your fund transfer to :rbsonlinebanking@scotlandmail.Com"

    i got this message

  • October 13, 2020 at 11:17 PM by an anonymous user from: Bangladesh

    Received this scam:

    "number BH444-556-998,

    serial number MS-UK/102C5/20, and drew the lucky numbers: 34-22-62-16-45-11 which subsequently won the mega jackpot amount of GBP2, 000.000.00 (Two million Great British pounds sterling) in the 1st category. Cash credited to File N0: KPC/9030108308/55.

    ZAKIR"

  • October 6, 2020 at 1:44 AM by an anonymous user from: Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

    Hi,

    I have received this email:

    Robert Smith <robertsmith.manager1@gmail.com>

    Bcc:

    ohidul.hero@yahoo.com

    Mon, Oct 5 at 1:54 PM

    For your security we disabled links in this email. If you believe it is safe to use, mark this message as not spam.

    2020 MICROSOFT LOTTERY AWARD PROMOTION

    Barley House, Hard Road Sutton,

    Greater London SM1 4TE United Kingdom

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    Dear Lucky Winner,

    We are pleased to inform you that Microsoft Corporation announced you a winner of GBP2, 000.000.00 (Two Million Great British Pounds Sterling).

    Please note that Microsoft Corporation rolled out £10,000.000.00 for the 2020 Promotion Anniversary Award conducted every (5) year to encourage the use of internet and computers worldwide. All participants email addresses were randomly selected through an online Computer ballot System, drawn from a collection of frequent Internet email users all over the world From (America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Oceanic and Australia) attaching personal email addresses to ticket numbers.

    Your active email address was attached to ticket number BH444-556-998, with serial number MS-UK/102C5/20, and drew the lucky numbers: 34-22-62-16-45-11 which subsequently won the mega jackpot amount of GBP2, 000.000.00 (Two million Great British pounds sterling) in the 1st category. Cash credited to File N0: KPC/9030108308/55.

    You are therefore been approved for a cash payment of Two Million British Pounds (£2, 000,000.00). Please note that your file and lucky winning number falls within our Africa Representative office in South Africa. In view of this, your prize money will be released to you through an assigned Agent in South Africa. For immediate release of your lottery fund, kindly contact your Claim Agent on the below details:

    CLAIM AGENT

    Name: Mr. Larry Williams

    Email: larrywilliams@webmail.co.za

    Email: mrlarrywilliams9@gmail.com

    Phone: 27787823096

    You are also advised to send the following information to your Claims Agent to facilitate release of your fund to you.

    1. Full Names:

    2. Country:

    3. Resident Address:

    4. Tel/Mobile Number:

    5. Occupation:

    6. Gender:

    7. Age:

    8. Copy of your International Passport or ID card:

    For security measures, you are strongly advised to keep your winning "Reference Numbers" confidential until your claim is successfully processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim it. This measure helps us to prevent Double Claims.

    Yours Faithfully,

    Mr. Robert Smith

    (Microsoft Lottery Coordinator)

  • August 28, 2020 at 11:30 AM by an anonymous user from: Islamabad, Pakistan

    I received this fake message:

    YOUR MOBILE NUMBER HAS WON YOU £800,000 IN 2020 UK PEPSI MOBILE PROMO,TO CLAIM SEND YOUR NAME MOBILE NUMBER AND YOUR AGE TO: pepsidrawukwon@outlook.com

  • August 16, 2020 at 1:30 PM by info

    "From: MICROSOFT AWARD <su17@tgcca.in>

    Subject: MICROSOFT AWARD LOTTERY 2020.

    Date: 16 August 2020 at 14:18:05 BST

    Reply-To: MICROSOFT AWARD <jm9930545@gmail.com>

    MICROSOFT AWARD LOTTERY 2020.

    British Microsoft Award Headquarters:

    Customer service: Cardinal Place

    80-100 Victoria Street London SW1E 5JL.

    ATTN: WINNER,

    YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS HAVE WON MICROSOFT 2020 AWARD PRIZE MONEY OF (NINE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND GREAT BRITISH POUNDS STERLING).(950,000.00 GREAT BRITISH POUNDS STERLING) AWARD WINNERS EMERGE THROUGH RANDOM SELECTION OF ALL ACTIVE EMAIL ADDRESSES ONLINE.

    PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM

    Winners are to be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Center, Please contact our claim agent in SOUTH AFRICA as soon as you receive this email winning notification.

    WINNER NO: MSN/NOW/2020-15 21 30 39 40 47 2020

    THESE ARE YOUR WINNING IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS AS LISTED BELOW:

    Batch Number = YPB/08/APA-43658.

    Reference Number = YPN560992010.

    Award File Security code = UK/ZA/UK2020.

    THESE NUMBERS FALL WITHIN THE SOUTH AFRICA FILE. THUS, YOU ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT OUR CLAIM AGENT IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA AND SEND YOUR DETAILS AS LISTED BELOW, INCLUDING WINNING IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS TO HER:

    CONTACT OUR AGENT IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH DETAILS BELOW.

    NAME : MRS. LINDA

    PHONE: 27835070304

    E-MAIL : m.online@email.com

    KINDLY SEND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO YOUR CLAIM AGENT TO FACILITATE THE RELEASE OF YOUR FUND.

    1. Full Name .

    2. Country of Residence..

    3. Telephone Number ..

    4. Fax Number..

    5. S*x ...

    6. Date of birth

    7. Marital Status ...

    8. E-Mail Address: .

    9. Occupation..

    10. Contact Address.

    Once your agent acknowledges receipt of this required detail, payment process would commence immediately

    WINNERS ARE ADVISED TO KEEP THEIR WINNING INFORMATION SECRET TO AVOID FRAUDULENT CLAIM (IMPORTANT) PENDING THE TRANSFER/CLAIM BY WINNER.

    Begin forwarded message:"

    Here is another scam.

  • August 14, 2020 at 12:09 PM by an anonymous user from: Nairobi, Nairobi Province, Kenya

    "Microsoft Corporation.

    2 Kingdom St, London

    W2 6BD, United Kingdom

    Ref: MICRO/968/07

    Batch: 409978SOFT

    Dear Lucky Winner,

    I am in receipt to your mail, My names are Mr. Ben Oris your Microsoft Promotion Agent, and my duty is to lead you through the process of claiming your winning prize of £500,000.00 Pounds in the on-going British Microsoft Promotional Award programs and make sure it is claimed by the rightful owner of this email address

    In line with the commemorating event marking our 42th anniversary we rolled out over £16,000.000.00 ( Sixteen Million Great Britain Pounds) for our 42th Anniversary Draws. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 company Emails, and 30,000,000 individual Email Users from the 42 Email Networks from Australia, New Zealand, North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa as part of International Promotions Program, which is conducted annually in United Kingdom.

    In other for me to proceed with your winning claim process, you are kindly advices to fill our form below to enable me proceed with your winning claim process. This is for security reason and also to avoid unwarranted claiming of winnings by any third party.

    THIS SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE BENEFICIARY OF THE STATED FUND, FOR VERIFICATION BEFORE TRANSFER.

    (1) Ref #MICRO/968/07

    (2) Batch #409978SOFT

    (3) BENEFICIARY FIRST NAME_

    (4) BENEFICIARY LAST NAME_

    (5) NATIONALITY_

    (6) RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS_

    (7) DATE OF BIRTH_

    (8) SEX_

    (9) TEL. NUMBER_

    (10) OCCUPATION_

    (11) MARITAL STATUS_

    DECLARATION:

    I_HEREBY

    DECLARE THAT THE ABOVE DATA ARE TRUE. THAT MY CLAIMS AGENT SHALL ACT AS A FACILITATOR IN THE TRANSFER OF THE TOTAL FUND TO ME.

    DATE_

    (YOUR FULL NAMES)_

    Note: You are kindly advise to keep your Ref Number and Batch Number personal for security reason.

    Congratulations to you from the entire board of the British Microsoft Award Team.

    Mr. Ben Oris.

    Tell: 44 705-384-8160

    MICROSOFT PROMOTION AGENT.

    UNITED KINGDOM."

    Another scam.

  • July 15, 2020 at 10:16 PM by an anonymous user from: Bangladesh

    "YAHOO LOTTERY PROMO AWARD

    Cyprain Venatius <cyprainvenatiuspromo_award@yahoo.com>

    Yesterday, 02:32 PM

    Download

    Subject: YAHOO LOTTERY PROMO AWARD

    View Attached"

    Here is another scam.

  • July 15, 2020 at 8:36 AM by an anonymous user from: India

    I have received a normal message and am confused whether it is true or fake

    "DUE TO PANDEMIC YOUR NUMBER HAS EMERGE WINNER OF 1CRORE 84LAKH FROM MICROSOFT COMPANY SEND YOUR NAME,ADDRESS,AGE,S*X,EMAIL,CELL NO,TO:microstprize@hotmail.com"

    • July 15, 2020 at 8:50 AM by info

      It is a fake.

  • July 9, 2020 at 10:13 AM by info

    "From: Microsoft- Inc. <micciscoo@outlook.com>

    Sent: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:33:55 PM

    Subject: NOTIFICATION EMAIL.

    Attn:

    Congratulation!

    Your e-mail address has won $2million for 2020 Microsoft award. Serial numbers MDB/002 0869958/09 Contact (ADVOCATE FRANKLIN EDWARD) immediately; through his email address ( franklin.edward4@aol.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.

    Copyright © 2020 Microsoft! Inc. All rights reserved."

    Here is another scam.

  • June 17, 2020 at 8:13 AM by an anonymous user from: Brooklyn, New York, United States

    I receive a message from this phone number:469-737-0245 It says: We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws held on May 28,2020 by Online International Lottery International Promotions/Prize Award. promoting to encourage the usage of worldwide. Your number was among the 15 lucky winners who won ATM card valued $200.000.00USD{two hundred Thousand United State Dollars} The online draws was conducted by a random selection of phone number was picked by an advanced automated random computer search so am here to know if you are ready to Claim your winning prize? This was the first message. And I answer: This is a fake! They answer me back: It's real because I have so many evidence! And they sent me two pictures, one picture with signature of Director Federal Bureau of Investigation, the second picture was with president Trump and his signature. Then they send me ticked number, batch number and serial number. They want me to keep those numbers to confirm when an diplomatic agent will arrive to my door I told them that this is FAKE. After I told them that they say that they gonna deliver my prize by FEdEX

  • May 31, 2020 at 10:43 PM by an anonymous user from: Antioch, California, United States

    Received the same 1 million and a Chevy truck on May 30 2020. Here is the email:

    Good Day Congratulations,

    Your email has been selected among the 20 winners of $1 Million and a chevy truck for this month Microsoft Lottery Draws Which was held on April 20th 2020 at about 3:00pm EST

    Kindly contact your winning agent with your winnings numbers which are (Winning Ticket Numbers are #MicroTTCDraws-0147/2020/KRF & Batch Numbers PDC109/2020/MMT,Serial Number: 562876YRN-01(c),Always Quote Batch,Serial and Ticket Numbers).

    Agent Name: JOHN LELAND

    E-mail : johnleland01@gmail.com

    Mobile Telephone Number Cell Phone: ‪ (701) 368-3249 ‬

    Mrs Julie LaFollette.

    Lottery Promotions Advisor.

  • May 18, 2020 at 10:18 AM by an anonymous user from: Hazleton, Pennsylvania, United States

    I got the same v thing, different phone number, same names

  • April 25, 2020 at 10:30 PM by an anonymous user from: Los Angeles, California, United States

    Here is a copy of the Microsoft lottery email I received just a couple days ago.

    Hide original message

    - Forwarded Message -

    From: Mrs Mary LaFollette <admin@bemabixllc.com>

    Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2020, 02:38:43 PM PDT

    Subject: Congratulations!

    Congratulations,

    Your email has been selected among the 20 winners of $1 Million and a chevy truck for this month Microsoft Lottery and your are advise to read the attachment and contact your winnings agent .

    Kindly contact your winning agent with your winnings numbers which are (Winning Ticket Numbers are #MicroTTCDraws-0147/2020/KRF & Batch Numbers PDC109/2020/MMT,Serial Number: 562876YRN-01(c),Always Quote Batch,Serial and Ticket Numbers).

    Agent Name: Robert E Seevers

    E-mail : rseevers688@gmail.com

    Mobile Telephone Number Cell Phone: ‪(623) 428-1581‬

    Mrs Mary LaFollette.

    Lottery Promotions Advisor.

    • May 8, 2020 at 4:04 PM by an anonymous user from: Hampton, New Hampshire, United States

      I got just about the same email, one million and a new truck, name is Brian greg Hill, email greghill020@gmail.com, phone 443.403.7157, lottory promotion advicer .

  • February 12, 2020 at 5:15 PM by info

    "From: Microsoft- Inc. <webkk68@outlook.com>

    Sent: Sunday, February 9, 2020 9:48:11 AM

    Subject: Notification Email.

    Attn:

    Congratulation!

    Your e-mail address has won $2million for 2020 Microsoft award. Serial numbers MDB/002 0869958/09 Contact (ADVOCATE FRANKLIN EDWARD) immediately; through his email address ( franklinedward@execs.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.

    Copyright © 2020 Microsoft! Inc. All rights reserved."

    Here is another scam.

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