The "2020 Microsoft Corporations Empowerment Grant Program Worldwide" Scam
From: Microsoft Grant - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:11 PM
Subject: Dear lucky winner,
#1,Microsoft Way, Redmond
WA 98052 - USA
Dear lucky winner,
Your e-mail address has won you a lump sum of money One hundred and fifty five thousand dollars ($155,000.00) in the on-going 2020 Microsoft Corporations Empowerment Grant program worldwide. This program was designed to give back to individuals, companies and corporate bodies for their support. Emails listed on the Internet were picked at random from different websites, discussion groups, guest-books and search engines for final selection and for this grant.
Your e-mail address attached to reference number: 12457851245212 and batch number: MCS-142/24120KYT was picked by the automated computer ballot system programmed for a random selection and which has qualified you the beneficiary for a sum of $155,000.00. You are one of the 350 winners in this season draw at Microsoft head office.
To claim your grant of $155,000.00, simply reply back and your winning grant certificate will be sent to you and also the paying bank to contact for your payment.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This program is valid for 30 days and failure to process your payment before the expiration of this period will automatically void your winning. This empowerment grant is for people at 18 years and above.
Once again congratulations from our management and staff of Microsoft corporation.
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.