The Microsoft Promotional Company Lottery Scam

There is no "Microsoft Promotional Company" lottery, therefore, recipients of email or text messages claiming they winners in such lottery should not follow the instructions in the same messages. This is because the messages are being sent by lottery scammers or thieves who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money. If the money is sent, the scammers will take it and disappear, leaving the victims without the prize or money they were promised.

The Microsoft Promotional Company Lottery Scam

The "Microsoft Promotional Company" Lottery Scam

From: Cristina Howell -

Date: Tue, Apr 28, 2020, 10:52 AM

Subject: @Microsoft Claim Proceeding [MICRO-4181599]

Microsoft Promotional Company

4th Floor, #216B,

Preah Norodom Blvd

Sangkat Tonle Bassac

Khan Chamkarmorn

Phnom Penh

Contact Person: Dr. Mrs. Cristina

Attn: Respected Claimant,

Claim Proceeding (REF: MICRO-4181599)

We acknowledge the receipt of your mail with regard to the SMS which was sent to your Mobile. You have been awarded £850,000.00 (Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds GBP) in the 2020 Microsoft Management & Finance Group Office, Windows Live Mobile Draw. Your Mobile Telephone Number was selected randomly through our Computer Ballot System from World Mobile Telephone Directories in our bid to fight the pressing global economic crisis and to make poverty history, including the current Coronavirus Pandemic. I write to acquaint you with guidelines that you must follow in order to complete your claims. On our part, we have a mandate to see you through. We will work assiduously to realize this mandate as we respect your views, opinions, and most importantly protect your Privacy.

Seven (7) people were selected on this draw to benefit from 2020 Microsoft Anniversary promotion draw and you are one of the Selected Winners to claim a cash prize of £850,000.00 Pounds.

N/4: Ticket numbers can fall in any of our branches all around the world but all are inclined/attached to our head office in the UK, so your Ticket Ref: [MICRO-4181599] fall in Cambodia department for processing.

Send the Below Details for further processing. As soon as we receive the below details, we shall process and send you guidelines and details of the affiliated bank was this fund is logged in the UK for your immediate action and reference.

1, Names in full:

2, Country of Residence:

3, Nationality:.

4, Religion:.

5, Residential Address:

6, Date of Birth/Age:.

7, Marital Status/Sex:

8, Telephone No:

9, Mobile No:.

10, Occupation:.

11, Company Name If any:.

12, Amount Won:

13, E-mail address.

14, Scan copy of your ID proof:

We anticipate your quick response to the above regards.

Note Advice: Kindly keep the winning confidential so as to avoid double claims by third Party, you can disclose after you have received the payment from the bank.

Yours faithfully,



(Prize Administrator)

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February 21, 2023 at 10:42 AM by
The Microsoft Promotional Company Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Kampala, Kampala, Uganda

I actually received this email in 2021 about a Microsoft promotional company claiming I had won 850,000. I think that was it


February 8, 2021 at 4:46 AM by
The Microsoft Promotional Company Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

Hello sir please I was sent a message too am MOURINHO from Uganda on( 256770931035) congrats may God bless you abundantly if it's really true (amen)


February 8, 2021 at 7:38 AM by
The Microsoft Promotional Company Lottery Scam

It is not true, it is a scam.


November 26, 2020 at 4:59 AM by
The Microsoft Promotional Company Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Soho, New York, New York, United States

I was sent this message too on my email but may God pay you with his best punishment


October 20, 2020 at 10:58 PM by
The Microsoft Promotional Company Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Harare, Zimbabwe

My name is Benhilda and am from Zimbabwe.l received this message.

congrats your mobile number has been awarded 800,000 pounds in 2020 Microsoft draw to claim your prize contact Dr Cristina email:".

click the email and they emailed and said I should follow the instructions or contact Dr. Cristina cell# 1(323 473 8603) or email him at

Is this fake

Tell me if it's a fake or not plz


October 21, 2020 at 7:03 AM by
The Microsoft Promotional Company Lottery Scam

It is a fake.


August 10, 2020 at 2:54 PM by
The Microsoft Promotional Company Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

HI sir my name is ch.M Shahid I am from Pakistan I have a message on my cellphone from 923357052291 at 06/08/2020 11:49 pm they said:

"congrats your mobile number has been awarded 800,000 pounds in 2020 Microsoft draw to claim your prize contact Dr Cristina email:"

I click the email and they emailed and said I should follow the instructions or contact Dr. Cristina cell# 1(323 473 8603) or email him at

Tell me if it's a fake or not plz


August 10, 2020 at 2:59 PM by
The Microsoft Promotional Company Lottery Scam

It is a fake.


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The Microsoft Promotional Company Lottery Scam