Have you ever received an e-mail message that said it was from Microsoft and that you had won the lottery? If you've lost money from a scam like that, we encourage you to contact your local law enforcement agency. After you have, we would like to hear from you.
You can send a copy of your police report or the crime reference number to the following dedicated Microsoft e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you can mail details to Microsoft at this address:
Report Lottery Fraud Microsoft CorporationOne Microsoft WayRedmond, WA 98052-7329USA
Microsoft is collecting this information from lottery fraud victims to help investigate lottery fraud crime and to work with international law enforcement to help stop it.
For more information, see Report Microsoft lottery fraud.
I received today the following e-mail from you?? and ask you to confirm if it really comes from you or if it is a bluff-mail. I think it is the latter. I have not answered it. Here is the mail:
(UK. Regional Office)
Microsoft London (Cardinal Place)
100 Victoria Street London SW1E 5JL
Attn: Winner No: 03:
Microsoft Corporation wish to notify all online customers as we celebrates the 35th year anniversary 2011; and also to inform you that you have emerged one of the beneficiary selected in this ongoing Microsoft 35th Anniversary Program in conjunction with the Foundation of Software Products (F.P.S.) making you a winner No 03.
A Cheque will be issued in your name by Microsoft Corporation Board United Kingdom (MCSP), you have therefore won the entire sum of 850,000.00GBP (Eight Hundred And Fifty Thousand Pounds) Contact Your Validation Officer: Mrs Joan Barton via email
Provide the below information on contact with Mrs Joan Barton for validation of your prize
What is your comment on Microsoft products?
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever choice you want to claim your prize, Precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program are in place. Please be warned!!!
Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of Microsoft Board Commission Martha Gunsenberg"
I have received an e-mail from a person Martha Gunsenberg (e-mail: email@example.com)about a prize of 850,000.00 GBP that I have won,which I presume is a lottery fraud.
Yours sincerely Ivar Nordenfelt
Microsoft Promotion Award Team
visa information 16 feb (1 dagar sedan)
MICROSOFT PROMOTION AWARD TEAM
Suite 210, Coborn House, 3 Coborn Road,
Dear Internet User,
You are among the winners of this year Microsoft Promotion Award Team
your email have won you £500,000.00 GBP sterling (Five hundred thousand
Great Britain Pounds).your email was selected randomly from a wide range
To file for your claim, please contact our
fiduciary agent for claims with the information below:
Tel: +44 702 408 0757
REF No: UK/9876125
BATCH No: 2009MJL-01
TICKET No: 20511465463-7644
1. Full Names:.........
2. Home Address:.......
5. Marital Status:.....
7. Phone numbers:......
I got this in my inbox:
Add to contacts
Attachments, pictures and links in this message have been blocked for your safety.
Show content | Always show content from firstname.lastname@example.org
Windows Live Team Account Alert!!!
ACCOUNT™ @ CONFIRMATION®
This email from Windows Live Customer Service® and we are sending it to all account user for safety. Due to the anonymous registration of our account which is causing congestion to our service, so we are shutting down some account and your account was among those to be deleted. The purpose of this email is for you to verify that you are the owner of this account and you are still using it by filling the information below after clicking on the reply button:
Date of Birth: …………………
Country or Territory: …………
Make sure the details above are correct to enable us restore your account details, this will help prevent your account from been suspended.
Note: YOUR DETAILS WILL NOT BE SHARED.
Users have often told us that the more they use Windows Live! Service, the more they discover its benefits. We'll keep working on making Windows Live! the best email service around, and we appreciate your joining us for the ride.
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
I had got this - is it a joke ??
You won 750,000 POUNDS in MICROSOFT PROMOTIONS for claims email name/address/phone number TO: email@example.com
I recieved av Security Warning from my Internet Security Program F-Secure about an email from Gearfest selling XBOX accessories for a discount.
Mail: Xbox <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Is this a proper Microsoft webpage or a scam. If proper, why is F-secure warning about visiting it?
I've got this one in my inbox:
Microsoft Office Mail [email@example.com]
and it starts with:
Microsoft & Compaq Lottery Incorporation Microsoft Campus Thames Valley Park Reading Berkshire
REF NO: MSC/99B-672GH/L
Winner Code Number MSC/99B-672GH/L
And it wants infromation such as;
VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM.
(1) Your contact address.
(2) Your Tel/Fax numbers.
(3) Your Nationality/Country.
(4) Your Full Names.
(6) How do you feel as a Winner?
The reciver mailadress is:
And it uses the firstname.lastname@example.org address as sender
This e-mail was received on Sunday May 8, 20.51 CET and Send from address is: email@example.com
Dear Account Owner,
This Email is from Microsoft Customer Care and we are sending it to every Email User Accounts Owner for safety. We are having congestions due to the anonymous registration of Hotmail accounts so we are shutting down some Hotmail accounts and your account was among those to be deleted. We are sending this email to you so that you can verify and let us know if you still want to use this account and if you are still interested please confirm your account by filling the space below.Your User name, password, date of birth and your country information would be needed to verify your account.Confirm your E-mail by filling out your Login Information below after clicking the reply button, or your account will be suspended within 48 hours for security reasons.
* User Name: .............................
* Password: ...............................
* Date of Birth: ..........................
* Country Or Territory: ..............
* Altermative Email: ..................
* Altermative Password: ...........
After following the instructions in the sheet, your account will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Thanks for your attention to this request. We apologize for any inconveniences.
The Windows Live Hotmail Team
Hotmail is part of Windows Live .