False Microsoft Lottery Email

Lottery emails are a pretty old scam and they’re still around. This time some words have been changed and this one claims to be from Microsoft.

If you see this email, delete it, it’s just another lottery scam:

Subject: Microsoft Email Promo:Official Prize Notification
To:
Microsoft Email Promo:Official Prize Notification
The MICROSOFT EMAIL PROMO TEAM is glad to announce that
after a successful completion of the PROMO DRAWS held on the
28th June 2009,your e-mail address,attached to winning
numbers:(55) (73) (14)(41) (36) (29) won in the Tenth
lottery category.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of
£150,000,00 GBP(One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds
Sterling) in cash credited to file REF NO:MSW-L/009-28793, BATCH
NO:2009MJL-05, this is from a total prize money of
£3,750,000 (Three Million,Seven hundred and Fifty Thousand
British Pounds Sterling),shared among the Twenty five (25)
international winners in this category.
All participants were selected through our Microsoft computer
ballot system drawn from 167,000 Names,as part of our
International  "E-MAIL" Promotion Program for our prominent
MS-WORD users all over the world and for the continuous use
of the internet. You are advised to contact the claims
processor with the details below via his e-mail address :
NAME:  Michael E Ross
EMAIL: michaele.ross1@yahoo.com.hk
TEL:   +44 703 590 2789
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE TO SEND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO
CLAIM YOUR WINNINGS:
1.Full Name………………………………
2.Address:………………………………
3.Phone:……………Fax:……………….
4.Country:………………………………
5.Sex/Gender……………………………..
In order to avoid unnecessary delay and complications,please
remember to quote your reference and winning ticket number in
all correspondence with your claims officer.Your secret pin
code is ML0757985.Be warned that cases of double claims and
unwarranted abuse of this program will be legally pursued.
YOURS FAITHFULLY,
JESSICA SCOTT.

The names are no doubt made up, they’re just trying to encourage you to provide your personal details.

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