‘Microsoft Corporation Sweepstakes Promotion’ Is A Hoax
If you’re the type that checks your Email even on a Saturday, don’t fall for an Email that is big upping a “Microsoft Corporation Sweepstakes Promotion” that claims your Email address won 550,000.00 Euros as this is – as you might have guessed – a hoax.
The message lacks a subject line and the full text of the message reads:
Microsoft Corporation Sweepstakes Promotion,
Your Winning Batch No: HLS/LTY/2901
Your Winning Reference No: JEF/029/2910
OFFICIAL WINNING NOTIFICATION.
We are pleased to inform you of the release of the long awaited results of Sweepstakes promotion organized by Microsoft Corporations, in conjunction with the FOUNDATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF SOFTWARE products, (F.P.S.) held on May 2012, in Madrid Spain. Where in your email address emerged as one of the online Winning emails in the 1st category and therefore attracted a cash award of 550,000.00 euro (Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros Only).
To file for the release of your winning you are advice to contact our Foreign Transfer Manager:
Mr. James Marshall
The Microsoft Internet E-mail lottery Awards is sponsored by former CEO/Chairman, Bill Gates and a consortium of software promotion companies. The Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell Computers and other International Companies. The Microsoft internet E-mail draw is held periodically and is organized to encourage the use of the Internet and promote computer literacy worldwide.
Mrs. Yolanda Brandon,
Unlike many other scammy Email making rounds on the Internet, this message didn’t contain any links or a file attachment but urges recipients to contact the “Foreign Transfer Manager” directly by Email to collect their winnings, but the only response you should make is by sending this message directly to your trash bin. There’s no award coming your way, trust me.
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