Microsoft Email Scams – Beware of Microsoft Sweepstakes

By Grace
Learn from this Microsoft email scams. Do you received email about  Microsoft E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes? You can win as much as five million UK sterling pound (just in case this is true). Or this email is just like Toyota London UK with a Cash Prize of 1.6M Sterling Pound, or the same as United Nation and World Bank 2.3 Million Dollar Award.While I am checking my email today May 17, 2015 Sunday (PH Time). In my spam folder there is an interesting subject about my winning in  Microsoft E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes.Duhh?

  • Subject: CONGRATULATION’S !!!! YOUR EMAIL WON £950,000.00
  • Sender: ddliij@microsoft.com
  • Email Received On: May 7, 2015 (9:12 am)

I do know well Microsoft and the CEO. First, I write topics about the company, its stock price and about Bill Gates. How I wish I really won at least one these prizes;

  • 1st. £5,000,000.00 GBP
  • 2nd. £2,000,000.00 GBP
  • 3rd. £1,000,000.00 GBP
  • 4th. £450,000.00 GBP

Another Microsoft Email Scams

But, the problem is this just another Microsoft email scams. I am interested in the email message. I opened it, analyze and read what is written. I also read the attach email.

“Microsoft” E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes

After you check the details of this email, analyze if it is true or scam. In my own opinion, it is a “scam”. The detail of the emails and the attachment are as follows;

*** Email Message Start Here ***

MICROSOFT® CORPORATIONS
Cardinal Place
80-100 Victoria Street
London, SW1E 5JL
United Kingdom

Dear Microsoft User/Winner,

We wish to congratulate you for being among the four (4) selected winners in the ongoing Microsoft E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes; we believe with your prize, you will continue to be an active user in patronizing Microsoft Products and email.

Kindly go through the attached official letter from Microsoft Corporations and contact the validation unite for claims via e-mail: claims_validation@163.com

Note: Reply to: claims_validation@163.com
Regards.
Michel Van Der Bel
Managing Director,
Microsoft® UK and Vice President, Microsoft International
®CORPORATIONS

*** Email Message End Here ***

What can you say? Here’s the message in the attachment. The attachment was in PDF file, I opened it read it twice. Sad to say, this scammer use the name of other people like Owen Sagness and Dr. Steven Sandler.

In the said file, Owen Sagness is known as the “Managing Director,Microsoft® UK and Vice President, Microsoft International” and Dr. Steven Sandler is known as the General Manager, Online Division.

Read the details here, and how this scammer wants to get my personal information.

This is just another Microsoft email scams example from InvestmentTotal.com, learn to spot email phishing and scams.

*** Document Start Here ***

MICROSOFT® CORPORATIONSCardinal Place80-100 Victoria StreetLondon,SW1E 5JLUnited Kingdom
MICROSOFT OFFICIAL PROMOTION

It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find timeto read it carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the following officialpublication of results of the E-mail electronic online Sweepstakes 2014/2015 organizedby Microsoft, in conjunction with the foundation for the promotion of software products,(F.S.P) held this 2015,in the Microsoft Head Quarters London United Kingdom, where youremail address emerged as one of the online Winning emails in the 4th category and thereforeattracted a cash award of £450,000.00 (Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British PoundsSterling) Our winners are arranged into four categories with different winning prizesaccordingly in each category. They are arranged in this format below:CATEGORY OF MICROSOFT WINNERS;

1st. £5,000,000.00 GBP2nd. £2,000,000.00 GBP3rd. £1,000,000.00 GBP4th. £450,000.00  GBPWe write to officially notify you of this award and to advise you to contact the processingoffice immediately upon receipt of this message for more information concerning theverification, processing and eventual payment of the above prize to you. It is importantto note that your award information was released with the following particulars attachedto it.

(1). Award Numbers: UK/149/2015(2). Email Bonus Numbers: MSLP-1009021(3). Batch Numbers: MSOFT/421/8PDH(4). Reference Numbers: GB/54/132/921/MSOFT(5). Serial Numbers: MSOFT/2015/NLP00292Microsoft

Verification Requirements
(1). Full Name:(2). Address:(3). Nationality/Gender:(4). Age:(5). Occupation:(6). Phone:(7). Country:(8). How do you feel as a Microsoft Winner:(9). Ever Won an Online Award or Bonus:(10).

Winning Email Address:
To file for your claim, Please contact your Microsoft GB Manager for claim of your winningwithin Twenty-nine working days of this winning notification. Winnings that are notvalidated within Twenty-nine working days of winning notification are termed void asunclaimed funds will be liquidated by the Microsoft Promotion Company. You are requiredto mention the above particulars of your award in every correspondence to enable the Manager validate your winnings.

NOTE:(1). To fill the claims processing form if you are not used to pdf files, you print itout and fill it or simply copy the entire notification letter to either Microsoft Wordor Notepad for easy access.

(2). Do not tell people about your Price Award until your money is successfully handedover to you to avoid disqualification that may arise from double claim. You may also receivesimilar e-mails from people portraying to be other Organizations or Microsoft Corporation.This is solely to collect your personal information from you and lay claim over yournotification letter that was sent to you by us, Microsoft shall not be held responsiblefor any loss of fund arising from the above mentioned.

Dr. Steven Sandler General Manager, Online Division, UKE-mail: claims_validation@163.comThe Microsoft Internet E-mail lottery Awards is sponsored by our CEO/Chairman, SatyaNadella and a consortium of software promotion companies like Intel Group,Acer,HP,Toshiba,Pisem,Aol, Dell Computers and other International Companies.As Satya Nadella becomes the third CEO of Microsoft, he brings a relentless drive forinnovation and a spirit of collaboration to his new role. He joined Microsoft 23 years ago because he saw how clearly Microsoft empowers people to do magical things and ultimatelymake the world a better place.

Many companies, he says, “aspire to change the world. Butvery few have all the elements required: talent, resources and perseverance. Microsofthas proven that it has all three in abundance.”The Microsoft internet E-mail draw is held periodically and is organized to encourage theuse of the Internet and promote computer literacy worldwide, Once again on behalf of Staffs; Members of Microsoft GB Board Commission Congratulations.

Sincerely,

Owen Sagness Managing Director,Microsoft® UK and Vice President, Microsoft International

*** Document End Here ***

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Here in InvestmentTotal.com, we teach our readers on how to invest money especially investing in the stock market. Aside from investing, we inform our readers to become always aware to every Microsoft email scams and email phishing, and the good example of these scam is the one written on this page.

Please tell your story, did you also received such email? Do you think  “Microsoft” E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes is true? Leave a comment about this Microsoft email scams example. Do not forget to share this article. Thanks for reading!

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3 comments on “Microsoft Email Scams – Beware of Microsoft Sweepstakes

  1. cristina guerrero says:

    I have received this type of email, How come you do not trace this type of people and punish them?? they are just confusing people and lying.

  2. ROI Blog Admin says:

    Sooner or later the FBI will chase them all..^_^ I have no rights to punish anyone, all I have is the guts to inform my readers about frauds and scams..Thank you for reading Cristina, God bless.

  3. Greg Linn says:

    If these scammers spent half the time they do scamming they could get a REAL job!
    The hook is the courier service. In any real sweepstakes you will pay NOTHING to receive the winnings. State this in a return e mail and you’ll never hear back from them!

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