Report theft from the Microsoft lottery scam

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: lotfraud@microsoft.com.

 

Or you can mail details to Microsoft at this address:

Report Lottery Fraud 
Microsoft Corporation


One Microsoft Way



Redmond

,

WA

98052-7329

USA

 

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.

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  1. Anonymous

    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:

    "MICROSOFT®

    (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

    Email:    joanbarton@Ciudad.com.ar

    Provide the below information on contact with Mrs Joan Barton for validation of your prize

    Name:

    Phone No:

    Home Address:

    Country:

    Nationality:

    Age:

    Sex:

    Occupation:

    Mobil Number:

    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"

  2. Anonymous

    I have received an e-mail from a person Martha Gunsenberg (e-mail: joanbarton@ciudad.com.ar)about a prize of 850,000.00 GBP that I have won,which I presume is a lottery fraud.

    Yours sincerely Ivar Nordenfelt

  3. Anonymous

    Microsoft Promotion Award Team

    visa information 16 feb (1 dagar sedan)

    MICROSOFT PROMOTION AWARD TEAM

    Suite 210, Coborn House, 3 Coborn Road,

    United Kingdom

    Dear Internet User,

    Congratulations!!!

    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:

    Mr.Lester Gold

    Email:lestergld@aol.com

    Tel: +44 702 408 0757

    REF No: UK/9876125

    BATCH No: 2009MJL-01

    TICKET No: 20511465463-7644

    1. Full Names:………

    2. Home Address:…….

    3. Age:…………….

    4. Sex:…………….

    5. Marital Status:…..

    6. Occupation:………

    7. Phone numbers:……

    8. Country:…………

    Sincerely,

    Mrs.Ross Webb

    Online Co-ordinator

    Microsoft Promotion Award Team

  4. Anonymous

    Hi!

    I got this in my inbox:

    Service Alert‏

    Unflagged

    3/15/2011

    Reply  ▼

    windowsliv​e Team

    Add to contacts

    Attachments, pictures and links in this message have been blocked for your safety.

    Show content | Always show content from qcp1989@hotmail.com

    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:

    Username: ……………………..

    Password: …………………….

    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.

    Sincerely,

    Microsoft Corporation

    One Microsoft Way

    Redmond, WA 98052

  5. Anonymous

    I had got this – is it a joke ??

    You won 750,000 POUNDS in MICROSOFT PROMOTIONS for claims email name/address/phone number TO: pinkett.pg2011@yahoo.com.hk

  6. Anonymous

    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 <xbox@engage.xbox.com>

    Link: http://click.engage.xbox.com/

    Is this a proper Microsoft webpage or a scam. If proper, why is F-secure warning about visiting it?

  7. Anonymous

    I've got this one in my inbox:

    Sender(from)

    Microsoft Office Mail [info@microsoft.com]

    and it starts with:

    Microsoft & Compaq Lottery Incorporation Microsoft Campus Thames Valley Park Reading Berkshire

    RG6 1WG

    UNITED KINGDOM

    REF NO: MSC/99B-672GH/L

    Batch: MSC0935WIN.

    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.

    (5) Occupation/Age.

    (6) How do you feel as a Winner?

    The reciver mailadress is:

    mlot2011@mdcs-onlinuk.com

    And it uses the info@microsoft.com address as sender

  8. Anonymous

    Hi,

    This e-mail was received on Sunday May 8, 20.51 CET and Send from address is: departmentcongestion551@hotmail.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: ………..

    Microsoft Corporation

    One Microsoft Way

    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.

    Sincerely,

    The Windows Live Hotmail Team

    Hotmail is part of Windows Live .

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