Fraud alert: Microsoft lottery scam

We wanted to remind you about a fraudulent email scam that seems to be on the rise.

If you receive an email that claims you’ve won a lottery that’s sponsored by Microsoft, you can be sure that this is an advanced fee fraud. These emails usually ask you to provide cash up-front in order to receive your prize.  This is a scam. Delete the email and don’t respond.

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Eve Blakemore

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Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »

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  1. Anonymous

    I RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM 'YHMS INTERNATIONA AWARDLOTTERY DEPARTMENT" IM WONDERING IF IT IS TRUE

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