Did you win the Microsoft Lottery?

In the past few weeks we’ve received dozens messages from readers who’ve received e-mails that claimed to be from Microsoft.  The mails stated that the recipient was the winner of a large amount of money.


These e-mails are a type of scam called “advance fee fraud.” You should not respond. For more information and tips on how to avoid phishing scams, read Recognize and avoid fraudulent e-mail to Microsoft customers and You have not won the Microsoft Lottery.



About the Author
Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

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 »