We received a message from a reader who asked whether or not
this email was a scam:
Corporation wish to notify all online customers as we celebrates the 35th year
anniversary 2010; and also to inform you that you have emerged one of the
this ongoing 35th Anniversary Program in conjunction with the Foundation of
Software Products (F.P.S.) The Microsoft internet E-mail draw is held
periodically and is organized to encourage the users of the Internet and
promote computer literacy worldwide.”
This email message continues with a request for personal and
financial information. This is a scam. Email messages from Microsoft
or other familiar and trustworthy organizations that are full of bad grammar
and misspellings are fraudulent. If you receive one of these unsolicited e-mail
messages, delete it.
For more signs of a scam, see How to
reduce the risk of online fraud.