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The Microsoft Lottery; another Scam attempt?

You’ve Won National Lottery Prize

Please find attached your winning details.

Online Draw Manager

Believe this is likely to be a scam and am advising you accordingly

Andy J Priestley

REF NO: WHLF9564704545
Attention: Email Account Owner,
CONGRATULATIONS!
YOU ARE A WINNER OF $825,000.00 USD
(EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS)
We are pleased to announce that you are among the 50 selected international beneficiaries of the Heritage Lottery Fund. This draw is supported by the UK National Lottery Unclaimed Funds, the Canadian Government, Microsoft Corporation & United Nations world Economic Empowerment Funds following the world Economic Forum held in Asian Regions highlighting the effects of unemployment, lack of adequate Education, unavailability of Funds to improve small businesses or to maximize career effectiveness. Our main aim is to enhance individual potentials as we are committed to improving the state of the world for all through Public-Private Cooperation.
As part of our ongoing dedication to help create a smarter, better world, this year Heritage Lottery draw selected from over 196 billion email addresses, 50 random winners from Africa, North America, South America, Asia, Australia, Pacific and Europe, which are active in the World Wide Web “WWW” as powered by Microsoft through our Online Computerized Email Selection System (OCESS) to run online draws. Your email address attached to Reference Number: WHLF9564704545 and Serial Number: 0112015433312 drew the generic Winning Ticket Numbers HLF73783553-21 which was subsequently selected as Winning Number 21 in the winning Batch ZA7832282UK.
You have been approved to claim a total cash amount of US$825,000.00 (Eight Hundred and Twenty-Five Thousand United State Dollars). This is from the total cash prize of US$41,125,000.00 shared among 50 international winners in this batch. Your file (File No. ZAR/UN/UKQ82UK/15) and your prize Cheque has been placed in the custody of our paying bank in Malaysia for further payment to you. Kindly contact your accredited claim agent through email for more information on how to claim your allocated fund.
Contact Details As Follows:-
Mr. Michael Robertson
World Heritage Fund Accredited Claim Agent – Malaysia. Email Address: *** Email address is removed for privacy ***
Phone: +601-1262-81397

Winning Verification Details:
Reference Number: WHLF9564704545, Batch Number: ZA7832282UK,
File No. ZAR/UN/UKQ82UK/14, Serial Number: 0112015433312 & Winning Number: 21
Send the above information including Your Full Names, Address, Nationality, Date of Birth, Gender & Contact Phone/Mobile Number to your accredited claim agent’s contact email address (*** Email address is removed for privacy ***) to enable him verify your details and file your claim immediately to the Asian paying bank where the winning funds are deposited.
This prize money must be claimed by the registered email account owner only within 30 days of this notification. You must be 18+ to claim any by prize money By Law. Keep your winning details confidential and do not forward to another claim office/agent to avoid double claim that might lead to CANCELLATION. Remember to quote your winning reference number when contacting your accredited claim agent for easy identification and verification of your claim.
Regards,
Mr. Andrew John Duncan
Online Draw Director

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Is the Microsoft On-line Lottery a scam?

Hello Gods Favorite,

Thank you for posting in the Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum. Just to expand on Mick’s answer, Microsoft DOES NOT have any sort of an online lottery. This is an obvious phishing scam. If you could reply with the header information from the email along with the info in the body of the email it would be helpful.

Jack
Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
Visit our Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum and let us know what you think.

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