Saturday, October 25, 2008

Lottery winning e-mail from Microsoft Award Team(spams mail)

It has been verified. Remember the e-mail from unknown that I’ve posted laptopin this blog last month? I received several similar e-mails after the incident and it seems that those kind of e-mail continue to flood my Gmail inbox day by day. People who are experienced in surfing the internet will know that it’s fake, but not the others who might be new to the internet.

The good news is, we already got another confirmation about famous mysterious mails come from the “Microsoft Award Team”, or whatever suspicious mail from the so called Microsoft which you might receive in your e-mail inbox, especially when you use Gmail account.

Microsoft Malaysia stated that it was a scam since Microsoft never engage in rewarding money through chain mails. This means any user who received such e-mails should not react to it or just send them to the trash folder, mark as spams, and put their mind at ease. Thanks to Yasser for asking the question to them.

Dear Yasser,

Thank you for contacting Microsoft Customer Service. Based on your e-mail communication, I understand that you would like to clarify if the e-mail you received indeed came from Microsoft.

We appreciate your effort for bringing this issue to our attention. However, we would like to clarify that this information is definitely not from Microsoft. The company (We) does not engage in rewarding money through chain mails.

Thank you for your continuous support of Microsoft’s products and services. Should you require further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us again.

Regards, Faizal

Customer Service Representative

Microsoft Customer Service, SEA

Tel : 1800886295 Fax : +60327821011 Web site :

Example of the scam e-mail you shouldn’t bothered with..

Microsoft Award Team
20 Craven Park, Harlesden London NW10,United Kingdom.
Ref: BTD/968/07
Batch: 409978E
Dear Lucky winner,
The prestigious Microsoft and AOL has set out and successfully
organised a Sweepstakes marking the end of year anniversary we rolled
out over 100,000.000.00 (One Hundred Million Great Britain Pounds) for
our new year Anniversary Draws. Your email address as indicated was
drawn and attached to ticket number 08795727498 with serial numbers
BTD/9081684302/07 and drew the ucky numbers 14-18-20-58-40-47(22) which
subsequently won you £1,900,000.00(One Million Nine Hundred Thousand Great
Britain Pounds)
To file for your claim Please Contact your fiduciary agent
Mr. David D. Newton
Microsoft Promotion Award Team
Head Winning Claims Dept
Tel:+44 701 113 6950