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Microsoft Sweepstakes ScamThere’s an email purporting to be from Microsoft Corporation, claims that the recipient has won $650 Euros and a Toshiba Laptop. These emails are scams and aren’t from Microsoft. If you receive an email, like the one below, delete it.

There are many scam campaigns launched each day and users need to be aware of this type of scam. If it’s too good to be true, it’s probably a scam.

Note: The email address listed below is not from @microsoft.com, but from softwarepro10@aim.com.

Sample Email:

From: Mr. Harry Witkamp <softwarepro10@aim.com>
Subject: Microsoft Corporation, Your Reference No: KBLE/MCS/4097.

Microsoft Corporation Sweepstakes Promotion,
Customer Service.
Your Batch No: 2010/281/CB
Your Reference No: KBLE/MCS/4097


We are pleased to inform you of the release of the long awaited results of Sweepstakes promotion organized by Microsoft Corporations, in conjunction with the FOUNDATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF SOFTWARE products, (F.P.S.) held 1st July 2010, in the Netherlands. Where in your email address emerged as one of the online Winning emails in the 2nd category and therefore attracted a cash award of 650,000.00 euro (Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros Only) and a Toshiba laptop. To begin your claim, do file for the release of your winning by contacting our Foreign Transfer Manager:

Carolyn T. Willis (Mrs.)
Tel:0031 684 858 815
Fax:0031 847-308-238
Email: winners@mcrosoftonline.com

The Microsoft Internet E-mail lottery Awards is sponsored by former CEO/Chairman, Bill Gates and a consortium of software promotion companies. The Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell Computers and other International Companies. The Microsoft internet E-mail draw is held periodically and is organized to encourage the use of the Internet and promote computer literacy worldwide.



Mr. Harry Witkamp,
Promotions Manager.

Another scam bytes the dust!


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  1. Wow, sponsored by Bill Gates! This is so rampant, scammers using famous names to fool people.

  2. buy and sell online ads

    I can not understand till now why people send scam campaigns?If they give the advantage to the user or making the fool others by using the popular names.