I received email from MPAT stated winning prizes, is it a spam? RRS feed

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  • I've received the email stated as below, is it fake?

    Microsoft Corporation
    1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052
    United States.
    Tel: +1 (209) 250-7947
    More Details of Microsoft Partner Awareness Team
    Confirm Receipt of this mail with Ref. NO: 2C/MCA, Batch: 064/14.

    Microsoft Partner Awareness Team is celebrating 30th anniversary, and we are giving out a cash donation of 1,864,000.00GBP each to 6 lucky recipients only and you are one of the lucky recipients. Quickly confirm the receipt of the mail and you will be duly informed on what next to do. Microsoft Partner Awareness Team UK Email: (i) Name: (ii) Address: (iii) Tel: (iv) E-mail: (v) Nationality:

    Mr. Satya Nadella
    Executive Chairman of Microsoft Corporation

    • Edited by Jiannyi Wednesday, March 5, 2014 10:08 AM
    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 9:17 AM


  • It is a fraud.  Microsoft has never, and will never hold such a contest or giveaway of any kind whatsoever.  Your email is spam and you should immediately delete it.  Under NO circumstances should you reply to it in anyway.

    In the event that you actually DID win some significant amount of cash through a giveaway, the very LAST way the hosting company would notify you would be email.  They would most likely visit you in person or at the very least send an official notification via Registered Mail which had to be signed for.

    Please do not read this sentence. Please ignore the previous sentence.

    • Edited by Kamin of Ressik Wednesday, March 5, 2014 3:38 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Wednesday, March 5, 2014 4:51 PM
    • Marked as answer by Naomi N Thursday, March 6, 2014 4:06 PM
    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 3:37 PM