• Question

  • I recieved this email from some team or body claiming to be the 'MICROSOFT AWARD TEAM'. (I have not replied). The message below, is the exact email message sent to me:

    • Your Email Ref No: MSN/699/33/2013‏

    Robtoy, Shirley (shirley.robtoy@twcable.com)
    Picture of Robtoy, Shirley

    Attn.: Winner,
    Your e-mail address was selected and confirmed by our Co-Sponsor
    MSN International, through their latest Internet software. You are
    hereby been approved by WINDOWS LIVE & MICROSOFT WINDOWS
    to receive the sum of $500,000.00 US Dollars. Contact Agent Lucas
    Lee via email below to claim your won prize.
    Your Full Name:
    Tel/Cell Number:
    Contact Email: agentlucaslee2@rogers.com
    Winning No: MSN/.../.../2013
    Email Ref No: MSN/.../../2013

    My questions are;

    1), Is there a genuine MICROSOFT AWARD TEAM? 

    2), If so, would they send an email like the one above?

    3), How does one tell the fake from the genuine?

    R. Davies

    Sunday, July 7, 2013 11:42 PM


All replies

  • Please delete the bogus email message!  It is indeed fake!  Please review: Avoid scams that use the Microsoft name fraudulently

    Carey Frisch

    Sunday, July 7, 2013 11:53 PM

  • Fake fake....

    This E-mail and any of its attachments may contain Time Warner Cable proprietary information, which is privileged, confidential, or subject to copyright belonging to Time Warner Cable. This E-mail is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient of this E-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, copying, or action taken in relation to the contents of and attachments to this E-mail is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this E-mail in error, please notify the sender immediately and permanently delete the original and any copy of this E-mail and any printout.
    Monday, July 8, 2013 1:02 AM
  • I got the same email.   WE'RE RICH! LOL   I just delete that stuff.  if it seems to good to be true it probably is.... :)
    Tuesday, July 9, 2013 11:04 AM
  • I also got the same message.  
    Monday, July 15, 2013 3:44 PM
  • You and 50 million others got the same bogus spam.

    Carey Frisch

    Monday, July 15, 2013 3:57 PM