Apparently I have won a consolation prize in a Microsoft Draw. Despite them giving me an address in London, UK their claims agent very strangely has a yahoo email address based in Hong Kong. How odd. You'd think Microsoft would give the poor fellow a real Microsoft email address of his own. They would, of course, if he was real. But he isn't. It's a scam.
Mr G of Microsoft is a generous man, I know, and gives millions of dollars to genuine charitable causes through his own charitable foundation. I don't think he would count me as a charitable cause though. Delete the email and don't reply to it. You haven't won anything. Microsoft don't give away random prizes.
Microsoft® Award /Claims OfficeMicrosoft Award Team23 Craven Park, HarlesdenLondon NW10,United Kingdom**************************Dear lucky winner,This is to inform you that your email has won a consolation prize of theMicrosoft Corporation EMAIL DRAW held On 1st,Nov 08. Your email has wonyou £500,000.00(Five Hundred Thousand Great british Pounds) from MICROSOFTAWARD PROMOTION Batch #:409978E and Reference No:FL/668530092. For claims,contact us with the information below via email immediately within 24hrson receipt of thie email.To file for your claim, please contact our United Kingdom Processing Agentin Charge of your Zone with your details as stated below.Full name:Contact Address:Sex:Age:Tel:Occupation:Nationality:Your Zonal agent contact information is stated below:-Contact:Mr.Ben Oris.Head Winning Claims Dept.Email:firstname.lastname@example.orgTell:+44-704-5721-1259