Microsoft Windows 7 scam

Today I came across this website www.windows7giveaway.com which promises to give away a free copy of windows 7 ultimate if you pay $25 as the shipping cost. This looks like a very attractive deal. One of our friends from Pune startups group took the initiative to verify it from Microsoft and here is what they have to say.

windows 7 scam

“Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail concerning the Microsoft lottery. We would

like to confirm this is a hoax website and did not originate from

Microsoft. Microsoft does not have any connection whatsoever with

this alleged lottery. It’s unfortunate that some people have chosen to

abuse the freedom that the internet offers by conducting fraudulent

activity.

Privacy and security are very important to Microsoft. For more

information please visit the following website:

http://www.microsoft.com/security/lottery/default.mspx

Yours sincerely,

Microsoft UK”

I would recommend everyone to inspect such offers closely as this might make you pocket a few bucks lighter and you would not be getting anything in return except frustration and annoyance.

Moreover any such issues can be reported here http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9661492

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Author: MtaraM

Solution designer with Firstsource solutions. An MBA grad in Networks and IT Infrastructure. Technology enthusiast, blogger, webdesigner, Network security aspirant and in love with electronics and gadgets a Household Hacker and Audiophile who loves to share thoughts about almost anything @Mtaram on Twitter

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