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.
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
Privacy and security are very important to Microsoft. For more
information please visit the following website:
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