Microsoft Email Scam

This is the first time I’ve seen this email scam, and my spam filters in one of my email programs missed it.

Subject: Head Winning Claims Dept.
From: Microsoft Award 2008 <davew@charter.net>
Reply-To: mrbenois@live.com
Email:

MICROSOFT AWARD PROMOTION DEPARTMENT
Head Winning Claims Dept.
Ticket Number: 008795727498
Lucky Number: 14-21-25-39-40-47(20)
Ref#:BTD/9080648302/07,Batch: 409978E, You are Number (5)
Your E-mail has won (£500,000.00 GBP)
Contact our Fudiciary agent, Mr.Ben Oris
E-mail:: mrbenoris@live.com

I did some poking around and couldn’t find anything about this on www.snopes.com, which I use often but I did find an official comment by a Microsoft MVP on this page addressing a very similar scam email:

Microsoft Forum Post ref: Scam Email

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