A scam email that is currently hitting inboxes purports to be from Microsoft Support and claims that your message was not sent.
The email has no connection to Microsoft and nothing to do with any unsent messages. It includes a “more information” link as well as a button that supposedly opens the unsent message.
Clicking either the link or the button opens a fraudulent website that claims that you have been chosen to receive a prize. But, to claim your prize, you are told that you must first complete one or more surveys. If you follow the survey links, you will be urged to complete a survey, play an online game, or take up an offer.
Supposedly, by participating you will be given the chance to win further prizes. But, to participate, you must provide your name and contact details. The details you provide will be shared with site sponsors and third-party marketing companies. So, soon after participating you will begin receiving unwanted and annoying phone calls, text messages, emails, and letters promoting a variety of products and services that you most likely neither want nor need.
And, alas, you will never receive the promised prize no matter how many surveys you complete. Scams like this are very common and are often distributed via Facebook and text message as well as email.