Anyone want to summarize a "magic bullet" method of separating the fake ones from the real ones?
Check for spelling and grammar errors. I have never seen a phishing or scam email that didn't have such errors. But a company like MS is going to have everybody from their marketing department to their lawyers proofreading anything they send, it's not going to have such errors.
It seems that the folks who engage in scams like this are the kind of people who think they can get by without having to do their own work, and so they never did their own studying back in school, either.
Well, tbh, when it comes to this...As far as I am aware, they don't e-mail you shit to click to download - They just download it to your PC if you pre-ordered via the annoying popup, then it will give you an annoying popup to tell you it's done doing whatever it did.
It does specifically say, in that stupid popup, that when it is ready, that window will let you know - absolutely nothing about "We will e-mail you" - So...if people didn't read that, they may as well go ahead and collect that prize for being the #1,000,000 visitor, help that Saudi Prince get access to his funds by sending him $1000, buy some of that tasty Viagra, partake in some penis enlargement pills and play the Nigerian Lottery.