i received an email message from Yahoo Awards Center that our mail win gbp84500 , what it is real .?

Yahoo Awards Center

124 Stockport Road, Longsight, Manchester M60 2DB - United Kingdom

This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of Eighty Four Thousand, Five Hundred Great Britain Pounds (GBP84,500) for the 2007 Yahoo Prize promotion which is organized by YAHOO AWARDS & WINDOWS LIVE.

YAHOO collects all the email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo and Hotmail and few from other e-mail providers. Six people are selected monthly to benefit from this promotion and you are one of the Selected Winners.

PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM

Winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre. Yahoo Prize Award must be claimed no later than 15 days from date of Draw Notification. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.

Stated below are your identification numbers:

BATCH NUMBER: MFI/07/APA-43658

REFERENCE NUMBER: 2007234522

PIN: 1207

These numbers fall within the England Location file, you are requested to contact our fiduciary agent in Manchester and send your winning identification numbers to him;

Agent Name: Rev. Albert Time

E-Mail: albert_time@walla.comTel: +44 701 114 9395

You are advised to send the following information to your Claims Agent to facilitate the release of of your fund to you.

Congratulations!! once again.

Yours in service,

Dr. (Mrs.) Martin Carrie.

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WARNING!

Do not tell people about your Prize Award until your money is successfully handed over to you to avoid disqualification that may arise from double claim.

You may also receive similar e-mails from people potraying to be other Organizations or Yahoo Inc. This is solely to collect your personal information from you and lay claim over your winning. In event that you receive any e-mail similar to the notification letter that was sent to you, Kindly delete it from your mail box and give no further correspondence to such person or body.

Yahoo shall not be held responsible for any loss of fund arising from the above mentioned.

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    100% SCAM. Yahoo doesn't offer lotteries or cash giveaways. If they did, you would see lots of advertising for it all over the Yahoo web sites. Just delete it. Do NOT respond to it!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    This is a SCAM that has been going around for months, possibly years. Your first clue was, "WARNING! Do not tell people about your Prize Award until your money is successfully handed over to you to avoid disqualification that may arise from double claim."

    Mark it as spam and delete it. And stop opening emails like this...this is not from Yahoo.

  • Manik
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    NO, Yahoo! has not any such monetary prizes and that is a SPAM! SCAM! or 'phishing mail'

    If you received an email impersonating Yahoo! and would like to report it please forward the email to:

    mail-spoof@cc.yahoo-inc.com. If you have already been tricked into giving your password, please visit

    http://security.yahoo.com/article.html?a...

    and follow the instructions there. Also:

    http://www.consumerfraudreporting.org/lo...

    upgrade your Yahoo! mail to Yahoo! Mail plus..it has better spam and scam protection capability,

    Or down load and install McAfee anti-spam-phishing mail filter in your pc but it can cost you some dollars

    Or forward that scam to http://abuse.com/yahoomail.com/yahoo.com... with your complain headline and the link of that mail, if that scammer use Yahoo! ID for spamming or commercial publicity advertisement,then ITS Yahoo! id will be cancelled by customer care.

  • 4 years ago

    SCAM SCAM SCAM!!!!!!!!! did you buy any tickets!! there is no such thing as a email lottery. i get 30/40 email's a day from those scams as i thought id be clever and reply to one with false details just to see what theyed say next. a got a repliy asking for the administration fee of £45 to process the money. and sevral thosand email every month saying ive won thousands from all differant countries. plus i now get email offering pills to improve sex drive, make your **** bigger, condoms, viagra, stuff like that and all kinds of computer software at low prices

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  • 1 decade ago

    this is a deninate fraud email. do not pass any of your details.

    i have myself recvd 2 such emails, one had address of south africa & the other was from london.

    i verified this address by searching the co & other details in google & the results in the search clearly showed pages mentioning this was a fraud.

    u can try the same too..

  • 1 decade ago

    The whole thing is a phishing scam. Just spam and delete the fraudulent message now.

  • 1 decade ago

    Total and completel malarkey. Delete it now

  • 1 decade ago

    Oh,exited but not sure for Free-award .I think nothing is free in this world.I must check from www.google.com first it really or not.

    Source(s): www.google.com
  • 1 decade ago

    This is a scam, don't send them any money!

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