I received a mail from email@example.com that my email id has been selected for prize?
- Anonymous1 decade agoBest Answer
Thats just from a spammer, it makes messages that goes around all of our yahoo accounts. If you try to open those mails, you've got a virus! Make a filter or you might need to activate / turn off your spam filters. Don't be so grateful if you recieve those mails because they spam you!
- JillPinkyLv 71 decade ago
This is a SCAM. Check out the below link for confirmation of various lottery scams, including the famous Yahoo/MSN lottery scams and how to report them.
Unscrupulous thieves have sent you this email and they are trying to part you from your hard earned cash. They will often ask you to call a premium rate number and keep you holding on whilst you rack up a huge phone bill. They are then paid a large proportion of this phone bill. They may ask you to divulge personal information about yourself or ask for your bank or credit card details. Do not divulge any such information under any circumstances. It is surprising how many innocent victims have been duped by these types of emails. Just remember the thieves who send them are very clever and extremely convincing. I suggest you delete the email and send it into cyberspace, hopefully along with the thieving scumbags who send them.
Check out these sites for further information :Source(s): Experience within Criminal Justice Dept. U.K. (dealt with such scams.)
- maowbro--RetiredLv 71 decade ago
100% SCAM. Yahoo doesn't have lotteries or cash giveaways. If they did, you can be sure there would be a LOT of advertising for it all over the internet. Just delete that email, and any others like it that you are likely to get. DON'T click any links in it, and certainly DON'T reply to it.
- Jean OLv 41 decade ago
Congratulations. Now delete it. Its a scam, they are looking firstly for live addresses so do not reply and secondly for a mug with money.
Oh yes it may not be a scam but a way of getting a virus into your machine so delete it and run your anti-virus software.
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- bbhLv 41 decade ago
spam spam spam
unless you have entered a competition
delete delete delete
then set your spam filter up again
- jlbLv 51 decade ago
it's spam, mark as spam and delete, dont open as they will know your email ad is active and you'll just keep getting them.
- man of kentLv 51 decade ago
Lots of us do regularly but we have spam filters to handle them.
- 1 decade ago
yeah right - straight in the spam folder and block the sender
- Mr-KayLv 71 decade ago
rip off scam
- 1 decade ago
don't answer it if you do swear them silly as you never done it before, it's a scam