Is Yahoo! International Lottery Organization genuine? The e-mail i received offered US$10 million Prize money!

I got an e-mail from Dr. Raymond Hisashi, Vice President of Yahoo! International Lotery Organization (with a photo of himself) declaring my e-mail id to be winner of US$ 10 million lottery. some details are to be sent by me by e-mail. It is claimed that their Bangkok office would disburse the prize amount. My doubt is that it is a scam & fake! Any views out there?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    This is a SCAM. Check out the below link for confirmation of various scams, including the famous Yahoo/MSN lottery scams and how to report them.

    http://www.hotscams.com/articles/473/1/A...

    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 :

    http://www.scambusters.com

    http://www.hoax-slayer.com/

    Source(s): Experience within Criminal Justice Dept. U.K. (dealt with such scams.)
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  • Edd e
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    1 decade ago

    Spam scam they are after your money and your personal details do not click any part of the email mark as spam check out the links below to see what yahoo say about these so called cash prizes and lotteries.

    http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/original/abu... http://yodel.yahoo.com/2007/07/08/theres-no-winnin...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sorry friend. If you did not buy a ticket remember this.You don't get anything for nothing, it's a scam do not answer do not give personal information.f you look for scams there are many sites giving more information. The iinternet is safe enough if you are careful but please answer nothing that you are doubtful about.Good Luck and be careful.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I usually have fun with scams like that!

    I put down my info as follows:

    John Hoover

    935 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

    Washington, DC 20535

    (202) 324-3000

    I figure if they think I'm stupid enough to supply my real info than maybe they're stupid enough to take that info and actually try to use it! :LOL:

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is a fake. Send the message to phishing@cc.yahoo-inc.com, 419.fcd@usss.treas.gov, and spam@uce.gov Then spam the message and delete it right away.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I also got a lot of them and found all of them absolutely fake. No messiah!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'd say FAKE!! Check snopes.com before you reply to stuff like that or send it onto any friends!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    its fake. trust me. nobody would want to give US$10 million randomly to anybody.

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  • marie
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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  • 1 decade ago

    Ignore it!!!!!!!!!!

    scam

    scam

    scam

    If you didn't enter a competition, you won't win it.

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