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Anonymous asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo MailOther - Yahoo Mail · 1 decade ago

I want to know if this is a true and acredited by yahoo or not.?

YAHOO EMAIL LOTTERY PROMOTION 2008

AWARD CENTER

WINNING NOTIFICATION

Dear Winner,

This is to inform you that you have won a cash prize of Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars ($900 000.00) for the month of MAY being part of the EMAIL LOTTERY PROMOTION ORGANIZED BY YAHOO in conjunction with WINDOW LIVE .

Email addresses of subscribers are extracted monthly and are being randomly selected from an automatic electronic raffle draw in which six lucky winners are being selected monthly from around the globe.

We therefore wish to notify you of the emergence of your email address as one of the lucky email addresses for the month of MAY 2008. You are therefore expected redeem your prize.

PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM

Winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Center. 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/06/APA-43658

REFERENCE NUMBER: 2007234522

PIN: 1207

These numbers fall within the African Location file, you are hereby requested to contact our fiduciary agent in Abuja Nigeria presenting your winning identification numbers to him.

Agent Name: STEVE JAMES

E-Mail: stevejames7810@hotmail.com

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

1. Full name...............................

2. Country..................................

3. Contact Address.....................

4. Telephone Number.................

5. Fax Number............................

5. Marital Status.........................

6. Occupation.............................

7. My Date of birth....................

8. Sex........................................

Congratulations!! once again.

Yours in service,

Prof Rose Hods.

YAHOO AWARD NOTIFICATION OFFICER

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Sorry friend but there is no Microsoft, Yahoo or other e-mail lottery, it's a scam do not answer do not give personal information.The following sites give more information

    http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/nigeri...

    http://www.thescambaiter.com/forum/showt...

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

    .Also If you go to the following site you will get some info on ID theft www.identity-theft.org.uk the iinternet is safe enough if you are careful but please answer nothing that you are doubtful about.Good Luck and be careful

  • hutson
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    This is what Yahoo! has to say about it.

    Is there a Yahoo! Lottery? Does Yahoo! Mail ever offer cash prizes?

    No. There is no Yahoo! Lottery, and we would never send you information about a contest you never entered.

    That’s the definition of unsolicited: you never asked for it. It showed up out of nowhere. The message probably also displays two other hallmarks of fraud emails: it appears to be official (with company logos, even links), and it demands urgent action “to claim your prize”, or something similar.

    If you’ve received a message like “Final Notification: Yahoo! Mail Winner!” or “Your Email Address Has Won $XX million”, it’s a scam.

    Don’t reply to the email, don’t click on any links in it, and never divulge any personal information. Instead, click Spam.

    Yahoo! Mail will never request personal information in an unsolicited email.

    If you get an email that looks like it’s from Yahoo! but tells you you’re the winner of a Yahoo! Lottery or other contest – and it asks you to email personal information to claim a cash prize or reward – click Spam to dispose of it. You can also forward the suspicious email to mail-spoof@cc.yahoo-inc.com. Thanks!

    "Phishing" is a play on the word "fishing" — because perpetrators are "fishing" for your private information or trying to find ways to trick you into sending them money. Don’t be fooled! These deceptive emails are used to commit identity theft, charge your credit cards, empty your bank accounts, read your email, and lock you out of your online account by changing your password.

    Check out Yahoo’s Security Center for more information on email scams and ways to protect yourself.

    http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/original/abu...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    it sounds phony to me.

    a) on number 7, it is my date of birth. normally, it wouldn't say my.

    b) if this is being done by yahoo, why does your contact guy have a hotmail account?

    c) occupation is futile if they are giving you the award regardless.

    d) fax number's are not common. It seems like it is more likely a way to just get more info on you. almost as if trying to steal your identity.

    I may be wrong, but if it really is valid, then they suck at writing.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    IF THEY ASK FOR MONEY FROM YOU IN ADVANCE FOR DELIVERY, DONT DO IT. THATS THE WAY THE SCAM WORKS YOU SEND YOUR MONEY AND THEY DISAPPEAR.

    Source(s): FACTUAL LOGIC
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    this can be your identity theft ........dude dont ever think that these emails are true

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