Is this email "Dear Winner...(Congratulation)" from "Yahoo Award Promo" <bnorris@nrsengineers.com> a spam

YAHOO AWARD/PRIZE DEPARTMENT

124 Stockport Road,Long sight,

Manchester M60 2DB,

United Kingdom.

Tel: +(44)-703-185-7833

Goodday to You and Compliment Of the Season. My name is Mr.Raymond Wallace and I am the Lottery Annoucer of the YAHOO AWARD/PRIZE & HOTMAIL/WINDOWS LIVE COMPANY here in Singapore (ASIA DISTRICT).

Please, If this Email Address Is For You, I wish to Congratulate You and Inform You that Your E-mail address has been selected from our out going Prize/Award promotion and your have been approved to claim a lump sum of (GBP 250,000.00) Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great Britain Pounds In Our Branch Office In the United Kingdom.

For claims,i advice you contact the Award Coordinator (Mr. Richard Lionel) via e-mail with the following information: Full Name,Address,Age,Sex,Marital Status,Occupation,Phone Number.

Do Contact the Award Coordinator With the Information Below:

Mr. Richard Lionel

Email: richard_lionel1969@hotmail.co.uk

I want to Congratulate You In Advance and Please Do Not Forget to Help the Poor In the Society since this noble company has made you a Beneficiary of this year Prize promotion.

Yours Faithfully,

Raymond Wallace (Mr)

Lottery Annouce.

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    This is a SCAM. The below links confirm various email scams hitting the internet. There is also an online form for the reporting of such. - (with links for your own country.) This site also gives excellent advice on what steps you can take to achieve a spam free inbox :

    http://www.consumerfraudreporting.org/lotteryscam_...

    http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/or...

    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. Please 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 various scams and frauds and innocent victims of them.)
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well, yeah. Can you see a big international lottery giving notices by hotmail? Yahoo DOES NOT CONDUCT LOTTERIES. PERIOD.

    Geez louise, this should never have been opened. When you open spam like this, you send a notice to the spammer that gives him your email id and address. He collects and sells that information at a premium, because he knows those are actual email addresses. So then, guess what?! You're gonna get MORE of the same kind of spam.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    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

  • Edd e
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    This is a scam thousands of these emails are sent every day DO NOT send any bank/personal details click the link below to see what yahoo say about this.

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

    You can report this with the mail abuse form below.

    http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/yahoomail/ab...

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  • 1 decade ago

    Its a scam. An annoying/common one

    Yahoo don't do anything like that, and if they did they wouldn't use a hotmail address

    Just ignore it, delete it and be done with it. Don't give them any information whatsoever

    http://www.joewein.de/sw/419-bl-r.htm

  • 1 decade ago

    Fake and fraud. Spam that scam message straight into oblivion right away. This is one lottery you'll never win because it's "bogus."

  • 1 decade ago

    It is a definite scam, how can you win £250,000 for doing nothing and why do they want to know if your married. They are trying to steal your card details so don't open them or reply to them. Just delete them!

    Good Luck!

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes Duh!

    i get a couple of these everyday. Just ignore them.

  • 1 decade ago

    SPAM!!!

    did u buy a lottery from Mr.Wallace??

  • 1 decade ago

    yes yes yes

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