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Anonymous asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo Answers · 1 decade ago

Scam??!! I received this and am quite sure it is a fraud.?

This is more for everyone's info in case you receive it. Of course if it's real let me know!! Hehe.

From: Ms Rita Stevens

Date: 6/16/2008 10:01:31 AM

Subject: Yahoo Awards Center

Yahoo Awards Center

From The Desk Of The Promotions Manager

International Promotions/Yahoo Award Center

This is to inform you that you have won a prize money

of £1,000,000:00 (One Million Great British Pounds)

for the month of June, 2008 Prize promotion

which is organized by YAHOO AWARDS & WINDOWS

LIVE.YAHOO/GMAIL 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.

Three 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

his/her Settlement Centre. Yahoo Prize

Award must be claimed no later than 15

days from date of Draw Notification. Any

prizenot claimed within this period will

beforfeited.Stated below are your identification numbers:

BATCH NUMBER: MFI/06/APA-43658

REFERENCE NUMBER:2006234522

PIN: 1206

These numbers fall within the England

Location file, you are requested to contact

Our fiduciary agent in London and send your

Winning identification numbers to him;

Below you will find a Documentation Form,

requesting you're required Particulars.

YAHOO ONLINE DOCUMENTATION FORM

FULL NAMES:

ADDRESS:

CITY:

STATE:

ZIP:

PHONE:/FAX

COUNTRY

SEX:

AGE:

MARITAL STATUS:

OCCUPATION:

E-MAIL ADDRESS:

NATIONALITY

You are required to fill and submit

the above particulars to our Overseas

Claims/United Kingdom Payment Unit with the

below email address.

Overseas Claims/Exchange Online Payment Unit

Contact Person:Dr. Ellis D. Bryan

Email: claimsdept@uknl2008.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 709 285 7329.

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    I wish I could tell you that this is true, but I'm afraid 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.)
  • ?
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

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  • 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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  • Willie
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Definitely a scam. Don't open the e-mail.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, it's a scam. I get those all the time.

  • 1 decade ago

    its a scam. when in doubt, its a scam.

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