I recevied an email from yahoo saying that I won some money I want to know if it's for real?
I can't fit the whole thing on this page so I will send 2 or however many it takes to send all the email
Yahoo Awards Center
124 Stockport Road,
M60 2DB - United Kingdom
This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of Eight Hundred,Twenty Thousand Great Britain Pounds (£820,000,00.) for the mon th of JULY 2008 Prize promotion which is organized by YAHOO AWARDS & WINDOWS LIVE.
YAHOO 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. Six 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 with his/her Settlement Centre. Yahoo Prize Award must be claimed no later than 10days 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: 2008234522
WINNING NUMBER: 01,14,21,30,35,48
These numbers fall within the England Location file, you are requested to=2 0contact our fiduciary agent in Manchester and send y our winning identification numbers to him:
- 1 decade agoBest Answer
yahoo will never ask you for money
its phishing for sure
- MLMLv 71 decade ago
It's a phishing scam. Don't answer or provide any details.
There are a couple Yahoo pages dedicated to the 419 Fraud
Yahoo Lottery Fraud
Microsoft also has a similar webpage
You shouldn't open unsolicted email from unknown sources. Often what happens is that when you open up spam, it sends back a trigger to the originating source indicating that a valid email address has been found thus subjecting you to even more spam down the road. Even using the preview pane in email products sends web beacons back to spammers.( http://helpdesk.gwu.edu/mailfilter/spam.html )
However, in this case since you have already opened up this email which is a probably a variant of the 419 Nigerian phishing scheme, display all headers and send it to Fraud Watch International. The email address is in the link to the webpage below.
- brian 2010Lv 71 decade ago
Fake and fraud. Don't give the phishers your personal information at all costs. Spam that scam message straight into oblivion right away. This is one lottery you'll never win because it's "bogus."
- TootsieLv 51 decade ago
I would hesitate to respond. I always get notices of free gift cards to Target, Penneys and other retailers in my email and I delete them.
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- 1 decade ago
I get those all the time. It's definitely spam.
- Joe MLv 71 decade ago
Report it as spam, and go to work tomorrow... you haven't won any money.. sorry.