Congratulation Yahoo Winner?

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Yahoo Awards Center

124 Stockport Road, Longsight,

Manchester M60 2DB - United Kingdom.

Tel: (44) 7024086892

WINNER OF THE ANNUAL YAHOO AWARDS & WINDOWS LIVE FREE INTERNET DRAWS 2008

This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of two Hundred and fifty Thousand Great Britain Pounds (250,000GBP) for this year Prize promotion which is organized by YAHOO AWARDS & WINDOWS LIVE and was held in Manchester-United Kingdom.

This draws are being conducted through a computerized ballot of internet E-mail users around the world especially 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 / CLAIMS

Winners shall be guided to claim their prizes in accordance with our official procedure and as acceptable by the British Lottery Commission . Yahoo Prize Award must be claimed not later than 30 days from date of Draw Notification. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited and would be donated to charity.

Stated below are your identification numbers:

BATCH NUMBER: MFI/06/APA-53345

REFERENCE NUMBER: 2007234603

PIN: 1219

These numbers would be claimed through England, you are requested to contact our fiduciary agent in Manchester and send your winning identification numbers to him:

Coordinator's Name: Mr. Druv Matindale

Tel: (44) 7024086892

E-Mail: druv_claimscenter@live.com

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

1. Full Name...................................

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

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

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

5. fax Number..................................

6. Marital Status..............................

7. Occupation..................................

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

9. Date of Birth/Age ..........................

10. Identity card Number.......................

Congratulations!! once again.

Yours in service,

Mrs. Grace Sanders(Awards Secretary)

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WARNING!!!

You must keep strict confidentiality of your Prize Award claims to yourself until your money is successfully handed over to you to avoid disqualification that may arise from double claims.

Yahoo & Window Live Awards Team shall not be held liable for any loss of funds arising from the above situation.

your real confidence in web technology...

*****Ok this is garbage I know...but someone needs to do something about this...

Shari9er

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    LOTTERY SCAM:-

    ♦Its purely a 'SPAM'. Do not respond to any of those messages as they intend to ‘STEAL’ your personal information. It is also enough for one E-mail to bait users into more of such lottery winning games. It is entirely a 'FAKE'. Who would give you free money if you had never participated in any of the contests?

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

    http://www.419legal.org/

    ♦Its an EASY way of getting personal information and send you MORE of such messages to FILL up your Inbox! Yahoo keeps telling that they never send lottery E-mails to anyone saying that you've won XXX amounts. Never go to a site, which has contests and hosts mail lotteries.

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

    http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/hughes/4337

    ♦People get thousands of E-mails everyday saying that they've ‘WON’ lottery prizes and amounts and even go to the extent of claiming their prize. NEVER RESPOND TO IT!!

    Folks are also getting ‘DUPED’ by such kind of activities and fall to the trap of spammers! These lotteries ‘CONFIRM’ your working E-mail address and intend to send more of such mails

    ♦These links could help you out:-

    http://www.microsoft.com/protect/yourself/phishing...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lottery_scam

    Best Wishes and Take Care ♫♪

  • 1 decade ago

    Know something about what? It's a scam. A huge scam that is all over the net in many different forms. they want a person to send money as a "fee" to have a prize for some huge amount of money sent to them.

    It's MORE than just spam, it's a try at stealing a person's idetity, essentially taking over their life without them knowing, until it's too late. Delete them all.

  • 1 decade ago

    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.)

    http://www.consumerfraudreporting.org/identify.php

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

    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.

    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

    Actually you can report it but there is not a lot Yahoo can do about these scams. The messages come from computers which are taken over by hackers and used for this purpose. It is almost impossible to catch these people. The main thing is for us to be careful not to fall for their scams. Don't answer just delete them Good luck and be careful.

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  • 1 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."

  • 1 decade ago

    I do something about it already, I just Delete it right away like all the other crap I get in my mail.

  • 1 decade ago

    So what's the question?

    All of us get spam like this. Many people believe in it.

  • 1 decade ago

    You could not have won that ! ! ! I won that ! ! ! ! Oh wait, I sent it to spam mail . . .I guess your name was next ? ? ? Some of these really look good don't they . . . .LOL . . .My favorite is the colon cleansing one! !

  • SAM
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    next one tell them they have caught by the cyber police it will stop

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