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Anonymous asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo MailAbuse and Spam · 1 decade ago

i hv got a mail that i m the winner of yahoo end of the year now they r paying me 150 thousand gb pound.T/F?

day to day their requirements are increasing to collect the amount .is their any bank and any award named yahoo end of the year exist or not?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    SPAM,SPAM,SPAM.These are examples of typical Spam.Never ever open them and delete them as soon as you run across them,in case.

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

    Answer this for yourself ‘Who would give you free money if you had never participated in any of the contests’? Do not trust any of those lottery mails and you’re NOT going to win any of those!

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

    If people were winning huge amounts and lotteries every day it would be featured on the news with pictures of the lucky people.It is entirely a 'FAKE'

  • 1 decade ago

    This is a SCAM. If you click on the below link this site confirms various email scams hitting the internet and provides an online form for the reporting of such - (with links for your own country.)

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

    http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yoo2.phpahoo/...

    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.)
  • 1 decade ago

    Yahoo, AOL, MSN, GMAIL, etc do not have lotteries. They do not give money away. If it sound to good to be true it is. If you did not enter then how can you win. It is a SCAM just hit the SPAM button. Do not open emails like this it just confirms your email address and you will get a lot more spam. Never give out your personal info to any of these places. It is a phishing scam. Hope this helps!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    That message is both a fake and an outright fraud. Don't give the phishers any of your personal information at all. Spam that scam message straight into oblivion right away. This is one lottery you'll never win because it's "bogus."

    Another thing, the phishers telling you to "keep this lottery information confidential" would indicate to you not to say anything about this to anybody until they have finished scamming you.

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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

    It’s a scam thousands of these deceptive emails are sent every day there used to commit identity theft, or try to get you to send money. 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/original/abu...

    To report a phishing attempt with the form below.

    http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/security/forms/ph...

    Or you can forward a phishing attempt email to the address below.

    phishing@cc.yahoo-inc.com.

  • 1 decade ago

    Sounds like a scam.

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