Is Yahoo sponsoring any type of international lottery using a customers e-mail address?

I have been receiving notices of award with yahoo represented as the sender.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    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.

  • 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.

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