Are you familiar of recent phishing emails about Yahoo/hotmail wining award?

I have received this email, believe it is a Phishing/fraud

Yahoo! & Window Live Awards Centre

124 Stockport Road,

Longsight, Manchester M60 2DB

United Kingdom.

Tel: +447031872953, +447045741802.

This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of Two Hundred & Fifty Thousand Great Britain Pounds (GBP 250,000.00) in our annual email award winning promotion which was 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 service providers. Six people are selected yearly to benefit from this promotion and you are one of the Selected Winners.

PAYMENT OF PRIZE / CLAIMS

Winners shall be paid in accordance with their Settlement Centers. Yahoo!

& Windows Live annual 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 returned to its source as unclaimed.

Stated below are your identification numbers:

BATCH NUMBER: MFI/06/APA-46687

REFERENCE NUMBER: 2007234431

PIN: 1190

You are requested to contact our co-ordinator in Manchester and send your winning identification numbers to him:

Co-ordinator's Name: Mr. Brad Richards

E-Mail: bradrichards66@hotmail.com

Tel: +447045741802

+447031872953

Fax: +448719003714

You are advised to send the following information to our co-ordinator to facilitate the release of of your fund to you.

1. Full name..................................

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

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

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

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

5. Marital Status.............................

6. Occupation.................................

7. Sex........................................

8. Date of Birth/Age .........................

Congratulations!! once again.

Yours in service,

Mrs. Grace Sanders

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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 thatmay arise from double claims.

Yahoo! Awards Team shall not be held liable for any loss of funds arising from the above mentioned.

Yahoo! & Windows Live Awards All Rights Reserved 2009.

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  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Yep, 100% genuine mate, go for it! I did and the money has changed my life! Just send your bank details and stuff to the address they give you and as it says don't report them or talk about it or anything. Lucky you eh!

  • 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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