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

YAHOO INTERNET LOTTERY AWARD 2009 CENTER IN LONDON. I got an email saying i have won some money. is it spam ?

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    This is a SCAM. Yahoo does not and never have operated any lottery. If you click on the below link this site confirms various email scams and provides an online form for the reporting of all scams and frauds - (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 messages. Please remember the thieves who send them are very clever and extremely convincing. I suggest you delete it and send it into cyberspace where it belongs.

    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

    Scam!!!!! That message is both a fake and an outright fraud. Don't contact the phishers and give them 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

  • 4 years ago

    Well, yeah, this is spam. There is no such thing as Yahoo awards of any kind any where. Yahoo is not in the business of giving away money.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's worse than that, it's a phishing scam to get your private data! Forward such a mail to: phishing@cc.yahoo-inc.com, here's how: click the crtl key and at the same time click the "forward" button to forward a message as an attachment, mac users should click the "apple" key and click "forward" simultaneously.

  • Lyn G
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Yahoo has no lottery.

    It is a scam to get your personal information and/or money.

    Do not respond to it.

    Report it to yahoo, so they are aware.

    Forward to spam@yahoo.com

  • 1 decade ago

    It's a scam and spam, don't reply just delete it.

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

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    this lottry is totaly fraud fraud fraud ....and they are making peoples fool..they are earning money from u and dont gave them any information about u.

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