i received an email saying it was from yahoo and it said that i had won a lot of money is it real i pasted it?

THE INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS PROMOTION & Internet Corporation AUTHORIZED BY YAHOO, GMAIL, HOTMAIL & MICROSOFT.REGISTERS {DIVIDEND &CLAIM DEPT}

YAHOO LOTTO PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL IPP AWARD DEPT 580, N, TENTH STREET

WAR WALL LONDON.

MOTTO: TO ENCOURAGE THE USE OF COMPUTER

YOUR EMAIL ID HAS WON US$2,000,000.00(Two Million US Dollars) in the second category of our computer ballot email lottery with TICKET Nº: MNX*******-*** and SERIAL N º: YLAP/EAS/***/*** REFERENCE Nº: LWH *****/**/**.

This promotion which is organized by YAHOO! Takes place annually! collects all the e-mail ID's of people that are online Eight people are been selected All over the world and is promoted and sponsored by eminent personalities Sultan of Brunei, Bill Gates of Microsoft Inc. with the support of European corporate companies and organizations to encourage the use of internet and computers worldwide.

No ticket was sold but it is to encourage the use of Internet and to claim your winning prize contact Please contact Dr. Ronny Yasin in Jakarta Indonesia for your claims with the following details below to enable the speedy evaluation and processing of your winning.

1. Name. 2. Home address. 3. Telephone number. 4. Age and occupation. 5. Ticket number. 6. Reference number. 7. Serial Number. 8. Indicate the amount you won prize.

Dr. Ronny Yasin

Fiduciary Agent (Director Payment center)

(Europe, America, Middle East, Asia and Africa)

EMAIL: barryasin02@hotmail.com

Tel/Fax: +62-218 020 8655

Note: you are responsible for the clearance & processing cost before prize will be released to you nobody or even the appointed bank has the right to touch, deduct or get access to your prize money for any reason. They have been warned strictly!

WARMING: - All winnings must be claimed not later than 30days;

Yours Faithfully,

Mrs. Olivia Amson (PHD)

Barrister; Ronny Yasin Fiduciary Agent,

Dr. Ronney Smith Head of Administration.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
    Best Answer

    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/

    http://www.scambusters.org/

    .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

  • Lyn G
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Well, Rahmat, did you enter that lottery, you know buy a ticket????? No??? You can not win something you did not enter or play. Besides Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail, Microsoft, MSN and Aol do not have lotteries, reward programs, promotions, or contests.

    When an E-mail offer sounds too good to be true, then it is definitely not true.

    It is a scam to get your personal information and/or your money, or both!

    Do not respond to it.

    Report it, forward it to the FTC at spam@uce.gov and to the abuse desk of the sender's ISP.

    For yahoo, report them here: http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/ya…

    Choose Fraud as the reason for the violation you're reporting on.

    Also, if the E-mail appears to be impersonating a bank or other company or organization, forward the message to the actual organization.

  • Karen
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    This is a known phishing scam attempting to get you to give them all your personal info. It's not from Yahoo, just delete it and ignore it. Good luck and be careful.

  • 10 years ago

    too good to be true, sounds like a scam to me

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  • 10 years ago

    Looks fishy. They usually are. And they spelled "warning" wrong. That'd be sweet though!

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    just how gullible are you to not be able to instantly recognize it as a scam?

  • 10 years ago

    Not legit.

    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

  • b
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    how can you have won if you didnt enter?

  • 10 years ago

    Of course it's not real. Don't be stupid.

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