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YAHOO INTERNET AWARDS 2010

Yahoo Awards Center

41 Station Road, Solihull,

Birmingham, B91 3RT

United Kingdom.

Dear Email Owner,

CONGRATULATIONS!!!CONGRATULATIONS!!!

This is to inform you that you have won prize money of GBP800, 000, 00 British Pounds (Eight

Hundred Thousand British Pounds). Only for the email users this 2010 Prize promotion which

is organized by YAHOO INTERNET AWARDS 2010

Yahoo! Collects all the email addresses of the people that are active online this 2010, among

the millions that subscribed to Yahoo and few from other e-mail providers.12 people are

selected monthly to benefit from this promotion and you are one of the Selected Winners this

month of July 2010.

PAYMENT OF PRIZE / CLAIMS

Winners shall be paid in accordance with their Settlement Centers. Yahoo Prize Award must

be claimed not less than3Weeks from the date of Draw Notification. Any prize not claimed

within this period will be forfeited and returned to its source as unclaimed Prize/Fund.

STATED BELOW ARE YOUR IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS:

BATCH NUMBER: MFI/07/APA-53659

REFERENCE NUMBER: 2009234523

FILE NUMBER: YAHOO/UK76-441/010

You are Advised to contact your Claim Agent with the below contact details and forward your

winning and personal identification numbers to him:

Claim Agent Name: Dr. James Smith

Telephone Number: + 44 7736796477

Contact E-Mail: drjamessmith.claim@winning.com

You are advised to send the below following information’s to your claim agent to enable him

facilitate the release of your fund to you by our Paying Bank.

1. Your Full name:

2. Your Country:

3. Contact Address:

4. Telephone Number:

5. Fax Number:

6. Occupation:

7. Sex:

8. Age:

Congratulations!!! Once again.

Yours in service,

Mrs. Susan Leonard.

(Awards Notification

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  • 10 years ago
    Best Answer

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

    No this is the notice from Yahoo.

    None of these lottery things are real.

    This isnt how lotteries work. They dont email you and then send you large amts of cash. Legal things are involved.

  • Irene
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Mrs. Take the check to your bank and tell them of your suspicions. They can take a look at the check and determine if it is properly encoded etc. Do not just deposit it.... gifts such as money don;t come from people you do not know! Chances are it is a scam.... If you really are curious, call the school by looking up the number on line or by 411. Ask for accounts payable. Tell them of your suspicions. They will be glad to look it up. You may save them some huge fraud losses! Soccerref

  • Anonymous
    10 years 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/

    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

  • 10 years ago

    Surrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre it is. No problem sending complete strangers on the Internet all your personal information, is there? It's not as if they are going to steal your identity or anything like that ... whoever wrote it sounds so darn honest, wouldn't you say? I'm surprised that you were so unsure that you asked other strangers on the Internet if it was real. Have you no faith in human nature??

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  • 10 years ago

    Total scam.

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