Is there a Yahoo and internet promotion raffle draw.Please try to catch these thieves?

Financial Business Systems Analyst

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INTERNET CORPORATION INC.

HOTMAIL, YAHOO, GMAIL and AOL ENDORSED. REGISTERS{DIVIDEND AND CLAIM DEPT}EURO/ASIA H.Q.

Calle Velazquez, 71-2 Dcha. 28006, Madrid-Spain

PRO - Number: GWT - 62 - 41/05 - GM

VTT - Number: HMC - 93/2627 - 38

INTERNET PROMOTION LUCKY DRAW

Your Email Has Won $250, 000:00 (TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS ONLY) in cash credited to you. Congratulations!

You are lucky to be one of the winner of this Yahoo and Internet Promotion email raffle draw program on this category held on the 9th of June 2011, that is being sponsored by Yahoo internet provider and other service providers like hotmail, gmail etc including eminent personalities like the HM King Juan of Spain, Sultan of Brunei, Bill & Melinda Gates foundation and others.

All participant emails were selected randomly from Internet websites for this draw via computer ballot system as part of international promotion to help spread the use of Internet and campaign against computer illiteracy worldwide.

Your email address was entered as a dependent client on pro Number: GWT - 62 - 41/05 - GM with serial Number: 2318 drew the lucky payment Numbers: 18-28-41-25-23-27. Thus your email address has won you the sum of $250, 000:00 ( TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS ONLY ) in cash credited to you.

Your payment number falls at Asia regional office in Indonesia; in this regard your prize will be released from Indonesia.Your prize is officially approved for payment through authorized payment center attributed to claim prize.

Prizes were deposited with insurance bond policy to secure prize and identity of the winner due to variety of email names and addresses, we ask that procedure of payment should be kept top secret from public notice until after prize is processed and remitted to you in order to avoid complications during payment. This is part of our security measures to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this program by scammers.

To claim prize, please file your true information stated below, send via email to authorize claim office payment manager ( Dr. Abdul Hannan ) E-mail address ( abdulhannan68@hotmail.com )

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Payment Manager: Dr. Abdul Hannan

Email: ( abdulhannan68@hotmail.com )

Mobile :+ 62 85813440091

Office Tel: + 622194040896

Payment Office Address: Jl. Panjang No. 99, Jeruk,Barat 1153, Indonesia Jakarta

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NOTE: Prize Money is not deductible until after claimed.

Caution: Prizes must be claimed before 26th of June 2011, make sure you send all information to the payment manager as required ( abdulhannan68@hotmail.com ).

Sincerely,

Mrs Marissa Ramirez

Promotion Coordinator

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Financial Business Systems Analyst

Philips

Andover, MA

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  • 9 years ago
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    100% scam.

    There is no lottery.

    There is no Yahoo, Nokia, Shell, BBC, Google, Coca-Cola, MSN, Microsoft, BMW or any other company in the entire world that sponsors a lottery that notifies winners via email, phone call or text.

    There is only a scammer trying to steal your hard-earned money.

    The next email will be from another of the scammer's fake names and free email addresses pretending to be the "lottery official" and will demand you pay for made-up fees and taxes, in cash, and only by Western Union or moneygram.

    Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.

    Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his 'potential sucker' list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.

    You could post up the email address and the emails themselves that the scammer is using, it will help make your post more googlable for other suspicious potential victims to find when looking for information.

    Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don't bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn't worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.

    Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.

    If you google "fake yahoo lottery", "lotto Western Union fraud" or something similar, you will find hundreds of posts of victims and near-victims of this type of scam.

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  • Eileen
    Lv 4
    4 years 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.

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  • Anonymous
    9 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 iinternet is safe enough if you are careful but please answer nothing that you are doubtful about.Good Luck and be careful

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