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well i don't if this e-mail is true or false?

This is to inform you that your Email as a data has won you a prize money of Eight Hundred And Twenty

Thousand United State Dollars, ($000,000.00) for the Monthly Promotion Bonanza 2012, which was organized by

YAHOO! & © Microsoft Organization south africa.co.za.

Yahoo! & © Microsoft collected all database information of all subscribers that are active online, among the

millions that is based on @yahoo.com, also @hotmail.com with other E-mail Providers. Five people here are to

be selected this month to benefit from this promotion, your email address happen to gain in this Slot you are a

nominated Winner.

PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM

Winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre. YAHOO! & © MICROSOFT WINDOWS LIVE

PRIZE FUNDS must be claimed no late than 25 working days from date of Draw Notification. Any Prize not

redeemed within this period will be forfeited.

Stated below are your identification numbers:

BATCH NUMBER: MFI/06/APA-43659

REFERENCE NUMBER: 2008234526

WINNING NUMBER: 24, 51,60, 64, 67, 71

PIN: 5986

Note that this numbers fall within the Africa Location database, you are requested to contact our fiduciary agent

in South Africa and send your winning identification numbers to him:

Agent Name: Mr. Richard Dickson

Address: 1st Floor Medical Mews, Sandton City, South Africa.

PLEASE CONTACT HIM THROUGH THIS EMAIL, ADDRESSES:

E-mail: richarddickson648@yahoo.co.za

E-mail: richarddickson359@hotmail.co.za

Telephone: 07 386 5398

International: +27 -965- 33- 017

Fax line: 086 369 8693

International: +27-958-098-693

You are advised to send the following information’s to your agent to facilitate the release of your winning fund to

you.

1. Full Names:…………………………………..

2. Country:…………………………………..…..

3. Contact Address:………………………..….

4. Telephone Number:……………………..….

5. Fax Number:……………………...………….

6. Marital Status:……………………………….

7. Occupation:………………………………….

8. Date of birth:…………………………………

9. Sex:……...…………………………………….

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  • 9 years ago
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    100% scam.

    There is no lottery.

    There is no Yahoo, Facebook, 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 partial 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.

  • 4 years ago

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  • 5 years ago

    False

  • 9 years ago

    it's NOT from Yahoo or Microsoft. It's an identity theft scam

    Here is Yahoo's warning about these scams

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

    Here is Microsoft's warning

    http://www.microsoft.com/security/resources/micros...

    Neither company ever hold a lottery or give away cash or prizes

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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

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    100% scam. Delete the email.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    its 100% fake, delete it.

    do not answer it.

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