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Beware of "Lottery Scam - Division of Yahoo/Windows/ Google/Live Msn Internet Award"

2014-10-16T11:21:12 -  +
Beware of "Lottery Scam - Division of Yahoo/Windows/ Google/Live Msn Internet Award"

The email message below: "You have been announced as one of our top four lucky winners," is a fake and a phishing scam. You should not respond to this message with your personal information. Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their personal information and/or sending money.

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Remember, there is no Yahoo, Microsoft, Hotmail, Live, Outlook, MSN, Facebook, Gmail or Google lottery, promotion or sweepstake.

The Lottery Scam Email

From: webvn76666 @gmail.com
Division of Yahoo/Windows Live Msn Internet Award
Division of Yahoo/Google mail Internet Award

View one of our last year lucky winners.

Google Mail™.

AUTHORISED BY YAHOO MAIL INC.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

YOU HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED AS ONE OF OUR TOP FOUR LUCKY WINNERS.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Yahoo / Google Mail

125 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8AD, London- United Kingdom.

All the executive members of Yahoo/Google mail Management Team wishes to inform you that you have won a prize money of Seven Hundred, Twenty Thousand Great Britain Pounds (£720,000,00.) for 2014 Prize promotion which was organized by YAHOO MANAGEMENT TEAM & GOOGLE MAIL today Thursday, 10th July 2014 to celebrate our 22 years anniversary since we become the best free e-mail provider worldwide.

YAHOO/ GOOGLE Mail collects all the email addresses of people that are active online, among over 980 millions that subscribed to Yahoo, Google mail, Hotmail and few from other email providers. Four e-mail addresses were selected annually to benefit from this prize promotion and your e-mail address has been selected today THURSDAY 10TH JULY 2014 via Computer Random Selection System as one of the top four lucky Winners for 2014 prize promotion.

All winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement center. Yahoo/Google Mail Prize Award must be claimed not later than 60 days from today 10th July 2014. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.

Stated below are your identification numbers:

File NO: G/H/M/Ql /UKQA-97FBH8576

REFERENCE NO: KLQ9-B2014-73623

PIN: ....

These identification numbers fall within UK Location file, you are requested to contact our fiduciary agent in Manchester UK, Dr Johnson D Francis through his below contact details and submit your File & Reference numbers to him; Note your Pin NO will be sent to you by Dr Johnson D Francis once you open contact with him for some security reasons.

Agent Name: Dr Johnson D Francis
E-mail: drjohnsond6 @yahoo.com
E-mail: drjohnsond67 @gmail.com

Office Tel: +44 703 195 2665

You are advised to send the below information to your Claims Agent Dr Johnson D Francis through his e-mail to facilitate the release of your awardwinning prize to you immediately.

1. Your File & Reference No
2. Nationality/ Country of Residence
3. Contact Address
4. Telephone Number
5. Occupation
6. Age

Congratulations!!!

Yours in service,
David Filo & Jerry Yang
Co-founders and Chief Yahoo.

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  • Posted: 2016-08-02T12:23:59 by an anonymous user from or near: Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

    I received the following message and I hope you can answer my question.

    Here is the message:
    Division of Yahoo/Windows Live Internet Award 2016

    View one of our last year lucky winners.

    Windows Live Msn™.
    AUTHORISED BY YAHOO MAIL INC.
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    YOU HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED AS ONE OF OUR TOP FOUR LUCKY WINNERS.
    CONGRATULATIONS!
    Yahoo / Windows Live
    125 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8AD, London- United Kingdom.

    All the executive members of Yahoo/Windows Live Management Team wishes to inform you that you have won a prize money of Seven Hundred, Twenty Thousand Great Britain Pounds (£720,000,00.) for 2016 Prize promotion which was organized by YAHOO MANAGEMENT TEAM & WINDOWS LIVE today Monday, 18th July 2016 to celebrate our 20 years anniversary since we become the best free e-mail provider worldwide.

    YAHOO/ Windows Live collects all the email addresses of people that are active online, among over 1 billion-plus global users that subscribed to Yahoo, Google mail, Hotmail and few from other e-mail providers. Four e-mail addresses were selected annually to benefit from this prize promotion and your e-mail address has been selected today MONDAY 18TH JULY 2016 via Computer Random Selection System as one of the top four lucky Winners for 2016 prize promotion.

    All winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement center. Yahoo/ Windows Live Prize Award must be claimed not later than 60 days from today 18th July 2016. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.

    Stated below are your identification numbers:

    File NO: W/KJ/M/PO/UKHDS-64R75
    REFERENCE NO: DJHGF-XC2016-5843
    PIN:

    These identification numbers fall within UK Location file, you are requested to contact our fiduciary agent in Manchester UK, Dr Alec Lewis through his below contact details and submit your File & Reference numbers to him; Note your Pin NO will be sent to you by Dr Alec D Lewis once you open contact with him for some security reasons.

    Agent Name: Dr Alec Lewis

    E-mail: dralec67@outlook.com
    E-mail: draleclewis68@yahoo.com
    Office Tel: 44 702 402 9477

    You are advised to send the below information to your Claims Agent Dr Alec Lewis through his e-mail to facilitate the release of your award-winning prize to you immediately.

    1. Your File & Reference No
    2. Nationality/ Country of Residence
    3. Contact Address
    4. Telephone Number
    5. Occupation
    6. Age

    Congratulations!!!
    Yours in service,


    David Filo & Jerry Yang
    Co-founders and Chief Yahoo.

    WARNING!!!
    Keep your winning information confidential until your award prize are successfully transferred or handed over to you to avoid disqualification that may arise due to double claiming.
    You may also receive similar e-mails from people portraying to be Yahoo Inc or Windows Live Msn. This is solely to collect your personal information and lay fake claims over your winning. In event that you receive any e-mail similar to the award notification letter that was sent to you today, kindly delete it from your mailbox and give no further correspondence to such person or body.

    Yahoo/ Windows shall not be held responsible for any loss of fund arising from the above mentioned and any winning notification that was not from David Filo & Jerry Yang (Co-founders and Chief Yahoo)and sign by Yahoo and Google mail Board of Directors will be cancelled.

    Signed By: Yahoo and Windows Live Board of Directors:
    Kathy Savitt (Chief Marketing Officer), Marissa Mayer (Chief Executive Officer, President & Director), Jerry Yang(Co-founder and Chief Yahoo), Ken Goldman (Chief Financial Officer) and Other members.

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    • Posted: 2016-08-02T14:55:34 by info

      The message is a lottery scam. Please delete it.

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  • Posted: 2016-04-29T11:08:56 by an anonymous user from or near: Riyadh, Ar Riyāḑ, Saudi Arabia

    I received one like this, I thought I was being funny by asking for $2000 dollars in advance, to make sure it wasn't a scam. ;).
    But now I get at least 10 a day, they are so stupid! And maybe me too!

    Don't ever reply, even in jest!

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  • Posted: 2015-04-24T19:28:42 by an anonymous user from or near: Zagazig, Sharqia, Egypt

    I received the following message and I hope you can answer my question.

    Here is the message:
    - - - - - -
    "Division of Yahoo/Windows Live Internet Award

    View one of our last year lucky winners. Windows Live Msn™.

    AUTHORISED BY YAHOO MAIL INC.
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    YOU HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED AS ONE OF OUR TOP FOUR LUCKY WINNERS.
    CONGRATULATIONS!
    Yahoo / Windows Live
    125 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8AD, London- United Kingdom.

    All the executive members of Yahoo/Windows Live Management Team wishes to inform you that you have won a prize money of Seven Hundred, Twenty Thousand Great Britain Pounds (£720,000,00.) for 2015 Prize promotion which was organized by YAHOO MANAGEMENT TEAM & WINDOWS LIVE today Thursday, 2nd April 2015 to celebrate our 20 years anniversary since we become the best free e-mail provider worldwide.

    YAHOO/ Windows Live collects all the email addresses of people that are active online, among over 1 billion-plus global users that subscribed to Yahoo, Google mail, Hotmail and few from other e-mail providers. Four e-mail addresses were selected annually to benefit from this prize promotion and your e-mail address has been selected today THURSDAY 2ND APRIL 2015 via Computer Random Selection System as one of the top four lucky Winners for 2015 prize promotion."

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    • Posted: 2015-04-24T20:32:14 by info

      It is a scam. There is no Yahoo, Windows, Gmail, MSN and Live lottery or promotion.

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  • Posted: 2015-02-02T15:43:46 by an anonymous user from or near: Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland

    I just received this message. I was really happy until I Google search to confirm if it true or fake, thanks for giving more light on it.

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