The email message below with the subject: "Yahoo Lottery Award!!Dear Winner, View The Attachment," is a lottery scam, designed to trick the recipients into sending their personal information and money to scammers, by claiming that they are winners of the Yahoo Lottery Award. But, the email message, which appears as a Yahoo Award notification, was not sent by Yahoo, and there is currently no Yahoo lottery, so recipients of the email message are being asked not to send their hard earned money to the cyber-criminals behind the scam. Also, Yahoo will never ask its users to send them their personal information via email message.
This type of lottery scam will ask the recipients of the email, to send their personal information, and subsequently ask them to send money in order to receive their prizes. But, recipients of the email message are being asked not to respond to it or follow the instructions in it. Yahoo is currently not taking part in or endorsing any lottery games, so if you receive an email claiming that you have won some lottery prize endorsed by Yahoo, it is a scam.
The Yahoo Lottery Award Scam
From: Award Team service0112center@ gmail.com
Subject: Yahoo Lottery Award!!Dear Winner, View The Attachment
Reply-To: Award Team <service0112center@ gmail.com>
Yahoo Award Notification from United Kingdom!! Congratulations! Congratulations!!
Yahoo Awards Center
124 Stockport Road, Longsight, Manchester M60 2DB - United Kingdom
This is to inform you that you have won prize money of Four Hundred and Twenty Thousand Great Britain Pounds Only, (£420, 000, 00.) for the, 2015 Prize Promotion which is organized by YAHOO AWARDS & WINDOWS LIVE.
YAHOO collects all the email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo and Hotmail and few from other e-mail Providers. Ten people are selected for the year 2015 to benefit from this promotion and you are one of the Selected Winners.
PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM
Winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre. Yahoo Prize Award must be claimed no later than 15 days from date of Draw Notification. Any Prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.
Stated below are your identification numbers:
BATCH NUMBER: MFI/06/APA-43658
REFERENCE NUMBER: 2006234522
These numbers fall within the South Africa file, you are requested to contact our Fiduciary agent in Manchester and send your winning identification numbers to him;
Name: Mr.James Anderson
Phone: +27 63 176 4445
E-mail: james2004anderson@ gmail.com
You are advised to send the following information to your Claims Agent to facilitate the release of your fund to you.
1. Names in Full:
8. Marital Status:
E, TOTAL AMOUNT
Ref /Batch No:
Congratulations!!! Once again.
Yours in service,
Dr. (Mrs.) Mercy Martins
Do not tell people about your Prize Award until your money is successfully handed over to you to avoid disqualification that may arise from double claim.
DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL BECAUSE YOU MIGHT NOT BE ATTENDED TO. KINDLY CONTACT YOUR FIDUCIARY AGENT DIRECTLY FOR FURTHER DIRECTIONS
Yahoo shall not be held responsible for any loss of fund arising from the above mentione
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