If you have received the fraudulent e-mail below or others like it, which claims that you are a winner in the 2016 Yahoo Email draws, please do not follow the instructions in it. This is because the email is a lottery scam. There is no Yahoo Email lottery and the fake email message was sent by cyber-criminals/scammers, and not by Yahoo! Yahoo will never ask their users to send their personal information via email message. And, sending your personal information to those cyber-criminals will only help them rip you off. 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.
For online users who have already been tricked by the fraudulent e-mail, please be careful next time. This is because the cyber-criminals/scammers will contact those online users, using the information they have submitted, in an attempt to scam them.
The 2016 Yahoo Lottery Draws Email Scam
Subject: Ref No: 6890121
From: Yahoo! Mail email@example.com
Sent: Wednesday, 15 June 2016 8:59 pm
We wish to inform you that you have won (5,000,000.00 USD) in our 2016 Yahoo (email) draws.
To file for claim, please contact below:
Asian Regional Sector
You are to establish contact with the Following details
Mr. George Rowland
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