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Beware of "Yahoo, AOL and Gmail Award Promotion" Lottery Scam

2017-05-02T22:50:20 -  +
Beware of "Yahoo, AOL and Gmail Award Promotion" Lottery Scam

There is no Yahoo, AOL or Gmail lottery. Therefore, online users who have received email messages claiming that they are winners in the "Yahoo, AOL & Gmail Award Promotion" should delete them and should never follow the instructions them. Every month, lottery scammers randomly send out thousands of fake email messages claiming the recipients are winners in some bogus lottery. The bogus email messages will request personal information, and will subsequently ask the recipients to send money in order to receive their so-called prizes or winnings. But, once the lottery scammers receive their victims' money, they will disappear leaving their victims disappointed and hundreds or thousands of dollars broke. This is why online users should never send their personal information to anyone in an email message or send money to someone who contacted them via email message claiming they have won some lottery or promotion.

A Sample of the "Yahoo, AOL and Gmail Award Promotion" Lottery Scamming Email

YAHOO!, AOL & GMAIL AWARD PROMOTION CENTER

Promotions/ Prize Award Department South Africa.

This is to inform you that you have won prize money of Eight Hundred and Twenty Thousand United State Dollars, ($820,000.00) on our ongoing Monthly 2017 prize promotion, which was organized by YAHOO, AOL & GMAIL AWARDS.

Yahoo, Aol & Gmail collects all email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo, Aol & Gmail and few from other E-mail Providers. Five people are selected this month to benefit from this promotion and you are one of the lucky Selected Winners.

PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM

Winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre. YAHOO, AOL & GMAIL PRIZE AWARD must be claimed no later than 30 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: 2008234522

WINNING NUMBER: 14, 21, 30, 34, 47, 71

PIN: 1206

These numbers fall within the Africa Location file, you are requested to contact our fiduciary agent in South Africa and send your winning identification numbers to him:

Agent Name: Mr Dick Turkel

Address: 2nd Floor SABC Universal Building Auckland Park, South Africa.

PLEASE CONTACT HIM THROUGH THIS EMAIL, ADDRESSES:

E-mail: mturke857@gmail.com

E-mail: mturke857@yahoo.com

Phone: +27 63 881 4045

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. Sex/Marital Status:

7.Occupation:

8. Date of birth:

9.Alternate email if any:

Mrs. Laurie Clark

Lottery coordinator

Yahoo! Aol & Gmail

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  • Posted: May 13, 2018 at 9:32 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Cropwell, Alabama, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "YAHOO! & OUTLOOK WINDOW LIVE AWARD PROMOTION CENTER
    Promotions/ Prize Award Department South Africa.

    This is to inform you that you have won prize money of Eight Hundred and Twenty Thousand United State Dollars, ($820, 000.00) on our ongoing Monthly 2018 prize promotion, which was organized by YAHOO & OUTLOOK WINDOWS LIVE AND MICROSOFT AWARDS.

    Yahoo/Msn collects all 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. Five people are selected this month to benefit from this promotion and you are one of the lucky Selected Winners.
    PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM
    Winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre. YAHOO & OUTLOOK WINDOWS LIVE PRIZE AWARD must be claimed no later than 30 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:2008234522
    WINNING NUMBER: 14, 21,30,34,47,71
    PIN: 1206

    These numbers fall within the Africa Location file, you are requested to contact our fiduciary agent in South Africa and send your winning identification numbers to him:

    Agent Name: Mr. Christopher Ward
    Address: 2nd Floor SABC Universal Building Auckland Park, South Africa.
    PLEASE CONTACT HIM THROUGH THIS EMAIL, ADDRESSES:
    E-mail: christopherward19040@hotmail.com
    E-mail: christopherward20@yahoo.com
    Phone: 27 834 921 466

    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……...…………………………………….

    Mrs. Linda Naido
    Lottery coordinator
    Yahoo! & Outlook Board

    WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!!

    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.

    You may also receive similar e-mails from people portraying to be other Organizations or Yahoo Inc. This is solely to collect your personal information from you and lay claim over your winning. In event that you receive any e-mail like the notification letter that was sent to you, kindly delete it from your mail box and give no further correspondence to such person or body.

    Yahoo shall not be held responsible for any loss of fund arising from the above mentioned."

    Well my lotto is from christopher ward 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂ummmm its just too funny to ignore soooo I returned this email to him changing a few words obviously....awaiting his ever so gracious reply 😂😂😂😂😂

    delete


  • Posted: May 11, 2018 at 10:22 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Plattsmouth, Nebraska, United States

    Just received one of these for our business. Exact same letter and contact person, Dick.

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 6, 2018 at 3:17 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

    The same type of letter was emailed to me. It looked so real but I am glad to have read the comments of others. I am not taking any chances on this one. Scam!

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 12, 2018 at 12:47 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

    Here is another scam:

    "YAHOO!AOL & GMAIL
    AWARD PROMOTION CENTER
    Promotions/ Prize Award Department
    South Africa
    .
    Email Subscriber,
    This is to inform you that you have won prize money of Eight Hundred and Twenty Thousand
    United State Dollars, ($820,000.00) for the 2018
    New Year Bonanza Promotion, which was
    organized by
    YAHOO! AOL & GMAIL
    AWARDS.
    Your identification numbers:
    BATCH NUMBER: MFI/06/APA
    -
    43658
    REFERENCE NUMBER: 2008234522
    WINNING NUMBER: 14, 21, 30, 34, 47, 71
    PIN: 1206
    Yahoo! Aol & Gmail
    collects all ema
    il addresses of the people that are active online, among the
    millions that subscribed to Yahoo, Hotmail, MSN, AOL, Gmail and few from other E
    -
    mail
    Providers. Five people are selected this month to benefit from this promotion and you are one
    of the lucky Se
    lected Winners. You are requested to contact your fiduciary agent Mr.
    Dick Turkel
    via both email address for a quick response with details below.
    Agent Name: Mr.
    Dick Turkel
    E
    -
    mail:
    mturke855@gmail.com
    mturke855@yahoo.com

    Tel:
    27 74 048 7568
    (Dial with the sign)
    Stating your winning reference number and personal information as stated below for claims:
    1.Full Names:
    2.Country:
    3.Contact Address:
    4.Telephone Number:
    5.Mobile Number:
    6.Sex:
    7.Date of Birth:
    8.Marital Status:
    9.Profession:

    Congratulations!
    Yours Truly

    Mrs. Mary D. Cooper
    Online Coordinator
    WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!!

    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. You may also receive similar e-mails from people portraying to be other Organizations or Yahoo Inc. This is solely to collect your personal information from you and lay claim over your winning. In event that you receive any email like the notification letter that was sent to you, kindly delete it from your mailbox and give no further correspondence to such person or body. Yahoo shall not be held responsible for any loss of fund arising from the above mentioned.

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 23, 2018 at 11:22 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

    There is no Gmail/MSN Windows And Yahoo Lottery Inc.

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 2, 2018 at 2:10 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Email Subscriber,

    This is to inform you that you have won prize money of Eight Hundred and Twenty Thousand United State Dollars, ($820,000.00) for the 2018 New Year Bonanza Promotion, which was organized by YAHOO! AOL & GMAIL AWARDS.

    Your identification numbers:
    BATCH NUMBER: MFI/06/APA-43658
    REFERENCE NUMBER: 2008234522
    WINNING NUMBER: 14, 21, 30, 34, 47, 71
    PIN: 1206

    Yahoo! Aol & Gmail collects all email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo, Hotmail, MSN, AOL, Gmail and few from other E-mail Providers. Five people are selected this month to benefit from this promotion and you are one of the lucky Selected Winners. You are requested to contact your fiduciary agent Mr. Dick Turkel via both email address for a quick response with details below.

    Agent Name: Mr. Dick Turkel
    E-mail: mturke855@gmail.com
    mturke855@yahoo.com
    Tel: 27 63 881 4045 (Dial with the sign)
    Stating your winning reference number and personal information as stated below for claims:
    1. Full Names:
    2. Country:
    3. Contact Address:
    4. Telephone Number:
    5. Mobile Number:
    6. Sex:
    7. Date of Birth:
    8. Marital Status:
    9. Profession:
    Congratulations!
    Yours Truly
    Mrs. Mary D. Cooper
    Online Coordinator
    WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING"

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 30, 2018 at 4:17 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Federal Way, Washington, United States

    I received this email. How can I help?

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 30, 2018 at 6:37 AM by info

      Delete the email and share this article with others to help warn them.

      delete


  • Posted: Jan 20, 2018 at 6:36 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Westerville, Ohio, United States

    I rec'd an email from them, and assist any way I can, if these people can be prosecuted.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 10, 2017 at 12:41 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Grecia, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica

    I also received this email, but it looks so real, I never thought it was fraud. I'm worried now:

    "This is to inform you that you have won prize money of Eight Hundred and Twenty Thousand United State Dollars, ($820,
    000.00) on our ongoing Monthly 2017 prize promotion, which was organized by YAHOO, AOL & GMAIL AWARDS.

    Yahoo, Aol & Gmail collects all email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo, Aol & Gmail and few from other E-mail Providers. Five people are selected this month to benefit from this promotion and you are one of the lucky Selected Winners.
    PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM
    Winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre. YAHOO, AOL & GMAIL PRIZE AWARD must be claimed
    no later than 30 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: 2008234522
    WINNING NUMBER: 14, 21, 30, 34, 47, 71
    PIN: 1206
    These numbers fall within the Africa Location file, you are requested to contact our fiduciary agent in South Africa and
    send your winning identification numbers to him:
    Agent Name: Mr Dick Turkel
    Address: 2nd Floor SABC Universal Building Auckland Park, South Africa.
    PLEASE CONTACT HIM THROUGH THIS EMAIL, ADDRESSES:
    E-mail: mturke855@gmail.com
    E-mail: mturke855@yahoo.com
    Phone: 27 63 881 4045
    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. Sex/Marital Status:………………………………
    7.Occupation:………………………………………….
    8. Date of birth:………………………………………..
    9.Alternate email if any:……...………………….
    Mrs. Linda Cobb
    Lottery coordinator
    Yahoo! Aol & Gmail

    WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!!
    Do not tell people about your Prize..."

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 29, 2017 at 1:25 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

      Yeah, I just got one that looks exactly like this same, wording and everything.

      delete


  • Posted: Sep 19, 2017 at 10:47 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Makati City, National Capital Region, Philippines

    My mother also received same notice of lottery winning same as what it says at the top of this page:

    "This is to inform you that you have won prize money of Eight Hundred and Twenty Thousand United State Dollars, ($820,000.00) on our ongoing Monthly 2017 prize promotion, which was organized by YAHOO, AOL & GMAIL AWARDS.
    Yahoo, AOL & Gmail collects all email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo, AOL & Gmail and few from other E-mail Providers. Five people are selected this month to benefit from this promotion and you are one of the lucky Selected Winners.

    PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM

    Winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre. YAHOO, AOL & GMAIL PRIZE AWARD must be claimed no later than 30 days from the 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: 2008234522
    WINNING NUMBER: 14, 21, 30, 34, 47, 71
    PIN: 1206

    These numbers fall within the Africa Location file, you are requested to contact our fiduciary agent in South Africa and send your winning identification numbers to him:

    Agent Name: Mr Dick Turkel
    Address: 2nd Floor SABC Universal Building Auckland Park, South Africa.
    PLEASE CONTACT HIM THROUGH THIS EMAIL, ADDRESSES:
    E-mail: mturke855@gmail.com
    E-mail: mturke855@yahoo.com
    Phone: 27 63 881 4045

    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. Sex/Marital Status:………………………………
    7. Occupation:………………………………………….
    8. Date of birth:………………………………………..
    9. Alternate email if any:……...………………….

    Mrs. Linda Cobb
    Lottery coordinator
    Yahoo! Aol & Gmail

    WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!!
    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. You may also receive similar e-mails from people portraying to be other Organizations or Yahoo Inc. This is solely to
    collect your personal information from you and lay claim over your winning. In event that you receive any e-mail similar to the notification
    letter that was sent to you, kindly delete it from your mail box and give no further correspondence to such person or body.
    Yahoo shall not be held responsible for any loss of fund arising from the above mentioned.
    NOTICE: DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL BECAUSE YOU MIGHT NOT BE ATTENDED TO. KINDLY CONTACT YOUR

    PAYMENT
    AGENT ABOVE DIRECTLY FOR FURTHER DIRECTIONS"

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 23, 2017 at 3:56 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany

    I had a similar email from "josie.orient@nhs.net" saying:

    "We await your response.
    This message may contain confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient please inform the sender that you have received the message in error before deleting it.

    Please do not disclose, copy or distribute information in this e-mail or take any action in relation to its contents. To do so is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. Thank you for your co-operation.

    NHSmail is the secure email and directory service available for all NHS staff in England and Scotland. NHSmail is approved for exchanging patient data and other sensitive information with NHSmail and other accredited email services.

    For more information and to find out how you can switch, https://portal.nhs.net/help/joiningnhsmail"


    In the attachment of the mail was a PDF saying I won 900,000 USD from a donation organized by Gmail/MSN Windows/Yahoo Lottery Inc., followed by a contact form that should be filled out and then sent back to ggpoffice121@gmail.com.

    Don't open that mail. I opened the attachment on my android phone. Nothing wrong so far, but I would not open it on a MAC or windows desktop computer.

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 18, 2017 at 8:08 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

    I have gotten the same email from the lottery agent Mrs Linda Cobb and i have talked to the guy Mr. Turkel on the phone and i have asked so many questions about this winnings and i have got no answers but you need to send the money to another name i have never heard before.

    And all the paper work the emailed me looked real. So what should i do i haven't send anything and today was my first time hearing from the guy at the south African bank. But the lottery agent had a email address but ever time i email her it came back unable to send. I need help.

    delete


    • Posted: Jul 18, 2017 at 8:58 AM by info

      It is a scam, please do not send them your money or personal information.

      delete


  • Posted: Jun 2, 2017 at 7:18 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Khartoum, Sudan

    I have received a similar message purporting to be from Yahoo/Windows Live executive team with a claim to have signatures of Yahoo co-founders and the board of directors of Yahoo/Windows Live. I'm warned not share my information before my prize is handed over or safely transferred to me.

    They have now asked for 369 GBP a stamp duty fee to paid to the UK Ministry of Finance to issue International fund clearance certificate to enable the bank wire the money into my account. This amount is to be sent through my prize agent to pay to the Ministry and obtain the clearance certificate for the bank. He is yet to provide me with the details of payment when I'm ready with the money, The procedures look genuine as they themselves have warned me of receiving fake claims intended to steal my information details and lay fake claims of the prize which would lead to double claiming and hence disqualify the prize.

    delete


    • Posted: Jun 2, 2017 at 9:37 AM by info

      Do not send your money because it is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: May 23, 2017 at 8:54 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    I had been advised by Mr. Turkel that I had won US$ 820,000.00 in the Yahoo Gmail AOL awards and I could contact Mr. Robert Manlango, accountant, Standard Bank Of South Africa, who demanded from me time and agaim for money to pay taxes, exchange rates, Revalidation of cheque and antI terrorist activity (US$ 41,000).

    I have paid him all his dues except the last one. Mr. Turkel claims he has rushed to USA for his daughter's treatment and Robert is strict on getting the last part of money before he can send me my winnings.

    Your reply, please.

    delete


    • Posted: May 23, 2017 at 9:26 PM by info

      There is no such lottery, so do not send your money to the lottery scammers.

      Once you are asked to send money in order to receive some so-called lottery prize, it is a scam. Therefore, you should not send your hard-earned money to people who think they have the right to steal from you.

      Remember, the scammers make money when you send them it. And, once they have received it they will disappear.

      delete


  • Posted: May 10, 2017 at 8:07 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Northampton, England, United Kingdom

    I received this email today a carbon copy of the above. I have deleted it and thank you.

    delete


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