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Beware of "Yahoo Award Notification" Lottery Scams

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Beware of "Yahoo Award Notification" Lottery Scams

There is no "Yahoo Award Notification" or Yahoo lottery. Therefore, recipients of email messages claiming that they are winners in such a lottery should delete them and should not follow the instructions in them. The fake email messages are being sent by lottery scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them their personal information and will subsequently ask them to send money to receive their so-called prizes. But, remember, Yahoo! will never ask their users to send their personal information via an email message. And, sending personal information to those lottery scammers will only help them rip you off.

Please continue below.

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.

A Sample of the "Yahoo Award Notification" Lottery Scam

From: YAHOO AWARD PAYMENT <amillachristtpp@gmail.com>

Date: 2017-08-09 7:25 GMT-04:00

Subject: YOUR YAHOO AWARD PAYMENT

Congratulations Dear winner,

Please kindly view the mail attachment and contact the Claim Manager with

the required details for payment Verification/Release.

Sincerely,

Dr. (Mrs.) Camilla Christa Turner.

Yahoo Award Notification from United Kingdom"

Yahoo! Mail

Yahoo Awards Center

124 Stockport Road, Long sight, Manchester M60 2DB - United Kingdom

This is to inform you that you have won prize money of Eight Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds (£800, 000, 00.) for the month of July 2017 Prize Promotion, which is organized by YAHOO AWARDS.

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 yearly to benefit from this promotion and you are one of the Selected Winners. PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM

OUR SPONSORS

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: WINNING NUMBER: W77450T

REFERENCE NUMBER: 20093490087689

WINNING INSURANCE POLICY: JXCVUK5487689

REGISTRATION NUMBER: IHZA 349008721BB

Listed below are our payment modalities and options.

(1) TRAVELLING DOWN HERE TO UNITED KINGDOM FOR COLLECTION OF YOUR PRIZE

(2) ELECTRONIC WIRE TRANSFER

(3) CASHER CHEQUE PAYMENT

These numbers fall within the United Kingdom file, you are requested to contact Cornerstone Financial Managements Claims Agent, our Fiduciary agent in London United Kingdom/South African and send your winning identification numbers to any one of this agent below for payment, below is the contact of the Claims agents:

UNITED KINGDOM CLAIM AGENT

Contact Person: Dr. Mark Mornas.

Phone: +44 7700 309043

Fax: +44 844 500 1147 E-mail: markmornasadviser@gmail.com

SOUTH AFRICAN CLAIM AGENT

Contact Person: Michael K. David Esq..

Phone: +27 633 722 930. E-mail: michaeldavidadviser@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: 2. Address : ____ 3. Nationality: __

4. Country: _____ 5. Marital Status: 6. Mobile Phone :

7. Phone : ______

8. Age : ________

9. Sex : ________

10. Occupation : _

11. Next Of Kin : _

12. Winners E-mail : ___

E, TOTAL AMOUNT: £800, 000, 00 Winning Number: Reference No: ___ Winning Insurance policy : ____

Registration No : _

Congratulations!! Once again.

Yours in service,

Dr. (Mrs.) Camilla Christa Turner.

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 mentione

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