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Beware of "Yahoo/Windows Live Internet Award 2017" Lottery Scams

2017-08-28T13:53:18 -  +
Beware of "Yahoo/Windows Live Internet Award 2017" Lottery Scams

If you have received the fraudulent email below or others like it, which claims that you are a winner in the "Yahoo/Windows Live Internet Award 2017," please do not follow the instructions in it. This is because the email is a lottery scam. There is no Yahoo/Windows Live Internet Award lottery and the fake email message was sent by cyber-criminals/scammers, and not by Yahoo! or Microsoft. Yahoo or Microsoft will never ask their users to send their personal information via an 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.

Please continue reading 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.

The "Yahoo/Windows Live Internet Award 2017" Lottery Scam

From: Aw D <awd438@yahoo.com>

Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2017 3:34 AM

Subject: Reward Notification Letter

Division of Yahoo/Windows Live Internet Award 2017

View one of our last year lucky winners. |

CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOU HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED AS ONE OF OUR TOP FOUR LUCKYWINNERS.CONGRATULATIONS!Yahoo / WindowsLive125 ShaftesburyAvenue, WC2H 8AD, London- United Kingdom. All the executive members of Yahoo/WindowsLive Management Team wishes to inform you that you have wona prize money of Seven Hundred, Twenty Thousand GreatBritain Pounds (£720,000,00.) for 2017 Prize promotionwhich was organized by YAHOO MANAGEMENT TEAM & WINDOWS LIVE today Monday,14th August 2017 tocelebrate our 21 years anniversary since we become the best freee-mail provider worldwide. YAHOO/ Windows Livecollected all the email addresses of people that are active online,among over 1 billion-plus global users that subscribed to Yahoo, Googlemail, Hotmail and few from other e-mail providers. Four e-mailaddresses were selected annually to benefit from this prize promotion and youre-mail address has been selected today MONDAY 14TH AUGUST2017 via Computer Random Selection System as one of the top fourlucky Winners for 2017 prize promotion. All winners shall be paid inaccordance with his/her Settlement center. Yahoo/ Windows Live Prize Award mustbe claimed not later than 60 days from today 14TH August 2017. Any prizenot claimed within this period will be forfeited. Stated below are youridentification numbers: File NO: Q/KMA/M/PO/UKRWV-96311

REFERENCE NO: IVEXH-XC2017-0124

PIN: ...................

These identification numbers fall within UK Location file, you are requested tocontact our fiduciary agent in Manchester UK, Dr AlecLewis 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 DLewis once you open contact with him for some security reasons.

Agent Name: Dr Alec Lewis

E-mail: dralecd67@outlook.com

E-mail: dralecd67@yahoo.com

Office Tel: +44 702 409 4674

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

1. Your File & Reference No

2. Nationality/ Country of Residence

3. Contact Address

4. Telephone Number5. Occupation6. Age Congratulations!!!

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

WARNING!!!

Keep your winning information confidential until your award prize aresuccessfully transferred or handed over to you to avoid disqualificationthat may arise due to double claiming.

You may also receive similar e-mails from people portraying tobe Yahoo Inc or Windows Live Msn. This is solely tocollect your personal information and lay fake claims over your winning. Inevent that you receive any e-mail similar to the award notification letter thatwas sent to you today, kindly delete it from your mailbox and give no furthercorrespondence to such person or body. Yahoo/ Windows shall not be heldresponsible for any loss of fund arising from the above mentioned and anywinning notification that was not from David Filo & Jerry Yang (Co-foundersand Chief Yahoo)and sign by Yahoo and Google mail Board of Directors will becancelled. Signed By: Yahooand Windows Live Board of Directors:Kathy Savitt (ChiefMarketing Officer), Marissa Mayer (Chief Executive Officer, President &Director), Jerry Yang(Co-founder and Chief Yahoo), Ken Goldman (Chief FinancialOfficer) and Other members.

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  • Posted: Jan 22, 2018 7:56 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    I have received similar mail:

    "YAHOO AND MICROSOFT AWARD
    124 Stockport Road, Long sight, Manchester M60 2 DB-United Kingdom.

    This is to inform you that your email have won a prize sum of £1,150,000.00 (One Million One Hundred And Fifty Thousand British Pound) for 2018 prize promotion which is organized by Yahoo and Microsoft in United Kingdom. Your email address is among the winners in a random World Wide Web computerized draw system, extracted from over a million companies and individual email address of the people that are active online. Five people are selected yearly to benefit from this award and you are one of the Selected Winners.

    PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM.

    Winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Center. Yahoo and Microsoft Prize Award must be claimed within a year from date of Draw Notification. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.

    Below are your identification numbers: BATCH NUMBER: YPB/08/APA-43658, REFERENCE NUMBER: 00321654, WINNING NUMBER: 19 20 30 37 54 59 (25).These numbers fall within the Johannesburg Location file, you are requested to contact our fiduciary agent in Johannesburg, South Africa and send your winning identification numbers to him;

    CLAIMS MANAGER CONTACT INFORMATION:
    NAME: Mr. Kelvin Bradley
    E-Mail: kelvinbradleyca@gmail.com
    TEL: 27 73 206 3006
    FAX: 27 86 510 0400
    You are advised to send the following information to your Claims Agent to facilitate the release of your fund.

    1. Full name:
    2. Contact Address:
    3. Country of origin:
    4. Country of Residence:
    5. Telephone Number:
    6. Fax Number:
    7. E-mail:
    8. Age:
    9. Sex:
    10. Occupation:
    11. Batch Number:
    12. Reference Number:
    13. Winning Number:

    Congratulations!!!

    Yours in service,
    Mrs. Augustina"


    I HAVE NOT CONTACTED THEM THANK GOD AM NOT TRICKED. HERE IS THE CONTACT THEY SEND ME INCASE POLICE FORCE WANT TO USE IT TO TRACK THEM

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  • Posted: Dec 26, 2017 8:16 AM by an anonymous user from or near: London, England, United Kingdom

    I have got a message of Yahoo/Windows Live Award, so is that fake message?

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    • Posted: Dec 26, 2017 8:42 AM by info

      Yes, it is a fake.

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  • Posted: Dec 8, 2017 10:02 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Gaalkacyo, Mudug, Somalia

    Here is another scam, please do not follow the instructions in it:

    "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 & 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: christopherward76@outlook.com
    E-mail: christopherward59@yahoo.com
    Phone: 27 7813 40905

    You are advised to send the following information’s to your agent to facilitate the release of your winning fund to you.

    ...

    Mrs. Linda Naidoo
    Lottery coordinator
    Yahoo! & Outlook Board"

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  • Posted: Dec 5, 2017 9:44 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "YAHOO AND MICROSOFT AWARD
    124 Stockport Road, Long sight, Manchester M60 2 DB-United Kingdom.
    This is to inform you that your email have won a prize sum of £1,150,000.00 (One Million One Hundred And Fifty Thousand British Pound) for 2017 prize promotion which is organized by Yahoo and Microsoft in United Kingdom. Your email address is among the winners in a random World Wide Web computerized draw system, extracted from over a million companies and individual email address of the people that are active online. Five people are selected yearly to benefit from this award and you are one of the Selected Winners.

    PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM.

    Winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Center. Yahoo and Microsoft Prize Award must be claimed within a year from date of Draw Notification. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.
    Below are your identification numbers: BATCH NUMBER: YPB/08/APA-43658, REFERENCE
    NUMBER: 00321654, WINNING NUMBER: 19 20 30 37 54 59 (25).These numbers fall within the Johannesburg Location file, you are requested to contact our fiduciary agent in Johannesburg, South Africa and send your winning identification numbers to him;

    CLAIMS MANAGER CONTACT INFORMATION:
    NAME: Mr. Kelvin Bradley
    E-Mail: kelvinbradleyca@gmail.com
    TEL: 27 73 206 3006
    FAX: 27 86 510 0400

    You are advised to send the following information to your Claims Agent to facilitate the release of your fund.
    ...

    Congratulations!1!
    Yours in service,
    Mrs. Augustina Samuel.
    (Co-coordinator)"

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  • Posted: Nov 21, 2017 4:55 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Lagos, Nigeria

    Thank God I did not fall their mail below:

    "YAHOO AWARD & MSN WINDOW LIVE PROMOTION CENTER
    Crow Ln, Wilton, Salisbury SP2 0HB, UK

    This is to inform you that you have won prize money of Seven Hundred And Twenty Thousand Great Britain Pounds, (£720, 000, 00.) for the month of November 2017 Prize Promotion which was organized by YAHOO AWARDS & MSN 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. Five people are selected this month 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 & MSN WINDOWS LIVE Prize Award must be claimed no later than 93 days from date of Draw Notification. Any Prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.

    Stated below are your identification numbers:

    BATCH NUMBER: MGI/09/EUK-44698
    REFERENCE NUMBER: 2228234400

    PIN: 1200

    WINNING NUMBER: 23, 25, 31, 48, 53, 51,

    These numbers fall within the England Location file, you are requested to contact our fiduciary agent in Manchester and send your winning identification numbers to him;

    Agent Name: Mr. Stephen Samson
    Address: Wigan North Western Station, Wallgate, Wigan WN1 1BJ, United Kingdom
    PLEASE CONTACT HIM THROUGH THESE EMAILS,
    E-mail: mr.stephensamson@yahoo.com
    E-mail: mr.stephensamson@yahoo.com
    Tell: 447024062794

    You are advised to send the following informations to your agent to facilitate the release of your winning fund to you.
    ...

    Congratulations!! Once again.

    Yours in service,
    Mrs. Angela Martin

    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"

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  • Posted: Sep 11, 2017 8:40 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Dhaka (Gulshan), Dhaka, Bangladesh

    I got this email, thanks for the information, Subroto, Bangladesh:

    -- start of scam --
    "2017 MICROSOFT YAHOO ANNIVERSARY AWARD NOTIFICATION

    WINNING NOTIFICATION

    This is to inform you that your active email address has won you a prize money of GBP500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling Only) held on the 4th July for 2017 Prize Promotion which was organized by YAHOO, AOL & WINDOWS LIVE, MSN this 2017, YAHOO and MICROSOFT 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. Six people are selected 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 Center. Yahoo Prize Award must be claimed no later than 18th days, from date of Notification. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited. Stated below are your identification numbers: BATCH NUMBER: MFI/08/APA-43658, REFERENCE NUMBER: 2008234522, PIN: 1208 WINNING NUMBER: 45 07 33 25 14 48 And Bonus 11, These numbers fall within the Johannesburg South African Location file, you are requested to contact our fiduciary agent in Johannesburg South Africa and send your winning identification numbers to her and also call immediately you send your details:

    CLAIMS MANAGER CONTACT INFORMATION:
    NAME MRS; TAMARA ALBERT
    E-Mail: servicesbeiteamonlineza@gmail .com
    TEL: 27-710469818

    You are advised to send the following information to your Claims Agent/Manager to facilitate the release of of your fund to you. Also remember to call her after you sent your details..

    1. Full Name………………………………
    2. Address…………………………………
    ...

    Yours Sincerely,
    Mrs. Dianne Thompson
    Online Lotto Co-coordinator"

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