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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 & Outlook Windows Live And Microsoft Awards" Lottery 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 New Year 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
WINNING NUMBER: 14, 21,30,34,47,71
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: 1st Floor Medical Mews,Sandton City,South Africa.
PLEASE CONTACT HIM THROUGH THIS EMAIL, ADDRESSES:
Phone: +27 836 646 561
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…
3. Contact Address…
4. Telephone Number…
5. Fax Number…
6. Marital Status…
8. Date of birth…
Mrs. Linda Naidoo
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