YAHOO AWARDS & WINDOWS LIVE.YAHOO/GMAIL?
Question: Does this look fimilliar to anyone and is it fake or not? Yahoo Awards Center From The Desk Of The Promotions Manager International Promotions/Yahoo Award Center 124 Stockport Road, Long sight, Manchester M60 2DB - United Kingdom This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of Four Hundred And Twenty Thousand Pounds(£420,000,00.) for the month of March 2010, Prize promotion which is organized by YAHOO AWARDS & WINDOWS LIVE.YAHOO/GMAIL 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 monthly 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 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: It looks so real! I filled in the pages, but they said banking details are optional. So I did not fill that in cause I can receive my money via check payment. Today I received a letter asking me to pay them 520 pound for insurance, non residential tax and offshore payment permit. That made me think, why can't they take the money from my winnings?!!!!! Any help out there? Does YAHOO actually have competitions like this ever? The guys name is Wayne Ellis and a person by the name Stella Smith is also mentioned as the financial secretary. ???????????????
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Sorry friend but there is no Microsoft, Yahoo or other e-mail lottery, it's a scam do not answer do not give personal information.The following sites give more information http://www.snopes.com/ http://www.scambusters.org/ .Also If you go to the following site you will get some info on ID theft www.identity-theft.org.uk the iinternet is safe enough if you are careful but please answer nothing that you are doubtful about.Good Luck and be careful
There have been countless scams run using the Google name, and eventually they ended up suing at least one of the parties. Now it seems the Yahoo name is being used in the most current scams. I recommend reporting this both to Yahoo! and MSN. You may also want to visit my Squidoo page, where you'll find tips on how to avoid scams. http://www.squidoo.com/Scam_on_you good luck! ;-) karin
ANY time you receive these emails from yahoo, msn, etc., delete them. They are hoaxes. Any time you receive an email from someone telling you "after some extensive searching, we found you are the sole heir", delete it. Lotteries, awards and sweepstakes you didn't enter, hoaxes. If you've a PayPal account, watch out for mail from Paypal(notice the p's) telling you your account has been suspended, delete it. Also, if you receive what looks like an authentic email from a bank, places such as ebay, etc and the mail begins, "Dear Customer, Client or Account Holder", delete those too. Authentic emails will address you by the name you registered the account with.
No they did not, and they would never do a thing like this. This is a hoax, an when you react on it you open yourself to a lot of spam at least. If you need to send money to get your own, you will just loose it. If there is a Yahoo Awards and Windows Live, it certainly is not part of the Yahoo that has this site, nor is it part of Windows that is owned by Microsoft.
That is nothing but a phishing scam which has been around in various forms. Too bad you answered already, but stop it now, and please, don't pay them anything!
This is a SCAM. Check out the below link for confirmation of various email scams hitting the internet including the famous Yahoo/MSN lottery scams and how to report them : http://www.consumerfraudreporting.org/lo... http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/or... Unscrupulous thieves have sent you this email and they are trying to part you from your hard earned cash. They will often ask you to call a premium rate number and keep you holding on whilst you rack up a huge phone bill. They are then paid a large proportion of this phone bill. They may ask you to divulge personal information about yourself or ask for your bank or credit card details. Do not divulge any such information under any circumstances. It is surprising how many innocent victims have been duped by these types of emails. Just remember the thieves who send them are very clever and extremely convincing. I suggest you delete the email and send it into cyberspace, hopefully along with the thieving scumbags who send them. Check out these sites for further information : http://www.scambusters.com http://www.hoax-slayer.com/
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