Saturday, October 15, 2011

Yahoo/Msn Lottery Incoporation IS A SCAM

The latest update on internet is: Yahoo/Msn Lottery Incoporation E-mail IS A SCAM


Obviously, you must be wondering about the heading of this post. Well, it is my duty to inform all my readers/friends/visitors that Yahoo/Msn Lottery Incoporation E-mail IS A SCAM. Yesterday I got an email. In that, I was informed by Yahoo & Microsoft that I have won a Bonaza prize award of Five
hundred thousand,Great Britain Pound Sterling(500,000.00) for the month of
November/December 2008.

I was surprised!!

After googling about 10-12 hrs. I managed to arrange the following information about this scam.


Q. WHAT IS THIS?
A. It is the scam email sent to many people all over the world.


I am going to mention all the content I got in this email:


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from
Yahoo/Msn Lottery Incoporation

reply-to eventmanager_verificationboard@live.com

to date Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 7:45 PM


subject Windows Live Lottery Has Chosen You As A Winner


mailed-by superonline.com



The Yahoo/Msn Lottery Incoporation
PO Box 1010,Liverpool
L70 1NL,United Kingdom .
Ref: YM35**7XN
Batch: YM 09**2XN
Winning number.YM09**8YM

This is to inform you that you have won a Bonaza prize award of Five
hundred thousand,Great Britain Pound Sterling(500,000.00) for the month of
November/December 2008 Lottery promotion which is organized by YAHOO/MSN LOTTERY INC
& WINDOWS LIVE.

YAHOO/MSN & MICROSOFT WINDOWS, collects all the email addresses of the
people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo
and Hotmail we only select five people every Month as our winners through
electronic balloting System without the winner applying,we congratulate
you for being one of the people selected.

You are to contact your Claims Agent on or before your date of
Claim,Winners Shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement
Centre.Winners must claim their winning`s within 25days of notification.

These are your identification numbers:
Batch number.....................YM 09**2XN
Reff number.......................
YM35**7XN
Winning number...................YM09**8YM

How ever you will have to fill and submit this form to the events manager
for verification & direction on how you can claim your winning funds

1. Full name..............
2. Contact Address........
3. Age....................
4. Telephone Number.......
5. Marital Status.........
6. Sex....................
7. Next Of Kin............
8. Zip Code-None.............
9. Occupation.............
10.Company ................
11.State:.................
12.Country................
13.Nationality............
14. Your Reference and Batch number at the top of this mail
(CONTACT EVENTS MANAGER)
Name:Mrs.Rose Zack
Email:eventmanager_verificationboard@live.com

Thank you and Accept my hearty congratulations once again!

Yours faithfully,
MR.T***AS **RDY
( Lottery Coordinator )



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What kind of scam is this?
These scammers are IDENTITY CLONERS. They scam people and arrange their personal information like Driver's Licence number//Pasport Details// Credit Card details. Your identity may be theft.

How?

In order to claim your money, they will ask you to submit your documents by email or either by fax. After a fake verification, they will try arrange a meeting with you, you may be physically injured or even murdered.

Purpose of posting this information is to WARN all my friends, BEWARE of these kind of E-Mails and PLEASE dont follow them.


HOW TO RECOGNIZE A SCAM EMAIL?


  • The organization has no website and can not be located in GOOGLE
  • The email or requestor asks for bank account information, credit card numbers, driver's license numbers, passport numbers, your mother's maiden name or other personal information.
  • The email or caller advises that you have won a prize - but you did not enter any competition run by the prize promoters.
  • The email claims you won a lottery (we know of NO legal lottery that notifies winners by email)
  • The mail may be personally addressed to you but it has been posted using bulk mail - thousands of others around the world may have received the exact same notification. Especially true if you find an exact or similar email posted on this website.
  • The return address is a yahoo, hotmail, excite.com or other free email accounts. Legitimate companies can afford the roughly $100 per year that it costs to acquire and maintain a domain and related company email account.
  • The literature contains a lot of hype and exaggerations, but few specific details about costs, your obligations, how it works, etc.
  • The prize promoters ask for a fee (for administration, "processing", taxes, etc.) to be paid in advance. A legitimate lottery simply deducts that from the winnings!
  • The scheme offers bait prizes that, if they are real, are often substandard, over-priced, or falsely represented. Or, as part of the prize you can purchase "exclusive items" which may also be over-priced or substandard.
  • To get your prize might require travel overseas at your own cost (and personal risk) to receive it.




IN CASE:

You have got the same email,
Want more information on this kind of scams,
or
the worst YOU ARE ALREADY SCAMMED.

Please E-mail me.
I would be pleased to explain/discuss all the details to you. I will try to help you by addressing the details of all the concerned legal authorities.

The names of the Yahoo and microsoft authorities and the fake lottery numbers are masked with astrisks for my own privacy.

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