This load of rubbish came as a pdf attachment – presumably to avoid being zapped by spam filters. As it says at the top of this blog, you cannot win a lottery that you haven’t entered. There is no such thing as the “Yahoo & Microsoft Internet Lottery Awards”. If you make the mistake of replying you will find a scammer asking you to send money.
YAHOO & MICROSOFT INTERNET
YAHOO AWARDS CENTER
Dear Email Owner,
This is to inform you that you have won prize money of GBP800, 000, 00 British Pounds (Eight
Hundred Thousand British Pounds). Only for the New email users this 2011 Prize promotion
which is organized by YAHOO & MICROSOFT INTERNET SERVICE.
Yahoo! Collects all the email addresses of people that are active online this 2011, among the
millions that subscribed to YAHOO, HOTMAIL, GMAIL and few from other e-mail
Providers/Domains. And Microsoft users. 12 people are selected monthly to benefit from this
promotion and you are one of the Selected Winners this month.
PAYMENT OF PRIZE / CLAIMS
Winners shall be paid in accordance with their Settlement Centers. Yahoo Prize Award must
be claimed not less than3Weeks from the date of Draw Notification. Any prize not claimed
within this period will be forfeited and returned to its source as unclaimed Prize/Fund.
STATED BELOW ARE YOUR IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS:
BATCH NUMBER: MFI/07/APA-53659
REFERENCE NUMBER: 2009234523
FILE NUMBER: YAHOO/UK76-441/011
You are Advised to contact your Claim Agent with the below contact details and forward your
winning and personal identification numbers to him:
Claim Agent Name: Dr. James Smith
Telephone Number: + +44 703 174 0762, +44 703 174 1788
Contact E-Mail: email@example.com
You are advised to send the below following information’s to your claim agent to enable him
facilitate the release of your fund to you by our Paying Bank.
1. Your Full name:
2. Your Country:
3. Contact Address:
4. Telephone Number:
5. Fax Number:
Congratulations!!! Once again.
Yours in service,
Mrs. Susan Leonard.
(Awards Notification Officer)