Dr Moore PHD writes to tell me I’ve won $720k from Yahoo, which multinational companies are going to give me because they have a sense of social responsibility. How nice. He also tells me I should give him full details of my identity to prevent “unwarranted taking advantage of this program“. The very idea. How could anyone be so dishonest.
Easily is the answer to that. Dr Moore is good at dishonesty. This email is a good example. He doesn’t work for Yahoo and there was no random draw. I haven’t won anything and neither have you. Just delete the email and don’t reply. Dr Moore doesn’t want to send you money, he wants you to pay him money in the form of advance fees.
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YOU WON $720,000.00! Yahoo Mail! gives their members random cash prizes. Today, your e-mail account is randomly selected as one among the 12
top winners to get cash prizes. We hereby inform you that you have won a prize money of (Seven Hundred And Twenty Thousand US Dollars) ($720,000.00) for the month of (DECEMBER-2008). Yahoo Internet Promotion Program is organized by yahoo.messenger every month.
YAHOO! collects all the mail id of all the yahoo users online, among the millions that subscribe to the world email we only select twelve people draw every month as our winners through electronic balloting System without the winner application, We congratulates you for been one of the selected winners for the month of December. All participant were selected through a computer balloting system drawn from Nine hundred thousand E-mail addresses from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of our international promotions program which is conducted monthly.
This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the commmunities where they have operational base. Further more your details(e-mail address) falls within our Spanish representative, as indicated in the electronic balloting and your prize of $720,000.00 USD will be released to you from this regional branch office in Spain. After due verification/confirmation.
These are your identification numbers…
Batch number………………… EA17001811ES
Winning Ref. number……………….DXS/003062 To begin your claims, kindly contact the Fudiciary Agent: (Mrs. Victoria Martinez ) of SEGUROS BILBAO on Tel:+34-634 196 490. email : email@example.com You are required to forward this office with the following details:
2.COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
5.DATE OF BIRTH
10.FAX NUMBER(IF ANY)
11.WINNING NUMBER, BATCH NUMBER AND LOTTO NUMBER.
12 THE MONTH YOU WON……
13 AMOUNT WON……………….
NOTE: Do remember to quote your identification numbers in contacting your agent and they will direct you on how to process and claim your winning prize money and for security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information confidential from “public notice” until your claim is processed and your prize released to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this program by non-participant or unofficial personnel. Congratulations once again ! Yours Sincerely, Dr. MOORE (PHD)
The Yahoo.com staff