Did you receive an email from "Mrs.Shina Patery" at " MSN/YAHOO LOTTERY INC LIVE in conjunction with the MICROSOFT WINDOWS"
telling you that "Your e-mail address attached to ticket number" or something
similar, won the MSN/YAHOO LOTTERY INC LIVE in conjunction with the MICROSOFT WINDOWS lottery and to contact "Mr.Cox Rooney" to collect your winnings? Were
you even aware that Yahoo and Microsoft / MSN were one company and they operated a lottery?
Did you know that they give away money at random, to people who have email
addresses, just to reward them for using their products or to "promote the
If this makes sense to you, then you are living proof of the
centuries-old expression "a fool and his money are soon parted". It is merely a pathetic
Neither Yahoo nor Microsoft have
never had any lottery (and we're pretty sure they never will). They
certainly would not do ANYTHING together. Neither Microsoft nor Yahoo
"collects email addresses" or selects winners "using a
database of email addresses", or "from websites worldwide", or from "our
computer ballot system". Each of those activities would be illegal in many
countries, under existing privacy laws. Not to mention, it simply makes no
sense for Yahoo to simply give away money. Real lotteries take in much
more money than they give away, through ticket sales? Businesses are not
lotteries - customers don't buy or use their products or services on the hope
that the company will run a lottery for its customers. And it's just plain
dumb to believe that!
The scammers may
change the names and details, but it is still a scam! Don't be an complete
Below is the example of the fake email scam (the email is the scam, not any persons or companies named in the email) claiming to
be from the " MSN/YAHOO LOTTERY INC LIVE in conjunction with the MICROSOFT WINDOWS".
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 14:06:33 +0530 (IST)
Subject: CONGRATULATION YOU HAVE WON THE SUM OF
The Msn/Yahoo Lottery
PO Box 1010,Liverpool
L70 1NL,United Kingdom.
Ref: XYL /26510460037/05
Dear Lucky Winner
This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of
£750,000.00 (Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand,Great Britain Pounds Sterling)for
the Annual 2008 Lottery promotion which is organized by MSN/YAHOO LOTTERY INC
LIVE in conjunction with the MICROSOFT WINDOWS.
MSN/YAHOO WINDOWS, collects all the email addresses of
the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo,Hotmail and various Microsoft window users, we only select five people as
our winners, through electronic balloting System without the winner applying.
Msn/Yahoo Lottery Prize must be claimed not later than
13 days from the date of this Notification after the Draw date in which Prize
Any prize not claimed within this period will be
These are your identification numbers:
Ref: XYL /26510460037/05
Our Event Manager will immediately commence the process
to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. For
security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential
till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of
our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of
this program, Please be warned.
Attached here is the claim verification and funds
release form. You are expected to fill and submit to the event manager.
VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM
8.TELEPHONE NUMBER:_____________________ 9.AMOUNT
12. NEXT OF KIN:_____________________________ 13. ZIP
15:Your Reference and Batch number at the top of this
To file for your claim, please fill and submit your
verification form to our events manager immediately via email.
(CONTACT EVENTS MANAGER)
Once again congratulations...
(Msn/Yahoo Lottery Games/Lottery Coordinator).
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