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Lottery Scam Email:
Yahoo - Windows British Microsoft Email Select Award
(with MSN, Yahoo UK and Ireland and Windows Live Hotmail, thrown in for good measure)

Wow!  Did the "BRITISH MICROSOFT E-MAIL SELECT AWARD" Head Office contact you to say you won a "Yahoo - Windows" lottery for persons who have active email accounts?" Despite the liberal use of misappropriated logos and graphics, this is a very, very obvious fake and attempt to scam your for your passport, identity, and any money they can get you to pay as "transfer fees", handling charges". anything they can make up!

A few basic facts and questions should prove this is a scam even to the most ardent of wannabe victims: Yahoo and Microsoft are competitors: why would they join together to give away money, at random, just because the winners have "an active email account"?  Explain the business model behind that!

A few more obvious problems: loads of spelling errors, they want you to reply to a "fiduciary agent" allegedly based in South Africa, who has a free gmail email account, lotteries NEVER email the winners.. and, oh yes, Yahoo doesn't HAVE a lottery! Neither does Microsoft! Don't you think you would have heard of it by now, if they did? And since when do lotteries choose winners who didn't buy a ticket: "All participant were selected through a computer balloting system drawn from Nine hundred thousand E-mail addresses". Also, if your are techno-savvy, notice that the source of each of the graphics is from a number of different websites, hardly the hallmark of a legitimate email.

Truly, if you fell for this lottery we feel deeply, deeply sorry for your highly embarrassed family. Somewhere your mother is sobbing to think that she gave birth to an utter idiot.

And for an even worse attempt Microsoft scam, see this page.




                                                  Yahoo! UK  
 & Ireland
                                                        
Yahoo Awards Center

BRITISH MICROSOFT E-MAIL SELECT AWARD FROM HEAD OFFICES LONDON Yahoo! UK  
 & Ireland28th, DEC.  2007.

British Microsoft Award
Headquarters: Customerservice

33 Yatch Basin Marina  Office,
UponTyne Newcastle London
 

 

Attn:Winner


Your email address have just won a Yahoo cum Windows live prize money of (ONE MILLION BRITISH POUNDS STERLING) (GBP1,000,000.00) today 28th. of  Dec, 2007


Award winners emerge through random selection of all active email subscribers online. Six are selected monthly to benefit from this promotion.
 

PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM

Winners are to be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre. This Prize Award must be claimed in not later than 15 days from date of draw notification after which unclaimed prizes are cancelled.

                                              

WINNER  NO: 4   Get ed traffic to your web site!


These are your identification numbers:
BATCH NUMBER:MFI/07/APA-43658
REFERENCE NUMBER:  2007234522
AWARD WINNING NO: 4
 

These numbers fall within the South African file.Thus, you are requested to contact our fiduciary agent in  Johannesburg  and send your winning identification numbers to him:

 contact no: FOREIGN TRANSFER AGENT

NAME MR. ADAMS ADAM OMAR UNITED KINGDOM MICROSOFT AWARD REPRESENTATIVE AGENT IN SOUTH AFRICA

TEL: +27726475512     

E-mail   agentoffice@fsmail.net  
                       mr.omarrepresentative@gmail.com   

 

Kindly send the following information to your claim agent to facilitate the release of your fund.


1 .Full name.................                         6. Country........................

2. Telephone Number........                     7. fax Number.................... 3. Sex..................                                  8. Date of birth...............

4. Marital Status..............                       

5. Occupation..................                      9. Contact Address............

10.copy of your International passport or Drivers license.........

 

Once your agent acknowledge receipt of this required detail, transfer would commence.

Congratulations!! once again.

Yours in service,

 
  Dr.( Prof ) John Martins

(British Microsoft Award Manager)

 

NOTE
You are hereby advised not to disclose the content of this Prize Award until your money have been remitted to you to avoid disqualification that will arise from dual claim.

 

 

     
Best Regard,
DR.  C. Mark Van  

Lottery Board Director

 


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