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!
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.
MICROSOFT E-MAIL SELECT AWARD FROM HEAD OFFICES
28th, DEC. 2007.
Basin Marina Office,
UponTyne Newcastle London
address have just won a Yahoo cum Windows live prize money of (ONE
MILLION BRITISH POUNDS STERLING) (GBP£1,000,000.00) today 28th. of
emerge through random selection of all active email subscribers
online. Six are selected monthly to benefit from this promotion.
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
WINNER NO: 4
These are your
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:
no: FOREIGN TRANSFER AGENT
MR. ADAMS ADAM OMAR UNITED KINGDOM MICROSOFT AWARD REPRESENTATIVE
AGENT IN SOUTH AFRICA
Kindly send the following information to your claim agent to
facilitate the release of your fund.
1 .Full name................. 6.
Telephone Number........ 7. fax
3. Sex.................. 8. Date of
Occupation.................. 9. Contact
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)
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.
DR. C. Mark Van
Lottery Board Director
Names of Scam / Fake / Fraud Lottery
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