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YAHOO/MSN & MICROSOFT WINDOWS Lottery
(End of Year Promo) Using many imaginary names, including but not limited to: Dr.Christopher Mcdonald and Brain Hunt (or Brian Hunt)

If the "Yahoo/Msn Lottery Incoperation, Baley House, Har Road, Sutton, Greater London" were real, don't you think they'd be able to spell "incorporated" correctly and have a real address (for those of you not familiar with the English Royal Mail system, "Greater London" is not a proper address.). they might also understand that the common name is Brian, not "Brain". This is another 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 eager victims, we've said it many times before: 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, notice that the email address given ( microsoft_window00@yahoo.co.uk ) also resolves to another free email account ( Email.claims_agentmark@yahoo.co.uk or claims_agentmark@yahoo.co.uk ), 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 you; this is a really obvious scam. For an even worse attempt Microsoft scam, see this page.



 

From: Yahoo/Msn Lottery <micro.game1@hotmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2007 11:29:11 PM
Subject: *****(END OF YEAR PROMO)********

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

            Yahoo/Msn Lottery 

       Incoperation 

               Baley House, Har Road

                Sutton, Greater London

 SM1 4te

           United  Kingdom.

 

This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of Five hundred thousand, Great Britain Pound Sterlings(500,000.00) for the month of DECEMBER 2007 Lottery  promotion which is organized by YAHOO/MSN LOTTERY INC & WINDOWS LIVE.


    YAHOO/MSN & MICROSOFT WINDOWS, collects all the email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo and Hotmail we only select five people every Month as our winners through electronic balloting System without the winner applying,we congratulate you for being one of the people selected.              
 

      You are to contact the events manager on or before your date of Claim, Winners Shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre.
Yahoo/Msn Lottery Prize must be claimed no later than 10 days from date of Draw Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has won. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.
 

These are your identification numbers:                                  

Batch number.....................YM 09102XN
Reff number.......................YM35447XN
Winning number...................YM09788
 

     These numbers fall within your Location file, you are requested to contact the events manager, send your winning identification numbers to him,to enable him verify your claims.How ever you will have to fill and submit this form to the events manager for verification & direction on how you can claim your winning fund.

 

1. Full name.................................
2. Contact Address...........................
3. Age......................................

4. Telephone Number.........................
5. Marital Status............................
6. Sex....................................
7. Next Of Kin............................
8. Zip Code..............................

9. Occupation............................
10. Company.............................
11.State:..............................
12.Country.............................
13.Nationality.........................
14. Your Reference and Batch number are at the top of this mail:

 

(CONTACT EVENTS MANAGER)

Name:Dr.Christopher Mcdonald

Email.microsoft_window00@yahoo.co.uk  

 

Thank you and Accept my hearty congratulations once again!   

Yours faithfully,

Mr.Brain Hunt 

(Yahoo/Msn Lottery Games/Lottery Coordinator).     

 

 

 

 

 


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