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Old Mar 11, 2008, 5:29am   #1
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YAHOO INTERNET LOTTERY

CONGRATULATIONS!

YOU WON $820,000.00!


This very disbelieving and suspicious poster has to admit that this one has got me wondering!

A very convincing letter has come come into my email. I, normally, chuck all unknown emails out, but this purports to come from Yahoo.

I've got a Spanish email and telephone number to contact, but I hesitate to do that, at present.

What do you think?

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Old Mar 11, 2008, 6:02am   #2
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Did you enter the yahoo lottery? No?

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Old Mar 11, 2008, 6:05am   #3
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Did you enter the yahoo lottery? No?

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No, I didn't. Oh, well!
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Old Mar 11, 2008, 7:24am   #4
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I received one last year its a high premium call number.
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Old Mar 11, 2008, 7:55am   #5
 
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YAHOO INTERNET LOTTERY

CONGRATULATIONS!

YOU WON $820,000.00!


This very disbelieving and suspicious poster has to admit that this one has got me wondering!

A very convincing letter has come come into my email. I, normally, chuck all unknown emails out, but this purports to come from Yahoo.

I've got a Spanish email and telephone number to contact, but I hesitate to do that, at present.

What do you think?

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Open the e-mail and scroll down. Down the bottom on the right you will see an option link called "Full Headers". Check through all the paths to make absolutely sure it is a legitimate yahoo e-mail address. I got an e-mail from Paypal asking me to update my account and the address ended with '@paypal.co.uk'. It looked legitimate, but checking the full headers exposed the real e-mail address.
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Old Mar 11, 2008, 9:29am   #6
 
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Here's an example of the email thats being circulated.


Yahoo! Mail gives members random cash prizes. Today, your account is randomly selected as the one of 5 top winners accounts who will get cash prizes from us.We are happy to inform you that you have won a prize money of (Three Hundred Thousand Great Britian Pounds sterling ($300,000) for the month of FEBRUARY, 2007. Lottery win promotion which is organized by yahoo messenger .com every month.

YAHOO, collects all the mail ID of the people that are online on yahoo messenger, among the millions that subscribe to yahoo messenger we only select five people every month as our winners through electronic balloting System without the winner applying,we are congratulating you for been one of the people selected.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 annually.

This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomorate 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 British representative office in United Kingdom , as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of £300,000 will be released to you from this regional branch office in UK.

We hope with part of your prize, you will participate in our end of year
high stakes for US$1.3 Billion international draw.
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE


These are your identification numbers..........

Batch number.......................Lwh 09445
Lotto number........................Lwh09446
Winning number...................Lwh09447

To begin your claims, kindly contact our fiduciary agent company at this email address: elizabethwana@rediffmail.com
You are required to forward her with the following details:
Her name is Elizabeth Wana
George Bala(Secretary)
Tel: +447024072290
+447024072474
1.FULL NAME
2.COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
3.PRESENT ADDRESS
4.SEX
5.DATE OF BIRTH
6.AGE
7.OCCUPATION
8.TELEPHONE NUMBER
9.FAX NUMBER(IF ANY)
10.MARITAL STATUS
11.WINNING NUMBER,BATCH NUMBER AND LOTTO NUMBER.
12 THE MONTH YOU WON............................................... .........

As soon as you contact the her,she will advise you on what to do in order to get your prize money.Congratulations once more!!

For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information
confidential from the public 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 programme by non-participant or unofficial personnel.

Yours Sincerely,





I've read loads of stuff on the intranets and all i sea is a scam and the fact that yahoo doesn't do a lotry, I dont thin i even entered, maybe i clicked on something and did enter?

I'll be sending them my check so i can win. It's a small risk to take on the chance of winning so much money. I'm in.

Anyone else that wants to take the risk and get rich can email to the person below for the winnings.

www.foolsrushinwhereangelsfeartotread.com or ring +85-123-555-conned.
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