NO SPAM, PLEASE -- Yahoo/Msn Award Lottery Promotion
A spam winning notification from Johnson Williams claimed to be Co-ordinator Yahoo/Msn Award Lottery Promotion,
Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars ($550, 000. 00) for 2011 Prize promotion which is organized by YAHOO, AOL & WINDOWS LIVE. Manchester, United Kingdom. Spammers congratulated me for winning
In the end they asked me to send personal information to the Claims manager, Frank Taylor, to facilitate the release of of my winning amount.
The contents of the mail are given below:======================================================
From: Yahoo! Award (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sent: Wednesday, 7 December 2011 5:57 PM
Kindly view the attached file.
The attachment contains:
YAHOO MAIL LOTTERY
Telephone: +447031749965 Fax: +448704786394
This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars ($550, 000. 00) for 2011 Prize promotion which is organized by YAHOO, AOL & WINDOWS LIVE.
YAHOO and MICROSOFT collects all the email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo and Hotmail and few from other e-mail providers. Six people are selected to benefit from this promotion and you are one of the Selected Winners.
PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM
Winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her
Stated below are your identification numbers:
BATCH NUMBER: MFI/08/APA-43658,
REFERENCE NUMBER: 2008234522
AWARD WINNING NUMBER: 01 14 21 30 35 48
These numbers fall within the
CLAIMS MANAGER CONTACT INFORMATION:
TEL: + 27-73-747-7786
CONTACT PERSON: MR. FRANK TAYLOR
You are advised to send the following information to your Claims Agent to facilitate the release of of your fund to you.
1. Full name...............................
3. Contact Address.....................
4. Telephone Number.................
Congratulations!! Once again.
Yours in service,
DR. JOHNSON WILLIAM.
(Co-ordinator Yahoo/Msn Award Lottery Promotion,
Do not tell people about your Prize Award until your money is successfully handed over to you to avoid disqualification that may arise from double claim.
You may also receive similar e-mails from people portraying to be other Organizations of yahoo Inc. This is solely to collect your personal information from you and lay claim over your winning. In event that you receive any e-mail similar to the notification letter that was sent to you, kindly delete it from your mailbox and give no further correspondence to such person or body.
Yahoo shall not be held responsible for any loss of fund arising from the above mentioned. PLS SEND YOUR REPLY TO YOUR CLAIMING MANAGER EMAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com© 2011 Yahoo! Reward. All rights reserved.