]]>Hot Scam Specifications:
Scam Type: 419 Scam (Lottery Scam)
Fake Names: Mr Mark Johnson
Offer Type: Lottery Winnings!
Winning Amount: £820,000,00
Storyline: Ok, you have won
some money but some “files” have been sent to Africa by mistake, and
you have to “claim” your winnings from the other scammer in Africa now.
Scammer Location: UK and Africa
Scammer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The famous Yahoo lottery (scam) has return have to Beta. We wonder what happened.
Yahoo did not run the lottery below. The scammers would want you to pay for a fee before you can claim your “winnings”, which in fact does not exist. And after you have paid once, they will find excuses for you to pay a second time, and a third, until your bank account bleeds dry or you come to your senses before reaching $0 in your bank statement.
Oh, wakeup, there is no free lunch. And you don’t even get a free lunch in this case, you get nothing except more stress in the current financial crisis and holiday season.
Any fees that you pay to the UK or African scammer will be gone for good. The FBI and police have a long list of scammer reports and it would not be possible to recover any money lost in this scam.
From: YEAR 2008 YAHOO BETA LOTTERY WINNERS!!! <email@example.com>
Subject: YEAR 2008 YAHOO BETA LOTTERY WINNERS!!!
Date: Saturday, December 13, 2008, 7:31 PM
YAHOO National Lottery United Kingdom
Spectrum Money Mart United Kingdom
No.1a-Bexon Court Carlton
Nottingham Shire Nottingham NG4 1SQ
Essex PO Box 1010 United Kingdom
This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of £820,000,00.( Eight
Hundred & Twenty Thousand, Pounds) GBP in the YEAR 2008 YAHOO! Lottery
promotion which is organized by YAHOO! LOTTERY INC for the introduction and
Launching of the new YAHOO BETA MAIL which all YAHOO! subscribers are required
to switch to.
YAHOO! & MICROSOFT WINDOWS, arranged and gathered all the e-mail addresses
of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribe at
YAHOO!, HOTMAIL and others we only selected THREE (3) candidates as our winners
after undergoing the random selection process through Electronic Balloting
System (E.B.S) without the candidate applied, we congratulate you for being one
of the people selected.
PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM
We are sorry that your Payment Approval File was sent to Africa due to the fact
that we have a qualified and good representative agent in Africa so that you can
be cleared and paid promptly there. You are to contact our African location
Claim Agent on or before your date of Claim.
YAHOO! Beta Lottery Prize must be claimed not later than 14 days from date of
Draw Notification in which Prize has been won.
Note: Any prize not claimed within this period 14 days) will be forfeited.
These numbers above fall within the African agent’s Location file, you are
requested to contact him and send your Identification Numbers and Personal
Information to him;
AGENT MR MARK JOHNSON
Tel : +447031822755
You are therefore advised to send the following information to him to
facilitate them and process the transfer of your fund with the appointed paying
Send your Identification Numbers/Your Personal Information to him so that he
will proceed further for your prize claim immediately:
1. Full name………………
3. Contact Address……
4. Telephone Number..
5. Marital Status………
We hope you’re enjoying your new Yahoo! Mail account.
Now take the next step and claim your money and say thanks to Yahoo!
You select how to transfer the prize money to you
KEEP THIS PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL UNTIL YOU RECEIVE YOUR PRIZE MONEY.
NOTE THAT NOBODY OR EVEN THE APPOINTED BANK HAS THE RIGHT TO TOUCH, DEDUCT/CUT
OR GET ACCESS TO YOUR PRIZE MONEY FOR ANY REASON THEY HAVE BEEN WARNED STRICTLY!