Hot Scam Specifications:
Scam Type: 419 Scam (Lottery Scam)
Fake Names: Mr.Darren Willaims, Mrs.Marian Parker
Offer Type: MSN/Yahoo Lottery Winnings
Transfer Amount: 950,000 GBP
Storyline: You won a lottery which you did not join
Scammer Location: “Appears” to be UK
Scammer Email: Mit.edu (fake), Yahoo! Hong Kong
Another recent version of the MSN/Yahoo lottery with a high fake winnings.
1) Do not send any fees or money to the scammers.
2) Do not send them your personal information.
3) Do not ask for any documents or files as verification. They are fake and could contain virus or malware.
4) If you are not a scambaiter, do not need to talk to them. They might come up with ideas to convince you.
Note that in most cases, it is almost impossible to recover the money that was sent to foreign scammers.
If you reach this page directly, please read our news archive about news of people losing money to such scams.
From: Mrs.Marian Parker [mailto:spoo3410@MIT.EDU]
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007
To: undisclosed-recipients:; undisclosed-recipients:; @mit.edu
Subject: YOU ARE A WINNER IN THE MSN/YAHOO WIN DOWS LOTTERY PRIZE CLAIM OF £950,000.00 (Winning number:YM/09788/60)
The Msn/Yahoo Lottery Incoperation
PO Box 1010,Liverpool
L70 1NL,United Kingdom.
Ref: XYL /26510460037/05
Dear Lucky Winner
This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of Nine hundred and fifty
thousand, Great Britain Pounds Sterling (£950,000.00) for the month of August
2007 Lottery promotion which is organized by MSN/YAHOO LOTTERY INC LIVE.
MSN/YAHOO 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.
Msn/Yahoo Lottery Prize must be claimed not later than 20 days from the date of
this 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:
Ref: XYL /26510460037/05
Our Event Manager will immediately commence the process to facilitate the
release of your funds as soon as you contact him. For security reasons, you are
advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is
processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our precautionary
measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program, Please
Attached here is the claim verification and funds release form. You are
expected to fill and submit to the event manager.
VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM
12. NEXT OF KIN:_____________________________
13. ZIP CODE:_______________
13:Your Reference and Batch number at the top of this mail:
To file for your claim, please fill and submit your verification form to our
events manager immediately via email.
(CONTACT EVENTS MANAGER)
Once again congratulations…
(Msn/Yahoo Lottery Games/Lottery Coordinator).