Press release: The latest version of the fake Yahoo Awards Center scam email has completed its beta testing and is now being released to the public. Past users (victims) are advised not to upgrade to the latest version or they will risk losing more money to the scammers. Anyway, the changelog for this new version are limited to the names, winning amount, and date, and all else remains the same. Please do not be enticed by the claims in the email to get a “free upgrade” to the rich category. The money is fake. Signing up for this program will only make you poorer.
All names, story and money used in this mail are fake. This is a scam. I forgot to add that this mail is a subsequent mail from the scammer asking for the fees.
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From: david morgan855 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
28/01/2010 02:23 PM
YAHOO AWARD CENTER.
David Morgan & Associates(Esq.)
Legal attorneys Group: No 25 Gill building
Vet New town London UK
ACKNOWLEDGMENT LETTER WITH CLAIMING INSTRUCTIONS
We are writing to inform you that we maintain local account allover the world to make things easy for winners who can not be able to come down to UK(London), For the affidavit fee, you don’t need to change your local currency to pounds, you only need to pay in South African currency(Rands), in international market today 560 GBP =6985 ZAR, so advice us to forward the account when you are ready to make the deposit,