Hot Scam Specifications:
Scam Type: 419 Scam (Lottery Scam)
Fake Names: Mr Michael Smith, Mr Nicole Brown
Offer Type: Lottery Winnings!
Winning Amount: £1,000,000
Storyline: Your email address has won a lottery in the Yahoo! Financial New Year Promotions held on the 07/03/2009!
Scammer Location: Appears to be in UK
Scammer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is this a Scam?
Answer: Yes, everytime when you have to pay money, to get money.
What will happen? After you have paid, you will not be able to get a single cent.
Why is that so? Because it is a stupid scheme (pay money to get money), and this is simply a scam.
But they didn’t ask me for money? Try it out. These scammers don’t send emails to you for fun, they will eventually ask you for some form of payment after confusing you with tonnes of procedures, be it legal, government, banking, etc.
So what should I do? Just delete this email and won others who might receive it.
FROM: THE DESK OF THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER
INTERNATIONAL GRANTS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Yahoo! Financial new
year promotions held on the 07/03/2009.Your e-mail address attached to ticket
number 883734657492-5319 with serial number 7263-267, batch number
8254297137, lottery ref number 7336065782 and drew lucky numbers 14-22-28-37-40-44 which
consequently won you the cash prize in the 1st category, you have
therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of Â£1,000,000.00 (i.e One Million
United Kingdom Pounds).Please note that this Promotional Programmes
tagged “Thanks for contributing to our financial Sucess” was sponsored and
organized by the Yahoo! Corporation in view of the Financial benefits YAHOO! have
received from its numerous customers either through adverts, hosting and
personal emails. The reason this lottery was organiz ed is to thank the
numerous public including users and non-users of YAHOO! MAIL for the
financial benefits THE YAHOO! CORPORATION have received as a result of their
Patronage last Year.Thi s Lottery is approved and licensed by the International Association
of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). This lottery is the first of its kind organised
by YAHOO! In view of this, your One Million United Kingdom Pounds
(Â£1,000,000.00) would be released to you by the claims office here in
To file for your claims, please contact our claims director Mr. Michael
Smith who is incharge of the claims office in UK. Contact him for the claims of
your One Million United Kingdom Pounds.
You are to contact the claims officer with his office email address
provided in the below details:
Mr. Michael Smith
YAHOO PROMOTIONS UK
44 Moorfields London EC2Y 9AL United Kingdom
For processing and remmitance of your winnings, you are required to
contact our designated claims officer with the following underlisted informations:
APPLICATION FOR PRIZE CLAIM
(Receipt Official Notification Letter)
HAVE YOU A PASSPORT OR LICENCE (identification on delivery)*
Once again on behalf of all our staff, CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Mr. Nichole Brown,
Online Promotions Manager,
Uk Administrative Unit