Another scam gets by the spam filter…
One would think Yahoo and “Widows Live” could come up with their own email domain…
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 23:51:38 -0800 (GMT-08:00)
Subject: Congratulations!! Yahoo & Windows Live award Beneficiary
Yahoo & Windows Live Awards Centre
124 Stockport Road, Longsight,
Manchester M60 2DB
This is to inform you that you have won a Cash prize of Two Hundred and fifty Thousand Great Britain Pounds ( £ 250,000) for the year 2007 Prize promotion which is organized by YAHOO & WINDOWS LIVE AWARDS PROGRAMME.
How likely is it that Yahoo and Microsoft would join forces to give away money?
The Management of Yahoo & Windows Live (Hotmail) collected all active email addresses online, among millions that subscribed to Yahoo and Hotmail and few from other e-mail providers. Ten (10) people are selected for the 2007 End of Year Award to benefit from this promotion and you are one of the Selected Winners.
And we’re supposed to believe this is some sort of business plan?
PAYMENT OF PRIZE / CLAIMS
Winners shall be paid in accordance with their Settlement Centres. Yahoo & Windows Live Award must be claimed not later than 14 days from date of Draw Notification. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited and returned to its source as unclaimed.
Stated below are your identification numbers:
BATCH NUMBER: MFI/06/APA-43658
REFERENCE NUMBER: 2007234522
These scammers can’t even be bothered to come up with unique batch and reference numbers.
You are required to fill in your personal Information as written below and send it with your winning identification numbers to the Award Co-ordinator:
1. Full name:
3. Contact Address:
4. Telephone Number:
5. Fax Number:
6. Marital Status:
9. Date of Birth /Age:
10. Identity card Number:
Assistant Award Coordinator: Mr. Bratan Petko
E-Mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +44 704 574 4423; Fax: +44 870 974 6757
Happy Wonderful New Year.
Congratulations!!! once again.
Yours in service,
Mrs. Grace Sanders (Awards Notification Officer)
You must keep strict confidentiality of your Prize Award claims to yourself until your money is successfully handed over to you to avoid disqualification that may arise from double claims. Yahoo Awards Team shall not be held liable for any loss of funds arising from the above mentioned.
A better way to Internet
These scammers can’t even cover up the fact that they’re using a PeoplePC account to send this scam email.
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