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Scams and Phishing on Yahoo! Mail.

If you receive an email asking you to update your banking details or that you've won a huge sum of money from Yahoo! then these are scams. Firstly a bank will NEVER ask you to update your account details through an email, don't under any circumstances click on any links within a mail like this. Secondly, when you receive a mail stating that YOU have won a huge sum of money from some lottery in some foreign country or from Yahoo! this too is fake. The Yahoo! Corporation in Holland Lottery scam is one of them. Again don't by any means reply to it or send them any of your personal information. Contact Yahoo! here and click on Mail under M in the list, this will take you to a page to login. Login, then click on the heading Got Spam? Report it here as shown in the following picture:


This will take you to a page where you need to tell Yahoo! everything about the scam, including the Full Headers and Contents of the mail. I will explain how to get the full headers of an e-mail now.

How to copy the full Headers in Yahoo Mail!
1) With the e-mail open, click Actions to the top right.


2) This will display a drop down menu shown here:


3) Click on Full Header to display the following window:


4) Copy the entire text (all the words in this window) to the headers box:


5) Then copy the contents of the mail to the next box:


6) And then click submit.

Easy as that! This will enable Yahoo! to filter such scam e-mails in the main server and prohibit them from entering anyone's account in the future, and it's all thanks to you!! Good Job! Feel great, you have just saved a huge amount of people from falling for these ingenious scams.

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I had an e-mail from"Yahoo-MSN stating that I had won a large sum of money. Is this legitimate?


Unscrupulous thieves have sent you this email and they are trying to part you from your hard earned cash. They will often ask you to call a premium rate number and keep you holding on whilst you rack up a huge phone bill. They are then paid a large proportion of this phone bill. They may ask you to divulge personal information about yourself or ask for your bank or credit card details. Do not divulge any such information under any circumstances. It is surprising how many innocent victims have been duped by these types of emails. Just remember the thieves who send them are very clever and extremely convincing. I suggest you delete the email and send it into cyberspace, hopefully along with the thieving scumbags who send them.

Nov 07, 2016 | Computers & Internet

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Who are these people W4A CAMPAIGN.


If this is in an email telling you that you have won money then please be careful and ignore it. There is an international scam running called W4A CAMPAIGN. These tricksters send an email stating that you have won money on a lottery. They then ask for your card or bank details. It is a scam to get your bank details. Never give any of your details out to these kind of emails.

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I received un email from one guy. This man siad that he is working in Citi Bank Uk and he told me that I'm winning winning of £750,000.00 (Seven Hundred And Fifty Thousand Pounds Sterling Only) from the British GNLD Promotional Company. Please I need your helps and support in this subject, Could you please tell me how can I send you this email to find out if this guy from your Citi Bank or he is thif and we have I have to contact Polic. My email is m_taf2003@yahoo.com. Please I need you forword. Thanks.


Hi, This is a type of spam or scam to get your personal information. Don;t reply to this type of scam and just delete the email that you receive. You may also receive from other company stating that you are a sole heir to a sum of money but in fact this is just a scam/spam.
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Sep 20, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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does GOOGLE have Gmail 2010 network promotional LOTTERY ? In Johannesberg , South Africa ? Please confirm ?


ITS A SCAM BY A GROUP OF MOTHER ******* BEAWARE OF THIS EMAIL FRAUD
Lottery scam is a type of advance-fee fraud which begins with an
unexpected email notification that "You have won!" a large sum of
money in a lottery. The recipient of the message - the target of the
scam - is usually told to keep the notice secret, "due to a mix-up in
some of the names and numbers," and to contact a "claims agent." After
contacting the agent, the target of the scam will be asked to pay
"processing fees" or "transfer charges" so that the winnings can be
distributed, but will never receive any lottery payment.[1] Many email
lottery scams use the names of legitimate lottery organizations or
other legitimate corporations/companies, but this does not mean the
legitimate organizations are in any way involved with the scams.

There are several ways to recognize a fake lottery email:

Unless someone has bought a ticket, they cannot have won a prize.
There are no such things as "email" draws or any other lottery where
"no tickets were sold". This is simply another invention by the
scammer to make the victim believe that they have won.
The scammer will ask the victim to pay a fee before they can receive
their prize. It is illegal for a real lottery to charge any sort of
fee. It does not matter what they say this fee is for (courier
charges, bank charges, various imaginary certificates - these are all
made up by the scammer to get money out of their victim). All real
lotteries subtract any fee and tax from the prize.
Scam lottery emails will nearly always come from free email accounts
such as Yahoo!, Hotmail, Live, MSN, Gmail etc.

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