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Please advice me!, i recieved a letter re; lottery

Today i received a letter from "Yahoo Mail Lottery", is this real?, was there ever a record of people actually winning and receiving awards from yahoo mail lottery?

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This is a scam going around. Do not give out any personal details!

Posted on Jul 16, 2010

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YAHOO & WINDOWS LIVE MEGA MILLIONS LOTTERY AWARD 2013.


I HAVE RECEIVED EMAIL MESSAGE FROM YAHOO AND WINDOWS LIVE MEGA MILLIONS LOTTERY AWARD 2013 BY MRS PAULINE KERRY THAT MY EMAIL ADDRESS HAS WON 5000.000.00 GBP AND TO CONTACT WITH MR.EXCELLENT HOLMES TEL +447012926722 FOR CLAIM.
PL INFORM ME THAT THIS MESSAGE IS TRUE OR NOT. THANKS ,SINCERELY M.ILYAS

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Sir i recieved a mail in which i told that i won the lottery from gmail corporation . i received a mail in which i asked to carry 25,000 thousand rupees on airport what should i do


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These type of emails are all scams. Do not reply to them and do not give anyone money for any reason. You haven't won the lottery.

When you receive these type of emails, simply delete them.

Feb 23, 2011 | Cell Phones

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I just received a e-mail saying I won a Yahoo lottery , is this some kind of scam please advise thank you.


yes it's a scam, let me guess some sort of british lottery? that's been circulating for years

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Dec 31, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Gud day sir my emaill recieve a lootery wining no. that came from u.k and he told to his letter that i win $250,000 doolar, my question is thats its true ??? yahoo messenger have any lottery promotion???...


Do not believe such mails. I don't know how they do this. But as far as i have read from newspapers and saw in news,it is said that people imposing as manager of banks or some other lotteries will send you mail to deposit some amount and get the lottery amount. When they get the money,they escape with it.

Excerpt from uk national lottery website:
These scams work in two ways:
Method 1: Persuade the victim to part with personal information to allow the scammers to carry out identity theft.
Method 2: Persuade the victim to part with money as an upfront payment in order to release a winning lottery prize which does not exist.

Another excerpt from Uk national lottery website:
  • If the email says 'Winning Notification' or 'Lottery Sweep Stake' in the text, the email you've received is not from The National Lottery;
  • We don't tell players how much they've won in an email;
  • We don't ask for any personal information like name, address or bank details in an email.
There is no need to contact us if you have received a lottery-related scam (fraudulent) email.

For more info: http://www.national-lottery.co.uk/player/p/help/yoursecurity/commonscams.ftl


Oct 18, 2010 | Yahoo Mail

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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.

Sep 08, 2010 | Google Gmail

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Hi, am deepa I have my account on yahoo.com from past 2 months I have receiving the mail, that regarding that my Mail Id, has won sum amount by the lottery drawn which will be conduct every year on regular...


This nis spam mail donot reply to it. Even i get those mails.They are fake and you can see that they will be asking all your personal details which is dangerous to be shared so please avoid such mails. Just delete them off

May 03, 2010 | Yahoo Mail

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Email from yahoo


Obviously. DID YOU ENTER IT...Thought not. treat it as junk

Feb 27, 2010 | Yahoo Mail

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HI MY NAME IS DAVID KRALL - I AM SENDING THIS LETTER IN REFERNCE


It is a fraud. Do not send any information. Throw away the email.

Jan 04, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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