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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.

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

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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 <b>NEVER</b> 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 <b>YOU</b> 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! <a href="http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/helpcentral/helpcentral_contactus.html">here</a> and click on <b>Mail</b> under <b>M</b> in the list, this will take you to a page to login. Login, then click on the heading <b>Got Spam? Report it here</b> as shown in the following picture:<br /><br /><img src="slasher_x_26.JPG" /><br />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.<br /><br /><b><u>How to copy the full Headers in Yahoo Mail!</u></b><br />1) With the e-mail open, click <b>Actions</b> to the top right.<br /><br /><img src="slasher_x_27.jpg" /><br />2) This will display a drop down menu shown here:<br /><br /><img src="slasher_x_28.jpg" /><br />3) Click on <b>Full Header</b> to display the following window:<br /><br /><img src="slasher_x_29.jpg" /><br />4) Copy the entire text (all the words in this window) to the headers box:<br /><br /><img src="slasher_x_30.JPG" /><br />5) Then copy the contents of the mail to the next box:<br /><br /><img src="slasher_x_31.JPG" /><br />6) And then click submit.<br /><br />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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    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.
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    Yahoo! International Lottery Organization Bangkok Branch Office Address: 3 Rajdamnern Avenue Bangkok 10200 Thailand. I received a email that i won 1 million$ Do you want further information about...


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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


    Thanks for visiting FixYa!

    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.

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

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    Email from yahoo


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

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    Is this a real winning or is it a scam?


    Beware! Its a scam. Do NOT give out any personal information. If you do, they (the senders) will probably ask you to deposit a small fee so they can send you the prize money. After receiving your cash they will move away!
    Just send this email to your spam folder.
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    Thank you.

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