A Scam Email with the Subject "YAHOO AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 30 Jan 2009 03:15:47 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was YAHOO AWARD <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
You won Â820,000,00! Yahoo! Mail congratulates you!
Yahoo Awards Center
124 Stockport Road, Longsight, Manchester M60 2DB - United Kingdom
This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of Eight Hundred,Twenty Thousand Great Britain Pounds (Â820,000,00.) for the month of January 2009 Prize promotion which is organized YAHOO AWARDS & WINDOWS LIVE.
YAHOO collects all the email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo and Hotmail and few from other e-mail providers. Eight people are selected monthly to benefit from this promotion and you are one of the Selected Winners.
PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM
Winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre. Yahoo Prize Award must be claimed no later than 15 days from date of Draw Notification. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.
Stated below are your identification numbers:
BATCH NUMBER: MFI/06/APA-43658
REFERENCE NUMBER: 2006234522
These numbers fall within the United Kingdom ( UK ) Location file, you are requested to contact our fiduciary agent in Uk and send your winning identification numbers to him;
Call your claim agent first before sending email.
Agent Name: Dr. Willson Adams
Tel : +447031812642
E-MAIL : email@example.com
You are advised to call your claim agent first before sending him your following information to your Claims Agent to facilitate the release of your fund to you.
Congratulations!! once again.
Yours in service,
LAST WINNERS ON XANGA WEB LOTTERY
Do not tell people about your Prize Award until your money is successfully handed over to you to avoid disqualification that may arise from double claim.
You may also receive similar e-mails from people potraying to be other Organizations or Yahoo Inc. This is solely to collect your personal information from you and lay claim over your winning. In event that you receive any e-mail similar to the notification letter that was sent to you, Kindly delete it from your mail box and give no further correspondence to such person or body.
Yahoo shall not be held responsible for any loss of fund arising from the above mentioned
Mrs. Marrisa Mayer.