A Scam Email with the Subject "!!!CONGRATULATIONS YOU ARE A WINNER OF YAHOO LOTTERY 2008!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 24 Sep 2008 13:47:15 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Yahoo!" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Messenger Yahoo! Lottery Results you won $800.000! Yahoo! Mail Congratulates you! Yahoo! Mail gives members random cash prizes. Today, your account is randomly selected as the one of 5 top winners accounts who will get cash prizes from us. We are happy to inform you that you have won a prize money of (Eight Hundred Thousand Us Dollars ($800,000) for the month of september, 2008. Lottery winner promotion which is organized by yahoo messenger.com every month. YAHOO, collects all the mail ID of the people that are online on yahoo messenger, among the millions that subscribe to yahoo messenger we only select five people every month as our winners through electronic balloting System without the winner applying, we are congratulating you for been one of the people selected. All participant were selected through a computer balloting system drawn from Nine hundred thousand E-mail addresses from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually. This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they have operational base. Furthermore your details (e-mail address) falls within our British representative office in United Kingdom , as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of US $800,000 will be released to you from this regional branch office in UK. 2 We hope with part of your prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes for US $1.3 Billion international draw. HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE These are your identification numbers.......... Batch number.......................YHL 08992 Lotto number........................YHL 96587 Winning number...................YHL 09557 To begin your claims, kindly contact the Fiduciary Agent at this email address (email@example.com) You are required to forward him with the following details: 1. FULL NAME 2. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN 3. PRESENT ADDRESS 4. SEX 5. DATE OF BIRTH 6. AGE 7. OCCUPATION 8. TELEPHONE NUMBER 9. FAX NUMBER (IF ANY) 10. MARITAL STATUS 11. WINNING NUMBER, BATCH NUMBER AND LOTTO NUMBER. 12 THE MONTH YOU WON........................................................ As soon as you contact the Attorney, he will advise you on what to do in order to get your prize money. Congratulations once more!! For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize released to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this programme by non- participant or unofficial personnel. Yours Sincerely, Blake Jorgensen Chief Financial Officer The Yahoo.com staff Yahoo.com http://www.yahoo.com Yahoo! Lottery Results Yahoo! Lottery is a free service that does not require you to register or be a Yahoo! registered user before winning. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Add a Yahoo! contact to Windows Live Messenger for a chance to win a free trip ________________________________________________ This message was sent using Dodo Webmail - www.dodo.com.au