My brother got sent an email the other day and was as follows:

[Windows Live Logo, Gmail Logo, Yahoo Logo]

Yahoo Awards Center

From The Desk Of The Promotions Manager
International Promotions/Yahoo Award Center
124 Stockport Road, Long sight,
Manchester M60 2DB – United Kingdom

This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of Three Hundred, Twenty Thousand Pounds(£320,000,00.) for the month of October / November 2009, Prize promotion which is organized by YAHOO AWARDS & WINDOWS LIVE.YAHOO/GMAIL 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. Six 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 beforfeited.Stated below are your identification numbers:

BATCH NUMBER: MFI/06/ASA-778658

REFERENCE NUMBER: 2009244533

PIN: 1291

These numbers fall within the England Location file, you are requested to contact our fiduciary agent in London and send your winning identification numbers to him; Below you will find a Documentation Form, requesting you’re required
Particulars.

YAHOO ONLINE DOCUMENTATION FORM
FULL NAMES:__________________________________
ADDRESS:
_________________________________________________CITY:_________________________

STATE:__________________________________ ZIP: _____________________

PHONE:/FAX__________________________________

COUNTRY________________________________

SEX:_______________

AGE:__________________

MARITAL STATUS: _________________

OCCUPATION: ________________________

E-MAIL ADDRESS: _____________________________

NATIONALITY_________________________

You are required to fill and submit the above particulars to our Overseas Claims/United Kingdom Payment Unit with the below email address.

Overseas Claims/Exchange Online Payment Unit

Contact Person: Name: David Stephen

Tel: + 44 703 1833 760

Email: [email protected]

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

At your disposal, I remain.


Yours in service,

Dr. (Mrs.) Amanda Ford.

——————————————————————-

WARNING!
Do not tell people about your Prize Award until your money is successful handed over to you to avoid disqualification that may arise from double claim. You may also receive similar e-mails from people portraying 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.

So I looked around online and found that surely enough, it is a scam!
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/yahoo-award-scam.shtml

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8 Comments

Laurel Jobs · March 17, 2011 at 17:40

I kind of was lurking in the background on this site for a while. Mind you I haven’t visited for sometime. However I thought I’d brake cover and say how refreshing it’s been to find a place where people are always willing to share their findings and ruminations. Grate to be here.

Bonnie · November 3, 2010 at 00:46

Had the same e-mail! I nearly got caught! Thank God for the grape-vine!

Milton Fullam · October 17, 2010 at 07:53

This page wasnt working earlier. i tried viewing it but it timed out 3-4 times now but i can access it now. Why does this occur? Am i the only one having this error?

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Holly Leakey · May 23, 2010 at 14:47

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Andrew · April 25, 2010 at 17:15

This is a scam and you must ignore the email!

fathurrohman · April 25, 2010 at 11:48

Dear
Yes I can post an email from MRS AMANDA FORD he won a prize from the YAHOO AWARDS CENTER registration (?1, 320,000,00.) Whether it is correct is not a scam
Now that my file data:

FULL NAMES: FATHURROHMAN
ADDRESS: Kp.Kejangkungan rt / rw: 2001 no: 2009 Bojonegara
City: Serang
STATE: ZIP Bantam: 42 454
PHONE: 62254371422
FAX: +62254372569
COUNTRY: Indonesia
SEX: Male
AGE: 47 years
Marital Status: married
Occupation: Employee
E-MAIL ADDRESS: [email protected]
Nationality: Indonesian
So what should I do liquidate money

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