Gmail account and yahoo / scam emails
I have recieved 2 emails informing me I have won lotteries and ask me for personal information. They are using yahoo as a the company holding the lottery.I am reporting them for your information and would like to see a response to the email addresses of these people.
See attached emails
firstname.lastname@example.org to taralew, me, taralgh, taralfy
show details Feb 9 (7 days ago) Reply
321 67 chestepoint tackle road,
United Kingdom CONGRATULATION LUCKY WINNER This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of FIVE HUNDREDTHOUSAND POUNDS STERLINGS(£ 500, 000) for the end of year bonaza of december 2008 Lottery promotion which organize by YAHOO AND HOTMAIL LOTTERY INC & WINDOWS LIVE.YAHOO & HOTMAIL MICROSOFT WINDOWS in conjunction, collects all the email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo we only select ( 10 ) people every Month as our winners through electronic balloting System without the winner applying, we congratulate you for being one of the people selected.
PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM
You are to contact your Claims Agent on or before your date of Claim, Winners Shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre.Yahoo and Hotmail Lottery Prize must be claimed no later than 15 days from date of Draw Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has won. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.
These are your identification numbers:
You are therefore advised to send the following information to Fudiciary manager. MR. COLE BELL
Mr WOOD LUKE
YAHOO PROMOTIONS UK
Tel: # +[protected]
1. Full name...
3. Contact Address...
4. Telephone Number...
5. Marital Status...
8. Age ...
10.Sex...For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning informations confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you.
Congratulations!! once again.Yours in service,
Mrs catherin john
Following is the second email supposedly from JapanTHE JAPAN LOTTERY PROMOTION
DEPT KENNEDY AVENUE
65 EXCHANGE ROAD, ORTIGAS BUILDING
PROMOTION OFFICIAL PRIZE NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final
draws of the Japan International Lottery Worldwide Promotion, your email was
among the 20 Lucky winners who won $500, 000.00(Five Hundred Thousand United
State Dollars) each on the Japan Lottery Promotion dated as stated above.This is
from the total price of $10 million United State Dollars shared among the 20
lucky winners.you are therefore approved for a lump payment of $500, 000.00(Five
Hundred Thousand United State Dollars)
However the results were released today and your email attached to ticket
number [protected]) and ballot serial number (454-00) was among the
winners.The online draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses
from an exclusive list of 290, 600 E-mail addresses of individuals and corporate
bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet.
However, no tickets were sold but all email addresses were assigned to different
ticket numbers for representation and privacy.
The selection process was carried out through random selection in our
computerized email selection machine (TOPAZ) from a database of over 250, 000
email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world.
This Lottery is approved by the Japanese Gaming Board and also Licensed by the
The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).This lottery is the
3rd of its kind and we intend to sensitize the public.
As indicated by the computerized selection machine, your lucky winning number
falls within our Asia booklet representative office in HONG KONG/CHINA as showed
in the coupon.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information
confidential until your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in
whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize.
This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and
unwarranted abuse of this program.
In other to claim your $500, 000.00 prize winning, which has been deposited
in a nominated bank with your email address which won you the prize.However, you
will have to fill the form below and send it to the promotion manager of THE
JAPAN LOTTERY PROMOTION for verification and then you will be directed to the
bank where a cheque of $500, 000.00 has already been deposited in your favour.
ADDRESS:(RESIDENT ADDRESS ONLY)...
Please you are adviced to complete the form and send it immediately to our
Promotion manager through email for prompt collection of your fund
(CONTACT PROMOTION MANAGER)
NAME: DR. MRS JUAN LEE
E MAIL: email@example.com
You are to keep all the lotto information away from the general public
especially your ticket number and ballot number.(this is important as a case of
double claiming will not be entertained)
*Staff of Japanese International Lottery Company are not to partake in this
Accept my hearty congratulations once again!
MR WILLIAM E.B
(VICE PRESIDENT FINANCE)