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Fake Yahoo Internet Lottery Winning Notification

Subject: Coongratulations
From email address: uknationallocom@mixmail.com

Messenger Yahoo! UK/SALottery Results !
You won£ £650.000! Yahoo! Mail congratulates you!
UNITED KINGDOM LOTTERY ORGANIZATION.


You won £650,000! Yahoo/Hot Mail congratulates you!
Office:132-133ParkhurstBalfourUnit (F), JohannesburgGauteng
2001 South Africa.

YAHOO INTERNET LOTTERY
CONGRATULATIONS! YOU WON £650,000.00!

Yahoo/Hot Mail gives members random cash prizes. Today, your account is randomly selected as the one of 12 top winner’s accounts who will get cash prizes from us. We are happy to inform you that you have won prize money of £650,000 (SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND POUNDS) for the month of Febuary , 2008 lottery win promotion which is organized by UK National Lottery yahoo messenger.com every month.

Yahoo/Hotmail, collects all the mail id of the people in their database , among the millions that subscribe to yahoo and also to Hotmail, we only select five people every month as our winners being you as winner ( No 4) through electronic balloting System without the winner applying, we are congratulating you for been one of the people selected. All participants 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. Further more your details (e-mail address) falls within our Africa representative office in South Africa , as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of £650,000 will be released to you from this regional branch office in UK. 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..................... Lwh 09445
Lotto number....................... Lwh09446
Winning number...................Lwh09447

To begin your claims, kindly contact the International Judiciary Agent Mr. John Nelson

Email address: johnnelson32@gmail.com
Telephone number: +27-735-111-174

You are required to forward him with the following details:
1. FULL NAME,
2. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
3. PRESENT ADDRESS.
4. DATE OF BIRTH
5. OCCUPATION
6. TELEPHONE NUMBER
6. FAX NUMBER (IF ANY)
7. MARITAL STATUS
8. COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE
9. WINNING NUMBER, BATCH NUMBER AND LOTTO NUMBER.

As soon as you contact your Claims Agent, 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,

Dr WILLIAM GERRI (PHD)
LOTTO CO-ORDINATOR.
http://www.yahoo.com
www.msn.com

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Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 13:10:40 +0100
From: "uk national "
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To: "uknationallocom@mixmail.com"
Subject: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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1 comments:

  1. It's tragic .using the name of some of very important brand name like Yahoo could be really dangerous.Thanks for sharing.

    on June 8, 2009 at 1:09 AM