Lately, a large number of lottery, and 419 scammers have been using Yahoo! addresses. They are much more common than Google’s Gmail service. However, and ironically, not this one, that claims to be a winning notification from the ”Yahoo” International Promotion Program”, is a scam email that doesn’t use a Yahoo address, even if they have a yahoo.com.hk address as their reply-to. Wonder if it will still be valid after I report the scam to Yahoo?
Because that’s all it is. A scam!
from YAHOO!PROMOTION <firstname.lastname@example.org>
to undisclosed-recipients <>
date Oct 29, 2007 11:08 PM
subject Final notification(You have won).
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the YAHOO! International
Promotions Program held on the 29th of October 2007.Your e-mail batch
number 8254297137 drew the lucky numbers 14-22-28-37-40-44 which
consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore been
approved for a lump sum pay out of 1,500,000.00 (i.e One Million Five
Hundred Thousand British Pounds)please contact our customer care service Agent
immediately, to begin your claims process
You are to contact her with the following information:
Your Full Names:
Your Contact Address:
Country Of Location:
Mrs Jane Moore