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
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
YAHOO ONLINE DOCUMENTATION FORM
STATE:__________________________________ ZIP: _____________________
MARITAL STATUS: _________________
E-MAIL ADDRESS: _____________________________
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]
At your disposal, I remain.
Yours in service,
Dr. (Mrs.) Amanda Ford.
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!