Another Email From Spammers
May 19, 2008 3:14am CST
i am wondering why yahoo didn't caught the email that it is really a spam email, it was directly goes to my inbox. i don't know why my yahoo mail always received spam email. this is the content of the email. AUSTRALIA LOTTO LOTTERY INC. 6123 Cool Street Rd, somewher vulle Ax34587. FROM THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARDS DEPARTMENT AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERY COOPERATION. DATE:17/05/2008. REF NUMBER:475061725 BATCH NUMBER:7056490902/188 WINNING NUMBER:GB8701/LPRC ATTENTION : Lucky Winner, CONGRATULATION! CONGRATULATION!! CONGRATULATION!!! We are delighted to inform you of your prize released on the 17th OF MAY,2008 from the AUSTRALIA INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY PROGRAMME,Which is fully based on an electronic selection of winners using their e-mail addresses,Your name was attached to ticket number; 47061725 07056490902 serial number 7741137002. This batch draws the lucky numbers as follows 5-13-33-37-42 bonus number 17,which consequently won the lottery in the second category. you have been approved a lump sum pay of US$550,000.00(FIVE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) in cash credit file ref: ILP/HW 47509/02 from the total sum of $4,400,000 cash prize which will be shared amongst eight lucky winners in this category. All participant were selected through computer balloting system drawn form 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 detail (e-mail address) falls within our West-African representative office as indicated in your Notification coupon and your prize of US$550,000.00 will be released to you from any of our regional branch office customer services and We also 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: Simply contact our customer care service claims unit. C/O : MR.PAUL ANDERSON.(Claims Agent) EMAIL ADDRESSES : firstname.lastname@example.org claims agent in Nigeria(office line +234-7039-422-454) To file for your claims,Please quote your reference, batch and winning number which can be found on the top left corner of his notification as well as your full name,address and telephone number to help locate your file easily. 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 on official personnel. NOTE, all winnings must be claimed before FOURWEEKS otherwise all funds will be returned as Unclaimed and eventually donated to charity organization. Congratulations once again on your winnings!!! Best Regards Mrs. Rose Kate. (co-coordinator) PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL,CONTACT OUR CUSTOMER CARE SERVICES VIA EMAIL :email@example.com ANY BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY ON THE PART OF THE WINNERS WILL RESULT TO DISQUALIFICATIONS. Copyright 1999-2008 Australian Lottery International Inc. Take a look on the email address of their customer service it uses free email. it is clearly mails from spammers.
20 May 08
The same thing. An epitome of a perfect scam, lol. I don't really buy this one. Though if its only true then a lot of people will be happy, because even if I am the only one who will win, I will surely share the money to my love ones and friends...Imagine 23 million pesos???? Hmmm...
20 May 08
Its difficult for yahoo to check each of the mail and report it as spam. Anyways yahoo has given an option for its uses to spam the messages if they find so. I think that should be fine. Anyways i always try to neglect such mails and delete them as i see it.
19 May 08
we all have to understand that we can never be away from spammers if we are always in the net. somehow, one way or another phishers gets hold of our ip address and emails and they can get through them. it is easy for hackers to do it at random having a very good software. so, we just have to live with them. the only way fro you to sign the off temporarily is to move them to our spam folders so yahoo can track their cookies and as for these spam messages, just simply ignore them.remember, the longer we are in the net and once we keep on surfing, phishers are around in every site we visit.
• United States
19 May 08
I know what you mean.. These type of mails show up in my inbox with net zero. Do you have your spam notification set on? They still just have a strange way of coming up... I don't know how it can but it does. When I get one, I will just mark it as spam. With my Net zero account, I will just block the user... But still others find a way to contact me. I don't know how they have gotten my email address in the first place. They don't even know my name.. This is very annoying! They are telling lies about this!