Won $500.

@nishdan01 (3055)
Singapore
March 25, 2007 2:04am CST
I opened my yahoo mail box and found that I have recieved a mail from Yahoo saying I just recieved $500.Is it real?I am afraid that it is a scam or not.Has anyone got similar experience?
4 people like this
10 responses
@SageMother (2277)
• United States
25 Mar 07
I think a bunch of those were sent and I am pretty sure it is a scam. Why would yahoo be giving away that much money? Just be careful NOT to use your password if the page it goes to requests it. There are alot of people out there stealing passwords and then doing things that will get your accounts either drained or banned.
• Thailand
25 Mar 07
Yes, true..i had my e-mail acc. banned once and they even ordered things from eBay too, so lucky my bank cancelled that for me. So, please be careful when you giving out you password, or set it to be very different from your normal day use.
@coolcat123 (4390)
• India
27 Mar 07
i cant believe this coz i too have recieved such mail.i have so much experiences about these scammers but 500$can be possible i thought ,but now i got it.thanks people for telling me the information and also thanks nishdan for asking this question.
• India
27 Mar 07
No, i have not received that type of mail. I think its a scam....
• India
27 Mar 07
how it is possible nishdan01? I too like to receive more extra money... Can you guide me... Thank you in advance
@prasanta (1947)
• India
26 Mar 07
Most of these are fraudulent. Do not do anything. Simply delete the message
@sahyd2don (2950)
• India
25 Mar 07
I think you are right .Its a scam.I have got the same email and i have posted the same discussion few minitues back before i happen see your discussion.Its 100% a scam.
• United States
25 Mar 07
if they don't ask for vital info such as social security number or money then it is ok but 90% of these things are scams you can try but don't give money or social security numbers or bank account numbers
@wildhorse (1293)
• Egypt
25 Mar 07
Most likely it's another one of these scams.. anyway, it's easy to find out, Genuine Yahoo notification emails are marked with the "Y" letter and colored in blue in your mailbox, no one can fake this in an email, if it comes internally from Yahoo administration it will stand out and will not be like other emails in the inbox. Also if it's too good to be true, then it's not true.. what they are giving you $500 for? I think Yahoo would never do that, at least not without you participating in some kind of contest that they would have announced clearly at the site .
@iceburn (53)
• Philippines
25 Mar 07
I'm pretty sure it's a scam. The first time I received one of those email I contacted I yahoo and they cleary stated they don't give away such prizes. I received emails like that about once every 3 weeks. What I do was to just delete them or sometimes reply with bogus information. Sometimes when i feel like I submit their email reply address to some other spam sites.
@tonyxxx (693)
• India
25 Mar 07
Yes I also think that it must be a scam, why would yahoo gift $500 to some people.Or have you paticipated in any contest or thing like that organised by yahoo then it could be understood even then I need to be very much carefull.