i have got mail from yahoo... do you think it is true...

India
May 27, 2007 2:48am CST
You won $500! Yahoo!® Mail congratulates you! CONGRATULATIONS! YOU WON $500! Yahoo! Mail gives members random cash prizes. Today, your account has been selected as the one of 12 top winners accounts who will get cash prizes from us. Please click the link below and follow instructions on our web site. Your money will be paid directly to your e-gold, PayPal, StormPay or MoneyBookers account. Click here to get your prize: ******************* Sincerely, The Yahoo! Mail staff http://www.yahoo.com what do you say about it...
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22 responses
@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
27 May 07
Yahoo doesn't give money away for no reason so just assume this is totally fake. If they are asking for sensitive information about any account you may have, never give out your password to these accounts, bank account numbers, social security information, etc. If it was legitimate, all they would need is the e-mail address attached to the account.
• China
28 May 07
It's scam.Don't trust it.
• India
4 Sep 07
Actually they are not paying for free the main reason is that they are saying that they are just paying and for that you have to be a premier member of the yahoo games!!
@ssh123 (31096)
• India
4 Sep 07
This notice had come to me 3 to 4 times. First time when it came, I thought it must be true. But I contacted yahoo. They said they want me to cut and paste the information fully to investigate. I did that and they informed me that it is a spam and they are contemplating taking action against them. Because the letter style, logo everything was looking as if yahoo sent it. It is a biggest scam going around here and just delete it.
• India
5 Sep 07
Yes you are right the letter typing and all font with logo are same as yahoo thats why i also got fulled by them!! But i think yes i should now delete all these messages!! thanks,
@subha12 (18452)
• India
4 Sep 07
it is a big spam. It is not at all from yahoo. I have heard many of my friends get these types of mails. Don't answer this.
• India
5 Sep 07
Actually i have replied also but unfortunately they have not replied and then i thought not to continue this as itis looking like a spam!! any way thanks for answering!!
@murasaki (149)
• Japan
27 May 07
I assume this is for Yahoo (US), since I've never heard of it before with my Yahoo Canada e-mail account.
• India
27 May 07
actually it is yahoo (india)
• Sri Lanka
28 May 07
Yeaaaa i think it is true!!! and this is news from an inside source.. but think i should share it with you.. listen carefully.. tomorrow yahoo is going to send you a mail saying you have been apoointed the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!! believe that too!!!!
@ajithlal (14614)
• India
28 May 07
It is a scam. Now a days there are lots of scam like these that comes to the email. Also, some ask to pay couple of dollars or rupees as courrier fees or other fews and most of guys pays it and get cheated. Usually, this money may be like 5 dollars etc. So people readily pays this thinking it is only small amount of money. These cheaters will be earning thousands and thousands of money from thousands of people all around the world.
@howard96h (11643)
• New York, New York
28 May 07
Sorry to tell you it is a scam. If you want proof forward the email to abuse@yahoo.com and they will tell you.
@eko_yudi (33)
• Indonesia
28 May 07
wow but you've checked it with the link?
@melanie652 (2525)
• United States
28 May 07
I've gotten those before too. They are a scam! It'd be nice if it were true, but it's not. When I see those I just delete them.
@yeenee (134)
• Malaysia
28 May 07
Listen, never ever believe it because I am one of the victim of this scam. I have forward this email to yahoo and they also told me that this is Big scam! Please ignore it!
• Canada
28 May 07
I would try contacting Yahoo about this. It seems to be a big scam to me. A lot of times these days, people will use the big names such as Yahoo! and Hotmail and other things to try and scam people into parting with money. If they're asking you for money to claim your cash prize, never ever pay. It's all a huge scam.
• South Africa
27 May 07
I think its a scam, I received a letter saying I had won a huge big lotto with the biggest lotto company etc, they made a big thing of writing the email in impeccable english, as well as supposed people I coulsd call iif i needed any assistance. I noted that they asked so nicely for my details, personal stuff, bank details and address, so I just tossed it, I felt it was just too good to be true. Then I received another one with different names and details in another email account.This also said I had won the lotto. I never play the lotto so its just a plan to get you under their control. Dont give any details away, that empowers these scammers to use your details, they could even withdraw your hard earned bucks.. JesseTheCat
@ucl800 (860)
• Greece
27 May 07
I am receiving similar emails almost two times per week. Until now I have earned more than $1.000.000... but I haven't received a single penny. So, I believe it is a huge scam (although I wish it wouldn't)
• United States
27 May 07
I have seen at least a dozen discussions about this exact email since I joined myLot, not once has someone responded and said that they actually got money from yahoo because of this email, but plenty of people have gotten the email. I have gotten it myself but did not reply at all. I'm sure that once you pay the $9 to join their games site, they will come up with some other reason not to pay you. Several people have forwarded the email to the Yahoo! staff and been told that it is not a Yahoo sponsered prize.
@anc350 (326)
• India
27 May 07
I dont think what you are saying is true. Can you put up a screen-shot of the mail ??
• Philippines
27 May 07
It's definitely a scam. We have to keep in mind that we will only win in anything if we join-in. Thus, if you know the fact that you're not joining any game or lottery, it's impossible that you win.
@abrarr (1246)
• Pakistan
27 May 07
o man i wish i'm selected for the cash. well CONGRATS!
@CopyPaper (229)
• Philippines
27 May 07
Have you ever participated in one of the online lotto using your Yahoo account? There are so many scammers lurking around in the internet and you just can't trust this people. You need to contact Yahoo administrators in order to confirm it. Just my one cent of advice.
@zipman191 (381)
• Israel
27 May 07
hey i got that email 2 it saysi have to buy something for 10 $ to get the money and it alll looks so safe by the way i like your name
• Australia
27 May 07
It has to be a scam. I have never heard anything about this, and iff it were true then i think that a lot of people would know about it.