Won 500$ From Yahoo Admin ...

@trancer (243)
Romania
January 28, 2007 12:40pm CST
I`ve recieved a mail from admin@mail.yahoo.com in wich i was notified that i won a cash prize worth of 500 $... i didn`t took it seriusly but when i saw the link that was on the yahoo.com domain i didn`t know what to think ... what do you advice me to do ... the link is something with http://rds.yahoo.com/members/prizes.php ... and meny caracters ... (can`t paste cause i don`t have 500 rating)
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11 responses
@funfreak2k2 (1738)
• India
28 Jan 07
i wanted to check the link, its taking to yahoo homepage. it may be true. y dont u mail the yahoo admin and confirm. dont get emotional or expectant.
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@sahyd2don (2946)
• India
11 Feb 07
Funfreak2k2 is right you should contact yahoo admin and ask wheter you have already won the prize or its just a scam.If its scam they may ask you to pay some amout to dispatch the winning prize.
• United States
28 Jan 07
Hmmmm......Well, I'm pretty active on Yahoo, and all I've ever heard Yahoo say is the whole thing is a scam. There are ways to use HTML code to make a link "look" like a Yahoo link, but redirect you to a page that will steal your ID & password, ask you for your personal and bank account information, and within 24 hours, your email is shut off due to spam use, your bank account was emptied, and you are just screwed. Best to report it to Yahoo and forget about it. Most all of the internet lotteries, lawyers for that long lost relative you never knew existed, and free Ipods, TVs, ect..... are all a scam and mostly out to screw you over.
@Danielu (599)
• Romania
29 Jan 07
Let me say something. You can receive spam emails and at sender there could be admin@yahoo.com or bush@nasa.gov it doesn`t matter. There are special scripts that can make that. And don`t trust links with sites like that rds.yahoo.com or ???.yahoo.com Only if it is a link on www.yahoo.com because everyone can buy a site like yoursite.yahoo.com . The domain will be yoursite.yahoo . i hope you understood what i mean.
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• India
13 Feb 07
thats a scam for sure. But chk with the yahoo administration.
• India
11 Feb 07
Believe me i have recieved several such mails in the my inbox of yahoo.com. Its just a scaaaam !!!!. Forget it.
• India
11 Feb 07
I got the same email- I use firefox and when i open the link in it it does not take me to the intended page rather it opens a page which surely tells u that the link is a fake one and made to just fool u around. Try it in firefox -maybe u will see what i mean.
@oly2006 (948)
• Romania
11 Feb 07
how stupid can you be to think this bullshit? it's clearly a scam!!!!
@yueliu (1621)
• China
11 Feb 07
Don't trust it,my friends.Several months ago,I've recieved the same email as urs.But I can't get connected with it!I tried many times,but it doesn't work. So the next day,I called yahoo.cn.They said u should not trust it.Admin is a company that register in yahoo.It is a cheat company.They will ask u to pay some money as the fee for gaining $500.But no one really earn $500.So in my country,we can't connect with it. So,pls don't trust it.
• United States
11 Feb 07
Yes I agree! It was a scam! That happened to me before through PayPal. Somebody sent me an email and asked for my bank account/PayPal information and the next thing I knew, my PayPal account was being hacked! Good thing the bank called and said that there were two bank transfer in just one day! We were suspicious so they decided to call me first to confirm and I told them I didn't do it. So they basically "cancel" my account and luckily the hacker didn't get my money! What a relief :)
@myrith (1830)
• Canada
11 Feb 07
Get rid of it it's a scam, I get them every weekend.
@xeron0719 (812)
• Hong Kong
11 Feb 07
This must be a fake mail. I have received this e-mail for many many times already. Please be aware, you will lose money in it if you trust this kind of scam.