Hi, I received an email from yahoo awards center stating that my email adress has been choosen and that I have?

won 320 000 pounds. The contact person is Chris Newman his tel is +44 8447745480

The email also asks me to fill in an application form and email it back to paymentlondonofficedep@gmail.com

I did this and a was then asked to contact Mr. Paul Jones on +44 702 407 9530 his email is jonesassociates@lawchamber-firm.com

After emailing jones I was asked to transfer 680 pounds so that the law firm can deposit my prize.

Please advise.

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best answer

    This is a SCAM. If you click on the below link this site confirms various email scams and frauds and provides an online form for the reporting of such, with links for your own country.

    http://www.consumerfraudreporting.org/YahooLottery...

    http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yoo2.phpahoo/…

    Unscrupulous thieves have sent you this email and they are trying to part you from your hard earned cash. They will often ask you to call a premium rate number and keep you holding on whilst you rack up a huge phone bill. They are then paid a large proportion of this phone bill. They may ask you to divulge personal information about yourself or ask for your bank or credit card details. Do not divulge any such information under any circumstances. It is surprising how many innocent victims have been duped by these types of emails. Please remember the thieves who send them are very clever and extremely convincing. I suggest you delete the email and send it into cyberspace.

    Check out these sites for further information :

    http://www.scambusters.com

    http://www.hoax-slayer.com/

    Source(s): Experience within Criminal Justice Dept. U.K. (dealt with various scams and frauds and innocent victims of them.)
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's a scam, it was all over the news again this weekend

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/nolpda/ukfs_news/hi/newsid_8...

    Yahoo does not have a lottery. This scam is more than 10 years old and I can't believe people still fall for it.

    Think about it - if you won the lottery, why would you have to pay ANYTHING??? Any fees or taxes would just be taken out of the total winnings, not come out of your pocket in advance. If there were £680 in fees, they would just send you a cheque for £319,320 rather than £320,000.

  • 1 decade ago

    Hey - if you have won - tell them you authorize that they deduct the amount from your won amount.

    But - really - this is a scam.

    Besides, if this were a real law firm - why do they only use a UK cell phone?

    Delete - and never contact them again.

    If you have given bank details - check your bank daily for any fraudulent actions.

    If you have sent a passport (scan) - contact the police, and report it as compromised.

    For the next time - if you have NOT bought a ticket to a lottery - you CANNOT win.

  • 4 years ago

    SCAM SCAM SCAM!!!!!!!!! did you buy any tickets!! there is no such thing as a email lottery. i get 30/40 email's a day from those scams as i thought id be clever and reply to one with false details just to see what theyed say next. a got a repliy asking for the administration fee of £45 to process the money. and sevral thosand email every month saying ive won thousands from all differant countries. plus i now get email offering pills to improve sex drive, make your **** bigger, condoms, viagra, stuff like that and all kinds of computer software at low prices

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  • 1 decade ago

    Watch out! It's a scam! Do not contact them again!

    No legitimate contest will ever ask a winner to send them money. If you do send money to them, they will either take your money and you'll never hear from them again or they'll get a hold of your banking information!

    I'm quite sure that Yahoo! doesn't even run contests like this. Plus, Yahoo! would never use a gmail contact address---gmail is Google's email.

    Using the "whois" search via Google, "lawchamber-firm.com" is registered to someone in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    You should you block any e-mail from them in your e-mail program. And if it looks like the contest is trying to look like a Yahoo! contest, then you should contact Yahoo! directly and notify them of this scam.

  • 1 decade ago

    Scam!!!!! That message is both a fake and an outright fraud. Don't contact the phishers and give them any of your personal information at all. Spam that scam message straight into oblivion right away. This is one lottery you'll never win because it's "bogus."

    Another thing, the phishers telling you to "keep this lottery information confidential" would indicate to you not to say anything about this to anybody until they have finished scamming you.

  • Lyn G
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Well, Mohammed, did you enter that contest????? No??? You can not win something you did not enter or play. Besides, Yahoo has no lottery, reward programs, promotions, or contests.

    When an E-mail offer sounds too good to be true, then it is definitely not true.

    It is a scam to get your personal information and/or money.

    Do not respond to it.

    Report it, forward it to the FTC at spam@uce.gov and to the abuse desk of the sender's ISP.

    For yahoo, report them here: http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/ya...

    Choose Fraud as the reason for the violation you're reporting on.

    Also, if the E-mail appears to be impersonating a bank or other company or organization, forward the message to the actual organization.

    Since you all ready sent them informatiom, IMMEDIATELY change your password!

    To change your Yahoo password:

    In upper right corner of screen, look for, then click on "Options:"

    Options / mail options

    Click on 'account information' in the list left of screen

    Enter your password

    Click on 'Change your password,' under Sign-in and security

    type your old password, then your new password

    type in your new password again to confirm, then click on 'Save'

    or click on: https://edit.yahoo.com/config/change_pw?

    And for your E-mail safety, remember:

    Do not ever open E-mail from people you do not know; and unless you are absolutely sure who it is from then treat them as spam.

    Opening spam alerts the sender that your address is a valid one and they send you loads and loads more of it to you.

    Never, ever give out your personal information to anyone, for any reason, whether by E-mail, snail mail, phone call, or at your front door. EVER!

    And do not ever send money, checks or money orders to; or cash checks, money orders for any one - EVER.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Do NOT pay anyone anything. If they get back to you and ask for the money, tell them to take it out of your "prize" money. This e-mail is a con. If you hand over ANY money, you will not here from them again.

    If I were you I would pass on all the details of the e-mail you received to the Police as soon as possible.

    Have a nice day.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Only 680 pounds? The scammers are getting desperate.

    You can only win a lottery if you've bought a ticket. If you do win, they post you a cheque. If someone is sufficiently altruistic to give you £320,000 for nothing, why would they not cover the cost of delivering it to you?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sorry friend but there is no Microsoft, Yahoo or other e-mail lottery, it's a scam do not answer do not give personal information.The following sites give more information

    http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/nigeri...

    http://www.thescambaiter.com/forum/showt...

    http://www.hoax-slayer.com/email-lottery...

    .Also If you go to the following site you will get some info on ID theft www.identity-theft.org.uk the iinternet is safe enough if you are careful but please answer nothing that you are doubtful about.Good Luck and be careful

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