I have received an e-mail regarding winning 1 million British pounds sterling. is it a fraud?

ahoo Beta Awards Center 124 Stockport Road, Longsight Manchester M602DB - United Kingdom This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of ONE MILLION GREAT BRITAIN POUNDS STERLING(1,000,000..00) in the YEAR 2008 YAHOO! promotion which is organized yahoo! INC .G MAIL and HOT MAIL for the introduction and Launching of the new YAHOO! BETA MAIL and Windows Live Mail Beta which all YAHOO! And HOT MAIL subscribers are required to switch to. BRIEF WINNING INFORMATIONS: YAHOO!&a mp; MICROSOFT WINDOWS,arranged and gathered all thee-mail addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribe at YAHOO!,HOT MAIL.AOL and others we only selected ONE HUNDRED EMAILS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD(100)candidates as our winners after undergoing the random selection process through electronic balloting System (E.B.S) without the candidate applied, we congratulate you for being one of the people selected. PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM Winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Center . Yahoo Prize Award must be claimed no later than 21 days from date of Draw Notification. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited. Stated below are your identification numbers: IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS: Batchnumber.......YBM-WBS-2008390AF Reffnumber.......YBM-WBS-200804522AF Winning number.....YBM-WBS-200878AF We hope you`re enjoying your new Yahoo! Mail account and Hot mail account. These numbers above fall within the United Kingdom agent`s Location file, you are requested to contact Mrs linda brown (United Kingdom Zonal coordinator) and send your Identification Numbers and Personal Information to her at her email:E-mail: You are therefore advised to send the following information to him to facilitate them and process the transfer of your fund with the appointed paying bank. Send your Identification Numbers/Your Personal Information to him so that he will proceed further for your prize claim immediately: PERSONAL INFORMATION 1. Full name........ 2. Country.......... 3.Contact Address...... 4..Telephone Number.. 5. Marital Status........ 6. Occupation....... 7.Age............ 8.Sex............ Congratulations!!Once again. Please be warned : For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements Yours Sincerely, Mrs Linda brown. United Kingdom Zonal Coordinator. Mr.Richard Watson United Kingdom Zonal Secretary General. John Branscombe Director of Security and Facilities To SEARCH, VIEW and APPLY JOBS from your mobile phone, SMS <JOBS> to 58888 Disclaimer: The sender estherv2008 of this email is registered with as Data Point (, 18 Jameson Street, HU1 3HU ) and has accessed your resume on Please note that there is no charge for registering on Products for which charges are payable are clearly indicated on the site. It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to verify the content of the mails sent by the employers/recruiters. Further, you are advised to make appropriate/thorough enquiries before acting upon any unsolicited mail that you may receive from any individual/firm/company, asking for advance payment for any service that they may claim to be offering. does not vouch/guarantee for any such offers made by the above said parties. The responsibility of checking the authenticity of offers/correspondence lies with you. If you consider the content of this email inappropriate or spam, you may report abuse by forwarding this email to: Please note that does NOT endorse any requests for money payments, or sharing of bank account details. Legal Disclaimer: This Website/ E-mail are vulnerable to data corruption, interception, tampering, viruses as well as delivery errors and we do not accept liability for any consequence that may arise therefrom

Asked By: komal P - 10/2/2008
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This is a SCAM. If you click on the below link this site confirms various email scams hitting the internet and provides an online form for the reporting of such, with links for your own country... More
Answered By: JillPinky - 10/4/2008
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It’s a scam thousands of these deceptive emails are sent every day there used to commit identity theft, or try to get you to send money. DO NOT send any bank/personal details click the link below to see what yahoo say about this... More
Answered By: Edd e - 10/2/2008
Yes this is a scam DO NOT REPLY
Answered By: mumontherun78 - 10/2/2008
Of course it is. Do you think it would be that easy to win 1 million? Delete this e-mail and go on with your occupations
Answered By: My name is my business - 10/2/2008
I got one of those emails a few months ago... I am pretty sure it is a fake...
Answered By: Monarch S - 10/2/2008
Do not respond to them you are likely to be robed.RBI has warned in news papers about this scandle.
Answered By: Dr.Z - 10/2/2008
They are all scams. Just read through the information that they want you to send them.. I mean to say who cares what gender you are or what job you do etc. They are bribing you so that they can get all your personal information and steal you identity. Just delete them in future.
Answered By: Alwyn C - 10/2/2008
This is a scam, do not reply to them and do not give them any of your personal information, if you google 'Yahoo prize money' or Microsoft Prize Money, or words to that effect it will come up as scams. These people will never stop contacting you if you reply to them.
Answered By: lesley - 10/2/2008
That message is both a fake and an outright fraud. Don't give the phishers 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... More
Answered By: brian2007 - 10/2/2008
An obvious scam. Check the origin and reply addresses. No reputable company uses live, hotmail, yahoo or gmail acounts for anything this important. With apologies to small businesses.
Answered By: david spamhater - 10/3/2008
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... More
Answered By: Ooops - 10/3/2008
It's not a scam. The only thing is to make sure you count it when it comes in the mail. My sack was five pounds short.
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