Yahoo dating scammers
In fact, it is not difficult to identify the message as fraudulent. would use an email address provided by rival Google ([email protected]) to communicate with “winners”.
Firstly, it is highly improbable that rival companies Microsoft and Yahoo! Moreover, the exclamation mark at the end of “Yahoo! Other spelling and grammatical errors also help to identify the message as fake. and Windows Live logos in a lame attempt to make the message seem more legitimate.
They use psychological tricks to lure their victims in, use poetry and even gifts to get them under their spell, and then once you are there, will try to reach for your wallet, all the time declaring their "undying love" for you.
The scam may take the form of asking you to cash a check for them through your bank account because they are "out of the country" and unable to cash it themselves, or they may come right out and ask you to send money to help them out of a fabricated "financial difficulty" they claim to be experiencing.
” is an integral part of the company’s name, but the scam message omits this exclamation mark. The inclusion of these logos should not be seen as any sort of endorsement by the companies.
The scammers have simply copied these graphics from genuine websites and used them in scam messages without the permission of Yahoo! Internet users should be extremely cautious of any unsolicited email that claims that they have won money or prizes in a contest that they never even entered.
Yahoo Awards Center From The Desk Of The Promotions Manager International Promotions/Yahoo Award Center 124 Stockport Road, Longsight, Manchester M60 2DB – United Kingdom This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of Three Hundred, Twenty Thousand Pounds(£320,000,00.) for the month of November, 2007 Prize promotion which is organized by YAHOO AWARDS & WINDOWS LIVE.
Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.No legitimate lottery or prize promotion is likely to operate in this way. In fact, they're someone you could see yourself spending the rest of your life with.In event that you receive any e-mail similar to the notification letter that was sent to you, kindly delete it from your mail box and give no further correspondence to such person or body.Yahoo shall not be held responsible for any loss of fund arising from the above mentioned. The message is part of a typical lottery scam designed to steal money and identities from victims.