Anybody want to bait a scammer?

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Simon R

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Received this (obviously fake) mail today:

Yahoo & Windows Live Awards Centre
124 Stockport Road, Long sight, Manchester M61 2DB - United Kingdom
Tel: +44 117 -230- 1432
Fax: +44 870- 479 -1443

Dear Prize Winner
We're euphoric to inform you that your email address has won an Award of Nine Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds (900,000.00) for the 2009 Prize promotion organized by Yahoo & Windows Live Award Programme held in Manchester, United Kingdom in month of August, 2009.
The Management of Yahoo & Windows Live (Hotmail) collected all active email addresses online, amongst millions that subscribed to Yahoo, Windows Live Hotmail. PAYMENT OF PRIZE / CLAIMSYahoo & Windows Live Award must be claimed not later than 30 days from date of Draw Notification. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited as unclaimed prizes.
Stated below is your Award File Information:
BATCH NUMBER: MFI/013/APA-43645
REFERENCE NUMBER: 2608312500
PIN: 1611
You are required to send your personal details along with your Award File Information to the programme Assistant Award Coordinator in the format below;
1. Full name:
2. Country:
3. Contact Address:
4. Telephone Number:
5. Marital Status:
6. Occupation:
7. Sex:
8. Date of Birth/Age:
9. Email Address:

Assistant Award Coordinator: Mr. Bratan Petko
Tel: +44 117 -230- 1432
Fax: +44 870- 479- 1443
Congratulations!! On your winning,
Sincerely Yours,Neola Wilmington
Notification Officer Yahoo & Windows Live Inc.

NB: Do not reply if you are NOT the intended recipient or owner of this email address; Disregard this notification if you have been notified before.



Since I had nowt better to do I googled the address given - ain't Street View brilliant[;)]
It does seem a little strange that Yahoo & Windows Live Awards Centre should be based at this rather mondescript terraced house in the suburbs of Manchester though.

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So if anyone in the Manchester area fancies having a little fun at the scammers expense the email address to reply to is: data@bstvu.eduSPAM

You could always suggest popping round to the address given to pick your award up personally [;)][;)]

Simon
 

codenamemilo

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Funny that they have given a Bristol phone number - which is a genuine number and answered by a business
 

PhilBo

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Originally posted by Simon R

Received this (obviously fake) mail today:

[blue]Yahoo & Windows Live Awards Centre
124 Stockport Road, Long sight, Manchester M61 2DB - United Kingdom
Tel: +44 117 -230- 1432
Fax: +44 870- 479 -1443

Dear Prize Winner
We're euphoric to inform you that your email address has won an Award of Nine Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds (900,000.00) for the 2009 Prize promotion organized by Yahoo & Windows Live Award


You see the obvious thing that nearly all African scammers fail to realise...

Can you see it?

Read that sentence and tell me what is wrong and why...
 
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Cybermanc

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They have used the phrase 'prize winner' instead of Simons name, something they would now along with all his other details from when he registered his account[^]
 

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Simple but.....


there is very rarely a sign found on a computer keyboard in Africa... dollars only... thing is they are not clever enough to copy and paste it... duh...
 

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Neola Wilmington,that's a right good name.
 
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