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  • Hey I get This mail in my inbox everyday in Gmail can anyone tell me what is it and why these kind of mails to me and who the ____ is Mrs Thomas Yaar? If these guys are taking names of the big companies are the guys are doing froud or the companies they are reffering? can we sue the companies for this?

    Congratulations,you email address has won you a cash award of 500,000.00 GBP in the microsoft/yahoo email balot promotion.You are required to contact the claims processing office with the details below:

    Full Name, Address: ____: Age; Occupation: Cell Number,Nationality.

    Email: claimdept2009@hotmail.co.uk

    Regards,

    Mrs Thomas Brown

    Cordinator(Microsoft/Yahoo Lottery Board)

    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 12:07 PM

Answers

  • Dear snehdeep,
    This type of e-mail is referred to as "phishing" and yes, it is fraud. Please visit Microsoft's Phishing FAQ for more information.

    Regards,
    Jenifer
    • Marked as answer by JeniferA Tuesday, June 30, 2009 3:49 PM
    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 3:49 PM