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The following is one of hundreds of emails I have received over the past two years informing me of millions of dollars awaiting my reply:

From: YAHOO LOTTERY OFFICE
Date: 7/5/2007
Subject: REF:YAHOO6/315116127/27

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the YAHOO!
International Promotions Program held on the 22th of June
2007. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number
883734657492-5319 with serial number 7263-267,batch number
8254297137 drew the lucky numbers 14-22-28-37-40-44 which
consequently won in the 1st category, you have therefore
been approved for a lump sum pay out of 500,000.00 (i.e
Five Hundred Thousand United Kingdom Pounds Sterling) in
cash credited to file REF:YAHOO6/315116127/27. This is from
total prize money of US$20,400,000.00 shared among the
seventeen international winners in this category.The reason
this lottery was organized is to thank the numerous public
including users and non-users of YAHOO MAIL for the
financial benefits THE YAHOO CORPORATION have received as a
result of their patronage this financial year.To claim your
winning prize, kindly submit the underlisted information to
your claims director with his contact email address below:
Name,Address,Nationality,Sex,Winning Email Address,Phone
no,Occupation,Age
The claims officer contact email is:
Mr Ben Spencer (REMMITANCE DIRECTOR)
YAHOO PROMOTIONS UK 44 Moorfields London EC2Y 9AL UNITED
KINGDOM
EMAIL: mr_ben_claimsagent04@yahoo.co.uk
Tel:+447031920807
Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Amelia Hunts
(Online Promotions Manager)