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Yahoo Files Lawsuit Against Lottery Scammers

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by Mousey, May 27, 2008.

    May 27, 2008
  1. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse

    Pencil Pusher
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    Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service

    Tuesday, May 27, 2008 7:30 AM PDT
    Yahoo is suing a group of unidentified companies and individuals loosely called the "Yahoo Lottery Spammers" for running e-mail scams that sought victim's personal information and extorted money from purported winners.

    Yahoo filed the suit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on May 16, court records show. Yahoo released a news announcement regarding the suit on Tuesday.

    The lawsuit targets 25 unidentified companies and 25 unnamed individuals. Yahoo is trying to identify those responsible for ...
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  2. May 28, 2008
  3. Jasminebed

    Jasminebed Cool old lady

    Not in workforce
    Lottery scams & spams

    Thanks for the useful link mousey. Seems Yahoo's beef is with the fact that they used Yahoo's logo and name in perpertuating these scams, but it is a start.

    If you did not enter a lottery or contest YOU DID NOT WIN!

    Don't click any links out of curiousity or respond in any manner, or your address will be even more valuable to other spammers.

    Honoured that I am that I have been awarded large grants amounting to several thousands of $$/GB pounds/Euros, for both my humanitarian and ecological efforts, my humble nature prevents from giving out private details and accepting such grants. The odd trashbag to pick up garbage in the park behind me is within my philanthropic budget.

    Check out You must register/login in order to see the link. for current info.

    Oh, and if you get any of the Nigerian letters or other fraudulent schemes via phone/internet/or mail and reside in Canada, contact Phonebusters You must register/login in order to see the link..

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