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engine - 3:03 pm on Dec 8, 2011 (gmt 0)
Fake Yahoo Lottery Scam Conmen Ordered To Pay Yahoo $610 Million [bbc.co.uk]
|Struggling net firm Yahoo has won a bumper payout from a lottery but may never see the cash swell its bank account. |
A US court has ordered conmen who ran a fake lottery using Yahoo's name to pay the net firm $610m (£388m).
The scam involved emailing people telling them they had won a prize in Yahoo lottery.
Victims handed over personal details to receive cash prizes but had their bank accounts plundered instead.
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