Yahoo v Yahoo Lottery Spammers

Jonathan Dov Matkowsky

Case Conclusion Date:December 5, 2011

Practice Area:Fraud

Outcome:Plaintiff's judgment in favor of Plaintiff and against Defendants Nakchan, Chinedu Mbonu, Chibuzor Mhonu, Ausdith Investments Ltd., and Alamin Industrial Corp., in the total sum of $610,039,500

Description:laintiff Yahoo! alleges that defendants disseminated mass electronic mail messages claiming that the recipient had won a lottery, prize or other award from Yahoo! Defendants then allegedly lured recipients into sending personal information to them, which was used to access bank accounts and credit cards, apply for credit cards or loans, and create fraudulent identification documents. Defendants also duped the recipients into sending them money for processing and mailing charges.