View Full Version : I received this in my E-MAIL today
04-05-2007, 09:04 PM
Sensitive stuff has been deleted. I'm a 10 millionaire. Ha. I'm buying a co-op.
PLOT ***, ****, *****
Ref. Number: ****-***-******-**
Batch Number: **********-***
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the ****-*** INTL LOTTERY ORG 2007.
Your e-mail address attached to ticket number ***********-*** with serial number ****-*** drew lucky numbers ***-**-**-** which consequently won in category 2E, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 10 MILLION U.S. DOLLARS.
We ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money Remitted to you.Hmmmm................
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.
All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000,000 companies and 30,000,000 individual email addresses from all over the world. This promotional program takes place every three years.
This lottery was promoted and sponsored by major software companies and eminent personalities, we hope with part of your winning, you will take part in our next three years 100 million US DOLLARS International Promotion lottery.
IMPORTANT:- the following information should be provided to the coordinator **. ******* **** on this Email:-
*************@********.com, for your claim to be processed:
(1) FULL NAME OF BENEFICIARY:
(2) REFERENCE NUMBER:
(7) TELEPHONE NUMBER:
Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,remember to quote your eference number and batch numbers in all correspondence.
Note: Anybody under the age of 18 is utomatically disqualified.
Secretary.I believe The Beverly Hillbillies won a portion of the 405 fwy. from these guys once too.
04-05-2007, 09:09 PM
I am assuming it is a scam but I can't tell what they would get out of it. It is not like you are giving them enough to be a good ID theft scam...
04-05-2007, 09:19 PM
False International lottery claims are usually associated with spam emails telling them they have already won a big jackpot in an international lottery that they never even entered. Yep, it’s far better than magic.
Their goal is to get your personal information and also get you to send them an up front fee to cover taxes, customs, wire transfers, and so on. You'll not only be a victim of identity theft in the coming weeks, but you'll be out any money you send them as well.
This is similar to the Nigerian 419 scam, promises of millions in exchange for a few thousand dollars in up front costs, money you'll never see again. Just remember that Lotto International or anyone else isn't going to mass mail you millions of dollars for a contest you never entered. These types of scams play on people’s greed and naiveté. I would avoid every international lottery or any email with the name lotto international on it.
Remember that no legitimate gambling company is going to pick someone out of the clear blue and give them a ridiculous sum of money.
On the contrary, there are some International lotteries, from which people from many countries, typically Europe, can enter. I couldn't find any of the traditional, legitimate international lotteries doing business on the Internet however. This is mainly because lotteries don't accept credit cards for tickets, as credit card fraud would be sky high. I guess gambling and fraud goes hand-in-hand, go figure.
Steer clear from international lottery claims!
04-05-2007, 09:36 PM
Ah the email scam. Well all they will get from my bank account is cob webs that have been collecting
Take Care and Peace
04-05-2007, 09:50 PM
yup--sorry capt..but is BS:)--Im a millionar everyday--but no one wants to give me the money--they always want me to buy something.lol i was approved for a 70,000 dollar credit card today--now i haven't worked for a while now--that is what was funny- they would offer me something i could never pay off--its all part of the debt scheme. Good apr though--1.9 fixed..lol--think ill still pass
04-05-2007, 09:54 PM
man its not good they have all your info though--they will sell it to others. Thats how they play. Make sure to check your credit report to make sure its all good on that end. Report it right away bro---scar them with a lawsuit for gathering information that is not suppost to be obtainable to them. Be carefull captian---u diddent by any chance buy anything through the internet larley have you?
04-06-2007, 05:38 PM
A variation of one of the oldest email scams out there. Usually out of Africa, but not always. I've had them from Asia and Europe as well. My friends brother got stuck on this and after some very convincing phone calls between him and the scammer he sent several bank transfers to get the process going. (of course the email doesn't mention you'd have to transfer any of your own money) He even got ahead of himself and broke ground on a half million dollar house. I think in total he sent several thousand in transfers plus he lost whatever he was stuck paying on the construction of the house that got started.
If it's too good to be true....
04-06-2007, 07:57 PM
I have gotten letters from those people saying I won $74500.oo and to send them 29.oo to cover their cost for this and that but I never entered any contests.I threw it in the trash Then yesterday sone guy phones me and tells me that I won a vacation with all expences paid.When he asked for my credit card No# I told him I don,t use credit cards he hung up No explanation just hung up.On this computer a message came up saying that I just won a 42in, tv 3 different ones to choose from.It keeps happening all the time but I just keep ignoring them.If you don.t enter a contest then you sure arn.t going to win anything but they keep trying.Go Figure
One place in the USA keeps trying to get me to believe that I,v won a large prize but they keep asking me to send them $25.00 I wrote them back and told them to just take the $25.00 out of my winnings and send me the rest of it.Well I haven.t got any money yet LOL
Lots of scams out there so be on guard and keep the money that you have.
Peace and Puff
04-07-2007, 01:11 AM
you could always reply using the local precinct for an address and list the occupation as procurement agency. if everyone did that how long do you think before the laws would be tightened up. I made it a new years resolution not to answer any 1-800 or 1-888 numbers this year, since they don't pay to use my phone when ever they choose. I found that one with the florida holiday 4 days and nights etc well they called twice a day, every day, for two weeks straight despite getting my answering machine each time. I finally picked up when they called and heard the taped message and hung up and no more calls? I didn't even speak to anyone? felt ripped off as I was real hungry for someone's butt.
bottom line is if you didn't ask for it, or buy a ticket on it locally, then its a scam of some sort. even those winning weekend getaways in exchange for listening to just a 90 minute presentation, yah right, and they have a salesman in the hot tub, on every hole of the golf course, in the bar, and every elevator, but heck no pressure here sit back and enjoy the weekend on us. been there.
04-07-2007, 08:55 AM
:mad: If only it could be true:( too bad it's a scam!
04-07-2007, 11:29 AM
Got this in my email this morning....
Little different from the usual streams of porn and lonley (and hot) Russian girls wanted to get over here....
GREETINGS IN THE NAME OF THE LORD I AM MRS ROSE MARY COLLINS . A WIDOW TO LATE
JOHN COLLINS. I AM 56 YEARSOLD.
I AM NOW A NEW CHRISTAINCONVERT, SUFFERING FROM LONG TIME CANCER OF THE BREAST,
FROM ALL INDICATION MY CONDITIONS IS REALLY DETERIORATING AND IT IS QUITE
OBVIOUS THAT I WONT LIVE MORE THAN SIX MONTHS, ACCORDING TO
MY DOCTORS, THIS IS BECAUSE THE CANER STAGE HAS GOTTEN TO VERY BAD STAGE.
MY LATE HUSBAND KILLEDDURING THE U.S. RAID AGAINST TERRORISM AFGHANISTAN,AND
DURING THE PERIOD OF OUR MARRIAGE WE COULDNT PRODUCE ANY CHILD
MY LATE HUSBAND WAS VERY WEALTHY AND AFTER HIS DEATH, I INHERITED ALL HIS
BUSINESS AND WEALTH. THE DOCTORS HAS ADVISED ME THAT I MAY NOT LIVE FOR MORE
THAN SIX MONTHS, SO I NOW DECIDED TO DEVIDE THE PART OF THIS WEALTH, TO
CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHURCH IN AFRICA,AMERICA ASIA,AND EUROPE. I
PRAYED OVER IT. I AM WILLING TO DONATE THE SUM OF $5,000.000.00 MD U.S DOLLARS,
TO THE LESS PRIVILEGED.
PLEASE I WANT YOU TO NOTE THAT FUND ISLYING IN A BANK IN SWISS AND UPON MY
INSTRUCTION, MY ATTORNEY, WHO PRESENTLY IS IN AFRICADISTRIBUTING RELIEF
MATERIALS , WILL FILE IN AN APPLICATION FOR THE TRANSFER OF THE MONEY IN YOUR
LASTLY, I HONESTLY PRAY THAT THIS MONEY WHEN TRANSFERRED! WILL BE SURE FOR THE
SAID PURPOSE, BECAUSE I HAVE COME TO FIND OUT THAT WEALTH ACQUISITION WITHOUT
MAY THE GRACE OF OUR LORD JESUS THE LOVE OF GOD AND THE FELLOWSHIP OF GOD BE
WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
I AWAIT URGENT REPLY.
MRS ROSE MARY COLLINS
04-07-2007, 08:49 PM
Is that all? Five mil? What an insult. I got ten mil. Ha. :D :D :D
04-08-2007, 01:11 AM
If she were really trying to help there are many homeless in every city in America.
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