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Man reports $7,000 scam by 'lottery winner'

Topic closed. 23 replies. Last post 11 years ago by LckyLary.

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fast eddie's avatar - lasvegas2
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Posted: May 8, 2006, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

Anyone see the movie House of Games? It's a good movie full of scams like this.

"Money won is twice as sweet as money earned"

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Posted: May 8, 2006, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

    There's nothing wrong with giving a stranger money, but I think a dollar or 2 would be my limit. I've purchased a sandwich and a soda for someone who says he's hungry, but I can't imagine giving away thousands, not even to somebody I know.

    Anyway, I agree it was very stupid. However, I do feel sorry for this person, even if he is a fool.

    For those scammers who are only interested in getting a few dollars from each contributers there's http://www.e-panhandling.org/  They can stay home and just use their computers.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: May 8, 2006, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

      When I get emails about winning Millions.. I send them a reply telling them they can keep it because I have more money than I could ever spend as it is.. "please take it.. I dont want the headache of having more.."

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        Posted: May 8, 2006, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

        I too am getting email's claiming that I am heir to a family of engineers in Afrida who were killed in a car accident.  This very important messr's needs someone to claim their inheritance.  I am the supposed heir.  They need me to contact them regarding filling out the proper papers to claim my inheritance. This very important message was imediately deleted.

        I have gotten those before..  The ones I love are those who are hiding or running from death... lol.. Then say they need help.. They are going to transfer the money to my account.. and then I sent them X amount to get out of their country before they are found..

        What.? If they had so much, they get themselves out.. lol

         

        I reply with a message that I will turn this over to a CIA agent here in the USA and they will contact the proper authorities there to help them. The ISP number on the email will identify where they are so the right people will be contacted...

        Imagine their face after reading my reply...

         

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          justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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          Posted: May 9, 2006, 2:14 am - IP Logged

          There's nothing wrong with giving a stranger money, but I think a dollar or 2 would be my limit. I've purchased a sandwich and a soda for someone who says he's hungry, but I can't imagine giving away thousands, not even to somebody I know.

          Anyway, I agree it was very stupid. However, I do feel sorry for this person, even if he is a fool.

          For those scammers who are only interested in getting a few dollars from each contributers there's http://www.e-panhandling.org/  They can stay home and just use their computers.

          Great link, RJOh! I'll take a look at those sites when I have more time.  I realize there are people who actually make a living standing on street corners panhandling.  I grew up in Boston, so I have more street smarts than I look.  Smiley 

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            Posted: May 10, 2006, 8:42 am - IP Logged

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              Posted: May 11, 2006, 6:31 am - IP Logged

              When I get emails about winning Millions.. I send them a reply telling them they can keep it because I have more money than I could ever spend as it is.. "please take it.. I dont want the headache of having more.."

              Great Response!!!!!!!!!  I tell credit card callers "It's great you will give credit to someone who just filled for bankrupcy"

                bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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                Posted: May 20, 2006, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

                I never reply to spammers. It's a good way to get your email on a list for other spam mail to be sent to you.

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                  Posted: June 1, 2006, 8:29 pm - IP Logged

                  Who still falls for these scams?

                  The same kind of people who:

                  - FWD you chain letters such as those warning about needles in pay phones or that Bill Gates will pay you for each e-mail you send.

                  - believe the President belongs to a secret group that conduct human sacrifices.

                  - believe that the government hit the Pentagon with missiles on 9/11.