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Lottery scam victim lost life savings

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Posted: November 8, 2015, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

Look, if I didn't buy a ticket, then it's a scam. How would these people get your Email to put it in a lottery? Look up at the address box in your email, does it say BCC, then that tells me there are unknown number of people getting this same email saying you won a 100 million dollars. Use that brain of your to save yourself. Mega Million start at 15 million dollars I think, it sure ain't 1 million. Any scammer getting my hard earned money will have to pry it out of my cold dead hand.   Thud

Of course it's a scam, but not everyone knows that MM does not hold "annual E-mail address drawings". It only takes one out of 10,000 to believe it's real regardless of all the obvious red flags found throughout the email.

I won't be contacting their coordinator for details on how to collect "my" $1 million nor will I blame the scammers when the real blame is on the people selling the list of email addresses. This article is about a different type of scam, but the common denominator is still the victim's greed.

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    Posted: November 8, 2015, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

    I think this is a very lucky individual. His ass could have been killed for crying out loud.

    This victim is quite lucky.  He could have been raped, then murdered AND also have his life savings taken.

    Unlike most of the heartless people here on this thread, I do have some empathy for this man.  You all say he is greedy, but you all play the lottery because you are all greedy too. 

    If only somewhere in the bible, it warned about the dangers of men (and women) who speak with forked tongues, dark souls and cold black hearts.

    Because of styles, people are separated.  They are not united together because styles became law.  But the original founder of the style started out with hypothesis - but now it has become the gospel truth.  Like boxing or fencing JKDL is a step by step project in which each maneuver must be repeated many times.  Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water.  Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup.  Put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.  Now water can flow, or surge or drip or crash.  Be water my friend. 

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      Posted: November 8, 2015, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

      This victim is quite lucky.  He could have been raped, then murdered AND also have his life savings taken.

      Unlike most of the heartless people here on this thread, I do have some empathy for this man.  You all say he is greedy, but you all play the lottery because you are all greedy too. 

      If only somewhere in the bible, it warned about the dangers of men (and women) who speak with forked tongues, dark souls and cold black hearts.

      Wow, first this crime was not sexual, it was totally for money. Yes the con found the perfect con-E who's greedy butt left the store and seemingly his ride to get in a car with two strangers to take them to his home to give them $32,000 of his money, in return they would give him $8,000 for the use of his money. As others have said he's lucky to be alive and he have Boo Boo the fool stamped all over him.

      We lottery players use our hard earned money to buy our tickets, we know what the payout will be if we win, so what's so greedy about that? I'm not speaking for the people you bought tickets for.

      Also the bible say " do unto others as you would have them do unto you, " so you won't mine if I say I think some people  are heartless, greedy, forked tongued  dark soul with a cold black heart, now would you?  Bash

      Winning K.

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        Posted: November 8, 2015, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

        I have been wondering, how long it will take, before a forward thinking criminally inclined individual, will exploit this phenomenon of undocumented immigrants with "winning lottery ticket{s}" looking for somebody to help{exploit} them cash the "winning ticket{s}". First and foremost, this moron is not a true christian. He saw an opportunity to exploit somebody that "had no papers, don't speak english" and most likely in his mind gullible and afraid of being deported. His greed propelled him to risk his life just for a few grands. In this case common sense was put on the shelf while greed and stupidity took control of his faculties. This individual is neither a christian nor a victim and his actions spoke loud and clear. Like I said before, he is lucky that his stupid greedy ass did not get decapitated. Now the guy who tried to victimize an "undocumented immigrant" is trying to portray himself as the victim. PURE BULL CRAP  Agree with stupid.

        100% agree!

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          Posted: November 9, 2015, 6:39 am - IP Logged

          As I stated, common sense was lacking but he IS still a victim, even though some may say greedy, who knows, but a victim none the less.  Yes he may have been thinking of the money he thought he was going to capitalize on but how in the world does this dismiss the victim aspect.  The panhandler scenario is not a comparative analogy.  By giving $5 to a panhandler there is no expectation of the money being returned.  Thus, completely irrelevant to a victim status.

          Fine. Let's say the panhandler said to you "I promise that when I get back on my feet, I'll pay you back". NOW it's pretty much the same thing. If he doesn't give you that money back after landing a job, are you a victim? If I considered myself a victim for every time I've loaned money to family/friends and never got it back, I'd be a perpetual victim. I'm not calling the cops or suing. I just don't give money to that person ever again. Nor do I ever give what I can't afford to lose. The way I see it is that if I really consider it a loan or was serious about getting it back, I'd demand collateral and/or a notarized IOU.

          But...the minute you enter into a monetary transaction with no supporting documentation, then it's less scam and more wishful thinking. Why? Because there was no coercion, no blackmail, no threat, no forged documents. There's just some stranger in a store saying "if you give me $32,000 right now, I'll give you $40,000 in a few hours".

          I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

          The odds are about the same.

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            Posted: November 9, 2015, 8:12 am - IP Logged

            I highly recommend not opening up any suspicious emails.

             

            1)  They are probably phishing.

            2)  Most likely they contain viruses.

            3)  LP lottery players are too smart to fall for these schemes.

             

            Still waiting for the scam lottery phone call.  Had a blast with the IRS one.

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              Posted: November 9, 2015, 9:23 am - IP Logged

              He's lucky it wasn't me. I would said sure get in then drove him straight to the INS building.

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                Posted: November 9, 2015, 10:31 am - IP Logged

                Unbelievable people are still falling for the okie dok.The oldest scam in the books.

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                  Posted: November 11, 2015, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

                  Is this guy Forrest Gump?

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                    Posted: December 10, 2015, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

                    I too have a hard time believing this story. This itself might be the actual scam. Think about it: "poor me, I was just trying to show Christian charity, and lost $32,000". Suddenly a fund is set up to replace the money through small donations. And that's where this guy scams other people out of their money; the guys who supposedly scammed this "victim" are in in it as well and get a cut. Either this guy is so f-ing stupid that he deserves this fate, or he's scamming others. The skeptic in me says the latter.