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Scammers using social media accounts claiming to be lottery winner Mavis Wanczyk

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Posted: September 1, 2017, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

Some guy had a thing on Facebook saying his system will win you the lottery (not Steve Player or that other FL fellows).  I wrote and sure and I have a bridge for sale.  That tipped me off that he was a foreign entity because he wrote back and didn't understand what I meant.

 

Sure miss those fake IRS calls, never 'lucked' out to receive any lottery ones.

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    Posted: September 2, 2017, 11:30 am - IP Logged

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    The sole winner took home only $336 million out of a $750 million jackpot?

    Come on. . . .

    Could this have been improved if she'd contacted financial advisors/lawyers???

    Yes, but she can do this after the fact. The lottery only withholds 25% for federal taxes so she is going to owe a lot more asap. I would offset it with contributions to charities, etc. to limit the remaining fed taxes owed.

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      Posted: September 2, 2017, 2:44 pm - IP Logged

      The $758 million jackpot was based on an annuity, but the winner took the cash value. By law State and Federal taxes are deducted from the cash value and there is nothing an army of financial advisers/lawyers can do to prevent that.

      Exactly!

      And remember, the winner still owes another 14.6% in taxes...

      (only 25% in federal taxes are taken at the time of the win; total federal tax is 39.6%)

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        Posted: September 2, 2017, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

        I was sending an email to an LP friend of mine just now and saw I had a new email in my spam folder. 

        Mavis Wanczyk Foundation <test1@combinabpmnet.com>

        Re: Donation

        Greetings To You,

        My Name is Mavis wanczyk , the winner of the Power ball jackpot of $ $758.7 million  in the AUGUST 24, 2017, My jackpot was a gift from God to me hence my Entire family/foundation has AGREED to do this. My foundation is donating $500,000.00USD to you. please contac maviswanczyk123@gmail.com for full details and please accept this token as a gift from me and my family.

        Read more: http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/23/news/powerball-700-million-jackpot/index.html

         Best Regards,
         Mavis Wanczyk


        I looked at the source of the original email and found this IP#:

        182.71.169.4

        A quick search gave me this information when I looked up the domain:

        Hostname: mx2.combinabpmnet.com
        Domain: combinabpmnet.com
        Organization: Bharti Airtel
        Location: Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi, India

         

        I have a Blogger blog and like to make fun of and post the spam I get so the spambots will gather up the email addresses the next time they trawl and then the spammer- scammers will get spammed w/ scams.

        Wow...

        And I love that you were able to search out more info on the domain and the scammers are getting spammed!!!

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          Posted: September 3, 2017, 7:21 am - IP Logged

          Exactly!

          And remember, the winner still owes another 14.6% in taxes...

          (only 25% in federal taxes are taken at the time of the win; total federal tax is 39.6%)

          Thank you for clarifying the tax situation.  Never understood why more federal taxes were to be taken out AGAIN. 

           

          Too bad their Prez wouldn't change the law to benefit folks who are lucky enough to hit the big one.

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            Posted: September 3, 2017, 11:38 am - IP Logged

            Bleudog101,  Here is something to help you calculate the end result after you pay all taxes owed to the IRS. But it does not count your State taxes.

              For example, use Power Ball's numbers for Wednesday 9/6/2017  Multiply the Cash Value by.604   $52,800,000.00 X .604 = $31,891,200.00

             Why use .604? If you add .396 which is the total amount of Federal taxes to the .604 you will get 1 or 100%. 

             .396 is the same as 39.6%    .604 is the same as 60.4%  39.6% + 60.4 % = 100 %. 

             Of course, you will be able to afford a CPA to verify all of the above.

            Wink

              Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.  Alan Watts and Zen Buddhism

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              Posted: September 3, 2017, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

              Bleudog101,  Here is something to help you calculate the end result after you pay all taxes owed to the IRS. But it does not count your State taxes.

                For example, use Power Ball's numbers for Wednesday 9/6/2017  Multiply the Cash Value by.604   $52,800,000.00 X .604 = $31,891,200.00

               Why use .604? If you add .396 which is the total amount of Federal taxes to the .604 you will get 1 or 100%. 

               .396 is the same as 39.6%    .604 is the same as 60.4%  39.6% + 60.4 % = 100 %. 

               Of course, you will be able to afford a CPA to verify all of the above.

              Wink

              Thanks music*.  Math will never be my forte and envy those like yourself that can figure things like this out.

               

              Was contemplating a trip to Tahoe shortly...but I think I'll stay put.   Thinking of you guys with that huge fire in the LA area.

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                Posted: September 3, 2017, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

                I don't use social media accounts because I don't want to get into random arguments with strangers. When I was a kid once my brother told me to look out the window. I said why what's out there. He said there's a giant pink elephant. When I looked and didn't see a giant pink elephant, he called me gullible. That's my lesson to anyone believing scammers. Don't look for giant pink elephants.

                Sometimes you do the right thing just because it’s right.