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Posted: July 24, 2007, 9:34 am - IP Logged

Many thanks to the readers of USA Mega who sent in scanned images of fake letters they received!

Their letters are being put to good use:  they have been posted at USA Mega as examples of what to look for when you suddenly receive a prize letter and check in the mail.

Here's a link to the Scam Letters page at USA Mega:

http://www.usamega.com/lottery-scams.asp

If you ever know someone who questions you about a letter they received, send them to that page!

 

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    Raven62's avatar - binary
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    Posted: July 24, 2007, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

    Thanks Todd!

    When the need arises, I know where to find an example! Thumbs Up

    A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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      Posted: July 24, 2007, 2:25 pm - IP Logged

      Todd,

      um really glad u put this here!  my husband recieved some kinda letter a few days ago saying that he won some lottery over-seas and they wanted him to send money order ONLY to claim the prize, he asked me to investigate it on-line, and i said, "are u nutz?"  u know u ain't won no money, throw it away....well, needless to say, he hung on it and asked my youngest son to search on line to see if it was real.  my son laughed and said, "dad, u to ole' to go 4 the okie-doke!"  i couldn't believe he asked madaryl to do that, nor can i believe he actually thought he won something!  i guess when u think about it, N E body can be gulible!  i do know the envelope was marked "URGENT-OPEN IMMEDIATELY" he finally pitched it.  anyway, i just showed him the link u got here.  thanks, and i agree with Raven62, here's a place to sho' N tell!  ;-)

      now i gave this 5 stars on account of.... it's real revalant!

      thank u!

      Rubber DuckMade 2-B Pro$perou$ & Powerful!
      Ya' Gotta Love Thi$ Place! wMim

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        Posted: July 24, 2007, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

        It seems a lot of people without checking accounts are getting these scam letters with the bad checks and are asking a friend or family member with a checking account to cash the checks for them and their friends and family members are getting stucked with the lost.

        Never let a stupid friend or family member talk you into being stupid too.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
                     Evil Looking       

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          Posted: July 24, 2007, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

          Todd,

          um really glad u put this here!  my husband recieved some kinda letter a few days ago saying that he won some lottery over-seas and they wanted him to send money order ONLY to claim the prize, he asked me to investigate it on-line, and i said, "are u nutz?"  u know u ain't won no money, throw it away....well, needless to say, he hung on it and asked my youngest son to search on line to see if it was real.  my son laughed and said, "dad, u to ole' to go 4 the okie-doke!"  i couldn't believe he asked madaryl to do that, nor can i believe he actually thought he won something!  i guess when u think about it, N E body can be gulible!  i do know the envelope was marked "URGENT-OPEN IMMEDIATELY" he finally pitched it.  anyway, i just showed him the link u got here.  thanks, and i agree with Raven62, here's a place to sho' N tell!  ;-)

          now i gave this 5 stars on account of.... it's real revalant!

          thank u!

          The desire to win can be so strong that it overcomes common sense.  It is a phenomena that can affect anyone, anywhere.  Luckily for your husband, he has a household full of people with their feet planted firmly on the ground!

           

          Check the State Lottery Report Card
          What grade did your lottery earn?

           

          Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
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            Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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            Posted: July 24, 2007, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

            Ha ha! I like how that one letter spells "congratulations" "congradulations".LOL

            Gonna win.Big Smile

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              Posted: July 25, 2007, 10:08 am - IP Logged

              There's an e-mail going around from "Lottery Board" with a subject line of Winner! Winner! Winner!:

              BRITISH CHARITIES LOTTERY PROMOTIONS
              UNITED KINGDOM.

              We are pleased to inform you of the announcements today of Winners
              of the MEGA LOTTO WINNING PROGRAMS. Your
              E-mail address,is attached to a Ticket number 123-765-90, with a
              Serial number 42243-98-01 drew the Lucky Winning Numbers
              06-14-17-28-30-41.

              You have therefore been awarded the total lump sum pay out of
              £1,500,000.00 (GBP) credited to File Ref No: BCLP/
              24-FB-4234243/007UK.

              For us to verify your prize and make it available for transfer via
              Our Courier Company, send us the information below;

              Your Full Name(s):
              Contact address:
              Phone:
              Age:
              Sex:
              Occupation:
              Country:
              Winning E-mail:
              File Ref No:

              Contact the claims department by e-mail;

              Name: Mr.Kolga Aslem
              E-mail:charity_consultant002@yahoo.co.uk
              Phone: +44 70457 10669

              Congratulations once again,for being a winner of our Promotions program.

              Mr.Micheal  Rubeis

              BRITISH CHARITIES LOTTERY
              UNITED KINGDOM

              © Charities Lottery 2007

              ________________________________________________

               Obviously, it's a scam.

              Also, be wary of e-mails with a subject line of "Postcard for you" or "Friend has sent you a greeting card" - they have a trojan virus.

              Check Snopes.com
               

              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

              Lep

              There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                Posted: July 25, 2007, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

                anything for a buck?  but thats low  just picture some 80 year ol lady gettin her hopes dashed by some skinflin    firing squad still legal?

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                  Posted: July 26, 2007, 11:05 pm - IP Logged

                  Many people continue to get taken in by this scam. "Winning notices" can come by email, postal mail, and phone. It is important to remember that even if funds for a deposited check "clear", the check can still come back many weeks later as fraudulent, leaving you out the money you had sent the scammers (and any of the "winnings" you had spent).

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                    Posted: July 29, 2007, 12:05 am - IP Logged

                    And I received two email lottery scams in one day.  I was so furious that I deleted them.  Did not see this post; would have sent to share.  Yeah right, my email address was randomly selected.  Give me a break!

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                      Posted: July 29, 2007, 2:30 am - IP Logged

                      Here's another:

                      ____________________

                       AWARD NOTIFICATION:
                      Seguritas Seguridad España S.A.
                      C/Barbadillo, 9, 28042 Madrid, Spain
                       (Admitted 1986)
                      Sir/Madam,
                        We are pleased to inform you of the  result winners of Loterias  International
                       Lottery Programmes held on 26th July, 2007 from the online  Lottery success.
                      This is a Millennium Scientific Computer Game in which email  addresses  were
                      used.
                      It is a promotional program aimed at encouraging internet users;therefore you do
                      not  need to buy ticket to enter for it.You have been approve  for the star prize
                      of Euros 874,000,00 Euros (Eight Hundred And  Seventhy Four Thousand
                      Euros Only).To claim your winning prize you are to contact the appointed agent
                      as soon as possible for the immediate release of your winnings:
                      Dr. Louiz Cruz
                      Securitas Seguridad España S.A.
                      C/Barbadillo, 9, 28042 Madrid, Spain
                      E-mail:seguritas_espanol@ozu.es
                      E-mail:seguritasservice@aim.com

                      Ref No.ES/112/56/09/MD
                      Batch No: WNTO/2791/WD/ES
                      Lucky No: 31-09-76.49-520
                      Serial No: MUOTI/36780
                       Note:You are advised to keep this winning very confidential until you
                      receive your lump prize in your account or optional cheque issuance
                      to you,This is a protective measure put in place to avoid people
                      applying for your winnig fund,as we have had cases like this before.
                      The Validity period of the winnings is for 14 working days hence you
                      are expected to make your claims immediately, any claim not made
                      before this date will be returned to the MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA
                      Y HACIENDA .
                       
                      Once again congratulations !!!
                      Best Regards,
                       
                      Mrs.Laura Jones.
                      Program Assistant

                       


                      Ahora también puedes acceder a tu correo Terra desde el móvil.

                      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                      Lep

                      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                        Posted: August 1, 2007, 6:01 pm - IP Logged

                        Quote:  " Lucky No:31-09-76.49-520 "

                        Wouldn't it be hilarious if you played those "lucky numbers" and won! 

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                        Also, "Quote: You are advised to keep this winning very confidential until you receive your lump prize in your account or optional cheque issuance to you, This is a protective measure put in place to avoid people applying for your winning fund, as we have had cases like this before " 

                        According to them, people are lining up to be scammed. You better keep this a secret then! Jester Laugh

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                          Posted: August 7, 2007, 11:13 am - IP Logged

                          heres the one I got today Crazy

                          I swear type people ought to be beheaded

                          ===========

                          YOU WON AWARD REF NUMBER(AGT-9-14-22-26-5-15),

                          Euromillions Email Sweepstakes program
                          This is to inform you that your Email Address attached to a Ticket Number (35-4-10-8-27-41) has won the prize Sum of USD1 ,000,000.00  (One Million United State Dollars Only), in an Email Sweepstakes program held on the 3rd of August 2007.

                          Do contact the Details below for the Claim

                          Contact Person: Garry  Jenkins
                          TEL: +32-484-664.381 or +1132-484-664.381
                          E-mail: euromillionsinfo5@yahoo.de
                          WINNING INFORMATIONS
                          Reference Number (AGT-9-14-22-26-5-15),
                          Serial Number  BGD-21-7-2-28-37-19,
                          Lucky Numbers 8-20-26-17-9-25,
                          Batch Number DST-33-29-12-1-8-19
                          Ticket Number 35-4-10-8-27-41
                          Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 31th of August, 2007.

                          Congratulations!

                          SINCERLY YOURS,
                          MRS.SUSAN HANSEN
                          PROMOTION CO-ORDINATOR.
                          E-mail: euromillionsinfo5@yahoo.de

                            Tenaj's avatar - michellea
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                            Posted: August 7, 2007, 11:54 am - IP Logged

                            SmileyOprah did a show last week called "What the New Scam Artists Don't Want You to Know" Some people who were scammed were there and told their stories and the experts on the scams told how the scams were done and who were doing them. 

                            For the lottery scams, they focused on the ones from Nigeria because they are the most effective and sent out the most.

                            The expert of the Nigerian Lottery Scams said that the scams comes from a small poor place where the people only make $1 a day working.  The men who do these scams are revered and live large. There was a hidden camera on this group.

                            They showed a room of computers and the Nigerian men putting together their letters, checks, and talking on the phone.  People actually call them.  They said that these guys only look for a 1% success rate and that even though they scam the British, Americans are the most vulnuable and they call Americans "Moo Goos" because they are so gullible.  They went into great details about the checks and letters and showed the red flags. They busted these guys, you could see them running.  

                            They showed the home of the one man who had made the most money and he is very much revered like a king.

                            I'm sure that show will be aired again. 

                            takeemtothebank