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Scams and Greed

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What are your feelings about the latest scam in TX?

Sympathize [ 3 ]  [8.82%]
Groaning and Rolling Eyes [ 6 ]  [17.65%]
Angry [ 3 ]  [8.82%]
"Dang,How Can You Be That Gullible?" [ 18 ]  [52.94%]
Just Plain Greedy! [ 4 ]  [11.76%]
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Posted: May 23, 2014, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

I can't believe that people are still falling for the old "send me a wire transfer and your winnings will be sent to your front door " scam. Apparently some TX lady did on the home page today. Ugh! I feel it's greed,personally.

What kinds of emotions does this evoke from you?

Do You Want To Win Today?  http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/286011

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    Posted: May 23, 2014, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

    I watched the video.  In her case, she should have known better.  I feel sorry for anyone that's a victim of such a scam, but at the end of the day, it makes you wonder, what the heck they were thinking.

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      Posted: May 23, 2014, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

      I'll never know how people can believe thy won a lottery or sweepstakes they didn't enter.

      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: May 23, 2014, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

        I am a little disappointed, I did not collect any money from this scam.

        You cant win an African sweepstakes without intuition.

        You cant win a PB/MM lottery without intuition.

        You cant win with a QP without intuition.

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          Posted: May 23, 2014, 7:20 pm - IP Logged

          I can't believe that people are still falling for the old "send me a wire transfer and your winnings will be sent to your front door " scam. Apparently some TX lady did on the home page today. Ugh! I feel it's greed,personally.

          What kinds of emotions does this evoke from you?

          The 1st sentence in your post pretty much sums it up the way I feel. I just can't believe it


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            Posted: May 23, 2014, 7:28 pm - IP Logged

            The 1st sentence in your post pretty much sums it up the way I feel. I just can't believe it

            I cant believe todd is giving you a tenth life.  You must be some sort of thundercat mutant.

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              Posted: May 23, 2014, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

              Roll Eyes just the other brain dead F-wit

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                Posted: May 23, 2014, 9:46 pm - IP Logged

                I can't believe that people are still falling for the old "send me a wire transfer and your winnings will be sent to your front door " scam. Apparently some TX lady did on the home page today. Ugh! I feel it's greed,personally.

                What kinds of emotions does this evoke from you?

                In this story is pure greed, but in many we read, it's because they are gullible and really believe they won a huge prize without every entering a contest.

                The people at MUSL used player greed when they created PB and MM and greed is the reason $100 million jackpots are common. And greed explains why more than twice as many Ohio players will play for a $15 MM jackpot than will play OCL with a $71 million jackpot.

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                  Posted: May 23, 2014, 11:30 pm - IP Logged

                  In this story is pure greed, but in many we read, it's because they are gullible and really believe they won a huge prize without every entering a contest.

                  The people at MUSL used player greed when they created PB and MM and greed is the reason $100 million jackpots are common. And greed explains why more than twice as many Ohio players will play for a $15 MM jackpot than will play OCL with a $71 million jackpot.

                  And greed explains why more than twice as many Ohio players will play for a $15 MM jackpot than will play OCL with a $71 million jackpot.

                  And don't forget during the month of May when the MM jackpot is less than $100M Ohio's MM promotion of buy 2 get 1 free.  I just wish they had something similar for OCL.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    Posted: May 23, 2014, 11:38 pm - IP Logged

                    I can't believe that people are still falling for the old "send me a wire transfer and your winnings will be sent to your front door " scam. Apparently some TX lady did on the home page today. Ugh! I feel it's greed,personally.

                    What kinds of emotions does this evoke from you?

                    I can believe it. I see similar behavior, and even worse, many times throughout my day. Everyday that I leave the house and interact with the public, it's a constant battle to NOT only look out for my own safety, but baby sit others to ensure the reduced possibility of a bad event to occur, like on the roads.

                    Then there's customer service from hell. Mostly the younger on a drama train or story telling with other employees. Or, having extended conversations with a customer, while a long line is forming very rapidly at the counter. They seem so detached to their surroundings, almost hypnotized.

                    A large group of people really believe they will win a JP in their lifetime. Don't get me started..lol

                     

                    How many believe the government is transparent? ha ha, just a rhetorical question. Hee

                     

                    Indians worshiping cows, the list goes on..They are out there.

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                      Posted: May 23, 2014, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

                      All the answers I'm seeing thus far are dead on. There are only a few things one will be selected for without ever entering and they are: tax audits, drug tests, jury duty, spam mail, and maybe a couple more. They are ALL NOT GOOD for the most part and are all random events. I saw a red flag in her first description of the contact...FACEBOOK. Good grief.

                       

                      L.L. 

                      Small games, frequent wins, and regular payouts 'cause.....

                      There are seven days in the week...'Someday' isn't one of them.

                      #lotto-4-a-living

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                        Posted: May 24, 2014, 12:16 am - IP Logged

                        And greed explains why more than twice as many Ohio players will play for a $15 MM jackpot than will play OCL with a $71 million jackpot.

                        And don't forget during the month of May when the MM jackpot is less than $100M Ohio's MM promotion of buy 2 get 1 free.  I just wish they had something similar for OCL.

                        The buy 2 get 1 free MM promotion when the OCL is at record levels is a great example of how lotteries use player greed. At what jackpot level do you think OCL fever will finally kick in?

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                          Posted: May 24, 2014, 7:55 am - IP Logged

                          I cant believe todd is giving you a tenth life.  You must be some sort of thundercat mutant.

                          lol ThunderrrrrrrrrCAT!!!!

                          J'aime La France.

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                            Posted: May 24, 2014, 10:11 am - IP Logged

                            The buy 2 get 1 free MM promotion when the OCL is at record levels is a great example of how lotteries use player greed. At what jackpot level do you think OCL fever will finally kick in?

                            At what jackpot level do you think OCL fever will finally kick in?

                            It  already kicked in, more OCL tickets are being sold than ever since MM and PB tickets became available locally.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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                              Posted: May 24, 2014, 11:46 am - IP Logged

                              I cant believe todd is giving you a tenth life.  You must be some sort of thundercat mutant.

                              That was mean but also rather funny!