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Does anyone know this lottery?

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Posted: August 19, 2004, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

 Yesterday I received notice via email that I was one of two winners in the "LUCKY STRIKE LOTTERY UK."

 While I truly hope this is true, as I'm losing my home in forclosure, I really don't want to be scammed.

 Does anyone have any info about this lottery located in Great Britain,( United Kingdom ).

 Or does someone know of a ;ottery commission that I can contact to find out if they are legitimate.

 They have given me a somewhat limited time to respond and are asking for a fair sum of money to take care of the handeling costs of paperwork and transfering of winnings etc,.

 Hope someone is able to help me with this,

  THANKS,

 Shirleye3

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    Posted: August 19, 2004, 1:07 pm - IP Logged

    sounds like a scam. There is one running around asking for a few, I'll see if I can find the link that tells you about it in details.

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      Posted: August 19, 2004, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

      it sounds like a scam to me,lottery's usually don't ask for money. i would check with a reputable/known lottery and ask or ask todd,if he is on,you can pm him. i heard that most lottery's that ask for money are a scam.i would check before i send them anything.i remember reading somewhere,can't remember where,that they dont ask for money.

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        Posted: August 19, 2004, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

        don't send money.

        love to nibble those micey feet.

         

                                     

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          Posted: August 19, 2004, 1:10 pm - IP Logged
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            Posted: August 19, 2004, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

            Scam for sure. I've received such e-mails before. Lottery commisions don't ask money by e-mails.

            If you have something to do, at least do it well...

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              Posted: August 20, 2004, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

               

               


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                Posted: August 20, 2004, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

                Hey there, I'm from UK and there's no such lottery ;-)

                Feel free to ask any UK-related questions of me as I can easily check everything out. Worth noting the only UK lotteries are the following:

                National Lotto
                National Lotto Extra
                Euromillions
                Daily Play
                Thunderball
                Irish Lotto

                 

                tom

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                  Posted: August 20, 2004, 8:46 pm - IP Logged
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                    Posted: August 21, 2004, 4:05 am - IP Logged

                    To All

                    No matter what the enticement NEVER, NEVER give out financial details, passwords etc by way of confirmation or to receive some financial reward. These days you are likely to receive emails or letters which look real from Major Banks and Major Corporations - they're not.

                    These scams are generally spin-offs from the Nigerian type which go back probably 30 years - give me money and I'll send you money; give me your Bank Account password so I can deposit a few million; more likely extract every cent you've got.

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                      Posted: August 21, 2004, 8:02 am - IP Logged

                      Hey Shirleye,

                      Yeah i think this is true. Illegal outside your country, this is definitely the case in the UK as the online lottery syndicate I'm with can only let people play from anywhere in the world because the owners purchase all their tickets under their own names and distribute the winnings. This is apparently alright. Not sure about mail order but come to think of it, how many mail order lotteries have you seen about?

                      tom

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                        Posted: August 21, 2004, 10:28 am - IP Logged

                        You can't win a lottery if you don't buy a ticket. You didn't say you had bought a ticket, so, looks like someone is trying to take advantage of your financial situation. Burn the email and move on.