I won a million, but only in the Internet

August 29, 2007 8:50pm CST
Would you believe that I won a million pounds in a lottery draw which I did not participated. An old strategy again for spammers which had defrauded millions in the net comuninty. Beware to the mails which promised millions and ask for certain fees to process your winnings, they are most likely a product of one's criminal minds. Better yet check the background of the people or the organization sending the winnings. Do not let GREED consume your thoughts.
3 responses
@aissar (414)
• Malaysia
30 Aug 07
Scammers work on one human emotion - greed. They thrive on the irrationality of people and play on their weaknesses - the yearn for more and MORE money. Sadly people still fall for them. There's no free lunch in this world.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
30 Aug 07
Quoted for Truth. The sad part is these scams are so last century but they still work. Some people really don't get it. Others do get it, but as you said greed gets in the way of rational and logical thinking. So many want to escape the grind and are even willing to chance the farfetched. Well, I guess people will still believe the cat that can lay golden eggs as long as he mentions the "gold" part to the right sheeple.
@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
30 Aug 07
I won the Irish Sweepstakes and an Irish lottery, two UK lotteries and was offered a job as a go-between to collect money for a Chinese import company all in one week. The two UK lotteries were different amounts and came from two different email addresses with two different names but both were at 60 Merriman Road, Blackheath - interesting that so many international lotteries are run out of one small house, eh? When I see these things I wonder how anyone can take them seriously, but there must be enough newbies on the net to make it worth their while sending these scams out.