Lottery winner!!!

Philippines
January 11, 2008 2:49am CST
Has anyone received an email stating that your email id has won the sum of one million pounds?? Is this true or just a scam?
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8 responses
@owlwings (39598)
• Cambridge, England
12 Jan 08
If you didn't knowingly enter a competition, draw, lottery, whatever, there is no way that you can win. This is a very common scam. They ask you to send your bank details and so on in order to claim your 'winnings' or they say that they have to charge a not inconsiderable sum as 'administration' fees. If you send your details or, worse, your money, you will find that your bank account will be drained of funds and you will certainly never see any money that you part with again. Always check the details of any offer with www.snopes.com
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@tonyllenium (6266)
• Italy
11 Jan 08
so i think that is a scam such as you joined some lottery sites and enable it to send you mail if you win something?so if not it's a scam because awhy a lotery concours give you money?strange..probably is a scam!! personally i recieved many scams like that about yahoo members that give you 500 dollars because you win strange concours,about 700$ because you was choosen as the users of the month so on...all scams..the things is very dangerous normally because in some cases they try just to sign up som packages for some dollars with the promise that when you reach the offer hey will give you back th price bu in reality they just stole he amount you paid..in some other cases they will give you a link to re-direct to a page just to kept your information as paypal or others online account in other cases some sensitive privacy information to stole your password and so on...so pay attention normally is a ascam big more than house hehe!!
• United States
11 Jan 08
Always remember whenever you receive a email from a stranger with a long written email - most likely it is a scam and spam. No it is not true! You mention a million pounds which sums close to $2,000,000 of U.S Money. Another similiar scam was posted of one from Australia that said you have one $300,000 of U.S money. Then later said they had a $1.3 Billion dollar draw at the end of the year. This is a fake - so don't expect any large sums of money.
• Philippines
11 Jan 08
Hey there vana012185! Yeah, I have also received emails like that. And to satisfy my curiosity, I have tried following their instructions. As far as I can remember, one of the instructions stated that I need to call this number and look for a specific person. And when I did happen to talk to the one in-charge, he then instructed me to send a money to a certain bank account for the processing of my prize. Hey, come on! If it is really true, why can't they send the money and offset whatever processing fee that may be used. So obviously, it is scam and could victimized gullible people in the planet. So better watch out dude!
@infoguy (210)
• India
11 Jan 08
Me and my friends have received quite many mails that way...but its all spam mails.
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@honeylore23 (1085)
• United States
11 Jan 08
Hello Vana I have received emails like that many times. But then I think those are all spam. It seems you true because they will give your ticket number, batch number, reference number and etc. they will let you reply and submit your name address and the information they gave to you such ticket number, reference number and etc. Then afterwards, you will receive again an email, and they will tell you send money for the processing. Better have it deleted.
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@jwfarrimond (4474)
11 Jan 08
Of course it's a scam. I've seen these many times before.
@lucgeta (925)
• France
26 Jan 08
It's a scam and you should forward the mail with full header to the Metropolitan Police. HAve a look on their page http://www.met.police.uk/fraudalert/section/lotto_fraud.htm