Have you ever gotten an email saying you won a lottery from another Country?

United States
March 25, 2008 9:31am CST
I "win" some lotto or inheritance or something about 10 times a week. Have you ever gotten an email like this? Have you ever fallen for this scam? If not, what kind of scams have you seen or fallen for?
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@Ldyjarhead (10161)
• United States
25 Mar 08
All the time. I ignore/delete them without another thought. I don't think I've fallen for any scams, really. Well, does marriage count? I could write many, many discussions about that!
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@sconibear (8006)
• United States
25 Mar 08
i usually get 1 a day, i always reply with some smart remark, letting them know i'm on to them, (example: My Momma told me not to play with SCAMMERS!) if you want to check up on these scammers, go to "quatloos.com"
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• Ireland
25 Mar 08
I get these emails all the times. I know straight away they are a scam but some people do fall for these and send them money and never get nothing back for it. If you've never entered a foreign lottery, then how could you win a $1million on one? As i say, if it sounds/looks too good to be true, then it usually is!
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@cednik (234)
• United States
25 Mar 08
Yes i have recived some of this traps. This sucks. Only loosers can believe it. You will never get something for free. They want only scam your money!
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@melovean (160)
• India
25 Mar 08
i too received the mails of ths type....i use to get aroung 10 mails every week....but i never replied back to them...once i ddid they asked me for money....so this mails are nothing but scam...so dont beleive it... regards, melovean visit link on profile...
@alexigne (903)
• Philippines
25 Mar 08
i always receive those kind of email... before i was convinced then i just drop it to my trash..
• United States
1 Apr 08
I get at least three a week of these. When I first got them I would look at it and think wow wouldn't that be awesome if it was real. I would want it to be true so bad that I would go to rip off report and look it up to see. There it would be with reports of fraud. Disappointment would flood over me. I no longer look them up I just report them through my e mail service. I even had a person call the house once trying to tell me they was from my bank and I had won a gift from them. She said I will need to verify your account number and I will read you the routing number than you can tell me the account number. she read me a number that was not even close to my bank number. I told her I would not give her the account number. I promptly called my bank and they knew nothing about a giveaway. I also got a call from a scammer calling about a home depot gift card. I called home depot and gave them the info I had gotten and they said they were not offering that kind of deal and would check into it. I hope that nobody falls for any of these type of scams. I can see why people would because of wanting it to be true so badly. I figure if they were legit they would not be sending a misspelled e mail from a yahoo or hotmail account and how could I win something I had not signed up to win?
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
29 Mar 08
Get them all the time. Glad the PO has a trash can at the exit door! Those are such a scam, I don't feel sorry for anyone that belives them and does what they say. I mean, espeically the ones that say "you won $10 million dollars in the Irish Lottery. Send us $2400 and we'll send you the 10 mil" LIke that doesn't have SCAM written all over it! Any place that offers you a large amount of money and then says for you to send them money first... if you do that, you deserve to loose what you send.
@deebomb (15347)
• United States
27 Mar 08
I get them all the time. Just more scams. Today got one saying my email was chosen by Pepsi to get a big money prise. I just delete them. Some one is just after your information.
• India
26 Mar 08
hit the spam button instantly if you win a lottery once in a life time that seems genuine but i win daily! dirty tricks these are .... some use these tricks to get money out of you and some use to promote their website etc both the ways are spams .... anyways don't fall for these traps.
@Asylum (48358)
• Manchester, England
25 Mar 08
Most people receive these emails on a regular basis. I have seen a lot of scam emails over the years and often wonder how some of them can actually deceive people, but of course they must do or the practice would soon disappear.