Have you ever received a call saying you won money?

@rosekiss (30284)
Eugene, Oregon
January 2, 2013 11:19am CST
hi everyone: I am asking this question, as just a few minutes ago, I got a call, saying I won over a $1,000,000.00, year right. I didn't believe it for one minute, and I as much as told the lady so. I told her it was a scam, and I want no part of it. In a way, it is hilarious, but in a way it isn't as I know that she was more than likely trying to get my personal information, and that is one thing I won't do. We all have to be aware that there are phone scammers out there too, and when they say we have won something, we better hesitate in giving any info out that can harm us. I had it pegged it was a scam, and I hung up on hee. I am here to warn anyone, that if you get a call saying you won money, please don't believe it. It is beter to hang up and be safe, than give out info and be sorry. Everyone take care, and have a great day.
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@Nursefrai06 (2498)
• Penrith, Australia
10 Jan 13
Geez. 1,000,000$? Oh my goodness that's a really big amount of money. I think I'd probably believe it though if it were smaller. But I don't know, will you really give your personal information for such a small amount. If they had the papers for it or something, maybe I'd go for it but either way something won over the phone is highly suspicious. XD
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
10 Jan 13
Yea, I was suspicious alright, as I had not entered any contests to get that kind of money. That call took me by surprise but I was also leery, and I need to be. There are way to many scammers out there, and people trying to steal our identity, that anything like that, sends up a red flag, and I go on the defensive really quick. After all, I was called, so they really can't expect me to accept it just like that. Thank you for responding, and have a very good dday.
• Penrith, Australia
10 Jan 13
:O stealing identities aren't so much of a thing here in our country, nobody uses each others identity. What happens over here is that the person gets notified by a scammer that he won a big amount of money, he meets the scammer to help him come and get it. The method of claiming the prize involves the person to bring a certain amount of money for show. Then when the person meets the scammer, they kill him and take his money. If she is a woman she gets raped too. It's really very scary. And they usually get personal information so that if they aren't successful with you, they can try it on the people close to you. This has been all over the news a lot. It's sad really. I don't see though how stolen identities can be bad. It's not something people do here. I don't know though, this is a poor country. XD
• Philippines
5 Jan 13
I did have had an experienced that someone was informing me about winning on something, but it is not from a phone call but rather a text message. It says that I won in a promo which I know I didn’t join in, such information is totally a scam that is so, lame that one knows that it is so false. Having that number, I report it to my network carrier and told them that someone bypass their information data resulting that I had received an anonymous text saying I won something.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
6 Jan 13
I need to rrport numbers to my carrier, especially when I get phone calls that I know are scams. I knew right away when she told me I won a substantial amunt of money. She must have thought that I am stupid to fall for it. I really don't think she will call me again. Thst beinb said, I would hope she wouldn't try that on anyone else as someone could fall for it and habe their identity stolen. Thank you for responding, and have fun mylotting.
• Philippines
6 Jan 13
It's also good to have a caller ID, because most raffle numbers have a distinct codes that can't be found in oridnary consumer numbers so, it is easy to tract someone who is fraud who is not in called id's. Thanks for your response.
@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
3 Jan 13
I have received call such as I won a certain amount of money equivalent to an insurance policy. But I never bothered coming over tho their office to clam it. I thought it was a scam. Then, I have received tons of emails stating that I have won large sum of money. Mind you, if it were all true, I could have traveled all over the world atleast 100x by now! And maybe I have been as rich as Donald Trump or Oprah Winfrey or maybe the King of Brunei!
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
3 Jan 13
that is to funny. It just goes to show you, there there are plenty of scammers out there, and more than likely, we haven't heard the end of them. It just seems to snowball, as when one starts it, others think they can do the same. It isn't right, but that is the way it is. We just have to be safe at all times and not do anything to jeopardize our information. thank you for responding, and happy mylotting.
@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
3 Jan 13
One thing that we must always remember though, "If you didn't join any contest, sweepstakes or lottery, then it is impossible for you to win".
• Philippines
3 Jan 13
Hi Rosekiss, Glad that you did not give in with that. I bet a lot of other people have experienced this one and was fooled and it was too late for them to realize their mistake. It did not happen to me. But if it will really happen, I guess I would not be fooled as well and I would do the same thing as what you did...hang up before I give away my information. There are a lot of scammers everywhere so we should definitely be very cautious no matter what. Have a great day!
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
3 Jan 13
you are right, that there are a lot of scammers out there, and they wo't hesitate to steal our information either. Sure, winning money sounds good, but deep down, I know it wasn't true. At least by starting this discussion, i will make others aware of the scammers out there, and just hang up and not give any information out. thank you for responding, and happy mylotting.
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• Philippines
3 Jan 13
It's really a very good heads up to all mylotters. All scams happen. And those scammers will really find a way to scam someone. So, we really need to be careful no matter what. Happy mylotting as well!
@JamesKYTan (1607)
• Malaysia
3 Jan 13
Oh, yes I had received such calls before. Once it was sms to my cell phone stating my phone number was picked as first prize for the company anniversary celebration. I called the company concerned and was told that it was a prank call and asked me to ignored it. There was a number of occasions I received emails from unknown people claiming they are ex-generals from some African countries and had huge sum of illegal money of hundred of millions of US dollars. Each time they want me to help them to claim these ill-gotten money and give me half of it. I did not replied. Later I read in the newspapers that there are people got conned into these schemes and lost money as a result.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
3 Jan 13
I have got emails that were scams, and I knew it, especially the ones that want me to send them money, and they will send me more money in return. That one is the Nigerian scam that went around the internet for awhile. I knew immediately it was a scam, and I just deleted it and didn't give another thought to it. the phone call was the first one I ever received about money. I knew what to do, and the next time, my cellphone rings and it is from a company or number i dont recognize, I will just not answer it and reject the call. Thanks for responding, and happy mylotting.
• Malaysia
7 Jan 13
Yes rosekiss, you are right. Most are from Nigeria. Think carefully. Do you think those generals will seek us to help them transfer the illegal money? We have no contacts. If they are genuine generals they have better contacts than to seek us to help them in the transferring of illegal money.
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
3 Jan 13
First time to hear such way of scamming people. I understand that the most common now are email SMS spamming. So far, I didn't received any call informing me that I won. If ever I got one, I quickly say go ahead to other people and they will be shot and killed. People now don't have any job except to scam people. They love to scam people and earn other works and efforts
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
3 Jan 13
People that scam others, have no conscience, because if they did, they would never do it in the first place. It seems like the scammers are really getting bold, calling people, and saying they have won something, whether it be money, or anything else. since I have been scammed online, I certainly know there there are scams out there, and I am prepared for anyone that things they can take advantage of me. they don't know who they are dealing with wither, so they better watch out. I want to make everyone aware of them so not to fall into their trap. Taank you for responding, and have a great day.
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
4 Jan 13
They are under the influence of evil and they are happy to scam because Devil will be happy if all his followers did a bad things to their fellows
@AkamaruKei (5220)
• Malaysia
3 Jan 13
Did you join any contest? If you not join any contest of course that is a scammer want your information. I also have this experience i receive message in my cellphone say i won $30000. I never join any contest how come i can won something? So be careful when you receive any call or message in your cellphone say you won something.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
3 Jan 13
No, I never entered any contest, so it really puzzles me how they got my name and number in the first place. Winning anything to me can be a scam, but saying I won a $1,000,000.00, is just nuts. I have received things in the regular mail saying I won, and I just throw them away, so I am certainly not going to go along with anyo9ne calling me on the phone, and saying I won money of any kind. I don't think they will bother me again though, as I am on to them, and I told them so and then I just hung up on them. thank you for responding, and take care.
• Malaysia
3 Jan 13
If we can report about scammer to the police.
• India
2 Jan 13
yes dear rose kiss , last year march i got a call from London that my mobile number has won 4 crore rupees in a luck draw of yahoo lottery. i believed that. but i realized the truth after 1 week that they are cheating me. but i didn't lose my money
@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
2 Jan 13
i have received things in the mail saying i have won the lottery, and I didnt believe that either. It is a shame when people will call trying to scam us. It seems they don't have a conscience. At least I figured it out right away, and just let her know it was a scam, and hung up on her. Thanks for responding and take care.
• India
2 Jan 13
oh my god, why peoples are doing these methodss for earning money? what is the satisfaction with these money
@Pegasus72 (1901)
28 Jan 13
No I haven't but wouldn't it be nice if it were real?
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
28 Jan 13
Yes it certainly would be nice if it were real, but I am realistic and I know that it isn't rea. I can certainly use the money, that is for sure, as times are very bad for me right now, and my finances are in the toilet. I hope i never get a call like that again, and if I do, that it is really real. thank you for responding, and have a very good day.
@Janurmas (641)
• Indonesia
24 Jan 13
I've never got a call that telling I won money. But I've ever received sms that I won money. I just ignore the sms and laughing because I think it is a very funny to win money while I never taking lottery.
@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
27 Jan 13
I knew that when when the lady told me I had won money, that it wasn't true, as I had never entered a lottery, or anything else for that matter that would involve that kind of money. that is actually the very first call that I have received like that, and I hope I never get another one again. I just don't care for telemarketers in the first place, but to call someone and say they won money, just to get their information is just crazy. I certainly wasn't going to fall for it in the least. I don't think I will hear from that lady again. Thanks for responding and have a very good day.
@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
20 Jan 13
Yes, I always experienced that before. I did not believe on that for I already heard about that scam on the news in the television. And I am very thankful that I am attentive when it comes to news so I am always aware what's happening with my environment most especially those modus that the syndicates are doing harmful with others.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
27 Jan 13
I have a call blocker on my smartphone right now, and should a call come in like that one again, I can just put it on the blacklist and if someone tries to call me, it is blocked and they can't get through. I wish I had done that for that call, but at lest I knew what was going on enough, not to fall for it. that would have been disastrous if it had happened, that is for sure. thanks for responding, and have a very good day.
@Admin1993 (628)
• India
10 Jan 13
I got a call from India,and he speaks English like US people,he was so fluent and at the first time i believe him what he told me.He said i have won 12crores in Cocacola UKdrawn,but he asked me to pay fifteen thousand rupees as a service and duty charge. From now i also don't beleive those scammers. Thanks for the concern.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
10 Jan 13
You were right not to believe them. I am afraid that if I would have believed them., they might have asked for money to get the $1000,000.00. I certanly wan't going to believe it in the first place. I hope I don't get any calls like that again, but with all the identity thef out there, it just might be a possibility. i will certainly be prepared again, and know what to do should it happen again. thank you for responding, and have a very good day.
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
4 Jan 13
Hello roIse. I got a call like that a couple of weeks go. They claimed I had won a $200 gift certificate from Wal-Mart. I told them I wasn't interested. I figured that they were after my personal information. Not giving that out unless I do the calling. As you said there are lot of scamers out there and a person can't be to careful these day.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
4 Jan 13
I get calls too, about a walmart gift card, which I don't need, as I have a credit card from there. I just tell them, I am not interested, as you are right, they would be wanting personal information. I refuse to give out my personal information to anyone. Scammers rein supreme, so we really have to be alert at all times, and be prepared when they do call, so we know how to handle it. Thank you for responding, and have a great weekend.
• Marikina, Philippines
3 Jan 13
Only in my email, I've received that kind of information. Sometimes text message on mobile phone and they didn't call me or anything. Its obvious that its a scam because how would they say we won if we didn't join anything huh?
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
3 Jan 13
My point exactly, as i never entered any contest or anything like that. i have never heard of getting calls about winning money, before, so I know, it definitely a scam. it is sad too, as I know they are just trying to steal my identity, and I am not going to let that happen.. It really stinks that people are allowed to do that. Thank you for responding, and have a great day.
• Greece
3 Jan 13
I always received scam calls and text informing me that I won a million dollars, but so far, i never made any step to ''claim'' my price as i know that it is all a scam. I believe that earning money will never come easy so I never believe in those easy raffle .
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
3 Jan 13
You right, that getting money isn't that easy as you have to wrk at it. What puzzles me, is if getting the money was true, then don't they try to get some if it themselves? They know it is a scam, and the money isn't real. I do have a thought though, that maybe the money is play money. I am sure not going to fall for it, and that is why I started this discussion to let others know that scams do exist, and t be careful, and not fall for them. thank you for responding, and have agreat day.
• India
3 Jan 13
Hi friend, this kind of calls and mails are quite common in this days. We must be very careful with this kind of scammers and never share our personal details with them. Good to know you don't shared anything with them. I too received this kind of calls, but i ignored it
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
3 Jan 13
It didn't take me anytime at all to ralize what was going on, and that is why I told the lady it was a scam and then hung up. I wasn't going to be another sucker that is for sure. It is easy to fall for it, especially when money is involved. Sure I need money, but I am not going to get scammed to get it. Thanks for responding, and have a great day. -
@neelia27 (896)
• Philippines
3 Jan 13
Thanks for your concern on us.. that is right when someone calls you or text you that you have won something.. don't ever ever believe it right away because more or less it is a scam.. how can you won when you don't even join a contest and why did they get your personal information.., I hope this kind of thing will stopped now.. because more and more people are being scammed ..
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
3 Jan 13
I hope that it stops too, but sadly, I think thee will be more and more scams on the horizon. I just don't want others to be scammed, and thave their information misused, as that would be disastrous. If this discussion can prevent other people from getting scammed, then it was all worth it to take the time to start it. Thank you for responding, and happy mylotting.
• China
3 Jan 13
Hi Rosekiss,in China it is a common scam to us,and also once I received the calls which said that they are the police,here is a package from somewhere for me,and now the contraband goods are checked from this package.So they blocked my account already and asked me to open a new account soon,so that after they finished the research,they would transfer the money to this new account.This kind of scam is trying to get my account No. and password when I got nervous.Luckily I didn't fall into the trap. Now as we always shop online or when we sign up on some forums,we overshare our personal information onlince sometimes,so we'd better protect our personal information as we can.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
3 Jan 13
I am glad to hear you didn't fall for the scam. That could have been diastrous for sure. more and more scams are popping up, and it sure doesn't have to be tje internet either. Thank you for responding, and happy mylotting.
@Mavic123456 (9695)
• Thailand
3 Jan 13
Not via phone call but by SMS and email... I won or my cellphone number was picked as one of the lucky winners. This one horrible, my friend won in a trip for two to hong kong but both her and husband should go for an interview together. Problem was. Her husband was out for a work abroad too, she wanted to fully claim the prize but she should have her husband with her otherwise it will be forfeited. What we did we asked a friend to act as her husband, he even imitated his signature and all information about themselves were practiced and carefully studied. Then both of them came for the interview .. So funny they wre able to answer the questions during the interview only to find out that they have pay for some kind of membership for a club. My friend was so angry having all those troubles and we all laughed about it after. A different kind of scam
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
3 Jan 13
That was really clever getting someone else to act as your friends husband. At least, by doing so they found out it was a scam before handing over any money. yea, thee are all kinds of scams out thee, and no matter what it is, we all need to be careful. Thanks and have a great day.
@joliefille (3696)
• Philippines
3 Jan 13
Nasty buggers they are. I received that kind of call once but email-wise I've received too many when my mailbox didn't know yet how to determine SPAM from real email. We should really be careful in giving out our info to others.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
3 Jan 13
Yes, we should be careful about giving out our information. there are lots of identity theft cases out there, and I am sure there will be more as people just aren't careful enough, and their information gets into the wrong hands. Thanks for responding, and happy mylotting.