I won 250,000 pound sterling for last few hours .

India
December 29, 2006 12:17pm CST
A few hour back I checked one of my old e-mail ids . One mail's Subject was Winning Notification . A seriously written mail , it convincingly told that I have won the Jackpot of Fortune Sweepstakes held on 22nd this month . It mentioned the ticket no. srl no. and the lucky numbers to which had been matched to my e-mail ID . For a few moments I took it for the other similar mails that come in crowd . But I noticed the difference of wording and seemingly authentic addresses and phone no. I even replied the mail.I was about to tell the GOOD news to my wife who would laughed at me at my foolishness . But I openned the site fortunesweepstakes.com and got down to find that the sweepstakes is not at all for an outsider of UK . But experienced the happyness of being a rich person . Have you ever been so lucky like me ?
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• Canada
30 Dec 06
All I can say is I wish people like that would stop preying on the internet. It's deceitful and cruel and just plain stupid. I've gotten to the point that I'd like to report every single one of those phoney emails to the internet police (if there is such a creature), but that's just me. *sigh*
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• India
6 Jan 07
Can you guide me how this can be reported to internet police if there is any ?
@viking888 (390)
• Philippines
29 Dec 06
Welcome to the infamous Nigerian Scam! Now those emails comes from all over like the Spanish Lotteria, The UK Lotteries, the Australian Lotto, the Dutch Lottery, the Danish Lotto, etc. etc. all designed to scam an unsuspecting email recepient like you. Just watch out for this typical line within the text of the email that says -" due to the mixup of numbers, we advise you to keep this winning just to yourself so that we could protect your privacy and avoid double claiming....etc. etc." With that signature, you are in for a real full pledged scam. Unfortunately, many have been victimized already so watch out friends!
@jen20619 (1302)
• Ireland
30 Dec 06
Yes I was wrote to telling me I had won some lotto money that is in spain.It wasnt for real tho.I knew as soon as they asked for money it wasnt real .For one moment tho it felt good to know Id won thoushands of euros.
@scorpius (1793)
• India
30 Dec 06
first of all i too ahve got many emails like that basically from euro lotto and they are all fake.first of ll theres no such thing as a free lunch.and if you did not participate in the lotto by buying a ticket then how could you have won? that said all these things are scam.they will tell you to send some payment to them to allegedly cover the expenses of transferring the money to you,and once you do that u can kiss that money goodbye! or even worse they will ask you for abnking information of your accoiunt and once u give them that your account will be accessed by them and whatever u had in that account u can kiss it goodbye as well. i have given you some links below which can guide you with respect to such types of scam! have a nice day! http://www.fraudaid.com/ScamSpam/Lottery/index.htm http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/~wm/wm-lotto.html http://www.fraudwatchinternational.com/known-scam-operatives/
@gkvasan (201)
• India
30 Dec 06
becareful when u r dealing online. dont give your credit card and other details. u may be cheated. dont regret in the end....
• China
30 Dec 06
It's just a spam email. Don't believe that. I've got so many emails like that. Especially check you Gmail's trash. LOL.
• Indonesia
30 Dec 06
OMG, i many times receive similar email. i responded also. they directed me to someone and i called him or her but never succeded. The joy of being rich person... it's just like poor boy with plenty of money. sometimes you don't know what to do with your money. think about give it to orphans is better that have a daydream on your warm sofa. that's what i do. now i am working in orphanage.
• India
30 Dec 06
Its think its all spam so be careful .It is nothing more than a fraud.So my friends be careful.
@deepaksur (122)
• India
30 Dec 06
no
• India
30 Dec 06
Yes i do get the offer and infact i m still getting it. It says you are the winner of 100,000 dollar your check is pending pls confirm your Pni no. and all. But it is all scam its just waste of time and money
@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
30 Dec 06
i've been receiving a lot of that mails too but i choose to ignore it coz i know its a big scam. There are a lot of here roaming around the net.
@tapanhbk (77)
• India
30 Dec 06
no not lucky as u but 1 once won the housie ticket of nearly 10 us $ at that time iwas very much happy n my experiace was like iwas v happy n was making plans how to spend money
@beverly1 (1130)
• United States
30 Dec 06
i dont think it real
• Kuwait
30 Dec 06
i recieve that email too but i never take it serious because i know lots of that kind of email are spam. did you got the money and how?would you mind replying to me?maybe i could be rich too like you?
• India
30 Dec 06
I know feeling of being rich is great. It's good that you experienced happiness of being rich. But dera friend do not ever trust these kind of website.. These are mainly run through Negerians.. Few of them being caught also... I have read in U.K. Law that first they attract you to send such kinda emails then when you respond they ask for your details like, passports, credit cards, bank accounts, etc.. to contact you further or may be for verifications, etc.. Then they misuse of your details... Therefore, BEWARE of all these kind of emails.. Good luck for your actually being rich...:) Cheers..
• India
30 Dec 06
oh believe me my inbox is filled wit such mails...the first time i got such a mail i actually fell for it n took d pain of replying bak but later on realised its jus fake...i wonder wat joy does a person get by sending such mails...i mean its a wastage of time n energy n people actually hav the lack in life to do dat!!! so dear my advice to u is not to fall for dis kinda mails!!!!! Anyways all d best n who knows one day u might actually strike a jackpot!!!!!! :)
@ssnaqvi (283)
30 Dec 06
well its fake mail you will be asked to deposit $500 to get your claim. once again its fake.
@raj0019 (2629)
• Argentina
30 Dec 06
That is a complete scam, never fall to it and neither respond such emails either. I receive such email everyday from yahoo and other id's. They ask you to fill up a form and after that long process they will ask you to open a bank account at their choice. You will be asked to deposit a certain amount too. This is the point where they are proven fake.
• India
30 Dec 06
be awre it may be a spam, please listen me dont pay any sort to get u r prize ..... u may be getting cheated......
@sriragv (422)
• India
30 Dec 06
These are spam mails buddy.Beware of them.Sometimes viruses and trojans also enter into your system.So be careful.