have you received mails telling you've won in a lottery without joining it?

lottery - money lottery scam
@fianne (1059)
United States
January 29, 2007 11:07pm CST
well, i have received it many times... all they ask is money in return that you need to send them the transfer money in their account fpr them to send the money in your account. my advise is, never give your account number or so and any infos about your acounts.
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@rlshaw (872)
• United States
30 Jan 07
Yes, all the time.. I even got a check through the mail once.. They said cash the check and western union them $300 out of it and the rest was mine.. I wonder how many people actually deposit that check and send them the money... Then you are out $300 because that check is going to be no good... How do they get away with this?
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• United States
31 Jan 07
I myself received one of those checks. I was very skeptical because I knew I didn't sign up for a lottery. I took the letter and the check to the bank to see what they would say. THe check was real, but the amount was not correct for the check number, how the bank knew that I will never know. I am just glad I didn't get into any trouble as the check would have caused me to have to pay it back along with a returned check fee of $32.
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@fianne (1059)
• United States
2 Feb 07
nice...
@jalalnp (403)
• India
31 Jan 07
Dear ffiend do'nt give anydetails about your bank accounts or any, too much chetting companies are in online now so take care.
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@apostrofy (662)
• Romania
31 Jan 07
yup. received quite some emails telling me i'm a lucky winner. one time i replyed to one of them. it didn;t said in the email i need to reveal personal data, so i was curious. it took me 3-4 replies with that person, until i found out i am supposed to pay in order to get paid. never answered any email like that again. although i really admit it would be fun to have some millions fall off the sky right on top of u. lol
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
yes many times...lol...it is really funny because i havent joined any even one and thats the funny thing coz its pretty obvious its a big scam.
@inked4life (4227)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I get that one a lot, usually for two different lotteries. One is a yahoo lottery and is for $500, and the other is some European lottery wher I apparently won miilions. It's amazing to me that people fall for this stuff....how can you have won a lottery you never entered?
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
31 Jan 07
Yes, I have got loads, now they go straight into the junk! I get so much spam about you have won this and if you respond with your details we will guarantee you have a check waiting for you! Delete them, they are hoaxes and DO NOT GIVE YOUR DETAILS OUT!!! The horrors of spam!
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@chiquitita (1227)
• Indonesia
31 Jan 07
Oh yeah, I often receive them. And not only lottery mails but also bussiness proposals. It's ridiculous, because I never into lottery or bussiness, that's why I only ignore them lol.
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@chiquitita (1227)
• Indonesia
31 Jan 07
Oh yeah, I often receive them. And not only lottery mails but also bussiness proposals. It's ridiculous, because I never into lottery or bussiness, that's why I only ignore them lol.
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• Sri Lanka
31 Jan 07
Oh yes I have.......many times. I direct them all to my SPAM folder :)
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• United States
31 Jan 07
I receive this email many times a month, and delete it many times a month. Never will I give any information like that out over the internet. I don't feel safe doing so, and besides it is a scam since I never signed up for it.
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@masbaaz (395)
• India
31 Jan 07
I too similar mails and stills Iam getting these sorts of mails. All these mails are just fraudent mails and one should not fall in greed otherwise the consequences will be in the end bad. This is a very popular way of frauds and cheating on iternet. folks be aware and delete these sort of spam mails .
@edigital (2711)
• United States
30 Jan 07
More than 100 mails I received and did not care of it as it is all scam. I got mail that the sender has 100 millions worth hidden wealth and need a foreign partner to release it etc. etc. I replied them with very utter language and thus it reduced. All are nigerian fraud and scam just try to know my bank account or credit cared account to suck money by fraud. Never believe it.
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@sureshmoe (974)
• India
30 Jan 07
Yes...i got many messages to my gmail id. But these are all scam. The messages says that i won 10 billion US dollars in lottery and they ask about the bank account number and personal details...If i gave that to them, then they make fraud of using my name and account number..So i got the aware of this before...
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@mansha (6301)
• India
30 Jan 07
Yes I keep recieving it from Lotto and then UK lottery and now its from yahoo. I reported the yahoo one and I got the reply that its a scam. But I don't think they have done anything aboput it as two weeks later it was agin in my inbox with same id and same matter. Beware guys they ask you for your password for e-gold in that so never fall for it even if its from Yahoo.
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@maribel1218 (3085)
• Philippines
30 Jan 07
My husband once enrolled in that site not knowing it was a lottery scam and he is very convince about it thank's heaven he told it to me before doing anything, then I research on the net about it and find it out that it was a scam a big scam. This teach me and my husband lesson that whatever we made out of online raffle we research first about it's reputation, before we became hooked with it an become a helpless victim
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@sherinek (3323)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I have a number of times. I answer the mails everytime and stop answering when they want money and info of my account etc. I answer in the first place thinking and hoping its not spam !!! (LOL)
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@sweetie88 (4560)
• Pakistan
30 Jan 07
Lolzzzzzz. Yeah, i often receive such e-mails and it again came yesterday too. Let me share an interesting story with u about it: I was a new user of net 2 years ago and got such e-mail. I sent them my home address etc. but they're saying that we'll send u money only if u'll send us fixed amount of money. I gave their number to my uncle living in uk and sent them an e-mail that my uncle'll come with money and will tkae the remaining amount of money from u. They after a day sent me reply that they've changed their office and my uncle too told me that there was neither any office at their given address nor the number is vaild. Then i came sure that its fraud and i after it, whenever i receive such e-mail i just smile and delete it without reading it.
@shilpaum (1753)
• India
30 Jan 07
Yaa...many times. U can see many of such scam mails in my bulk folder. Thanks for ur information. Nowadays many r aware of such scams, but still they get trapped in.
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@moreinfo (3867)
• China
30 Jan 07
yap, many, but dont read such emails. my dutch boss even received such notifications to his fax. its said mainly from western africans?
@fianne (1059)
• United States
2 Feb 07
yep! true. usually all from nigeria! sorry to those who read this that are from nigeria but i can, for sure, can prove it coz i still have those mails with me.
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
yup i have received it a million times.... i wonder how'd i've won when in the first i did not join any lottery game. it is such a scam! i immediately delete it when i got one.