Lottery Notification

India
February 11, 2007 7:29pm CST
I just received an email stating that i won a UK CHARITY a lotter for One million Pounds for this address : FOUNDATION PROMOTION LOTTERY, Suite 154, Clarendon Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 1JF, London United Kingdom they want me to contact at this addess : overseaclaimsofficer@yahoo.es. they state that they are giving away this much money for promoting internet users ! How funny it is ! i am pretty sure that this is a scam. i have decided not to reply and i want to watch what course of action these scam chaps will take. Please beware of these scams.
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7 responses
@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
14 Feb 07
Yes it is a scam. The easiest way to tell if it is a scam: The letter starts of "Dearest", "Dear Beloved", etc. If you REALLY won a contest they would have your name on file so they would say "Dear (your name)". Second, many of those scams have TWO different emails. Look at the return email address and then look at the email that they tell you to reply to. That is a scam! Third, a lot of times they want you to send you checks to cash and then have you wire them money. A scam again because what happens is the bank has not cleared the funds (it could take up to 10 business days to clear the funds). And while they gave you the money, and you send it to them, then the bank finds the check is fake and YOU are responsible for the bad check fees and the original check . Pablo
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• India
14 Feb 07
you are right. it had two different email ids. but the suspicion rose for me when i saw the email give for reply. it had .es . they did not ask me to send cash but to call me. obviously the call will be diverted to a costlier line and i will be charged several times more than the actual rate per minute.
14 Feb 07
This is definitely a am. If nothing else gives it away, it's the e-mail address. You said that they told you it was a UK charity. The e-mail address ends 'yahoo.es'. If I'm not mistaken, '.es' is the code for e-mail address in Spain. The appendage for the UK is '.co.uk'.
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@perugu (5281)
• India
13 Feb 07
hi,Thank you,for making beware of this type of mails...i too received this of mails.I also tried to put a case through my friend at U.K.,But the laws there protecting them..
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• India
14 Feb 07
thats a great effort. yes, any scammer checks the relevant laws first for the loopholes to come out if he is caught!
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
I always recieve some of these scams and I gnore it. I don't believe that I would get to win a money here while I get on-line. And it would be a waste of time for me to read it, I usually delete this as I go through my e-mails. There are lots of these scams and I am aware of it, especially talking about money, winning lottery and other stuffs. My advice for others is to ignore and delete it, even if you know that it's very much tempting to answer these kinds of scams. And remember that, we have to earn for ourselves to make a decent way of living.
• India
14 Feb 07
i agree with you in toto.
@freesoul (3024)
• Egypt
12 Feb 07
Yes it's well-known scam but unfortunately some people are too greedy and they fall for it :( I receive one of those emails almost daily with different variations.. I would be multi-billionaire by now if I responded to all of them :)) Can you believe my luck? I win the jackpot almost daily lol
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• India
12 Feb 07
yes, i too get them every day, but from different lotto people and they even post a pic of my check for millions of dollars and trying to make me buy some tickets. i never respond to them. :)
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@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
12 Feb 07
It most definitely is a scam. I get these emails all the time and just ignore them.
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• India
12 Feb 07
yea, if you block those addresses, they mail you with a different address.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
LOTTERY Anyone??? - Dont get taken by scams
It is a scam. They are getting craftier and craftier all the time. An official lottery would most definitely know your name, address and phone number and probably call you or show up at your door to show you proof that you have won a lottery. By the way, if you want to play online lottery for free go to http://www.netwinner.com/?signupCode=mcarrroll and play there. You have about as much chance to win there and it doesnt cost you anything. Go check it out!
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