Lottery Winning intimations. How you people take up the matter?

@aliasad (1567)
Pakistan
March 31, 2007 3:30am CST
My younger brother received an e-mail notification regarding Austrailian Lottery winner. I don't believe that all as there are so many fraudsters who just grab the money after sending the mails. What do you think? Have you ever faced such and how you tackled?
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@tommy408 (361)
• Malaysia
31 Mar 07
E-mail based scam has been around the cyber space since the inception of email based communication itself. You can never stop this scams from reaching you. But you can help yourself not to fall prey by following this simple rule of thumb "You could never win a lottery you didn't buy". Easy, no? So, if you find a mail in your mailbox claiming you win a lottery. Sit back and do some memory jog. 1)Have you ever bought lottery online?, 2)Did you buy it from this particular company? If the answer to any one of the above question is NO, rest assured that it is a scam. So, be a smart person, delete the mail and carry on with your life.
@aliasad (1567)
• Pakistan
31 Mar 07
Well, so nice remarks and very good advice. Still I would like to ask have you ever received? Thanks!
@tommy408 (361)
• Malaysia
31 Mar 07
Well, let's see, I get this type of mail about two everyday. And if I really do win this lotteries. I might not have to work my entire life. Not only that, the money I've "won" will be able to feed the entire generation of my family for probably 20 to 30 years. LoL. Everybody who have email probably have received this type of scam mail once in their entire cyber life. If you haven't, consider yourself extremely lucky.
• United States
31 Mar 07
I have got more than a few of these. I don't buy lottery except here in the United States. So all I do is delete it. Be extra special careful if they are asking for money so you can claim your prize. Generally they will say it is the taxes on the prize. Or a definite no no is if they ask you information like your social security, bank information--you know so they can send your winnings there. Remember there are a lot of scams going on. They will say anything to get your money away from you.
@aliasad (1567)
• Pakistan
31 Mar 07
Yes, I think the next step will be asking some information from me and also the things like that tax, processing fee etc.. Thanks for awareness.
@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
31 Mar 07
It's spam and a scam. I delete the message because I know it's fake. That's all you have to do. Delete it. Done. Gone. What's the big deal??