HELP NEEDED PLEASE
July 21, 2006 2:41am CST
I'VE RECEIVED A MAIL FROM AUSSIE LOTTERY STATED THAT I WON 5 MILLION 5 THOUSAND POUNDS FROM MICRO SOFT WORD SO I SENT ALL MY BANK DETAILS TO THEM, BUT NOW MY FRIENDS ARE TELLING ITS A SCAM, BUT THE AUSTRALIAN ONline LOTTERY IS INFORMING ME THAT THEY GOT MY EMAIL IN THE LUCKY DRAW WHICH IS HELD ONline 4 DAYS AGO, I SENT ALL MY BANK DETAILS TO THEM HELP ME TO PREVENT ANY FORGERY
22 Jul 06
Dear friends i called up the phone number which they mentioned in that mail, but it is not working, so after some time i again called that number one of a man received the phone and he is not understanding english, he doesn't know to speak english, so i cut the phone. Really its a scam, the nigerian people are well known to cheat in modern ways.
21 Jul 06
Why would you do that? All you can do is cancell your account at this stage, let it be a warning, i know its nice to think you have just won money from no where but as we all said yesterday, nothing is free in this life. I suggest you do so immediatly and learn from what could be a dangerous and costly mistake, cant beleive you actually gave them your details.!
• United States
21 Jul 06
you shouldn't have sent your bank details to them. emails that usually ask for bank information are from scammers...there used to be an email scam that claimed they were from citibank or some other known bank and that they need you to confirm some bank details because their system had a glitch of some sort. it turns out they steal the info from you and who knows what they do after that? another myLot member posted a similar message here - naidugopal - and it really seems like a scam. the best thing to do is either inform your bank, try to put a hold on your funds, or close the account entirely, that way, they won't get access to your account.